January 9, 2010, 8 years ago

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André Foisy and Terence Hannum have spent the last several years honing the LOCRIAN sound. They’ve taken elements from noise, power electronics, drone, and black metal to come up with a truly unique sound reflecting the sprawling urban decay surrounding them in Chicago. After nearly two dozen releases, they’ve found themselves in the world of Territories. For this release, Locrian has pulled out all the stops and fleshed out the band with the help of Mark Solotroff (BLOODYMINDED, ANATOMY OF HABIT) on vocals and synthesizers, Blake Judd (NACHTMYSTIUM) on guitar, Bruce Lamont (YAKUZA) on saxophone and vocals, and Andrew Scherer (VELNIAS) on drums.

According to a press release, the results of this massive collaborative effort are apparent from the moment the album starts. The textures run darker and deeper; the vocals--sometimes three layers deep--seem to be conjured from the decrepit muck of a failed civilization; the feedback takes on a more pronounced presence; and the big band allows for full-on black metal assaults that burst out of the tortured drones Locrian have come to be known for. Truly a case of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts, Territories may well be the most fully realized form of Locrian’s dystopic vision.

The album will also be a collaboration between four labels from three countries: At War With False Noise (UK), Basses Frequences (France), Bloodlust! (USA), and Small Doses (USA). Territories is Locrian's second studio album and is slated for a March 1st release.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

'Inverted Ruins'

'Between Barrows'

'Procession of Ancestral Brutalism'

'Ring Road'

'Antediluvian Territory'

'The Columnless Arcade'

For more info visit www.myspace.com/thelocrian.

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