Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Time Out Chicago on January 3rd Locrian Show

Minnesota black metal with a name that brings to mind state-run health care that's bad for you, Maledicere would make Satan proud with its suitably scary noise. Chicago's own BLOODYMINDED is even more menacing, Locrian makes room for avant-ambient explorations amid the noise, and Sun Splitter, well, Sun Splitter goes for the all-in industrial intensity of groups like Godflesh. Stick around for a dark DJ set from Death Musick Ritual, teaming Yakuza's Bruce Lamont and BLOODYMINDED mouthpiece Mark Solotroff.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Distro Items

We've got some copies of the Locrian/Harpoon 7" from HeWhoCorrupts Inc. and the Locrian: "Endless Plains/Flat Horizons" tape from Peasant Magik.

If you'd like the 7" then that'll be:

($7.00 USA/$9.00 Canada+Mexico/$11.00 Rest of World @ postpaid)

This will be available here soon as well: HeWhoCorrupts Inc.

Here's the description from HeWhoCorrupts Inc.:

A well executed mash up of two of Chicago’s more notable enterprises of loudness – the long coming Locrian / Harpoon split 7” is finally available for wholesale. The vinyl portion of the release includes one song each by both bands. The accompanying digital card provides additional bonus material. This is Harpoon’s first release with a bass player. As well, Locrian collaborates with Andrew Sherer of Velnias. The release is limited to 300 copies on marble green vinyl with full color double sided insert and letter pressed cover.....If you are truly interested in getting copies for your distro I recommend not waiting. We don’t intend to repress as this is the label’s last physical release.

For distribution information, contact: ryan@hewhocorruptsinc.com

You can check out the letterpressed cover art here: Discogs

If you'd like the "Endless Plains/Flat Horizon" tape, then that'll be:

($6.00 USA/$7.00 Canada+Mexico/$9.00 Rest of World @ postpaid)

This tape will be available soon here as well: Peasant Magik

Endless Plains / Flat Horizon c28 / Edition of 100 The beginning of the crest of the wave in our collaborative material. This session was recorded while we were on tour this past summer at Empress of Sound in Washington DC by Greg Svitil (The Antiques/Teething Veils) on Farfisa Organ after our DC show and before the Richmond show. Our most direct kosmiche outing yet.

For distribution information contact: info@peasantmagik.net

Please contact us before ordering these to make sure that we have supplies since these are both extremely limited. We'll consider combining shipping on multiple items so check our distro page if you're interested in anything else. We still have a few copies of the Drenched Lands LP, so get in touch with us soon if you'd like one.

Diophantine Discs has a new shop that you can check out here. We do still have a couple more copies of the Greyfield Shrines LP on Diophantine. We're now sold out of the "Plague Journal" 7" so if you're interested in picking that up, then contact Bloodlust! soon since Bloodlust! is just about out of them for good.

Also, it looks like you can pick up the Undergången - An Audio Companion To The End-Tymes (Cass, Comp, Ltd) from Discogs. This is a beautiful c120 tape that's worth picking up if anything for the Dead Letters Spells Out Dead Words, and Skull Defects, and Sudden Infant tracks. Highly Recommended! Limited to 100 copies!

As usual, paypal to: landofdecay@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Locrian Triple Release Show Friday, November 13th @ Enemy Chicago

Friday, November 13th at 8:00pm
1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60622
$5 donation
All Ages


Chord (Members of Pelican)



This is the release show for the Locrian/Harpoon split 7" on HeWhoCorrupts Inc.


"Rain of Ashes" CD on Basses Frequences;


"Endless Plains/Flat Horizon" - c30 on Peasant Magik

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Locrian "Rain of Ashes" Available from Land of Decay in the U.S.

We have copies of the Locrian CD "Rain of Ashes."

These look great and sound really clear thanks to an awesome mastering job from Chicago Mastering Service.

Please send $12ppd to: landofdecay@gmail.com
if you are interested.

If you would like to distribute this title then please contact jerome@bassesfrequences.org

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rain of Ashes CD Available at Basses Frequences

Here's the description of the record from Fan Death Records:

If Locrian’s latest full length portrays decay and waste when you first see it, “Rain of Ashes” is the is the aftermath once you’ve had time to think about what you’ve just seen. Recorded with no overdubs and no other takes, Locrian went into WMUC studios located at College Park, Maryland to record what became much more than just a session. “Rain of Ashes” is a journey, not of complex feelings, but of realizing the decay and collapse you have just witnessed is real and will never go away. Instead of completely pummeling the listener, the piece slowly rips the listener apart until there is nothing left. Though after Locrian’s first full length “Drenched Lands”, you might have to ask yourself, “is there anything left to begin with in the first place?”

