End It


End It hail from Baltimore, MD and they want you to know it. Formed in 2017, the five-piece have pride for the city and often address the unease mixed with hope that stems from the community they live in. The band came out strong with the release of their self-titled EP the same year they started, and followed it up with 2020’s One Way Track. In the summer of 2022, the band took the hardcore world by storm with the EP, Unpleasant Living released through Flatspot Records. Quickly becoming a favorite with fans and press alike, the album landed on best of the year lists from Revolver, BrooklynVegan, Stereogum, No Echo and more.

The six songs address everything from questioning the systems of society to gatekeeping the music scene they love. The band takes heavy influence from ‘90s hardcore, while throwing in their own flavor of thrashy guitars and charismatic vocals from Akil Godsey. The EP was recorded with Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, who helped bring an even bigger intensity to the band’s incredibly fast-paced tracks. 

The vibrant appeal of the album is only rivaled by End It’s insanely fun and captivating live show. The band knows how to command a room, whether it’s a DIY-style tour like recents runs with The Chisel and Cold World, or supporting legacy acts like Fucked Up and Gorilla Biscuits. 

The band has already started 2023 swinging with the release of standalone single “Familia Finito” and multiple international festival plays on the horizon.

It’s time to pay attention, because End It is taking over.

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“End It’s frontman Akil Godsey is a wildly charismatic figure, and their fast, frantic attack is deeply satisfying on an almost cellular level.” – Stereogum

“In a genre that’s too often littered with dime-a-dozen idol worshippers, End It stand out by entirely being themselves.” – BrooklynVegan

“It’s rare for a band to translate their live energy into a record but, End It seem to do it like it’s their jobs.” 

– New Noise Magazine

“This Baltimore unit are jaw-droppingly great at spinning familiar New York hardcore tropes into fresh poses, and always pulling it together in under two minutes or less.” – Revolver


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