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Locrian

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Below is our complete Locrian news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Locrian Finishes Recording Album

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...

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Locrian Releases New Music Video

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...

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Locrian Releases New Music Video

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...

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Locrian Releases "Two Moons" Video

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...

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Locrian Posts New Video Clip

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...

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Locrian Posts New Music Video

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...

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Locrian Streaming New Song

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...

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Locrian Reveals New Album Details

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...

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Locrian Finishes Recording New Album

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

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Relapse Records Offering Free Sampler For Download

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...

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Horseback/Locrian Album Streaming Online

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:

1. Gift
2. Our Epitaph
3. Oblivion Eaters
4. In the Absence of Light
5. Gift Remix By James Plotkin

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Locrian Enters The Studio

The experimental artisans in Locrian have entered the studio to begin recording their Relapse Records full-length debut. The as-of-yet-titled album is being recorded by Greg Norman (Pelican) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL. The album will then be mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.

A two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes, and King Crimson, this is sure to be the group’s most ambitious recordings to date. Multi-instrumentalist Andre Foisy commented on the new material:

“This is our most concise album yet. Our statements developed quickly compared to many of our other releases. We're all really into prog rock and we made this a concept album in musical and lyrical themes.

"Musically, side A ends in a trilogy of songs and side B ends in a quadrilogy. Each of these two tracks mirror each other in places. In addition to some musical themes that pop up in different places in the album, there are also some musical themes that harken back to our older catalog.”

Tentative track titles include “A Visitation From the Wrath of Heaven,” “Exiting the Hall of Vapor and Light,” and “Panorama of Mirror”. A spring 2013 release via Relapse is expected with more details to be announced shortly.

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Horseback Streaming Collaborative Track

Dark, experimental alchemists Horseback and Locrian have premiered the lead track from the re-release of their 2011 collaboration entitled "New Dominions." The song “The Gift” is currently available for streaming via Stereogum here. Relapse Records comments:

"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 at this location.

"Horseback recently released their latest full-length Half Blood via Relapse Records this past Spring. The album can currently be streamed in its entirety here."

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Locrian Streaming New Song "Chalk Point"

U.S. ambient act Locrain posted up a new music video for the song "Chalk Point." The song appears on the band's forthcoming CD of the band's vinyl only recent release "The Clearing," repackaged with bonus disc "The Final Epoch." The release is due to drop on August 14, 2012 (North America), August 20, 2012 (UK), August 24, 2012 (Germany/Benelux) and August 27, 2012 (Rest of EU) through Relapse Records.

Preorders are available at this location.

Check out "Chalk Point" here: More...

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Locrian To Release "The Clearing/The Final Epoch"

Experimental, dark ambient / noise trio Locrian is set to release the band's most recent recording (previously available only on vinyl) "The Clearing" as a 2CD/Digital deluxe album with a bonus disc re-titled as "The Clearing/The Final Epoch" via Relapse Records.

The second disc contains almost an hour of previously unreleased material containing the band’s signature sound of ominous crescendos mixed with powerful atmospherics and pulverizing tension. This deluxe reissue, housed in a mini “tip-on” gatefold package will see an August 14th release and is available for pre-order now at this location.

Locrian, located in Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD has released over 20 recordings on an eclectic array of labels in the band's relatively short but prolific career, including a recent split with label-mates Horseback. Additionally, the group plans to enter the studio later this year for a full-length Relapse debut.

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Locrian Signs With Relapse Records

Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of experimental, dark ambient / noise trio Locrian. Locrian formed in late 2005 and consists of André Foisy (Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Arp Avatar, Electronics), Terence Hannum (Vocals, Synthesizers, Piano, Organ, Mellotron and Tapes) and Steven Hess (Drums, Electronics).

The group, 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 split with label-mates Horseback.

Locrian plans to enter the studio later this year for the band's full-length Relapse debut. Furthermore, this summer Relapse will reissue the group’s most recent vinyl only release "The Clearing" as a 2CD/Digital deluxe album with a bonus disc re-titled as "The Clearing/The Final Epoch." More details on the reissue and the new album will be available shortly.

André Foisy commented on the new collaboration with Relapse: "It's really an honor to be working with one of the labels that we grew up with and a label that's put out such a wide variety of material that we love. We plan to record our full-length album for Relapse later this year with Greg Norman at Electrical Audio in Chicago."

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