The cd is an edition of 400 and was mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering.

Pick it up here:

Basses Frequences

Monday, October 19, 2009

T. HANNUM - The Mount of All Lands 3" CD

T. Hannum
The Mount of All Lands
3" CD
Edition of 60

1. Ascend ( Approx: 10 mins)
2. Descend ( Approx: 10 mins)

Two vocal pieces recorded in 2008 finally released on 3" CD in a limited artists edition w/ artwork by SCOTT TRELEAVEN. T. Hannum is one half of LOCRIAN, normally behind a pile of keyboards and tapes, here only his voice is used. These tracks were edited into a soundtrack for the video installation "Back + Forth" in S. Treleaven's exhibition at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago, IL that opens 10/31 (where LOCRIAN will perform their soundtrack to the video "7 Last Words). "Ascend" is the harsher of the two tracks, and introduces the theme of white noise and humming vocalizations while "Descend" grafts a cloudscape to the experience layering hazes of vocal tones. No instruments but voice were used on this recording. Full immersion.

$5ppd US / $6 ppd Intl.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Locrian Comp Tracks Available Now

We finished a remix of a Wilt track to celebrate their 10th year together playing. The 2xCD is available now from Ad Noiseam.

Wilt - Cemetary Road 2xCD from Ad Noiseam

Ad Noiseam Describes this release as:
A double CD celebrating Wilt's tenth anniversary, "Cemetery Road / Dead Electroniks" contains a new full length album by these veterans and central figures of the American's dark experimental scene and a homage CD, in which eleven remixers (from well known acts to newcomers) pay their tribute to the depth and innovation that paved Wilt's way so far. From a deep and touching combination of drones and acoustic sounds to a noisy and demanding new take at the past, Wilt's new opus is both a foundation stone and a beautiful festive statue.

We also have a track coming out on Fukk Tapes Lets Erase very soon. This compilation features some awesome musicians. Titled "Undergången - An Audio Companion To The End-Tymes" Edited by "Fukk tapes let's Erase" in an edition of 100 copies. This collection is more experimental and industial-driven with elements of power electronics. The collection contains 21 constellations. Which is:

The Moon Dogs, Frozen Faces, Death Domain, 0100000, Barrikad, Trepaneringsritualen, Enema Syringe, Jean-Louis Huhta, Sudden Infant, Altar Of Flies, Hetsjakt, Neghantil, Relics, Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words, Cutiefuck, Monster Apparat, Violet & Janel, Lux Aeterna, Adolf Filter, The Skull Defekts and LOCRIAN.

At present it is uncertain how it will be purchased. But probably it will be possible to buy the compilation from "Fukk tapes let's Erase" website. www.fukktapes.org

Land of Decay and HeWhoCorrupts Inc. Present at Enemy

Friday, November 13th at 8:00pm
Location: Enemy, 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60622
Cost: $5 donation or Free
All Ages


This is the release show for the Locrian/Harpoon split 7" on HeWhoCorrupts Inc. (http://www.hewhocorruptsinc.com); the Locrian track on this 7" is a studio track collaboration with A.J.S. (drums) from Velnias;

This is also the release show for two other releases:

"Rain of Ashes" CD on Basses Frequences (http://www.bassesfrequences.org/);


"Endless Plains/Flat Horizon" - c30 on Peasant Magik (http://www.peasantmagik.net/)

Chord (Neurot Recordings)
http://www.neurotrecordings.com/artists ... index.aspx



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Locrian Hoodie Still Available

We still have some of our sweatshirts for the oncoming cold.

These look really great, are warm and have an image taken by Kelly Rix at the Dixie Square Mall on the back and the skulls logo that appears on many Locrian releases.

We have S, M, L, & XL

They are: $20.00 USA/$30.00 Rest of World @ postpaid


Gerritt Wittmer - "Drenched Lands" c21 | $10ppd USA/$12ppd Intl.
Unlucky Atlas - c21 | $6ppd USA/$7ppd Intl.

