Anodyne (band)

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Origin United States
Genres Sludge metal, Mathcore
Years active 1997–2005
Labels Level Plane Records
Init Records
Escape Artist Records
Members Mike Hill
Joshua Scott
Joel Stallings
Past members Thos Niles
Mike Davis
Ayal Naor
Ira Bronson
Dave Witte

Anodyne was an American hardcore band, that existed from 1997 to 2005. Their music was characterized by chaotic song structures coupled with layers of feedback and noise similar to bands like Kiss It Goodbye, Today is the Day and Black Flag. The lyrics were broodingly introspective and emotional.[citation needed] The band went through several lineup changes before arriving at the definitive line up of Mike Hill, Joshua Scott, and Joel Stallings. Drummer Joel Stallings is notable for introducing blast beats to the band’s sound, which were often employed later in the band's existence. Anodyne was affiliated with a number of independent record labels including Escape Artist, Level Plane, and Chainsaw Safety. They completed several US tours and one European Tour. Members went on to perform in Versoma, Tombs and Defeatist.




  • Anodyne 7" (1998, Reproductive Records)
  • Red Was Her Favorite Color 7" (2001, Happy Couples Never Last)
  • Berkowitz 7" (2001, Alone Records)
  • Anodyne/Keelhaul 7" (2002, Chainsaw Safety Records)
  • Salo 10" (2003, Insolito Recordings)
  • Salo CD (2003, Init Records)
  • Anodyne/Defcon 4 7" (2003, Ammonia Records)

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