Wednesday, May 14, 2014

LOCUSTA: Technical Grinding Death Metal Perpetrators Unleash New Tune; Live Incursions To Begin This Evening

In celebration of their first tour in over two years, Ohio technical grinding death metal assassins,LOCUSTA, spew forth a seething taste of their forthcoming new full-length with "Contaminant Remains." A faultless balance a methodical, Schuldinerian riff sequences and scalding vocal oscillations, the tune is at once haunting, cerebral and wholly engrossing.

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LOCUSTA's long-awaited bout of live abrasions commences today in Raleigh, North Carolina with Warhead. From there, the band will raze the East Coast, leveling stages in a dozen metropolises alongside a host of noteworthy ear-bruisers including Ulcerate, Earthling and Eyehategod on select dates, with additional infiltrations to be declared in the coming weeks. The band will be joined by drummer Alex Tomlin (Battlemaster, Arsis, Withered et al).

LOCUSTA Live Incursions 2014
5/13/2014 The Maywood - Raleigh, NC w/ Warhead
5/14/2014 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC w/ Marrow Of Earth, Axattack, Waft
5/17/2014 The Pilot Light - Knoxville, TN w/ Red Necklace, Vomit Breath
5/18/2014 The Carabar - Columbus, OH w/ Ulcerate, Inter Arma
5/20/2014 Smash Records - Washington, DC w/ Exar Kun, Gloom
5/21/2014 MDF Matinee @ Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD w/ Horrendous, Coffin Dust
5/28/2014 The Paper Box - Brooklyn, NY w/ Diocletian, Manticore, Goat Torment, Pissgrave, Unholy Spirits, Damnatum, Ominous Resurrection, Sacristy
5/29/2014 The Black Box - Providence, RI w/ Crypter, Orsus, Deathstate
5/30/2014 Geno's Rock Club - Portland, ME w/ Sylvia, Livver, Notox (Ex Toxic Narcotic)
5/31/2014 The Millcreek Tavern - Philadelphia, PA w/ Coffin Dust, Dridge
6/01/2014 The Blue Nile - Harrisonburg, PA w/ Earthling, Evicera
6/03/2014 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Eyehategod, Ringworm, Enabler, Gritter

LOCUSTA's as-yet-untitled long player is tentatively scheduled to drop later this year. "Contaminant Remains" will appear on the band's four-track Dendromorphosis EP which also includes a smoldering rendering of Death's "See Through Dreams," and artwork by renowned designer Lucas Ruggieri(BlackTusk, Kylesa, Ghoul, cough et al). Dendromorphosis will be available for purchase at all upcoming tour dates.

Formed in the fall of 2006, LOCUSTA take their name from a female chemist from Ancient Rome regarded as the first documented serial killer. LOCUSTA released their debut full-length upon an unsuspecting underground in 2010 which  is available for download/purchase via their official BandCamp page HERE.

"I got dinner at the bar while LOCUSTA played their set. Melodic, technical death metal in the vein of Spawn Of Possession or Decrepit Birth, the band brought the riffage with a vengeance. Health notice: The surgeon general has advised that discreetly headbanging with a mouthful of food is a choking hazard. But totally worth it." -

"LOCUSTA is one of the best underground metal bands out there right now; seriously one of the highest underground-to-quality-music ratios possible...Totally real-deal, bad-ass performers, worth the money and time spent x1000." - Day After Day DC

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