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As part of the label's ongoing 25th anniversary celebration, Relapse Records has released a 36-song label sampler available for free download via Bandcamp here.
The sampler showcases the label's eclectic roster, which spans all realms of dark and heavy music including death metal, grindcore, thrash metal, stoner rock, drone, black metal, sludge metal, doom metal, heavy psych, space rock, hardcore, experimental music and much more. You can also stream all the tracks below, with the full track listing available after the jump.
In support of the Relapse Records-released "Infinite Dissolution" LP (streaming in full here), avant/industrial powerhouse Locrian just kicked off a run of East Coast tour dates.
As the trek begins, an official video for the dense "Heavy Water" can be seen below. Catch these upcoming Locrian tour dates as well:
9/11/2015 Boot and Saddle - Philadelphia, PA w/ Sannhet, Planning For Burial
9/12/2015 Neptunes Parlour - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Day Party w/ Vattnet Viskar, Make
9/14/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Insect Ark More...
Chicago experimental black metal/industrial act Locrian premieres a brand new music video for the "Arc Of Extinction", which is the opening track of the band's new album "Infinite Dissolution", which was released past friday via Relapse Records.
You can now check out the music video for the "Arc Of Extinction" below.
Chicago experimental black metal/industrial act Locrian premieres its entire upcoming new album "Infinite Dissolution", which will be released on July 24 via Relapse Records.
You can now check out the full album stream of "Infinite Dissolution" below.
Now just a week from official release is the colossal "Infinite Dissolution" LP from the black metal/industrial alchemists in Locrian. The new song "Dark Shales" comes online today and can be heard below.
As the band hits its tenth anniversary this year, "Infinite Dissolution" marks the newest in the nearly two-dozen recordings Locrian has released, and delivers the trio's most conceptual and environmentalist visions to date. Don't forget to catch the band live on these upcoming dates:
7/17/2015 Small's Bar - Detroit, MI w/ Beset By Creatures From The Deep
7/18/2015 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Liturgy, Yvette, Trevor de Brauw
8/13/2015 High Water Mark - Portland, OR w/ Insect Ark
8/14/2015 The Shakedown - Bellingham, WA w/ Insect Ark
8/15/2015 Highline - Seattle, WA w/ Insect Ark
8/16/2015 Crazy Horse - Boise, ID w/ Insect Ark
8/17/2015 Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Insect Ark
8/19/2015 Complex - Los Angeles, CA w/ Insect Ark
8/20/2015 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA w/ Insect Ark
8/21/2015 Starlite Lounge - Sacramento, CA w/ Insect Ark More...
Chicago/Baltimore-based avantgarde and experimental black metal trio Locrian has issued "Arc Of Extinction",another new track taken from the upcoming album "Infinite Dissolution", due out July 24th.
Check out now "Arc Of Extinction" below.
A suffocating new tide of cerebral blackened/industrial audio from Relapse Records band Locrian today rises with a vengeance - check out "Heavy Water" below, culled from the rapidly approaching "Infinite Dissolution" LP (due to drop July 24th).
The previously posted track "An Index Of Air" can also be heard at this location, and you can see Locrian live on these dates:
7/17/2015 Small's Bar - Detroit, MI w/ Beast in the Field, Beset by Creatures Of The Deep
7/18/2015 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Liturgy More...
Chicago/Baltimore-based avant black/industrial experimental trio Locrian has issued "An Index Of Air," the first single from impending "Infinite Dissolution" LP, due out July 24th.
Amidst the band's nearly two-dozen releases over the past decade, "Infinite Dissolution" will mark Locrian's second album Relapse Records.
One of the most determined tracks on "Infinite Dissolution," the nearly eight-minute-long "An Index Of Air" is subdivided into three movements -- i. Divinations, ii. Air Structures, iii. and Watcher Of The Clouds -- the track encompassing the apex of the record. The track delivers a permeating vision of our planet in environmental peril, as does the rest of the album, which is inspired by the book, "The Sixth Extinction," a futurist look at the current mass extinction of Earth which our generation attempts to thrive within every day.
Locrian is here joined by Dana Schechter of Insect Ark on slide guitar and Erica Burgner-Hannum of The Holy Circle on vocals, whose contributions help shape the segments of the song. Issues Locrian on the intense track:
"'An Index Of Air' was written as a three part suite with the first part, 'Divinations,' being the calling forth of the atmosphere and trying to read the future from it. 'Air Structures' takes its name from a Brian Eno/Robert Fripp live bootleg but is a narrative about the realization that the air being called forth will kill us and that we have brought this on ourselves. And 'Watcher Of The Clouds' is a play on the Genesis song 'Watcher Of The Skies,' but is also the shift in narrative voice where we predict a new atmosphere must be formed after humanity is extinct." More...
