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Epitome

Bio

Epitome was a 4-piece Independent Alternative Grunge Rock band, whose sound has been described as a blend of melodic catchy hooks shredding guitar solo's, heavy cymbals and raw punchy bass. Epitome has a unique sound that they reserve as their own.

Starting out as a 3-piece under the name Dissident the band released its first demo Consequence after being together for 3 months. That in turn lead to a name change and 7-track demo EP entitled Testing The Waters which has now sold out. The EP produced two singles You Will Be Mine and Fade. You Will Be Mine was released as a video and played on C4 music TV and Fade received airplay on B-net stations. Epitome also toured over the summer of 2004 with Mozelee and Fourth Member to promote the release of the EP. The tour was a great success finishing up to a packed house at the Empire Tavern.

Following on from the success of Testing The Waters and with the addition of Sam Kingston on guitar, Epitome recruited Dave Rhodes to produce the new single
Wait Your Turn. The single was released in September 2004, with the first run of copies selling out at the first release show. The song was warmly received by fans & media and has received airplay on Mainstream (including rotation on The Rock) and B-net radio stations. Epitome accompanied this release with a new video, which received Airplay on C4 Music TV, Juice TV, and XSTV.

Epitome's ambitions are clear: They aim to be the best alternative modern rock band New Zealand has seen, since the likes of Pacifier, The Datsuns or Steriogram. Constantly in the face of the media, Epitome has generated large amounts of positive feedback from industry critics and fans alike. Epitome have just released their second commercial single Tighten The Noose recorded at York St with Dave Rhodes as producer/engineer, and mastered at 301 studios in Sydney, Australia. To Accompany this, they have released a kick ass new music video, filmed by Madness Productions, and edited by Central Post Operations (Andrew Treeby).

Highlights from the past few years include:

- Radio airplay rotation of the single Wait Your Turn on The Rock & Kiwi (NZ’s two biggest Rock Stations)
The single was produced by Dave Rhodes (Stylus & Blindspott)

- TV Airplay of the videos Wait Your Turn and You Will Be Mine on C4 Music TV & Juice (Jim Beam 120 & Viewers Choice)

- Live TV Interview on C4 Music TV (Amp’d with Jono)

- Airplay on B-net radio stations with previous single Fade

- Live appearances Maori TV and The Good morning show on TV1 with Mary Lambie late in 2003

- An independent summer tour in early ’04 with Mozelee and Fourth Member

- An independent self promoted summer tour in early ’05 with support from Fourth Member and Like A Storm

- Shows with Stylus, Tadpole, Nesian Mystik, Fast Crew, Augustino, Misfits Of Science, Wash, OpShop, Redline, & Steriogram.

- Sponsorship deals with Coastlines Surfwear, Audiopro, and Jansen Pro Audio.

Epitome were placed 2nd in NZ in the 2005 battle of the bands competition.

Epitome disbanded in late-2006.

Band Members:
Grant Marshall (guitar, vocals)
Warren Marshall (bass, backing vocals)
Carl Hayman (drums)
Sam Kingston (guitar, vocals)

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Releases

Genres

Location

  • Auckland


Media Downloads

  • Tighten The Noose

    Epitome's second commercial single titled "Tighten The Noose" recorded at York St studios through engineer Dave Rhodes, and mastered at 301 studios in Sydney Australia.
    Download Now [Size: 3.06MB | 03:20 | 128kbps]

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Reviews / Interviews

INTERVIEW: Epitome Newsletter Interview
Submitted by Shade
25 Apr 2006
REVIEW: Testing The Water EP Review
Submitted by Shade
20 Jul 2004
INTERVIEW: Inertia Tour
Submitted by moffat
3 Mar 2004

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bongus_man

Joined: 20/09/05
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EPITOME'S OLD DRUMMER !
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:41 pm
Epitome's old drummer Carls new band PROLEPSIS ......
EP RELEASE PARTY July 24th.

Check It Out !!

http://www.muzic.net.nz/gigs/feature/117

This message was edited by bongus_man on Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:44 pm.
 