LOD 006: T. HANNUM - "Mount of All Lands" 3" CD (10/09)
LOD 007: LOCRIAN - "Land of Failure" 2xLoop CS (11/09)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sneak Peek: UNLUCKY ATLAS c21

UNLUCKY ATLAS - c21 - Land of Decay #005

Edition of 45 w/ full color inserts and labels on white cassettes in hard shell cassette case.

Side A: Respite
Side B: Measure

First release in almost three years by this dark folk quartet. Photography by Kelly Rix / Design by T. Hannum. Available 10/11 at their show at the Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL



LOD #006: T. Hannum - The Mount of All Lands (3" CDR) [Available 10/31]

Monday, September 28, 2009

GERRITT WITTMER "Drenched Hands" c21

GERRITT WITTMER - c21 - Land of Decay #004

20 Left! (Contact for availability.)

1. Drenched Hands (Locrian remixed by Gerritt Wittmer)
2. Untitled

Edition of 50 in oversized jewelry box with block print by T. Hannum, obi band, 8.5"x14" b&w poster.
Released 09/25/09 at G. Wittmer's show in Chicago, IL at Metal Shaker.

$10 ppd
$12 International

Gerritt Wittmer

T. HANNUM - Mount of All Lands 3" CDR

Thursday, September 24, 2009

To be added to our listserve

If you'd like to be added to our listserve then shoot an email to:


We won't be sending out mass emails very frequently. We'll have new about how to pick up some upcoming Land of Decay releases very soon!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

From Gapers Block Re: Gerritt's Chicago Show on Friday


Above: Gerritt

Folks, I'm gonna lay all my cards on the table; no headline-burying for you lovely souls today. Gerritt is playing in Chicago this Friday (at Metal Shaker, 3394 N. Milwaukee, 9 p.m./$5/21+). For those with chaos-hungry ears, who can (and will) take the time to differentiate between the thousand ways to to make the great din new and exciting, no more need be said, and you've already trampled the messenger on your way to line up at Metal Shaker for tickets. If you're unsure but interested, here's the brief version.

Gerritt Wittmer first launched the Gerritt project in 1998, though the throttle really got slammed into high gear with the release of his Space Level Blaze CD in 2005 (on his own Misanthropic Agenda label, a label that has released all manner of big names in the din game: Merzbow, Bastard Noise, Boris, and Sissy Spacek). It's an old saw that every noise artist eventually gets compared (favorably or otherwise) to Merzbow, but Space Level Blaze truly matched Masami Akita's laptop-age demolitions pound for pound and then some, a stroboscopic, digi-noise heart-stopper that stands tall amongst the heavy-hitters in computer noise. 2007's Proof of Powers veered off into a terrain better suited for comparison with recent John Wiese recordings (it's no surprise that the two collaborated on a short, punch EP entitled The Disappearing Act, also in 2007), with the slower, more deliberate editing also being applied to less conventional sound sources, assorted groans and gurgles layered purely and exquisitely to create sonic abattoirs filled to the brim with thin-sliced vocal chords and fist-sized chunks of pumice.

Recently, rumors have been filtering out from Wittmer's Oakland, CA HQ that a new direction and approach has been discovered and is being developed. Friday's performance, titled 'The Message,' will work within a compositional structure of some kind, perhaps involving some sort of body-action, a la Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, sound poetry in the realms of Henri Chopin or Graham Lambkin, or brainwave-manipulation in the tradition of Eric Lunde's De Sade or Pierre Henry's Cortical Art III. It's hard to tell -- I only have photos and artifacts of the past to go on.

Joining Wittmer will be Chicago's only Lebanese Power Electronics practitioner (that I know of) Koufar, a forceful and thematically-charged project that lays loops of traditional Lebanese music over thunderous declamations of racial strife and territorial outrage, outrage gleaned first-hand by Koufar's Waddiah Chami as he helped his family evacuate during recent conflicts at the hands of Hezbollah. Opening will be Katchmare's Nick Hoffman, and throughout, DJ sets by Slow Electronics (who seem to be some sort of Power Electronics critique act -- the web site, promising an end to 'crypto-fascist Patriarchal Power Electronics,' makes cloudy concepts cloudier through murky rhetoric, so I hope that the audio will explain all) will drown out the damned infernal silence.

Bonus: $5 door donation will get the first 20 attendees a free copy of the Drenched Hands cassette, a Gerritt remix of the Locrian album Drenched Lands.

— Chris Sienko / Comments (0)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Locrian Remix Wilt Coming Soon

Locrian Remix coming soon. Land of Decay will hopefully have some copies. More information here.