The latest full-length studio installation from experimental outfit Locrian has been completed, as the longstanding trio prepares to release "Infinite Dissolution" through Relapse Records in late July.
In addition to the expansive album's release date, track listing, cover artwork and preorder links, a trailer containing samples of several of the record's movements has also been issued to the public.
"Infinite Dissolution" was recorded at Steve Albini-owned/operated Electric Audio, produced by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian Circles), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. The album is a multi-part concept album dealing with the struggle of human extinction. A seamless and harrowing blend of dark ambience, drone, black metal, post-rock, and experimental electronics, "Infinite Dissolution" is the manifestation of modern, forward-thinking experimental music. More...
The experimental, avant-drone artisans in Locrian have completed the recording of their latest full-length record and follow-up to 2013’s "Return to Annihilation."
The trio recorded the as-yet-untitled album earlier this month with producer Greg Norman at Electrical Audio (Pelican, Russian Circles), with an early 2015 release due via Relapse Records. Photos from the recording sessions can be viewed here.
The band is currently split between two cities, Baltimore and Chicago, forcing the project to collaborate on ideas via e-mail and phone conversations while sharing sound files over the web. Locrian comments on the forthcoming album: More...
Locrian has premiered a brand new video via The Quietus today. The video is for the track "Return to Annihilation," taken from the album of the same name released last year via Relapse Records. Check it out below.
The seven minute video was created by director Francesca Marongiu. Locrian's Terence Hannum commented: "One of the main influences was Andrei Tarkovsky's film 'Stalker,' and she [Francesca] tried to emulate that movie's bleak environmental landscape. One where the government blocks people from entering an area called 'the Zone' but people can enter illegally and confront a landscape that is always changing."
André Foisy further commented on the video concept and working with Francesca: "We asked Francesca to make a video since we’ve collaborated successfully before and we’ve been blown away by other videos that she’s made for her own project Agarttha and for Oikos. There’s a theme of mirrors in the album that Francesco embodies in the video in a very frightening way.
"One thing that’s so interesting about decay and destruction is that there’s this ghostly moment where a scene from the present post-industrial world is almost indistinguishable from a scene from a very primordial world. The video displays the slippage in the ghostly mirroring that’s both a modern world and a primordial one and that’s very disturbing." More...
Locrian has premiered a brand new video for the track "A Visitation From the Wrath of Heaven" via The Quietus, which is taken from the album "Return to Annihilation," released via Relapse Records last year.
The eerie video for the eight and a half minute long track was directed by J.P Bradburn and can be seen below.
Terrence Hannum (keyboards/vocals) commented: "John Bradburn has crafted a nightmare like vision from our song by flipping personas, timelines, settings to muse upon the nature of surveillance and identity."
Alongside the release of the new video, Locrian has also announced the following European tour datesL
Apr 10 Tilburg, NL Roadburn Festival
Apr 11 Brussels BE IBM @ AB club
Apr 12 Karlsruhe DE Dude Fest More...
Chicago’s experimental avant-drone trio Locrian has premiered another new video from "Return To Annihilation."
The clip for "Two Moons" was directed by Rosamaria Montalbano and can be viewed below, courtesy of Moogmusic.com.
Locrian is also excited to announce that the band will be playing its first ever European show at next year’s Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands on Thursday April 10th. More...
Today, the esoteric artisans Locrian premiered a new video for "Exiting The Halls of Vapor and Light." Check it out below courtesy of self-titledmag.com.
The video is an abstract interpretation directed by George Moore of the instrumental track that appears on Locrian's new full-length "Return To Annihilation."
"Return To Annihilation" was released in June by Relapse Records is currently available for streaming via Bandcamp here. A video for the track "Eternal Return" premiered last month and can be viewed at this location. More...
Locrian has premiere a new video for "Eternal Return" off the full-length "Return To Annihilation," which dropped yesterday. The video was directed by Aleks Slota and is available via Stereogum here or in the player below.
The entire "Return To Annihaltion" album is currently available for streaming via the group's Bandcamp page here. The album was recorded with Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service. More...
The esoteric, experimental artisans in Locrian have premiered a brand new track from their forthcoming full-length "Return To Annihilation." The song "A Visitation From the Wrath of Heaven" is now streaming via NPR here.
"Return To Annihilation" was recorded by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.
The album will be released as CD, 2xLP, and digital formats on June 25th in North America, June 21st in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, and Finland, and June 24th in the UK and rest of the world. More...
Locrian has revealed the details on upcoming full-length album entitled "Return To Annihilation." The album was recorded by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.
