Indianapolis Archive

Iron Bob Fouts

In the vast world of extreme music, there are those individuals that seem to leave no stone unturned when it comes to keeping themselves (and the fans) super-busy. Having held duty in the ranks of countless bands including Nachtmystium, The Gates Of Slumber, and most recently, Apostle of Solitude, it could be said that Iron [&hellip

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Late August

Fairly new to the scene, Indianapolis sludge/grind duo, Late August, have stormed the gates with both barrels blazing. Having already shared the stage with the likes of Sourvein and Coffinworm among others, cousins Daniel and Scott Wilson have quickly began carving the Late August name into the extreme music history books. With their debut full-length [&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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The Dream Is Dead – Punk Is A Mental Disorder

To become the source of legitimate legend is no easy feat, just as paying tribute simultaneously to one’s own accomplishments over time as well as to a fallen, beloved brother is no simple task for most mortals. Meanwhile, it’s not hard to find those in the underground who are all-too-eager to throw weight around that [&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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Kata Sarka

Indianapolis, Indiana’s blackened crust killing machine, Kata Sarka, is most definitely not a beast that is to be taken lightly. Since their inception, the outfit has unleashed their wrathful demons by way of two EP’s that truly turn the experience of music into a visceral blood-letting ritual that is equal parts chaotic and intelligent. Forbidden [&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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