Ebola (อีโบล่า) is a rock/metal band from Warner Music Thailand. The band’s unique characteristic is the combination of meaningful lyrics and hard rock tunes. Most of Ebola’s lyrics focus on encouragement and soul-searching.

Ebola formed in 1996 by young rock quintet while they were studying in Dhonburi Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand. They spent years performing under the name Ebola as being the underground band. With their energetic live performances, they gained more popularity among the underground audiences. Ebola released several albums under independent label including E.P 97 (Demo - 1997), In My Hate (1999) and Satisfy (2001).

Ebola released their first live album, Ebola Live under the distribution of Warner Music Thailand in 2002. Later that year, they decided to release Live to Play VCD. The album contained live performances footages and interview clips of the band.

Ebola gained wider attention when they released Pole, their third studio album in 2004. The singles off the album include “Kwam Pen Pai” (ความเป็นไป), “Jam” (จำ - Remember) and “Nai Kwam Pen Khon”(ในความเป็นคน - In Humanhood) With their accumulated reputation, Ebola had the opportunities to perform as the opening act for Linkin Park and Slipknot during their 2004 tours in Thailand. Especially at Linkin Park Live In Bangkok, Ebola performed several of their hits in front of 30,000 audiences. It was a big breakthrough for the band.

After the success of Pole, Ebola did not keep their fans away from waiting too long. Enlighten was released in August 2005. The album contained chart-topping hits including “Saeng Sawang” (แสงสว่าง - Enlighten), “Klab Su Jud Reum Ton” (กลับสู่จุดเริ่มต้น - Back to Beginning) and “Sing Tee Chan Pen” (สิ่งที่ฉันเป็น - As I Am). Ebola won the Best Producer (With their long-time producer, Warut Rintranukul) at the 2005 Seed Awards, and also earned the Best Rock Album from Hamburger magazine.

March 25th 2006 had been marked as Ebola’s 10th year anniversary in music scene. To celebrate their first 10 years, the band held “Survivor Concert”, gathering their long-time hardcore fans. The concert took place at Thunder Dome, Muang Thong Thani.

In April 2007, Ebola received more mainstream national attention when their ballad hit from Enlighten – “Sing Tee Chan Pen” (สิ่งที่ฉันเป็น - As I Am) was selected to be a theme song of Me … Myself. The film starring Ananda Everingham and Chayanan Manomaisantibhap, produced and directed by Pongpat Wachirabunjong. Both movie and theme song were smash hit.

The Way was their fifth album with lead single “Wi Tee Thang” (วิถีทาง - The Way). The highly anticipated album was released in August 2007. In this album, Ebola had decided to bring new elements like classical music [in “Wi Tee Thang” (วิถีทาง - The Way) and “Kaan Jak La” (การจากลา - Farewell)] and piano [in “Dao Duang Sud Tai” (ดาวดวงสุดท้าย - The Last Shooting Star)] into their rock/metal influences.

OHP: http://www.ebolasound.com


Members:
* Aey (vocals)
* Golf (guitar)
* Ao (guitar)
* A (bass)
* Pan (drums)


Releases:
* E.P.97 (Demo) (1997)
* IN MY HATE (1999)
* SATISFY (2001)
* POLE (2004)
* ENLIGHTEN (2005)
* THE WAY (2007)

* EBOLA LIVE (2002)
* SURVIVOR CONCERT (2006)

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Formed in
  • 1996
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  • Bangkok, Thailand
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