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That None Perish is a merging of two former bands in the mid-Delaware scene, Echelon and Zerosynthetic. Here are their histories...

Zerosynthetic formed in late 2000, with members Jason on vocals and backup guitar, Matt on guitar, and Paul on bass. As you may notice, that lineup had no drummer. Rather than jumping out into the scene (for they couldn't without a drummer), Jason and Matt, both together and independently, wrote an enormous amount of music and lyrics and recorded several demo cassettes of various genres for kicks. The total number of songs (speaking in terms of lyrics) written by the duo is well over 250. After the band's first show in March of 2002, Aaron from local punk band Likeminded offered to be their full-time drummer. The band would not play another show until June, at Aaron's graduation party. Due to a lack of practice time, Aaron was almost never actively involved with the band, and Jason and Matt foresaw that things were not going to work out.

Echelon began in 2001, with the musical experimentations of Brett, Justin and Andrew at their church youth group. They later began practicing at Andrew's house. After their first show, they felt inadequate as a trio and decided to ask Jason, frontman of Zerosynthetic, to join the band. Jason then began going to Echelon's band practice...

That None Perish truly began when Matt accompanied Jason to an Echelon band practice in early October 2002. He did this so that he could offer his songwriting skills to the band (which he did want to do, but this was not the main reason; Matt did indeed want to join the band). Brett, Justin and Andrew agreed that Matt would do well in the band, so the next night he became an official member and the lineup of That None Perish was in place. An interesting conflict resulting from this union; the band had THREE guitarists, a rare concept (notable bands with three guitarists: Beloved, the Juliana Theory). Rather than having Jason renounce his guitar duties to be a vocalist, the band members decided to try to work with a trio of guitarists. The mix was a success; the band took two old Echelon songs, S.I.K. and Homicide, and wrote three brand new songs, When Hope Dies, Gun To Head, and an unnamed instrumental. The band was well received and quite highly praised at their first show on October 18th, 2002.