The album will be released on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats on June 25th in North America, June 21st in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, and Finland, and June 24th in the U.K. and rest of the world.
"Return To Annihilation" is a two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes, and King Crimson. Lyricist / multi-instrumentalist Terrence Hannum commented on the album’s concept:
"I think for the album concept we were inspired by Genesis' 'Lamb Lies Down on Broadway' and how it is a surreal narrative telling a story. We sought to make our own but we wanted to give our nod to the prog bands that inspired us; King Crimson or Yes with the multi-part songs.
"So we had looked at the novel 'Dhalgren' by sci-fi writer Samuel Delaney as a big influence too. How it is a circular narrative, ours is more of a mirror of itself, one that changes and shifts. It also borrows extensively from Walter Benjamin's 'Arcades Project.' Our story is about a cataclysm that changes the world and all manner of perception in two parts. I would say, the real and the perceived. And it is all told to you through a narrator, one who you cannot tell if he is asleep or dreaming or sleepwalking through this shifting landscape.
"Part 1 begins at the end of a song whose lyrics discuss a dawn in which all of our monuments dissolved, the next track the wrath of heaven (a massive cataclysm) visits earth, then two moons appear in the sky (perhaps the most direct reference to Delaney's novel but also an homage to Nick Drake). It ends with the first multi-part track 'Return to Annihilation,' a more metaphysical description of the changes apparent in the world. One in which minerals work against man, there is only evolution. We also gain insight into that what we've been told may be unreliable as the narrator admits to 'noctambulism' (sleepwalking). But it is intentionally unclear if this is his state or the state of everyone. More...
Esoteric, experimental artisan’s Locrian have completed recording their Relapse Records full-length debut.
The as-of-yet-titled album was recorded by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service. Relapse comments:
"A two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes & King Crimson, this is sure to be the group’s most ambitious recordings to date. A summer 2013 release via Relapse is expected with more details to be announced shortly.
"In addition, Locrian has announced their first live rituals in almost two years. The trio will be performing at 35 Denton Fest on March 10th in Denton, TX alongside Prurient, Sleep, Eyehategod and many more notable acts, followed by a pair of special shows in Kansas City, MO and their hometown of Chicago.
"Locrian, located in Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD, has released over 20 recordings on an eclectic array of labels in their relatively short but prolific career, including a recent reissue of The Clearing / The Final Epoch and New Dominions, a split with label-mates Horseback. The Clearing / The Final Epoch can be found streaming at this location while New Dominions is available for streaming here."
Catch the band live on the following dates:
March 10 Denton, TX. 35 Denton Fest w/ Prurient, Sleep, Eyehategod
March 11 Kansas City, MO Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club w/ Boreas, Jason Zeh
March 12 Chicago, IL The Burlington Bar w/ Dead Dragon Mountain & DeadLevel
Relapse Records has released a new free winter sampler, which can be download at bandcamp or streamed in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Pig Destroyer - Sis 01:14
2. Ironhorse - Failure 03:03
3. Weapon - Vanguard Of The Morning Star 04:19
4. Baroness - March to the Sea 03:11
5. Royal Thunder - Blue 09:30
6. Christian Mistress - Haunted Hunted 05:57
7. Hooded Menace - Effigies of Evil 05:35
8. Serpentine Path - Crotalus Horridus Horridus 06:27
9. Inverloch - The Menin Road 06:21
10. Dying Fetus - From Womb To Waste 04:56
11. Murder Construct - Compelled by Mediocrity 02:44
12. Spawn Of Possession - Where Angels Go Demons Follow 05:38
13. Primate - Global Division 02:30
14. Horseback - Ahriman 03:55
15. Locrian - Chalk Point 08:13
16. 16 - Ants in my Bloodstream 04:34
17. Liberteer - Build No System 01:34
18. General Surgery - Like An Ever Flying Limb 02:25
19. Cripple Bastards - Senza Impronte 02:09
20. Blockheads - Famine 01:40
21. Death - Living Monstrosity 05:08 More...
The collaborative album between experimental alchemists Horseback and Locrian, entitled "New Dominions," is currently streaming online via Paste Magazine. Listen to the full album at this location. Relapse Records also commented on the release:
"A beautiful piece of mysterious blackened psychedelia, 'New Dominions' was previously available only in an extremely limited vinyl pressing via Utech Records. Now remastered by James Plotkin and expanded to include 3 more tracks, this genre-defying release will see its deluxe CD/Digital reissue on November 6th via Relapse Records with pre-orders available here."
The track listing is as follows:
2. Our Epitaph
3. Oblivion Eaters
4. In the Absence of Light
5. Gift Remix By James Plotkin