FALL 2009
WILT: Cemetery Road / Dead Electroniks
2 x CD
Ad Noiseam Records
Includes remixes/collaborations with: Luasa Raelon, Josh Lay, Mark Solotroff, Larvae, V.O.S., Theologian, Locrian, Horchata, SICKNESS, Climax Denial and Cornucopia.

Final Track Listing

Disc 1:
1. Red Bird, Black Sky
2. The Weight of Headstones
3. A Small Release
4. Escape
5. A Deaf Cry
6. The Realm of Shattered Prisms
7. The Grim
8. Symptom of the End
9. Serpent Dream
10. The Remainder
11. To an End

Disc 2:
1. Constellation
2. A Case of Castration Anxiety {Climax Denial}
3. Megalith {Cornucopia}
4. A Room with Neither Entrance, Nor Exit {Theologian}
5. Entombed in Velvet {Luasa Raelon}
6. Beyond the Valley of the Dead {Veil of Secrecy}
7. Signe Correct Correspondant {Mark Solotroff}
8. In the Shadow of Dead Angels {Josh Lay}
9. Void {Locrian}
10. The Blood Runs Thinner with Each Breath {Sickness}
11. Broken Diodes {Horchata}
12. The Many Armed Beast {Larvae}
13. Dusk

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"Rain of Ashes" At Troubleman Unlimited and Crucial Blast

Although, we've sold out of all of our copies of the "Rain of Ashes" cassette, Troubleman Unlimited and Crucial Blast still have some.

Description from Troubleman:


Rain Of Ashes cassette (Fan Death)

Listen up all "tape" labels, this is how it is supposed to be done. Pro printed, shrinkwrapped cassettes- and sold at a reasonable price! Plus it's one of the best bands around. You may know Locrian from their LP on Bloodlust...Heavy drone death! "Rain of Ashes" is a journey, not of complex feelings, but of realizing the decay and collapse you have just witnessed is real and will never go away. Instead of completely pummeling the listener, the piece slowly rips the listener apart until there is nothing left. Though after Locrian's first full length "Drenched Lands", you might have to ask yourself, "is there anything left to begin with in the first place?" "Rain of Ashes" reassures you that nothing is left. 200 copies on audio cassette. While you're at it, we have 2 copies left of their LP on BLoodlust (scroll down a bit). Order both! The best price ever!

Description from Crucial Blast:

Finally got to see these guys back in July when they toured through Baltimore...Locrian treated a small but enthusiastic audience at the Talking Head to a half hour set of stunning kosmiche drone and blackened post-rock abstraction, with one of the loudest, most fog-filled performances I've ever seen at that joint. The two members of Locrian positioned themselves on the small stage, the guitarist hunkered down in front of his amp, his armada of effect pedals at arm's length, the keyboardist looming over a stack of analogue synths, reel-to-reel tape machines (!), and various other effects devices and sound generators, and they proceeded to knock us all flat with a thunderous wave of deep-space psychdrone flecked with strange Slinty guitar figures and surpremely tasty vintage synth tones. They sounded like a blackened kosmiche krautrock band blasting at nuclear-strength volume when they reached the apex of their set, but it took a long time to get there as they slowly piled on more and more layers of drone and circular guitar and immense bottom-end heaviness. Before going to the show, I had just heard a smattering of their recorded output but was largely new to what Locrian were doing, but by the end of their set I was totally sold.

Just before the show, Locrian had performed live on a radio show at Universaity Of Maryland, and this half-hour performance has been captured as Rain Of Ashes, a limited edition cassette released by the very cool Fan Death Records that just started up recently. It's limited to 200 copies, and comes in full color package. The a-side features the full "Rain Of Ashes", while the b-side has the same track, but in reverse.

"Rain Of Ashes" feels like it's mostly improvised, starting off with soft smears of delayed guitar and warbling drones, building slowly into a swirling mass of black sound, deep kosmiche keyboards and deep gusts of subterannean hiss and tracers of dissonant guitar flowing together, and then gradually a simple four note melody appears, played on a very 70's sounding synth, dark and descending and quite pretty, and this melody begins to loop over and over and over, turning into a cluster of melodic notes as additional keyboards enter and play the same melody, reminsicent of Shulze and the synthscores of Carpenter/Howarth, and this stretches out for quite a while. Eventually, the melodic keys fade off, and we move into a darker expanse of buzzing, blackened guitar rumble, throbbing piano notes, shrieking wordless black metal-esque vocalizations, eerie guitar melodies suspended over an increasingly fearsome soundscape that builds into a hellish cacophony of shrieking vocals and grinding blacknoize that gets really Abruptum-like at the end. It's the sound of soaring through celestial starfields, then falling endlessly into a horrific black abyss.

