Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Lock Up finally break out of the UK


The name Lock Up should mean something to you. If it doesn't let help your dumb ass catch up, they are a UK grindcore super-group formed by Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Venomous Concept), Nicholas Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir) and Jesse Pintado (Napalm Death, Terrorizer). After Jesse's death in 2006, Anton Reisenegger (Pentagram, Criminal) took on the role of guitarist. Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, Disfear, etc.) relieved Peter TÃĪgtgren of vocal duties in 2002. At any rate, if those names mean nothing to you, you've definitely come to the wrong blog.

They've been screwing around and touring Europe for a few years now but the UK can no longer contain them. Today they kicked off their first North American tour. Unfortunately bassist Shane Embury can't make the dates for some unreported reason but not to fear, they've set up an equally prominent bassist to replace him, none other than Dan Lilker of Brutal Truth. Lilker had this to say about stepping in for Embury:

"It's a pleasure and an honor to (briefly) step in for Mr. Shane Emburyand hold down the bass for LOCK UP for these East Coast shows," commented Lilker. "Hope to see all the grindfreaks come out and experience the mayhem. Full speed ahead, fuckers!"

Considering they hit Montreal in three days and I'm poorer than a two-dollar whore, I'll have to sit this one out, but I wish them the best on the tour and pray they come back soon.

Lock Up's latest full-length 'Necropolis Transparent' came out July 1 of last year on Nuclear Blast.

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