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Goliathon

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States | SELF

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States | SELF
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"Goliathon: On the Radar"

Looking at the pro-shot video for “Riot in Cairo,” an Arab-Spring-themed cut from youngin’ Indianapolis heavy rockers Goliathon, it’s pretty clear the five dudes in the band can throw down. Sure, there are some white pants — and anyone who knows me knows I have a rule about that kind of thing — but the song rocks and I’m not about to take that away from the band on account of wardrobe.

They class it up with some saxophone, but those guitars are all classic rock dirt, and the show looks like a party I’d want to be at, so I figured sharing the clip was the way to go. As of now, Goliathon is in the “warrants further investigation” pile, since this has pretty much been my only exposure to them, but guitarist Derek Kendall, who sent me the link to check out the clip, has threatened that a new EP is on the horizon. I’d expect their name will show up in bold in all the usual haunts once that hits, surrounded by much hyperbole.

Here’s why:
- The Obelisk


"Goliathon Riot in Cairo"

I love it when people send me music and stuff, I really do. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling deep down inside. Anyway, a couple days ago a band from Indianapolis called Goliathon emailed us a video for a new track they’ve done called ‘Riot In Cairo’. Since I am only just now going through my email from the last few days, I just got it. Anyway, my first thought is, “Who the fuck is Goliathon?” After watching the video, I’m not really all that much better equipped to answer that question. They have sort of an experimental, old school psychedelic rock vibe going, and the track features a saxophone solo at the end, which is a bit unusual. But they seem to be a very difficult band to classify. I can tell you this… they are definitely piquing my interest.

Anyway, the band are going to be recording an EP in the coming weeks that will be made available. In the meantime, if you are as intrigued as I am, you can listen to their entire first album Without Further Ado at their website.

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"Goliathon Riot in Cairo"

I love it when people send me music and stuff, I really do. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling deep down inside. Anyway, a couple days ago a band from Indianapolis called Goliathon emailed us a video for a new track they’ve done called ‘Riot In Cairo’. Since I am only just now going through my email from the last few days, I just got it. Anyway, my first thought is, “Who the fuck is Goliathon?” After watching the video, I’m not really all that much better equipped to answer that question. They have sort of an experimental, old school psychedelic rock vibe going, and the track features a saxophone solo at the end, which is a bit unusual. But they seem to be a very difficult band to classify. I can tell you this… they are definitely piquing my interest.

Anyway, the band are going to be recording an EP in the coming weeks that will be made available. In the meantime, if you are as intrigued as I am, you can listen to their entire first album Without Further Ado at their website.

- Number of the Blog


"Goliathon- Without Further Ado"

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Holy crap, man! I mean it. I have no idea how did I come into this band when, this morning, I was clicking randomly on YouTube videos. Guess that their name sounded promising, thus I decided to check them out and give it a try. And, since then I am dazzling myself with listening to this four tracks on their Bandcamp profile. The full-length album called Without Further Ado is comprised of five tracks in total.

The Indianapolis native quintet nails some heavy combination of stoner / classic rock with bunch of progressive rock elements flirting with jazz here and there. As you can hear in a player below (and I am sure you will agree), these guys are a real blast. Without Further Ado was released in 2010, what makes me think to go and redo my “Top 10 albums of 2010? list. At the end I would only add that the band is currently working on some new material, what’s proved excellently by the video for a song called Riot in Cairo (check below).

And now, without further ado go and check Without Further Ado.
- ProgSphere


"Who the hell is Goliathon?"

I can’t exactly remember how I was able to stumble upon the mighty GOLIATHON now that I sit here and think about it. But what I can remember is that, when I did, I discovered something that was badder than shit.

And after exploring the band a bit further, it didn’t take me too long to realize that I had to get these fuckers on the horn.

GOLIATHON is a killer prog/rock alt-blues/metal band from Indianapolis, IN. The band is comprised of Chris Probasco (Vocals/Guitar/Saxophone/Harmonica), Colby Holmes (Bass/Organ/Backing Vocals), Christian Wren (Guitar), Derek Kendall (Guitar), and Matthew Allan Fields (Drums).

What do they sound like? Well, read on. You’ll figure it out. These guys are cool as shit. Hilariously funny, wickedly talented, and just a god damn breath of fresh down-to-earth Midwest air. You’ll definitely want to have these guys on your radar in 2012 and beyond.


Get to know GOLIATHON - RockThought.com


Discography

2011 Demo
- Riot in Cairo
- Frozen White Wasteland

Without Futher Ado (2010 Debut Full Length)
- Juqus Harpus (X103 airplay)
- Justice is Blind (X103 airplay)
- Panhandled (X103 airplay)
- Self Reflection
- Negligent Senescence

2009 Demos
- High Noon
- The Failure
- Guilt of the Fautless (Indianapolis Indians Player Intro Theme 2009)
- Dragon Epic
- Ballad of Owen Coffin
- Cocaine BBQ

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Bio

The dust has settled. Goliathon has covered a lot of miles since it burst on the Indianapolis music scene in 2008. Winding its way through the dark, sleepy back roads of Tennessee to the restive avenues of New York City, to the sunny beaches of Asbury Park and back again, the band has been tirelessly promoting tried and true originals while writing and recording new. If the first three years are any indication of the next three, you’ll want to be paying attention.

Their aspirations are simple: bigger stages, new faces and fresh material. Between performing at larger venues around town, booking in new cities and grabbing opening slots for national acts like The Sword, the band has been busy crafting new tunes and are establishing themselves as a force that demands attention. Goliathon’s self-produced music video, a live recording of "Riot in Cairo"shot by the Indianapolis team Monkey Eats Monkey, received over 1000 unique views and in less than a month was shared in over forty countries around the world.

Goliathon will continue to create a buzz locally, regionally and nationally. Along with planning a tour of new cities, the band also looks to appear in larger festivals and events around the country. If you’re at South by Southwest or Bonnaroo next year, or simply turning the dial on your radio station, keep your ear open. That distant rumble just might be Goliathon.