After a two-year hiatus, Ohio technical grinding death metal peddlers, LOCUSTA, will be embarking on a live takeover through the East Coast this Spring! Slated to commence on May 13th in Raleigh, North Caroline, LOCUSTA will rape faces through Columbia, Knoxville, Columbus, Washington DC, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Providence, Portland, Philadelphia, Harrisonburg and Richmond with additional incursions to be announced in the coming weeks. The band will be joined by drummer Alex Tomlin (Battlemaster, Arsis, Withered et al).
LOCUSTA is currently putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled full-length tentatively scheduled to drop later this year. In the meantime, ravaging preview track, “Contaminant Remains,” will appear on the band’s forthcoming, four-track Dendromorphosis EP which also includes a molten rendition 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.
Comments the band of their forthcoming live offensive: “We’re looking forward to hitting the road again after such an agonizingly long break from touring and to what we’re anticipating will be some of the best shows we’ve ever played, both in respect to the caliber of the bands we’re billed with and the fact that our live sets sound tighter than they ever have before. Our set lists will mostly contain songs from the new album, including the first track we’ve ever written that extends past the nine-minute mark, which is easily the darkest and most epic piece of music we’ve written so far. There is more grinding technicality than before, but the songs are also much more mature from a songwriting point of view than what you hear on our first album. We’re excited to be sharing this time in the band with all of our new and old friends on the road, but…no survivors.” View some live debauchery from the band below.
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
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.” — NoCleanSinging.com
“LOCUSTA. Why isn’t this band huge? Serious death metal from Columbus shredded bar and house shows alike and smote their victims with ease.” — The Athens News
“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