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Geph

GEPH is a Boston-based instrumental progressive jazz metal trio riding the cutting edge of contemporary music. With Josh Goldberg and John Tyler Kent on Chapman Stick, and Josh Merhar on drums, the trio sounds as big as a five-piece. Together they work to expand the modern conceptions of arranging and composing in a heavy, intense and still succinctly
musical format.

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Forming in September of 2014 and immediately getting to work, GEPH released "Splinter" as their debut single in January of 2015, and that summer played all over the American Northeast, from the border of Canada all the way down to farm country in New Jersey. They released their debut album in March of 2016 and again hit the road in the summer, expanding to the Northeast festival circuit.

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In the fall GEPH began writing music for their next album, and in early 2017 they released a new single, "Whole Body Headbang," and launched an IndieGoGo campaign where they managed to raise close to $10,000 in order to record their second album, Apophenia, in a reputable and high level studio in Boston.

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GEPH once again played around the Northeast during the summer of 2017 and recorded their 2nd album. With the new material finished, GEPH headed out on a tour of the American Southeast with ProgDay alumnus In The Presence of Wolves. In early July of 2018, they released Apophenia, which has received overwhelming and widespread praise.

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On The Web:

Geph Official Website

Geph on Bandcamp

Music To Check Out:

from Apophenia (2018):

"Whole Body Headbang"

Videos To Check Out:

“Mawhktarr Da’ario” (Live at The Record Company)

“Get Your Insignificance On” (Live at the Tip)

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THE BAND
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JOSH GOLDBERG
(Chapman Stick)

JOHN TYLER KENT
(Chapman Stick)

JOSH MERHAR
(Drums)

THE MUSIC

Apophenia cover

Apophenia (2018)

Geph cover

Geph (2016)
THE WORD

"Think of Animals as Leaders ditching the djent and drop tuning way down. There’s that level of virtuosity..."
- PROGRESSIVE MUSIC PLANET

"This stuff is clever, sophisticated, at times joyous, in others, heavy, even, in places, creepy... If you like Brand X, Bruford, Aphex Twin and the more Frippertronic side of Robert Fripp, then I reckon you’ll like this. Brilliant."
- Phil Lively,
THE PROGRESSIVE ASPECT

"From melodic to dissonant, and serene to heavy, listening to GEPH’s music is a journey in and of itself..."
- ALTERNATIVE CONTROL

"...A must have for the connisseur of instrumental prog."
- ITDJENTS