Echo Temple, from Houston, TX, blend a powerful and melodic vocal styling with an edgy modern-crunch-meets-power-metal sound.

Dale Rasco Thomas Helton Tom Calandra Chris Kotlarz Sean Turcott
Dale Rasco Thomas Helton Tom Calandra Chris Kotlarz Sean Turcott

Echo Temple News

   "Angels and Shadows" coming April 13!

Echo Temple - Angels and Shadows

February, 2019: Echo Temple's 2nd release, "Angels and Shadows", will be available April 13, 2019!!!  Houstonians, please join us April 13th for a CD Release Party where it all began at BFE Rock Club!

February, 2017: The new year has brought some great new lineup changes to the Echo Temple Family!  We welcome guitarist extraordinaire, Dale Rasco. We are excited about the addition of this exceptional musician and know you will be too when you hear what we are creating! 

August, 2016: Echo Temple welcomes back Bassist, Thomas Helton!  We're excited to have the Echo Temple brothers all back together again.  Helton recorded with us on The Fall and will be featured on the 2nd CD (currently in the works). 

November, 2015: Echo Temple is currently working on our 2nd CD.  We're excited about what is coming and sharing it with you!  Look for sneak peek audio snippets soon.

January, 2015: Echo Temple welcomes a new member to the family!  Bassist, Ken Hill, has joined and is already taking our music up a level with his extraordinary bass and vocal chops.


August, 2014: Echo Temple's 1st release, "The Fall", is available NOW!!!  Order your copy by mail here:

                 Order Now!

Echo Temple - The Fall

If you just can't wait and prefer a digital download you Online Retailerscan purchase now from iTunes™, CDBaby, Amazon, Google Play. We've made the Album Art available for our digital order fans:
Download Echo Temple Album Art.

July, 2014: OK, OK...so it took us a little while longer than expected.  Echo Temple's 1st release, "The Fall", is complete and available for purchase next month!!!

May, 2013: Join us at the Grand Stafford Theater in downtown Bryan on Saturday, May 11th! Looking forward to Rockin' Aggieland!

March, 2013: This month will be our headliner show at Acadia Bar & Grill. Come on out to hear all the great bands on this ticket!

February, 2013: We will be playing the House of Blues on March 2nd! Check the Show Schedule for details.

January, 2013: We started recording additional songs to compliment the 4 song demo (already available on ReverbNation) with the ultimate goal of releasing our full length CD early this year. The rough mix sounds great so when we complete the mixing/mastering it's gunna slam!

December, 2012: Echo Temple and Lone Star Metal entered into a management agreement. We're looking forward to what LSM and Echo Temple can accomplish in the years to come! Check out all the great things LSM is doing for Metal in Texas on Facebook: Lone Star Metal magazine and their Webzine: Lone Star Metal Webzine

Live Shows

Echo Temple has been on the local Houston scene since early 2011. Here's some shots from our recent shows:

“Echo Temple are a band to watch for. Tom’s vocals are serene, yet delivered with a hidden power that will knock you back.”
-Lone Star Metal webzine

Band History

Echo Temple was formed in 2009 by guitarist John Wisser, Tom Calandra, and drummer Chris Kotlarz. John’s long time friend and guitar player, Sean Turcott, joined the project in 2010. Shortly thereafter, the bass player position was filled by ex Z-Lot-Z / Krucible bassist Shane Dubose. Shane was able to convince former band-mate and keyboardist Adam Rawlings to also jump on board. Throughout that summer and fall, songwriting was the priority as we prepared for our first show at BFE Rock Club in January 2011. The band began recording the first four song demo in May of 2011 with Richard from Southern Sound Studios. After multiple delays, the demo was completed in September of 2011. During the beginning of 2012, the band focused on playing as many shows as possible until late spring of 2012 when Shane and Adam decided to leave the band. Thomas Helton, a jazz musician extraordinaire / metalhead, became the new bass player for Echo Temple. Thomas quickly learned the material and we were able to begin booking shows almost immediately thereafter. Presently in 2013, the band is working on recording new material that combines melodic vocals with the current heavier sound, and will continue to play live shows whenever possible. We were also proud to announce the partnership with Rusty Conner and his management outfit LSM Media. Currently three of our songs are seeing radio airplay on a CJAM- FM radio show “Signals of Intuition” out of Detroit, MI and Windsor, CA (thanks Brandon!!). We are very excited about the future of Echo Temple, and we appreciate all of our current and future fans’ support (especially our main man, Zebra!!). See everyone soon!!