The Roadburn festival is pleased to announce the addition of Chicago-based doom warriors, INDIAN. The band have been purveyors of the finest blackened doom for over a decade, and this month will see the release of their latest opus, From All Purity, via Relapse Records.
Directional, a brand new track taken from their new album From All Purity, has just been released and can be listened to here on Soundcloud.
From All Purity will see its official release via Relapse Records on CD/LP/digital in North America on January 21st, 2014, Germany/Benelux/Finland on January 17th, and in the UK/World on January 20th. Preorder your copy of From All Purity via Relapse here.
Roadburn will be playing host to INDIAN on Saturday 12th of April, at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, when the crushing four piece will bring their sonic offerings to life. Roadburn Festival 2014 will run for four days from Thursday, April 10th to Sunday, April 13th 2014 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets for the traditional Afterburner event on Sunday, April 13th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands are still available. For more info, please visit www.roadburn.com.
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 a taunting exercise in auditory hate and despair; a physically and psychologically jarring collision of tar-black doom, sprawling waves of noise and scathing outbursts of pain. Said Heavy Planet in an early review of the record, “This is a band wringing their dirty hands and tossing bricks, but they’re hardly aimless. These six tracks hit the spite-nail straight on the head, driven directly into your senses. I didn’t think anyone could improve upon [2011’s] Guiltless. Somehow, these dudes have even less remorse than they did years three years ago.” From All Purity is the true antithesis of easy listening.
Invisible Oranges fittingly crowns the tune, “a militaristic, doom-impending march,” furthering that “walls of thick noise-haze create a bleak, hopeless atmosphere overlaid with harsh distorted screams.” Happy 2014. Additionally, you can still check out “Rhetoric Of No” here.
Forged in 2003, INDIAN’s debut EP, God Slave, was a self-released mission statement, welcoming the band into the world like young, kicking, screaming giants. Their first three full-lengths – The Unquiet Sky, Slights And Abuse, and The Sycophant, respectively – were all issued through Portland, Oregon-based metal imprint Seventh Rule Recordings. Unapologetically harsh and chest-cavingly heavy, each of these releases found the band gaining momentum and attracting followers, as well as performing shows with scene heavyweights such as Wolves in the Throne Room, Locrian, and Agalloch. By 2010, INDIAN had joined the Relapse family and spawned Guiltless. Released in 2011 to outstanding reviews, the Chicagoist described the album as, “a musical journey into the mouth of teeth-rattling metal madness,” while Metal Hammer simply called it, “pretty much an essential album.” Fans were also impressed, gathering to soak up the band’s feverish rays of doom on tour across the country. INDIAN performed shows with High on Fire, Batillus, and Yob, translating their recorded sounds into a murky, devilish live spectacle.
“…nothing has sounded more genuinely evil and distressing in a long time.” — Revolver