In late 1994 Toby Morse, former roadie for SICK OF IT ALL, decided to start his own band and formed H2O in the Lower East Side of Manhattan with Rusty Pistachio and Eric Rice. The band included his brother, Todd Morse, and Todd Friend, both formerly members of OUTCROWD. The band toured relentlessly through most of 1995 and 1996, opening up for almost every hardcore band that hit the east coast, including an European Tour in 1995 opening for SICK OF IT ALL and CIV. In January 1996 they recorded their self-titled album and released it in May. They toured that whole summer with SHELTER and MURPHYS LAW. In 1997 H2O recorded and released ‘Thicker Than Water’ and toured all over the world until the end of the year and through 1998.
H2O recorded and released ‘F.T.T.W.’ in May 1999 and again toured year around in Europe, Japan and the U.S. In November and December 2000 they recorded their first major label album on MCA Records. ‘Go’ was released in May 2001 and toured extensively with over 150 to 200 shows in a year. In 2002 H2O recorded and released the ‘All We Want’ EP. They toured Europe with MADBALL in 2005 and the U.S. with THE USED, PENNYWISE and DROPKICK MURPHYS. The band returned to the studio in January 2008 to begin working on their fifth studio album. On January 14, 2008, the band announced they signed to Bridge 9 Records, and the new album was released on May 27, 2008. Titled ‘Nothing To Prove’, it was their first album of new material in seven years. On November 15, 2011 H2O released ‘Don’t Forget Your Roots’, a 15-song tribute album to some of their favorite bands.
After four years of extensive touring, H2O released ‘Use Your Voice’ on Bridge 9 Records on October 9, 2015. In 2016, H2O played on the Persistence Tour in Europe with IGNITE, TERROR, IRON REAGAN, TWITCHING TONGUES, WISDOM IN CHAINS and RISK IT!. They soon after played the Punk Rock Bowling festivals in Las Vegas and New Jersey. H2O would then tour Europe in two parts of the summer. September 2016, H2O left for on a South American tour of Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. In November and December 2016, H2O would close out the year performing shows of the 1996 self-titled H2O album, with Todd Morse returning for the run of shows, on the East Coast, West Coast and Midwest. In early 2018, the band announced a full World Tour in celebration of 10 Years of ‘Nothing to Prove’ as well as playing in Indonesia for the very first time.
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