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Indian

From: Chicago, IL, United States
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Latest Indian News

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.

SXSW 2014 Metal Showcases Listing

South By Southwest (SXSW) has successfully kicked off another year of conferences, showcases and events. By now, thousands of badge and wrist band wearers have consumed hundreds of film premieres and attended conferences on the latest innovations in the fields of interactive technology and education. Now it's time to pump up the volume and flip a middle finger at mainstream music as we descend into the festival's music segment. This year reveals a full week of metallic offerings. Check below for a listing of metal themed official showcases (times and card may be subject to change). More...

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Relapse Records Posts New Podcast

The March 2014 edition of the Relapse Records podcast is now available for free streaming and download via MetalInjection.net here.

This is the 29th installment of the official label podcast highlighting brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and classic Relapse tracks.

This month features material from Nothing, Ringworm, Cripple Bastards, Indian, Red Fang, Primitive Man, Windhand, and more plus an exclusive interview and new tracks from Portland riff masters Lord Dying.

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Indian Releases New Video

Today blackened doom bringers Indian have premiere a brand new visual atrocity in the form of "Rhetoric Of No," which can be seen below courtesy of Metal Injection.

The menacing six-plus-minute demonstration of deviance comes courtesy of Indian's newly-released "From All Purity" full-length, which debuted at #24 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and was recorded at Electrical Audio and Soma Studios in Chicago with engineer/co-producer Sanford Parker. More...

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Indian Announces New Tour Dates

Indian has announced a full European tour for this spring, in addition to the already announced appearance at Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

In celebration of its impending release this coming Monday, today you can stream "From All Purity," the forthcoming new full-length from Indian, at VPRO 3voor12 here.

The tour kicks off on March 21st and takes in shows with Indian's labelmates along the way including shows with Red Fang and 16. Details are as follows:

March 21 Bournemouth UK The Anvil
March 22 London UK Electrowerkz w/ Conan
March 23 Nijmegen NL Doornroosje w/ RED FANG
March 25 Paris FR Glazart
March 27 Donostia ES Heretic
March 28 Madrid ES Le Boite
March 29 Barcelona ES Rocksound
March 30 Montpellier FR Black Sheep
April 1 Geneva CH Usine
April 4 Antwerp BE Kavka
April 5 Drachten NL Iduna
April 6 Flensburg DE Luftschlossfabrik
April 9 Copenhagen DK KB18 w/ -(16)- & Grime
April 10 Leipzig D Doom over Leipzig
April 11 Bielefeld D AJZ
April 12 Tilburg, NL Roadburn Festival

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Indian Streaming Full Album Online

In celebration of its impending release next Tuesday, "From All Purity," the forthcoming new full-length from Chicago blackened doom misanthropes Indian, is now streaming online.

Get hopeless with the sounds of "From All Purity," now playing at Pitchfork.com here. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Recorded at Electrical Audio and Soma Studios in Chicago with engineer/co-producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, Yob, Samothrace), the six-track From All Purity is the sound of the earth dying; a corrosive audio collage where tar-black doom unites with sprawling waves of noise to create a near suffocating sensation of hate, suffering, and imminent decay. The true antithesis of easy listening, From All Purity's earnest severity has reaped critical hails from media both stateside and abroad.

"This Sunday, Windy City residents are encourage to crash the official Indian listening party at iconic heavy metal burger mecca, Kuma's Corner, which will include the debut of an official Indian burger! In related news, the band will perform at this year's Roadburn gala with additional North American and European tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned."

1/19/2014 Kuma's Corner - Chicago, IL * Listening Party + Burger Debut
4/12/2014 013 Venue - Tilburg, NL

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Indian Streaming New Track

Just in time to derail all your New Year's resolutions, today, Invisible Oranges brings you "Directional" from Chicago blackened doom merchants, Indian. Give the track a listen below.

The tune comes courtesy of the unit's forthcoming "From All Purity" long player scheduled for release later this month via Relapse Records. The album was recorded at Electrical Audio and Soma Studios in Chicago with engineer/co-producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, Yob, Samothrace). The previously posted song "Rhetoric Of No" can also be heard at this location.

In related news, On January 19th, an Indian listening party will be held at Kuma's Corner in Chicago which will include the debut of an official Indian burger.

1/19/2014 Kuma's Corner - Chicago, IL **Listening Party + Burger Debut More...

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Indian Streaming New Track "Rhetoric Of No"

Chicago sludge act Indian is streaming the new song "Rhetoric of No.." The track appears on the upcoming new release "From All Purity," which is set for release via Relapse Records on January 17th (Benelux/Germany/Finland), January 20th (EU/UK) and January 21st (North America).

Check out "Rhetoric of No" here:

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Indian Releases Preview Trailer For New Album

Chicago sludge act Indian posted a preview clip of the upcoming new release "From All Purity." The album drops via Relapse Records on January 17th (Benelux/Germany/Finland), January 20th (EU/UK) and January 21st (North America).

Check out the preview clip here:

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Indian Finishes Recording Album

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...

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Indian Announces Shows With High On Fire

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.

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Indian Streaming Entire New Album

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...

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Indian Posts New Song From Upcoming Album

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.

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Indian Begins Recording New Album

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.

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Indian Signs To Relapse Records

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...

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Forgotten Empire Announces New E-Cards

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.

You can listen to the albums at forgottenempirerecords.com.

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