The concept of the band epiSode was conceived back in 2007, by one of its original members, Avo Demirdjian (Electric Violin & Strings). It wasn't until two years later, in July 2009, that epiSode found its structure with its 2 pillars Avo Demirdjian & John Laham (Drums & Percussion); the band was then formed.
In June 2010, Karnig Baghdassarian (Bass) joined as the third member of epiSode.
True to its own style of experimental music, EpiSode's original compositions unite elements drawn from classical and orchestral soundtrack to metal music.
Each arrangement is artistically inspired from different events in life. From the moment of birth to the final breath, EpiSode’s musical pieces represent milestones of experiences in life from joy to sorrow, loss or success, to feelings of love and hate.
EpiSode’s compositions follow through a progression of experiences leading to the ultimate moment of emotional surrender that shape us from who we are to what we become. The final outcome is an exploration of musical structures laced with intricate patterns and textures, forming into an auditory experience and communication between EpiSode's musicians and its audience.
EpiSode is mainly influenced by bands such as Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Apocalyptica, Muse, Tool, Rhapsody of fire, Angra and Opeth.
Currently recording their first album, expected release by the beginning of 2012.
EpiSode's last performances:
- Jebid Charity Event - December 1, 2009 - Gruen
- Fete de la Musique 2010 - June 21, 2010 - Beirut Souks
- Hamra Festival 2010 - December 19, 2010 - Picadilly Center
- AUB Charity Event - May 18, 2011 - AUB Assembly Hall
- AUB Outdoors - May 22, 2011 - AUB Green Oval
- Beirut Music Art Festival (BMAF) - June 1, 2011 - Beirut Souks
- Fete de la Musique 2011 - June 21, 2011 - Beirut Souks
- Global Battle of the Bands (GBOB) - July 4, 2011 - Nova
EpiSode qualified to the finals of Global Battle of the Bands 2011, after coming first in Round 1 & 2 of the competition. Karno Karnig Baghdassarian was rated the best bassist and Avo Demirdjian the best overall musician of the night!
Final of Global Battle of the Bands 2011 will be held at the Roman Amphitheater in Zouk Mosbeh, on August 13