- INNARDS -
Origin: Ashford, Kent
Style: Death Metal / Doom
Formed: Oct/Nov 1991 Split: 1995
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Calvin Froud (Vocals)
Chris Ripley (Guitar)
Shane Hunn (Bass)
Mark Lane (Drums)



INNARDS played music that was a combination of raw Death Metal and SABBATH-influenced Doom with touches of old-school Hardcore, in a combination quite unlike anything else I've heard since. Perhaps the closest reference points are the more groove-based moments of AUTOPSY and PUNGENT STENCH. In contrast to many Death Metal bands of the time, the lyrical content of their songs was more than just the usual images of death, blood and gore. Themes dealt with included homelessness ("Cardboard City"), politics ("Transparent Lies"), and general greed (erm, "Greed"), although "Mortified Carcass Mess" was a tongue-in-cheek homage to the Gore Metal genre of the likes of CARCASS, AUTOPSY and CANNIBAL CORPSE.

In addition to their own material, they occasionally covered BLACK SABBATH's "Into The Void", "Electric Funeral", "National Acrobat" and "Paranoid", NEON CHRIST's "Neon Christ", and REPULSION's "The Stench Of Burning Death".

Related bands:

TOMORROW'S ALCOHOLICS - Chris
BRENDON OVERDRIVE - Mark
DRIBBLEBUS - Chris, Shane, Mark
R.A.C.E. - Calvin
CAPTAIN MILDRED - Calvin
ENCEPHALE - Mark