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Lock Up

Formed: 1998
From: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Lock Up News

Below is our complete Lock Up 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Maryland Deathfest To Go On At Sonar As Planned

The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."

As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.

The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."

As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.

Here's the updated flier: More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2011 To Change Venues

The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.

Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:

Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm

MAIN ROOM
WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...

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Lock Up Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Extreme metal act Lock Up has revealed the tracklisting for its upcoming new album. The album, titled "Necropolis Transparent," is set to be released on July 1, 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below.

"Necropolis Transparent" track listing:

1. Brethren Of The Pentagram
2. Accelerated Mutation
3. The Embodiment Of Paradox And Chaos
4. Necropolis Transparent
5. Parasite Drama
6. Anvil Of Flesh
7. Rage Incarnate Reborn
8. Unseen Enemy
9. Stygian Reverberations
10. Life Of Devastation
11. Roar Of A Thousand Throats
12. Infiltrate And Destroy
13. Discharge The Fear
14. Vomiting Evil
15. Stigmatyr
16. Through The Eyes Of My Shadow Self
17. Tartarus

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Rotten Sound To Play Obscene Extreme Festival

Rotten Sound recently announced a string of European tour dates in April with The Kandidate. The band has now issued the following brief update about appearing at the Obscene Extreme festival:

"Obscene Extreme 2011! We are really happy to be part of Obscene Extreme's outstanding lineup this year! Check the link at this location for more information."

The festival takes place in the Czech Republic from July 7th - 9th, 2011. Other confirmed bands for the festival include:

Dislike
Entombed
Idiot Convention
Impaled
Lock Up
Instinct of Survival
Psycho
Reproach
Suffering Mind
Squash Bowels

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Lock Up Cancels Italian Tour Dates

Bassist Shane Embury (Napalm Death) of the UK death metal band Lock Up has issued the following update regarding canceled tour dates:

"Unfortunately due to the recent events with the Volcano eruption in Iceland we have had to postpone our forthcoming 2 shows this weekend in Italy as flights have been canceled at this moment in time and don't look like they will happen right now."

"We were looking into various other ways of making the shows but with the chaos in Europe right now and the News media making it more scary then it probably is the decision was made between ourselves and Hellfire Agency to postpone the shows for now and reschedule them for a later date in the year."

"Watch this space as we will have news of the rescheduled dates as soon as we can work out a date - I am hoping that I will have news very soon." More...

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Necronaut Signs To Regain Records

Swedish extreme metal band Necronaut has announced their signing to Regain Records. Necronaut is a side project of former Dismember drummer Fred Estby. The cover artwork for the album was done by Chat Zar, which created prosthetic effects for such movies as The Ring, Planet of the Apes and Darkman.

Vocalists used in the recording of the album are as follows:
Chris Reifert (Abscess, Autopsy)
Hellbutcher (Nifelheim)
Tompa Lindberg (Disfear, Lock up)
Nicke Andersson (Imperial State Electric)

Solo guitarists on the album are as follows:
Tyrant (Nifelheim, Dagger)
Uffe Cederlund (Disfear, ex-Entombed, Principals of Existence)
Robert Pehrsson (Death Breath, Dundertåget)
Robert “Strings” Dahlqvist (Dundertåget)
David Blomqvist (Dismember, Dagger)

Listen to “Infecting Madness,” features Chris Reifert on vocals, here.

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Brutal Assault Festival Confirms Two More Bands

The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Lock Up Writing New Material

Lock Up, the extreme metal supergroup featuring Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates), Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Venomous Concept), Nick Barker (Cradle Of Filth, Testament, Exodus) and Anton Reisenegger (Pentagram, Criminal), have announced that they will not be hanging up the gloves just yet. The band have begun work on a brand new studio album and has announced three shows for later this year.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Enemy Reign Confirmed For Neurotic Deathfest 2010

Colorado extreme metallers ENEMY REIGN were recently added to the illustrious Neurotic Deathfest 2010 lineup! The Neurotic Deathfest is Europe's premier indoor death metal event. Originally known as the Rotterdam Deathfest (2004 and 2005), the organizers changed the name to Neurotic Deathfest in 2006 when they decided to move the festivities to a new venue and city.

