LOCK UP "Demonization" [12" LP, Green Vinyl, Gatefold]
2017 - Grindcore/Death Metal from United Kingdom
The World continues to sink deeper beyond repair... After amicably parting company with long standing vocalist and metal brother Tomas Lindberg LOCK UP were honored to have Kevin Sharp step up to the plate and infuse the band with his unique take on pan-demonic Grind & Death hybrid attack! As a long, long standing friend of the band, Kevin has added flavors to the already fermenting satanic cocktail of disharmony. A pot that is stirred ferociously with Anton's insane, twisted riffs, Nick's mentally charged drum beating and Shane's sub tone demonic bass growls! The Dregs of Hades have a new strand of demented DNA !. The band' s new album "Demonization" has been long in the making for many reasons... Logistically, the band is based in different corners of the globe. Life invades at any given moment to disrupt the thought process as it does for anyone in the world, But also at the same time the brutality of life has also inspired the band's creative process in many other ways. Lyrically this record deals with the rise and the fall and the rise again of the human consciousness. The struggle to resist the powers that be, the addiction of escape, the turmoil of reality and how to survive through the carnage and come out on the other side stronger....the reborn phoenix! Musically on the new album guitarist Anton Reisenegger's riffs scream out in every mutated direction - fast, heavy and darkly colorful, An homage to the underground from which the band members all came from, but at the same time setting new standards in extremity. Nick Barker's drumming surpasses lightning speeds of precision.The chaos is joyfully indefinable as he charges through the compositions like a red bull to the flag of hate! Shane Embury's bass tones once again Invoke rapid, low-end bestial bowel movements to carry the lost souls across the river Styx! And last but not least Kevin Sharp; what else needs to be said ? 27 years of demonic guttural exorcisms that continue to inspire the world underdogs to get through another day at work.