Epitomised_Drummer

Joined: 02/12/03
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EPITOME UNRELEASED TRACKS FOR FREE !!!!
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2008 8:58 am
Hey guys ..

You can find the unreleased Epitome album HEREwww.engineparts.net.nz/epitome.html

Download them to your phone, or put them on your ipod, or whatever.

Cheers
 

Epitomised_Drummer

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EPITOME TO CALL IT A DAY
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:59 am
OK guys,

This is finally it ..

Epitome have stuck together through thick and thin .. through 4 and a half years of gruelling competition, and come above it all.
Having placed 2nd in the NZ National Final of 2005's Battle Of The Bands competition, complete 2 north island tours, had 2 commercial radio singles, and 3 music videos, due to personal reasons Epitome have decided to call it a day.

Grant is about to get married - and we wish him the best for that, Sam also due to get married early next year, Warren with other pursuits, and Carl continuing on with music.

We would love to thankyou all so much from the bottom of our hearts for the support you have shown us over the last few years.

On a higher note, We will be completing our debut album "Pass The Blame" in our spare time, as for scheduled release in early '07, and will be releasing that at our farewell party with one hell of a bang.

We would love to extend our personal thanks to the following people who have been amazing ...
Jono Pryor, Robert Taylor, Dave Rhodes, Chris Yong, Suzi Cotter, Louise from Area 51, Boyd Thwaites, Lisa Saunders, Andrew Treeby, Brendon Lodge, and especially PAT CALLIS (you have been our hero Pat). Also thanks to all of those who we have left off this list - it doesnt mean your not important, just that im having a mind block writing this.

we look forward to seeing you in other projects along the way.

Carl, Grant, Warren, Sam

EPITOME
www.myspace.com/epitome
 

bongus_man

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Nescafe Big Break
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:05 am
Epitome are through to the top 400 semi-finalists of the Nescafe Big Break competition. They were selected from over 4200 entries australsian-wide to go through to the next round. The finalists will be announced on July 19th.

Epitome were interviewed on June 28th in The Aucklander - pg 12.

There goal is to try and win the prize money to help fund the rest of there debut album which has been "tentatively named Pass The Blame" which features there first two singles "Wait Your Turn" and "Tighten The Noose" recorded by Dave Rhodes, and 9 other rock tracks recorded by Pat Callis and is due to hit the market early 2007.
 

Epitomised_Drummer

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EPITOME ALBUM FUNDRAISER .. WITH BRUTALLY FRANK AND ISHTAR
Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:55 am
This Sat Night (29th)- The Masonic Tavern
Kick off at 9pm straight after the rugby
R18

NZ Hard Rockers EPITOME go head to head with fellow hard rockers Brutally Frank, and Ishtar to fundraise for there debut album.

You can check out Epitome and Brutally Frank in this months Muzic.Net.NZ newsletter !

www.myspace.com/epitome
 

Epitomised_Drummer

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AXE ATTACK & ALT TV
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:36 pm
Tune in to The Axe Attack this Sunday at 8pm to hear a live interview with EPITOME on The Rock (auckland 90.2fm). Also .. Epitome will be interviewed on Monday night on Rockzilla with Chris and Richard Yong on ALT TV (just below Prime).


Tune in to catch our singles and music videos on air next week !
 

bongus_man

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BRUTALLY FRANK, EPITOME, PROBE SKY
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:06 am
Saturday night at The Brownsey ! .. $6 entry, R18. All proceeds to womens refuge.

Come down, watch the rugby, and check it out.
 

Thomas J Cynic

Joined: 14/02/05
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Location: Auckland
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When will we hear something.....
Posted: Wed Mar 1, 2006 11:57 am
.. recorrded for
the new cd?
The Cynic hopes soon

We all need more rock
and way less hip hop.
 

Epitomised_Drummer

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EPITOME & VITAL CLUE .. CHEAP GIG MARCH 3RD
Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:25 pm
2nd place winners of the '05 NZ Battle Of The Bands, and NZ national finalists Vital Clue go head to head at Hysteria Bar - K Road Auckland Friday March 3rd .. starts at 9pm.

only $5 door entry !!!

head along and support NZ music.


