Unorthodox (band)

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Origin Maryland, United States
Genres Doom metal
Stoner metal
Progressive metal
Years active 1987 – present
Labels Hellhound Records
The Church Within Records
Associated acts Wretched
Internal Void
Iron Man
Spirit Caravan
Members Dale Flood
Mark Ammen
Gary Isom
Past members Jeff Parsons
Josh Hart
Ronnie Kalimon
John Koutsioukis
Mikey Phillips

Unorthodox is a doom metal band from Maryland.


Unorthodox, which evolved from the by-then-defunct band Obstination[citation needed], were originally called Asylum.[1][2] They changed their name to Unorthodox after a band with a similar name achieved national success.[3] They were one of many Maryland bands to be picked up in the early 90s by Germany's Hellhound Records.[3] They released two albums, 1993's Asylum and 1995's Balance of Power.

In 1994 Doom Records released an album entitled A Double Dose of Doom featuring Obstination and Rat Salad (who would go on to become Iron Man). Obstination features Dale Flood and the record features an Asylum song.

The band has been on again, off again but is still together. Recently they had a song, "Lifeline" on Doom Capital (2004 Crucial Blast Records). In 2007 Bipolar Demand Records re-released Asylum and included three bonus tracks. The band has recorded a third album, Awaken, which was released on The Church Within Records in October 2008.




  • Asylum +3 (Bipolar Demand Records 2007)


  1. ^ Unorthodox at MusicMight
  2. ^ Doomed from the Start Washington City Paper May 6th, 2005 (Retrieved May 21, 2008)
  3. ^ a b Unorthodox at BNR Metal

Unorthodox Interview @ Cosmic Lava by Klaus Kleinowski:

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