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Formed in 2001 out of the ashes of INDK, American Distress plays hardcore punk. Former Choking Victim and INDK drummer Skwert started this group with INDK lead guitarist Paul. Bassist Matt and singer Rich recorded the powerfully heavy, yet catchy, self titled 4 song demo released the same year. The group immediately set out to tour the U.S. and be a live band, something INDK never got to do.

After many successful road trips and live shows, the band started to work on their full length LP with engineer Jesse Cannon. After the music was laid down, Matt left the band, unable to go on frequent tours. Different people filled in and the slot was finally filled by Chris aka “Heavy Metal Chris”. Touring resumed. During these recordings Rich also left the group. He was quickly replaced with longtime friend and roadie, Mike PSF. The shows and tours that followed were quite a spectacle. Kids expecting ska punk or something a little less abrasive, were exposed to manically intense musicianship and adrenalin with screaming, over the top vocals. Some appeared stunned or puzzled. The last two tours dissolved the band due to inner tension and personality clashes. Much like the demise of INDK and CV before that.

Since then Mike continues to front PSF (Piss,Shit, Fuck) Skwert started and fronted Public Serpents, while Paul pursued his art career as “ANGRY EEL” and released a melodic punk full length album on 11/11/11 of INDK/A.


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  • paintchipsaway

    Good band, s/t is ill.

    26 Aug 4:22pm Reply
  • Oseg_Ka


    21 Apr 11:47am Reply
  • versionfiv

    I thought the demo was ok but not great. Haven't listened to this band for many moons.

    8 Feb 10:38pm Reply
  • thecunts

    New THE INFESTED album ( out 1st july called 'Eaten From The Inside' preorder now from and check out the title track here for fans of LOC/ M Glory / INDK / Choking Victim / No Ca$h etc

    2 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Septacle

    Making my mind race

    17 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Chaosweaver144

    The album is so fucking good. I want more.

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
  • archieb0ld

    i was surprised they were somehow connected to crack rock steady 7...i got to know them as soon as i got my first pc....saw some bike video on extreme channel with their song "american distress" as the soundtrack and decided to look it to know choking victim years later. Can someone possibly point me to a place where i can download their album? any help would be much appreciated

    19 Jan 2010 Reply
  • CodyErb

    I've got the full American Distress album with the demo vocals, I prefer the newer vocals though.

    10 Mar 2009 Reply
  • 48-49

    hm good band .. :)

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • fliptopsean

    they aren't crack rock steady at all..they only have some members from the crack rock steady 7, but they're still a good hardcore punk bnad

    7 Dec 2008 Reply
  • canonlaw

    if you like them check out canon law

    21 Sep 2008 Reply
  • CaptainEvil

    i loved absolutely everything about their album! be the law is the greatest punk rock song ive heard in a fuckiing long while.

    12 Jan 2008 Reply
  • YamaLlama

    I just got the demo... good stuff.

    22 Sep 2007 Reply
  • Lukinx

    Say it again

    4 Apr 2007 Reply
  • chickrocksteady

    IF IVE SAID IT ONCE IVE SAID IT A THOUSAND TIMES....ep vocals shouldve been vocals on much better!

    27 Mar 2007 Reply

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