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LOCRIAN is a prophetic voice of decline. From the band’s inception, it has comfortably straddled both the experimental and metal underground, weaving themes of apocalypse, urban decay, environmental destruction and birth/death/rebirth throughout its multifaceted and genre-defying releases. The Chicago/Baltimore trio originally formed in 2005 as a duo of André Foisy (guitar) and Terence Hannum (keyboards/vocals), but in 2009, the group expanded to a trio with the introduction of renowned experimental musician Steven Hess (drums/electronics). Hess’s participation in the band began with the band’s critically acclaimed album The Crystal World (Utech Records), a breakthrough release that established LOCRIAN as an adept purveyor of metallic, noisy and ambient textures alike.

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In 2011, the group signed with Relapse Records, which brought LOCRIAN’s work to a much wider audience beginning with the re-release of numerous catalog pieces. So far, the band has released more than 30 EPs, splits, and full-lengths in just 10 years, and has a reputation for navigating more musical territory per release than most bands cover in a lifetime. In summer 2012, the group recorded its Relapse debut Return to Annihilation, a dismally atmospheric record that Pitchfork called the “most provocative and engaging Locrian album to date.” LOCRIAN has also found the time to establish itself as an unparalleled live force. 2014 marked the band’s first European appearance, including a much-lauded set at the renowned Roadburn Festival in Holland.

The trio continues to be exceptionally prolific, consistently releasing well-received albums, collaborative records and EPs that have seen praise from Pitchfork, the Chicago Tribune, Decibel Magazine, NPR, Spin Magazine, and numerous other publications. The band’s 2015 release Infinite Dissolution, based on the phenomenon of the sixth mass global extinction and humanity’s place therein, has been applauded as LOCRIAN’s most experimental and innovative work to date. Infinite Dissolution is a characteristically nihilistic record that nevertheless incorporates hope and optimism in ways the band had previously yet to explore, and has already been praised by outlets such as Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, Exclaim! and The Quietus. Whether or not humanity survives the near future, LOCRIAN has proven that its music possesses the ideas, strength and distinction to envision entirely new worlds hundreds of times over.

LOCRIAN is:
Andre Foisy – Guitar
Terence Hannum – Keyboard/Vocals
Steven Hess – Drums/Electronics

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  • LOCRIAN Share “An Index Of Air” Official Music Video via Magnet Chicago experimental trio LOCRIAN have shared a new music video for the track “An Index Of Air,” taken from their 2015 full-length Infinite Dissolution. “An Index Of Air,” which was directed by Nick Risendorf, has premiered via Magnet Magazine, who have also shared an in-depth description of the video’s concept written by the band. Read LOCRIAN‘s explanation for the ...
  • LOCRIAN: Premieres “Heavy Water” Video At No Clean Singing; East Coast Tour Dates Begin Today locrian heavy water music video LOCRIAN: Premieres “Heavy Water” Video At No Clean Singing; East Coast Tour Dates Begin Today   In support of their lauded Relapse Records-released Infinite Dissolution LP, avant/industrial powerhouse, LOCRIAN, begins a run of East Coast tour dates today. As the trek begins, an official video for their dense “Heavy Water” has been issued exclusively through No Clean ...
  • LOCRIAN Announces January EU Tour locrian-2015-tour-europe Chicago blackened experimentalists LOCRIAN have announced a run of headlining European dates this coming January! The band will be passing through five countries in nine days, including Germany, France, the Netherlands, the UK, and Belgium. A full itinerary is available below. Infinite Dissolution, LOCRIAN‘s most recent full-length, was released via Relapse Records this past July. The ...
  • LOCRIAN: Premieres “Heavy Water” Video At No Clean Singing; East Coast Tour Dates Begin Today In support of their lauded Relapse Records-released Infinite Dissolution LP, avant/industrial powerhouse, LOCRIAN, begins a run of East Coast tour dates today. As the trek begins, an official video for their dense “Heavy Water” has been issued exclusively through No Clean Singing. LOCRIAN begins the new tour in their partial hometown of Baltimore tonight, Thursday, September ...
  • LOCRIAN Streams Infinite Dissolution LP At Revolver Magazine; Album To See Release Via Relapse Records This Friday As Relapse Records prepares for LOCRIAN‘s dominating new Infinite Dissolution LP to see release this Friday, July 24th, Revolver Magazine has unleashed a stream of the entire album. This week, Pitchfork reviewed Infinite Dissolution, offering it an 8.2/10 review, issuing in part, “Despite LOCRIAN‘s doomsday obsessions, Infinite Dissolution-much like the last five years ofLOCRIAN at large-depends ...
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