Author : Kyle J. Messick

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Kyle Messick is a musician, artist, and psychologist who has always been passionate about the Indiana metal scene. He made a name in the local scene through booking shows, including the Indianapolis Deathfeast festivals that brought bands like Broken Hope, Morpheus Descends, Novembers Doom, Weekend Nachos, and Cardiac Arrest to the state. He has made album art and t-shirt designs for many Indiana metal bands, and he’s currently finishing up his dissertation on sacred aspects of heavy metal music culture. While he travels abroad for school, he has an ongoing column called The Adventures of Indiana Man, where he reports his experiences of concerts in other countries from the perspective of a devoted Indiana metal fan.
The Adventures of Indiana Man

Adventures of Indiana Man: Netherlands Deathfest with Intestine Baalism, Viscera Infest, and More!

Kyle J. Messick
As I finish up my final foreseeable year living abroad, I knew there was one event I didn’t want to miss: Netherlands Deathfest IV.  I
The Adventures of Indiana Man

Adventures of Indiana Man: HRH Vikings Festival (Dec. 1st & 2nd, 2018, Sheffield, England)

Kyle J. Messick
HRH Vikings is the first encounter I’ve had with an HRH event. HRH (Hard Rock Hell) are a business that I can’t find much information
2018 Extravaganza

Year End Extravaganza: Kyle Messick’s 20 Favorite Albums of 2018

Kyle J. Messick
Year-end lists are always a strange creature. There is no definitive list of what is best in any given year, since some albums take years
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The Adventures of Indiana Man: Bristol Deathfest, United Kingdom

Kyle J. Messick
I grew up in the Indiana metal scene, but the pursuit of my goals has brought me to Europe.  The Adventures of Indiana Man details