This message was edited by Epitomised_Drummer on Fri Mar 3, 2006 9:12 am.
 

Epitomised_Drummer

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The Checks & Epitome
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2006 2:44 pm
Friday 18th March - The Masonic Tavern, Devonport
Part of the Shore Sounds series of concerts. Come check it out.

 

bongus_man

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Forever Now, Kablestitch, Tomorrow Comes In Silence, Epitome
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:26 pm
All Ages Gig !

This saturday, Oratia Settlers Hall, West Auckland.
be there.

 

Epitomised_Drummer

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LIVE AND LOCAL - BIG DAY OUT
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:01 pm
Hey guys, there is only a few days left to vote for the band to open Big Day Out '06

please help us out by clicking on www.amplifier.co.nz/liveandlocal/ and voting for EPITOME.

You can vote once a day, and it puts you in the draw to win big day out tickets.

Cheers,

EPITOME
 

Epitomised_Drummer

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Ruptus Jack, International Flannel, Epitome, Slipping Tongue
Posted: Mon Jan 9, 2006 3:31 pm
Thursday night, masonic tavern, Auckland, Ruptus Jack, International Flannel, Epitome.

Friday night, brewers bar, mt maunganui, Ruptus Jack, International Flannel, Slipping Tongue.

Be There.

Drink Lots.

Fall Over.

sweet.

 

Epitomised_Drummer

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ROCK ODYSSEY AUCK AND HAMS !
Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:11 am
This weekend some of Aucklands top unsigned bands are playing back to back gigs in Auckland and Hamilton ..

Intergalactic Records in association with Jagermeister presents ..

A ROCK ODYSSEY 2006

Featuring ..


The Twitch, Remains Of A Day, Remote, Redline, Epitome, Chuganaut, Aether, Vital Clue, Slipping Tongue, Agent, Rosepetals & Confetti

FRIDAY 16th DEC - GALATOS, AUCKLAND
SAT 17th DEC - CUE BAR, HAMILTON

tickets from Real Groovy, Ticketek, Or at the Door.

in association with The Generator FM, Jagermeister, Intergalactic Live, Musicworks, and Kiwi FM.

 

bongus_man

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SIX DAY WAR, EPITOME, MUNGA
Posted: Thu Dec 8, 2005 6:17 pm
Sat 10th, Masonic Tavern, Auckland
9pm - $5

Metal.

mmm metal
 

bongus_man

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EPITOME, CHUGANAUT, AGENT, REMOTE etc
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:57 pm
I see Epitome are playing at the rock odyssey with Agent and Chuganaut.

Check here for details.

http://www.intergalacticrecords.com/
 

Epitomised_Drummer

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MASONIC TAVERN TONIGHT - GOLD COIN ENTRY
Posted: Fri Nov 4, 2005 3:33 pm
Massive Rock Attack !

Tonight - Masonic Tavern

EPITOME

doors open at 9pm

GOLD COIN ENTRY
 

Epitomised_Drummer

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HYSTERIA BAR THIS SATURDAY
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:36 am
Hey guys,

Come to Hysteria bar on K Road this saturday (15th) to catch 2004 NZ National Battle Of The Bands finalists "These Four Walls", with 2005 2nd Place Winners Epitome, and guests Probe Sky.

Doors open at 9pm, tickets are $5 prebooked, or $7 on the door.
Email [email protected] to prebook tickets.

This ones going to be a ripper !



This message was edited by Epitomised_Drummer on Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:36 am.
 

bongus_man

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Muzic.Net.Nz Birthday gig TONIGHT
Posted: Thu Oct 6, 2005 9:04 am
who is going ? ill be there
 

Epitomised_Drummer

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WIN A FREE WEBSITE
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:56 pm
Epitome is giving you the chance to win yourselves a prize pack which includes FREE WEBSITE HOSTING FOR A YEAR (thanks to www.unix.co.nz)

Check out www.epitomeband.com to find out how you could win yourselves some more exposure on the web.

 

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