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Death Metal

Ashford, Kent

Oct/Nov 1991 to 1995

Band MembersEdit

  • 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. 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 BandsEdit


  • 1992 'Abdominal Congestion' demo
  • 1994 'Greedmongers' demo

Unrecorded songsEdit

Innards wrote and performed more songs than they recorded:

  • Greed
  • So Little Time
  • No-one Is Superior
  • Rat Catcher
  • Sack Of Shit
  • Hammered
  • Icons Of Hate
  • Instrumental


  • 18/01/92 - Ashford, County Hotel (supp. Creature Teacher )
  • 23/05/92 - Ashford, County Hotel (+ Dog Ugly )
  • ??/??/?? - Folkestone, Labour Hall (+ Headrust (pre-R.A.C.E. ))
  • ??/??/?? - Margate, The Ship (Battle of the Bands including R.A.C.E. )
  • 03/04/93 - Kingsnorth, Village Hall (+ Konkrete Gerbil)
  • 24/04/93 - Folkestone, Bottoms (+ Ashes To Ashes)
  • 14/07/93 - London, Walthamstow, Standard (supp. Konkrete Gerbil)
  • 27/11/93 - Charing, The Swan Inn (supp. Mind Octopus )
  • 27/01/95 - Uxbridge, The Swan + Bottle (supp. Our Haunted Kingdom + Dark Heresy + Carnis)
  • 06/10/95 - Ashford, County Hotel (+ Social Misfits + Dog Ugly )
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