Indiana Archive

Radiation Sickness

There’s absolutely no denying how sincere and powerful the underground extreme music scene was in the late-80’s. One only had to bear witness to the bands living it, and giving it a fucking name, to understand this concept. At that time, Indianapolis, Indiana would become the birthplace of a handful of true, thrashing soldiers to [&hellip

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Off Balance – One Dyin’ And A Buryin’

Whoever said hardcore was supposed to be anything but dangerous and relentless in anger was dead fucking wrong. Hardcore is not some happy, Hot Topic bullshit. It’s absolutely never been meant for the fakers and bandwagon-chasers of a disposable mainstream. Hardcore isn’t for swoop haircuts. It’s not some word to throw around so all of [&hellip

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Photian Schism

For Indianapolis, Indiana’s crusty, hell-raising warlords, Photian Schism, the concepts of thrashing your ass off and ripping up the pavement on two wheels go hand-in-hand. Featuring former members of Wasteland D.C., Year Of Desolation, and Summon The Destroyer, the band clearly has its crosshairs set on one general goal: to ride hard, live harder…and thrash [&hellip

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Thorr-Axe – Wall of Spears

“To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women…” – Conan, when asked what is best in life by the Mongol general. It’s probably a pretty safe assumption that most doom-oriented bands throughout the vast history of heavy music could somehow claim some sort of appreciation, if [&hellip

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Coffinworm

Indianapolis, Indiana’s beloved and blackened sludge demons of otherworldly doom annihilation, Coffinworm, are the hell-raisers your priest should’ve damn well warned you about. For those that somehow have yet to be initiated, the band’s full length, When All Became None, simply owns your filthy soul and there‘s nothing you can do about it. It’s been [&hellip

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The Gates of Slumber – The Wretch

Admittedly (and with pathetic, self-imposed shame still felt to this day), I was a little late when it comes to catching the boat of awareness on this flat-out awe-striking Indianapolis trio. For, around the time that their first couple records were released, I was just returning to Indiana from a two-year residence in Seattle, Washington, [&hellip

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The Gates of Slumber / Earthen Grave / Mäax / Stone Magnum

The Gates of Slumber / Earthen Grave / Mäax / Stone Magnum April 23, 2011 The Melody Inn Indianapolis, Indiana As one would be wise to expect, the crowd was a sizable one tonight at the Melody Inn. Saturday nights have long been the home of the venue’s (in)famous Punk Rock Night tradition of hell-raising, [&hellip

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Kata Sarka – The Great Dereliction

Let’s get some numbers here. How many of us can honestly say that we’ve been hit by a speeding, smoking, growling Mack truck straight outta Hell and loaded with explosives (figuratively OR literally) not just once, but twice, and lived to tell the tale? Furthermore, if the slim chance should occur that someone on Earth [&hellip

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Demiricous – Winter 2010-2011 (demo)

How about a show of hands? And I mean everybody, here. How many of us have anxiously awaited the next ear-blasting, skull-grinding, soul-crushing slab of thrashing sonic death from the bands you so adore…vigilantly marking of the days in your mental calendar, counting down to the moment of fucking truth when you’re finally holding that [&hellip

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The Body / Kata Sarka / Still

The Body / Kata Sarka / Still March 10, 2011 The Dojo Indianapolis, Indiana In what was yet another fine display of proof that the DIY spirit is alive and well in Indianapolis, two of the city’s own sludge-oriented outfits were joined by an east coast crew to bring an evening at The Dojo full-circle. [&hellip

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