RADIATION SICKNESS (U.S.)

BIOGRAPHY

Radiation Sickness was formed in Indianapolis, IN in 1987 by Doug Palmer and Ryan Rollins. The band was formed mainly on addiction, depression and the love for extreme underground music. While many people seem to not even give Indiana a glance when it to came to extreme grind metal Radiation Sickness started making noise in the underground. The bands first guitar player soon left and Rick Callaway joined in. Soon after Mike Herald was added on drums due to his blast beat abilities and double kick skills. The band recorded their legendary “Elvis Ain’t Dead” demo. This demo used influences from many groups such as Napalm Death, Chaos UK, Discharge, Slayer, Cryptic Slaughter and The Accused. Radiation Sickness spent every minute playing every show they could. Tragedy struck the band in 1989 when founding member Ryan Rollins gave into his depression and committed suicide. The band pressed on adding Byron Holton to Bass. Spending every weekend on the road playing with the likes of Repulsion, Impetigo, Skeletal Earth, Immolation, Macabre, Dead Horse and so on supporting their EP “The Bounds of Reality”. Radiation Sickness went into the studio in 1990 to record a classic underground LP entitled “The Other Me, A Journey into Insanity”. This record received great reviews more countless touring and even landed Radiation Sickness on the legendary “A Day of Death Festival” the first of it’s kind in Buffalo, New York with Cannibal Corpse, Autopsy, Suffocation and many others. Radiation Sickness started working on material for their third LP and before completion the band split up in 1992.
In October 2010 Radiation Sickness performed a one time reunion show with all original Sickness members, except for Rick on guitar. Long time friend of the band Tom Ball joined in on guitar and brought more talent and brutal riffs to the band. RS said what the fuck that was a blast and played a couple more shows. They now have recorded and are ready to release their first studio record in twenty plus years. It will be released on Abyss Records and is entitled “Reflections of a Psychotic Past” the release will also include a re-mastered copy of the 1990 release “The Other Me, A Journey into Insanity”. Radiation Sickness plans to bring their madness on the road in 2012 playing several large metal fests and small tours. Look for their release soon on Abyss Records.

LINE UP

Doug Palmer: Vocals

Tom Ball: Guitars

Byron Holton: Bass

Kevin Gibson: Drums

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LINKS

Booking Agent: indycardoug38@yahoo.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RadiationDoug

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/radiationdoug

Last fm: www.last.fm/music/Radiation+Sickness

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INTERVIEWS

Agathokakological Webzine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/radiation-sickness-u-s-interview-by-agathokakological-webzine/

Battle Helm

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/radiation-sickness-u-s-interview-by-battlehelm/

Dayton City Paper

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/radiation-sickness-u-s-interview-by-www-daytoncitypaper-com/

Doom To Grind Zine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/radiation-sickness-u-s-interview-by-doom-to-grind-zine/

Forbidden Magazine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/radiation-sickness-u-s-interview-by-forbidden-magazine/

Metal Maniacs

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/radiation-sickness-u-s-interview-by-www-metalmaniacs-com/

Nucl Funeral

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/radiation-sickness-u-s-interview-by-nuclfuneral/

Raw Nerve Zine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/radiation-sickness-u-s-interview-by-rawnervezine/

The Core of Brutality

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/radiation-sickness-u-s-interview-by-thecoreofbrutality/

The Wizard of Noz

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/radiation-sickness-u-s-interview-by-the-wizard-of-noz/

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DISCOGRAPHY

“REFLECTIONS OF A PSYCHOTIC PAST”

(2012)

1. Reflections of a Psychotic Past

2. Demented Love Song II – Death Did We Part

3. Tripping in the Seas of Madness

4. I Stand for Nothing

5. Graveside View

6. The Place Where People Die

7. Erif Ti Pu

8. The Other Me

9. Disfigured Retard

10. Ruthless

11. Man-Made Production

12. No Future

13. Escape to Reality

14. Malignant Existence

15. No Chance of Hope

16. For No Apparent Motive

17. Sealed Away

18. Demented Love Song

19. Bounds of Reality

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REVIEWS

Aquelarre Zine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-aquelarrezine/

Aristocrazia Webzine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-aristocrazia-webzine/

Ave Noctem

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-www-avenoctum-com/

Battle Helm

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-battlehelm/

Canadian Assault

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-www-canadianassault-com/

Clandestine Metal Zine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-www-clandestinemetalzine-cl/

Dead Void Dreams

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-dead-void-dreams/

Destructive Music

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-destructive-music/

Forbidden Magazine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-httpforbidden-magazine-com/

From Beyond Metal Fanzine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-beyondmetal/

Greek Rebels

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-www-greekrebels-gr-2/

Hails and Horns

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-www-hailsandhorns-com/

Hard Rock Info

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-httphardrockinfo-com/

Heavy Metal Tribune

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-heavymetaltribune/

ISK

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-isk/

Metal As Fuck

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-metalasfuck/

Metal Bite

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-www-metalbite-com/

Metal Head

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-www-metalhead-it/

Metal Maniacs

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/abyss-records-feature-2-by-www-metalmaniacs-com/

Misantropia Extrema

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-misantropiaextrema/

Pest Webzine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-pestwebzine/

Queens of Steel

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-www-queensofsteel-com/

Raw Nerve Zine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-www-rawnervezine-co-uk-2/

The Grim Tower

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-www-thegrimtower-blogspot-com/

Vs-Webzine

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-www-vs-webzine-com/

Voices From the Darkside

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-www-voicesfromthedarkside-de/

Winter Torment

https://abyssrecords.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/radiation-sickness-u-s-reflections-of-a-psychotic-past-cd-review-by-www-wintertorment-com/

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