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On our self title album (Relapse) released in April of 2004, 11 mastered track are featured including Can't Stop the Rock, Somewhere Nowhere, In the Darkness, The 5-Knuckle Shuffle, Devil to Pay, Thoughts of the Decapitated, Cliques, and our studio recorded covers of (Bob Segar's) Turn the Page and (Kiss') Detroit Rock City featured on various Chicago radio stations.
Our second full-length studio album,released in December of 2005, features 11 mastered tracks including Your Shepard, Small-Town Blues, The Last Dance, and our covers of (Lynyrd Skynyrd's) Tuesday's Gone and (Chuck Berry's) Johnny B. Goode.
Our third studio album, released in February of 2007, features 10 mastered tracks of which Just Like Me, Breathing Under Water, My Beloved, Theory of Ignorance, Letter, Symbolic Heartbreak, and Phantasm were repeated plays on various local Chicago radio stations.
*Relapse recently recorded a 13 track, self-titled, official debut album to be released (digitally and physically) in September of 2008. The album consists of 13 tracks, of which there are an even balance of new songs and several re-recordings of Relapse's most well-received songs.




Relapse has been performing together for eight years and has been heavily influenced by all genres of rock ‘n’ roll. The overall concept in Relapse would be that these five musicians are relapsing the greatest styles of rock music, essentially creating their own genre of “throwback,” or “relapse” rock. Over the past eight years, the band has continuously performed throughout the Chicago land area, however, within the past 3-4 years has been appearing at various venues throughout the country. In Relapse’s home (Chicago land) area, a performance can on average draw 200-400 people (venue pending). Within the duration of 2007, Relapse managed to independently distribute over 3,000 cds.

Relapse: Profiling the Band

Residing in Hebron Indiana, a small midwestern farm community, Relapse currently consists of five dedicated musicians. Relapse is a group of musicians who are passionate about preserving and evolving the infinite range of possibilities in creating rock and roll. Each member is uniquely qualified in musical ability and a multifaceted use of various chosen instrument(s). The sound produced by these five artists ranges from familiar strains of classic rock to innovative works of creative imagination.
The inception of Relapse took place in the middle of a local cornfield eight years ago. Over tassels of corn, musical philosophies and long suppressed ideas flowed among the original three members. At its earliest phase, this band transitioned through numerous members. After three years of trial and error, Relapse had struck the right chord. In the fall of 2002, lead guitarist Ryan Howe had recruited the impressive bass skills of Zach “Heavy Z” Miller. Within two months, the seemingly endless search for a compatible front man had come to an end. The inclusion of charismatic showman Carson Buchanan enhanced the bands potential for success and audience appeal. Despite many trials, the perseverance of the band prevailed, culminating with the addition of the brothers Kenny and Kyle Ingram. Through Kenny’s impressive guitar style and Kyle’s percussive intuition, Relapse had finally reached a pinnacle of performing potential.
In May of 2004, Relapse had finished work on their self-titled debut album. The album consists of nine original and two promotional (cover) tracks. November through February of 2005-2006 were occupied with the making of Relapse’s second album, Will Rock For Food. February of 2007 marked the conclusion of Relapse’s third album, My Beloved, and introduced songs such as The Legend of Diamond Steel, Away from my Heart, and the title-track, My Beloved. After three completed studio albums under the name “Relapse”, these five artists decided to complete work on an official, self-titled-debut album, consisting of the most well received, radio featured songs, and recorded in the highest quality, studio setting. Recording of the thirteen tracks was completed in December of 2007. After being professionally packaged and digitally distributed, the album was released in April, 2008. Currently “Relapse” performs regularly at various national venues and festivals. The band has opened for artists such as Skid Row, Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Deepfield, Ace Frehley, Big Dumb Dick, Bad Boy Bill, Five Finger Death Punch, The Dreaming, Genuflect and several other national touring acts. With a large repertoire of music ranging from numerous cover songs to a plethora of originals, “Relapse” has eight years experience in writing, performing, and perpetuating the essence of rock and roll.

The Relapse Goal

The overall goal and reason behind Relapse is to provide the service of rock ‘n’ roll and continue rockin' the lives' of everybody--young, old, dude, chic, whether you're a Beatle or a Stone, a Sharp Dressed Man or a Dude Lookin' like a Lady--Remember the days of rock 'n' roll? You know, the fast muscle cars, leather jackets, snake-skin skirts, everybody having a good time no matter what because they were too busy rockin', and the biggest hair you've ever seen?! Each member of Relapse embodies and reflects their own genre of rock 'n' roll that is special to them and our mission is to keep rockin' out and havin' a great time while, of course, providing all of our fans with the hard rockin' good time they deserve. When you go to a Relapse concert or put a Relapse album in your stereo and forget about everything around you because you're too busy rockin', we know that our goal of--Never Stoppin' the Rock--has been accomplished.