Other confirmed bands are as follows (in alphabetical order) :
Beheaded
Beneath The Massacre
Bolt Thrower
Carcass
Defeated Sanity
Dying Fetus
Dr. Doom
Enemy Reign
Insidious Decrepancy
Insision
Human Mincer
Kickback
Lock Up
Napalm Death
Nox
Origin
Revocation
Six Feet Under
Viral Load More...

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Life Of Agony To Headline Damnation Festival

New York crossover legends Life Of Agony will be heading to the United Kingdom for the first time in four years this October to headling the Jager stage at the Damnation Festival which takes place on October 24th at the Leeds University.

Damnation Festival director Gavin McInally said: "Landing a headliner of Life of Agony’s stature is a major coup and the fact it’s the first time they’ll play the UK in four years, makes it all the more special.

"After playing some off the biggest and most respected rock and metal events across Europe this summer, they’ll fly in from New York for this one-off performance and we’re delighted to host what is sure to be a special show."

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Lock Up To Play Last Ever Show?

Lock Up, the Grindcore supergroup which features At The Gates frontman Tomas Lindberg, guitarist Anton Resisenegger of Pentagram and Criminal, Napalm Death bass player Shane Embury and drummer Nick Barker, formerly of Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir, will be headlining the Terrorrizer stage at this year's edition of Britain's, Damnation Festival. And although this will be the bands first show in the United Kingdom for ten years, as well as the live debut of Resisenegger, who replaces the late guitarist Jesse Pintado (formerly of Napalm Death and Terrprizer,) bassist Shane Embury has stated that it will be the bands final performance.

"LOCK UP has not played the UK since the summer of 2000 when we did a small tour with Poland's Decapitated - in fact the band has only ever done around 15 shows since we formed ten years ago. More...

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Anaal Nathrakh, Napalm Death Members Start Label

Mick Kenney (ANAAL NATHRAKH, MISTRESS, PROFESSOR FATE, EXPLODER) and Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, LOCK-UP, BRUJERIA) have set up their own record label, Feto Records, as an outlet to release their own music. The first two releases will be LOCK-UP's long-awaited "Live in Japan" album and Mick's EXPLODER debut. Further releases will include Mick's PROFESSOR FATE debut, featuring vocals from Kristoffer Garm Rygg (ARCTURUS, ULVER) and the next MISTRESS album, entitled "The Glory Bitches of Doghead".

LOCK-UP's "Live in Japan" CD was recorded at Club Quattro in Nagoya, Japan on June 28, 2002 and features the following lineup:

Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) - Bass
Jesse Pintado (TERRORIZER, ex-NAPALM DEATH) - Guitars
Thomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN) - Vocals
Nick Barker (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) - Drums

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Anaal Nathrakh Confirm Live Lineup

For their first gig ever, British cyber/black metal act ANAAL NATHRAKH will be headlining a show at The Underworld in London, on December 15 with KHOLD, TED MAUL and LEECH WOMAN as part of Terrorizer magazine's "A Cold Night In Hell 2006" festival. The band will also play the following day in Birmingham with RAMESSES and NARCOSIS at Edwards No. 8. The lineup of bands on this show was picked personally by ANAAL NATHRAKH. Both shows will have a full live lineup completed by Ventnor on guitar, Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, LOCK UP, WARHAMMER) on bass and Danny Herrera (NAPALM DEATH, VENOMOUS CONCEPT) on drums. Tickets are available on www.ticketweb.co.uk.

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Nick Barker Discusses Departure From Dimmu Borgir

Former DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker has spoken exclusively to Blabbermouth about his surprising departure from the group.

In an official statement announcing Barker's departure, DIMMU BORGIR indicated that "Nicholas has been removed" from the band's lineup and advised their fans to not "waste [their] time speculating why," adding that "we have already moved on."

The following is a transcript of an exclusive question-and-answer session held between Blabbermouth and Nick Barker the evening of Monday, February 9: More...

Read the full article at Blabbermouth.

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