Formed in 2001 out of the ashes of INDK, American Distress plays hardcore punk. Former Choking Victim and INDK drummer Skwert started this group with INDK lead guitarist Paul. Bassist Matt and singer Rich recorded the powerfully heavy, yet catchy, self titled 4 song demo released the same year. The group immediately set out to tour the U.S. and be a live band, something INDK never got to do. After many successful road trips and live shows, the band started to work on their full length LP with engineer Jesse Cannon.