EDGAR was formed in Orange, Massachusetts during the late summer of 1996 from a group of high school friends. After some lineup changes, the band is now complete with Jason on drums, Corey and Nick on guitar, Jordan on vocals, and Brandon on bass. They have performed countless times since then, and are known for an energetic stage presence that their audiences can't seem to ignore. Now EDGAR has a very well rounded sound that can best be identified as hardcore metal. They have been constantly promoting their name in the New England area, and nationwide, through their website and mailing list. During that time, they have subsequently released a two - song demo tape that sold over 400 copies in six months, and a full - length CD that has been receiving great reviews and widespread radio airplay. They have a track on the Xact Records compilation "Dot Comp", with other New England bands such as Colepitz and Eastcide. The band has also acquired a clothing sponsorship from BaXide apparel, making them one of only two unsigned bands to be associated with the company. In 2001, they have been making progress by being selected to perform at a NEMO showcase in Boston, and by opening for Slaves on Dope at UMASS Amherst. They are now widely expanding their fan base by playing numerous shows throughout New England, and are making a name for themselves in the highly competitive heavy music scene.