Unorthodox (band)

Unorthodox is an American doom metal band from Maryland, United States.

OriginMaryland, United States
GenresDoom metal, stoner metal, progressive metal
Years active1987 – present
LabelsHellhound, The Church Within Records
Associated actsWretched, Revelation, Internal Void, Iron Man, Pentagram, Spirit Caravan, Valkyrie, Nitroseed, Chowder, Stout, Flummox
MembersDale Flood
Blake Dellinger
Alan Pfeifer
Past membersEarl Screyer
Jeff Parsons
Josh Hart
Ronnie Kalimon
John Koutsioukis
Mikey Phillips
Mark Ammen
Gary Isom
Jon Blank


Unorthodox 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 1990s by Germany's Hellhound Records.[3] They released two albums under Hellhound, 1993's Asylum and 1995's Balance of Power.

In 1994, Doom Records released a compilation entitled A Double Dose of Doom, featuring Obstination (who would later become Asylum) and Rat Salad (who would go on to become Iron Man). They also had a song, "Lifeline" on the Doom Capital compilation (2004 Crucial Blast Records). In 2007, Bipolar Demand Records re-released Asylum and included three bonus tracks. In 2008, the lineup of Dale Flood, Mark Ammen, & Gary Isom recorded a third album, Awaken, which was released on The Church Within Records in October 2008.

In 2009, Dale Flood moved to Nashville, Tennessee to raise his daughter. Unorthodox still played sporadic festival appearances over the next several years with the original "Asylum" lineup until 2016. In 2017, he formed a new version of Unorthodox based in Nashville featuring Flummox bassist and drummer, Blake Dellinger and Alan Pfeifer.[4]




  • Asylum +3 (Bipolar Demand Records 2007)


  1. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
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  3. ^ a b "Unorthodox at BNR Metal". Archived from the original on 2007-04-08. Retrieved 2007-04-08.
  4. ^ "Unorthodox - Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives".

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