Eso-Charis was a Christian Mathcore band formed in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Founding members Cory Brandan Putman, Matthew Putman, and Arthur Green eventually went on to join the band Living Sacrifice. Eso-Charis was originally called "Elliot". After about two years of playing shows, the band changed their name because of other bands using the name Elliot. "Eso charis" in Greek translates to "within or inside grace". In late 1997, the band recorded their first and only full-length album with Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice. The album was first produced independently, but was soon after leased to Day-Glo Records of Stockholm, Sweden. Later on, production of the album moved to Solid State Records, the same label as Living Sacrifice.

In February 1999, Matthew Putman and Arthur Green left the band to go to Living Sacrifice, who were in both of Living Sacrifice's two last albums before they took a 5 year break. Cory Brandan went on to the band Norma Jean. Jayson Holmes went on to form the band The Handshake Murders, which also featured Cory Putman as a brief guitarist.


*Cory Brandan Putman - Guitar, Vocals (Norma Jean)
*Arthur Green - Bass Guitar, Vocals (Living Sacrifice)
*Matt Putman - Drums (Living Sacrifice, Lovedrug, Snailhuntr, Unwed Sailor)
*Matt Depper (1995-1996, played at last show(s)) - Guitar (Lovedrug, Snailhuntr, Unwed Sailor)
*Jayson Holmes (1997-) Guitar, Vocals (The Handshake Murders)


*"The Plateau Green" (1997)
*"Eso-Charis" (1998)
*"Setting Roots for the Winter (7" record)" (Deadself Records, 2000)


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