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Below is our complete Indian news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Chicago doom misanthropes Indian recently completed work on a forthcoming studio offering for Relapse Records.
The follow-up to 2011’s "Guiltless" long player was recorded at Electrical Audio and Soma Studios in Chicago with engineer/co-producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, Yob, Samothrace). Additional synthesis contributions have been provided by Parker and Mark Solotroff.
Comments the band on the new material: “The four of us are pleased to announce the completion of our fifth full length album. It is our darkest and most varied material to date."
The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Since 2004, Indian has released a glut of well-loved records up through Guiltless, which Revolver Magazine appropriately dubbed 'one of the most bewitching, hypnotizing, beautiful doom/sludge albums since [Electric] Wizard’s Dopethrone.' This is no small accolade, and Indian is among the few masters of heavy music today worthy of such praise. But they didn’t earn it overnight. More...
Chicago doom merchants Indian have announced a November West Coast tour supporting High on Fire. The tour will kick-off on November 11th in Santa Barbara, CA and conclude on November 26th in San Jose, CA.
Indian (Ron DeFries: bass, Bill Bumgardner: drums, Sean Patton: noise, Will Lindsay: vocals, guitar, Dylan O'Toole: vocals, guitar) is touring in support of the band's Relapse debut "Guiltless," that saw its release this past April.
The entire "Guiltless" album is streaming in its entirety online now by heading over to this location.
Indian is currently streaming the band's Relapse debut "Guiltless" in its entirety online now at Stereogum.com. Head over to this location to listen to the album.
"Guiltless" will see its North American release next Tuesday, April 12th (April 25th internationally) on CD, 12” vinyl, and digitally. The album was recorded at Semaphore Recordings in October with engineer Sanford Parker (UNEARTHLY TRANCE, PELICAN, MINSK, BLOODIEST). The album art, as designed by Scott Fricke, can be viewed below.
Indian has also announced a hometown record release show in support of "Guiltless" for this Saturday, April 9th, at Subterranean (2011 West North Avenue) in Chicago, IL. This is a co-record release show with labelmates Bloodiest. The show starts at 10:00pm. More...
Chicago, IL's Indian has posted a second preview track, "The End of Truth," which is taken from the band's Relapse debut "Guiltless." Check out the song through MetalSucks.net here. The band has also previously posted "Guiltless" album opener “No Grace” via the band’s Facebook page.
"Guiltless" is set for a North American release on April 12th (April 25th internationally). The album was recorded at Semaphore Recordings in October with engineer Sanford Parker.
Indian has announced a hometown record release show in support of "Guiltless" for April 9th at Subterranean (2011 West North Avenue). This is a co-record release show with label mates Bloodiest.
Chicago's INDIAN has entered Semaphore Recordings to begin work on their Relapse debut. The yet-untitled full length will be engineered by Sanford Parker (UNEARTHLY TRANCE, PELICAN, MINSK) and is expected to see an early 2011 release date.
INDIAN (Ron DeFries – bass, Bill Bumgardner – drums, Will Lindsay – guitar/vocals, Dylan O’Toole – guitar/vocals, Sean Patton - noise) formed in 2003 and has self-released a 7” EP followed by three full-length albums on Seventh Rule Recordings. The band has recently confirmed a hometown show on October 31st at the Hideout in Chicago appearing with MONARCH! and RABID RABBIT.
Relapse Records has issued the following announcement about signing a record deal with Indian:
"Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Chicago, IL’s Indian. Indian (Ron DeFries – bass, Bill Bumgardner – drums, Will Lindsay – guitar/vocals, Dylan O’Toole – guitar/vocals, Sean Patton - noise) formed in 2003 and has self-released a 7” EP followed by three full-length albums on Seventh Rule Recordings. The band will begin recording for their Relapse debut this fall."
Indian commented on the signing and forthcoming full-length, "We are hitting Semaphore Recordings in early October with engineer Sanford Parker, and with the addition of Will Lindsay on second guitar/vocals and Sean Patton on noise, it's going to be like nothing you've heard from us before. The album, which has yet to be named, is set for an early 2011 release and we will be hitting the road thereafter. Indian would like to thank Relapse and our fans...see y'all soon." More...
Charlotte based indie label Forgotten Empire Records (home to The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, Day Without Dawn, among others) has just launched a series of e-cards online in support of their recent and upcoming releases.
These include Portland, Oregon's Ninth Moon Black, fresh off sharing the stage with the likes of doom giants Middian and Indian as well as label mates Blackwaves from Germany. Ninth Moon Black push the progressive ambient genre with dropped guitars that go from metal-induced to eerily slow and delayed, drum beats that serve to hold the whole structure of sound up with double-kicked metal parts or even trip-hop-influenced loops, spacey synthesizers that add epic strings, retro synth lines, and experimenting into noise, a loud bass that rumbles below every track, never venturing too far from the lower strings, and unsettling movie audio samples that surface from time to time as the only human voice that is heard, communicating a feeling of desperation.
"Boston's Voyager" is a self-titled EP clocking just over 32 minutes of sparse, emotional, melodic, desperate and always punishing music. Fans of Mare, Old Man Gloom and ISIS should take note.
Also available in it's full is a split cd, consisting of Scottish instrumentalists Fire on the Horizon and North Carolina's From Oceans to Autumn. Fire on the Horizon has an amazingly dense, thoughtful sound slow moving sound. Focusing on textures of ethereal guitar melodies, their music has often been compared with Cult of Luna, Mono or This Will Destroy. From slow paced riffs to bone crushing rhythms, ambient interludes and beautiful melodies, From Oceans To Autumn combines experimental metal and psychedelic rock with a spaced out feeling of weightlessness and droned-out atmospheres.