Element Eighty was a four-piece nu metal band from Tyler, Texas. The band formed in 2000. The band split in 2006, only to be reunited a few months later in 2007. Their first album was named after the element Mercury, which is element eighty on the Periodic Table of the Elements Element Eighty formed in 2000, and self-released their debut album Mercuric on June 21, 2001. In April 2003, the band signed a deal with Universal/Republic Records.