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Radiation Sickness


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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.

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