THE SCOURGE OF THE MIDWEST 1992-1995
Based out of East Chicago, Indiana, DYSPHORIA toured and performed in many places and festivals and developed quite a rowdy following throughout their short years! DYSPHORIA opened for many major tours and bands across the nation. Having only released one demo, 1993’s “Day Of Atonement”, they quickly rose to the top of the ranks in the Midwest death metal scene. More demo’s were recorded, but never officially released. DYSPHORIA disbanded in 1995 due to differences and members of the band are still active and remain friends to this day!
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Rich Canamar and Rich East now play with VIOLENT WISDOM
James Genenz now plays with JUNGLE ROT and REIGN INFERNO
Nick Hernandez now sings in STONE MAGNUM
BLOOD OF THE WOLF
Black/Death metal featuring past and present members of noted Chicago extreme metal acts Rellik, Kommandant and Terminate.
EVERYTHING MUST DIE
EVERYTHING MUST DIE, Chicago three-piece grindcore that mixes elements of hardcore, death metal, punk and all forms of extreme music to create a violent, intense sound with all three members as singers. Guitarist Ryan Richards (EARTHBURNER, NO CONVICTION), bassist John Seidelmann (NO CONVICTION) and drummer Ryan Cawley (DEVANGELIST) were in search of a new sound in March of 2012, and within one month formed EVERYTHING MUST DIE, quickly recorded their TIME TO DIE demo, and went on the road as the opener for D.R.I., sharing their gear and cheap beer across the mid-west. Afterward, the trio hunkered down to perfect their sound and write new music, shredding the stage with bands like CANNIBAL CORPSE, GOJIRA, GREEN JELLY, CAR BOMB, and many more. EMD went back to Mercenary Digital Studio to record their debut album LIVE TO KILL, which was released in January 2013. In the true spirit of do-it-yourself, they made a lyric video for their song “School Shooter”, and soon after their song “SANDUSKY” was featured on a grindcore compilation album GRINDING FOR A CURE, featuring 100 bands across the world, compiled by members of Phobia and Noisear. EMD is currently grinding anywhere they can, promoting the album, writing new music, building a strong fan-base and seeking a record label to help spread the word and put EMD on a stage near you!
Gorphanage is a comedic death metal three-piece with a strong emphasis on humorous lyrics and groove oriented, old school riffage that operates out of Lake County Illinois. They’ve gigged regularly since 2013 around the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin area. Their debut, full-length album “May Cause Birth Defects” was released in Feb of 2016 independently and is available through CDbaby, iTunes, and Amazon. The band’s second full-length recording “Swank” is currently in the pre-production phase.