Tuesday, January 26, 2010

History Lesson

Every now and then my generally fruitless myspace lurking has some benefits. One of which was stumbling across the Indiana Punk and Metal Flyer/Poster Archive. There are a ton of awesome 80s flyers just like the Samhain one featured above, and I was truly impressed with just how vast the collection was. It stretches way back to 1978 and continues to the present and features everything from Slayer and Type O Negative to TSOL and Black Flag. I spent a good hour taking everything in. You can check it out for yourself at www.myspace.com/punkandmetalflyers.

Likewise, Fort Wayne's own Adam Lewis of the Lurking Corpses and the recently defunct Graves of The Endless Fall hosts a similar collection that's entirely Fort Wayne focused at www.myspace.com/ftwpunkmetalhardcore260. Along with his Fort Wayne flyer collection, Adam has links to some older Fort Wayne bands, and he details his favorite local releases of the past two years. I also recommend keeping an eye on his myspace as well, especially if you are from Fort Wayne.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Last Graves of the Endless Fall show Ever!

Graves of the Endless Fall logo by Jake Sauer.

On Sunday, January 24th Graves of the Endless Fall will play their final show at the Cinema Center at Indiana Tech following a screening of guitarist' Sean Townsend's film "Below the burning light skin and floating viscera. For me, it's the end of an era.

I first saw GOTEF sometime in 2004, around the time they released their full length, and I remember being stoked that someone in Fort Wayne was doing something really different. Graves was a hard band to pigeonhole into a genre. To me they always sounded like a punk band playing stoner rock with a soft spot for 70s and 80s metal and just a slight hint of post-metal. It's similar to the experimental nature of bands like Botch, Converge, or Isis, but absolutely no one was doing anything quite like it in Fort Wayne at the time, and Graves of the Endless Fall has a definite sound that they have made their own.

To my knowledge Graves released one self titled full length and a double three inch CDEP titled Film at Eleven: Six Inches of Doom. Last I checked they were both still available at some of the Wooden Nickel locations around Fort Wayne. They are both well worth seeking out.

More information about the show can be found at www.myspace.com/gravesoftheendlessfall. I hope to see you all there to send a great band off in the proper fashion.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Show Update


January 15:
Lord Green, Hate, Graves of the Endless Fall, and Swan at 1624 N Harrison St. Fort Wayne IN

January 16:
Controversy, Karloff, Downtime, Great Reversals, Rescuer at Epsilon Place. Flint MI

January 17:
Controversy, Karloff, Resilient, Piranha at Discount Comic Book Service. Fort Wayne IN

If you run a venue, or are a band and would like your show information posted on this blog, I'd be more than happy to do it as I plan to post weekly show updates. I just don't have the time to dig for every show happening in multiple states. So just let me know and I'll make sure the details get posted.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bled Dry is headed off to press!

Our first release, is headed off to be pressed, and here is the cover art. The cover image was taken from a French film called The Rape of the Vampire (Le Viol du Vampire) that the people at Salvation Group were nice enough to let Dusty use. The CD will be available on February 5, with the CD Release show at 1624 N. Harrison in Fort Wayne Indiana on February 6. Ordering details will be posted soon and will include a pay pal link on the blog and the band's myspace for any out of state orders. Grey and I are also looking for any labels willing to trade, so we can build up our distro a bit.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Midwestern Decline 002 Bodycheck/Resilient Split CD

Top Resilient, Bottom Bodycheck. Photos copyright 2009 Jeremy Jacobs

Grey and I are happy to announce the second release on Midwestern Decline. Fort Wayne Indiana's Bodycheck are teaming up with Resilient from Lima Ohio to release a split CD sometime in late spring or early summer. Both bands plan to record at The Ensomberoom with Geoff Montgomery.

Bodycheck has been playing around Fort Wayne and the surrounding area for nearly two years, perfecting their brand of straight ahead metallic hardcore with plenty of thrash. Think Terror, Maximum Penalty, or older Hatebreed and you are getting pretty close. They have a few older tracks and some lyrics up on their myspace which can be found here.

Resilient is a bit newer to the scene, but they impressed the hell out of us with their dark, groovy hardcore that gave off a definite "holy terror" vibe. They have a collection of old recordings posted on their myspace as well.

We couldn't be happier about helping each of these bands get their music out, and we're pretty confident you'll dig it when it hits later this year.