NEW YORK CITY – Cleveland experimental hardcore project LOCKTENDER follows up its crushing debut full-length Kafka with RODIN, a brand new onset of profound post-rock exploration. The four-track LP will be released on April 1, 2014 by HALO OF FLIES in the US and the rest of the world by I.CORRUPT and DESORDRE ORDONNE. The members of Locktender (ex-Men As Trees) have devoted themselves to translating pieces of art through music, and Rodin is no different, based on four works by a sculptor of the same name.
“Hardcore has for so long been associated with anger and dissatisfaction but Locktender have repeatedly been able to cross the channel and reach out to sonorous heights of jubilation and blithe lulls of quietude.”
– Figureheads ov Pop
LISTEN: LOCKTENDER – KAFKA
Available for pre-order in early spring, 500 12″ copies of Rodin will be pressed, 250 on clear and 250 on black and full color jacket with art by Jon Weed.
“Locktender is stupefyingly brilliant. From Cleveland, Ohio, this art-focused, art-soaked project has made every attempt to both set themselves apart from, and simultaneously set, the norm of heavy music. Where some in the hardcore and metal scenes dabble in kitschy, pseudo-philosophical puns, Locktender dives into the abyss of literature with arms overhead.”
– Toxicbreeds Funhouse
HALO OF FLIES
Labels: Halo of Flies (US) / I Corrupt (EU) / Desordre Ordonne (CA)
250 clear, 250 on black.
full color gatefold covers & full color labels.
Art by Jon Weed @ www.jonweed.com.
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Locktender is a concept focused hardcore band concentrating on artists and their works interpreted through music, lyrics & art. Every album is an artist, every song is a different work. Recent and future works explored by the band include Franz Kafka’s Zurau Aphorisms and sculptures from Auguste Rodin.
Locktender is Andrew, Jason, Frank, & Nick. Recorded in November 2013 with Bill Korecky / Mars Music & Mastered by Role / die Tonmeisterei
Locktender return to Europe and bring their best buddies The Reptilian.
16.05. GER Darmstadt – Oetinger Villa w/ solids
17.05. GER Marburg – Café Trauma w/ Amber
18.05. GER Muelheim – AZ w/ Birmingham Pines
19.05. NL Enschede – The Loch
20.05. BEL Dendermonde – JH Zenith w/ Brutus
21.05. GER Muenster – Baracke
22.05. GER Hamburg – tba
23.05. GER Berlin – Tiefgrund
24.05. AT Linz – Ann & Pat
25.05. HU Budapest – Trafik w/ Oaken & zato.ino
26.05. CR Zagreb – Grey Room
27.05. AT Vienna – EKH w/ The Weight Of Water
28.05. GER Erlangen – Jugendhaus w/ Masada & Lilith
29.05. GER Dresden – Sabotage
30.05. GER Wuerzburg – Kellerperle w/ Masada & Lilith