End Of Level Boss, a monicker probably inspired by a computer game, was formed by Hangnail singer and guitarist Heck Armstrong. He recruited Flood drummer Gareth Millsted, bassist Elenajane and his former Hangnail colleague guitarist Jim Ogawa and put together an EP called Experiment in December, 2003. The two former Hangnail guitarists had actually collaborated on a demo for a project called Collapse as far back as 1995. The band played a series of shows supporting Orange Goblin, The Hidden Hand and even Budgie.
The band recorded its appropriately-titled debut Prologue for a summer of 2005 release on analogue equyipment in March of 2005.
End Of Level Boss had a new album called Eklectric in summer of 2011. Set for release on July 26th through Exile On Mainstream Records the album featured a new rhythm section.
END OF LEVEL BOSS - PROLOGUE - EXILE ON MAINSTREAM
End of Level Boss has a singer with a voice akin to the mating of Chris Cornell and John Bush. On the music front though, the UK doom rockers are a lot more Soundgarden than Armored Saint. Taking a lot of influences from Seattle's grunge kids like Soundgarden, the UK quartet adds liberal doses of psychedelia, Pink Floyd (Disjointhead) and Voivod for an offbeat, but not terribly original concoction. That certain droning sound of doom bands exists here, but these are more songs as opposed to wailing dissonance and noise. The band does have some wacky ideas and putts them to music. Still, End Of Level Boss is more grunge than dark underground death/doom. - Anna Tergel