Hearing the same music in reverse on the b-side, it's even more unearthly and woozy, a black blur of melted feedback and gorgeously warped melodies and dubbed-out ambience that stretches out forever, and I'm thinking that these guys need to make all of their stuff available like this...

Absolutely breathtaking black-kosmiche dronebliss, you can bet that I'll be getting more Locrian stuff in stock here as soon as possible. Highly recommended

Saturday, September 5, 2009

SNEAK PEAK: Gerritt Wittmer - c21


1. Drenched Hands (Locrian remixed by Gerritt Wittmer)
2. Untitled

Will be released 09/25/09 at G. Wittmer's show in Chicago, IL at Metal Shaker.

Edition of 50 in oversized jewelry box with block print by T. Hannum, obi band, 8.5"x14" b&w poster.

Gerritt Wittmer
Show Link

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday, August 21st Update

Jason Dean's "7 Inches" blog just posted an interview from this summer's east coast U.S. tour.

Everything is in order so that we'll have the Rain of Ashes tapes mailed to everyone by early next week. Fan Death Records may still have some copies left.

Monday, August 17, 2009

"Rain of Ashes" Release

We have sold out of our copies of the Locrian "Rain of Ashes" tape.

Please contact Fan Death Records for copies.

The CD version will be released on Basses Frequences in early October 2009. We'll have more news about that in the near future.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Locrian “Rain of Ashes” Available on Cassette as of August 25th

Land of Decay has 50 copies of this recording to sell.
Copies of this recording can also be obtained at Fan Death Records

Paid orders are now being accepted

Wholesale rate:
$1.50 per cassette (minimum order 4 cassettes) postpaid U.S.
Please inquire about international wholesale rates
USA postpaid with Media Mail
WORLD postpaid with Priority Mail

Please use
landofdecay@gmail.com for PayPal payments


"Rain of Ashes"
Edition Size:
200 Copies
Catalog Number:
FDR 008

Description from Fan Death Records:

If Locrian’s latest full length portrays decay and waste when you first see it, “Rain of Ashes” is the is the aftermath once you’ve had time to think about what you’ve just seen. Recorded with no overdubs and no other takes, Locrian went into WMUC studios located at College Park, Maryland to record what became much more than just a session. “Rain of Ashes” is a journey, not of complex feelings, but of realizing the decay and collapse you have just witnessed is real and will never go away. Instead of completely pummeling the listener, the piece slowly rips the listener apart until there is nothing left. Though after Locrian’s first full length “Drenched Lands”, you might have to ask yourself, “is there anything left to begin with in the first place?” “Rain of Ashes” reassures you that nothing is left. 200 copies on audio cassette.
This release will be available on CD (edition of 300) from Basses Frequences (France) in October 2009 with an alternate bonus track and packaging.

Cassette Tracklisting:
A: Rain of Ashes

sehsA fo niaR

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Land of Decay and BloodLust! present:

Friday September 25, 2009

Metal Shaker
3394 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641

9:00 PM

The first 20 paid attendees will receive a limited edition Gerritt Wittmer remixes Locrian cassette on Land of Decay (we'll have a few...maybe 10...copies to sell on the blog if you're interested)

Gerritt Wittmer


Nick Hoffman

Plus, before, in-between, and after the "live" sets:

Slow Electronics
"DJ" sets by Jon Cates & Jake Elliott

Monday, August 3, 2009

André Foisy “After The Prophecy” Solo CDR: SOLD OUT

This release is now all sold out. All of the orders for it will be going out today and tomorrow.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


There are three more André Foisy “After The Prophecy” solo CDRs left. I'm preparing the finished CDRs to be mailed at the moment. Order one soon if you're interested.

Looks like there are some out of print Locrian releases up on discogs. Pick 'em up if you are interested.

We just received the new Alarm Magazine (Alarm #35). I big thanks to Jamie Ludwig, Marla Seidell and the other nice people at Alarm for writing and publishing a nice feature on Locrian. There are some other cool features in this issue (actually it's more like a book) on Kylesa, Ocean, Tombs, Wino, and Zu. Check it out!

The next Land of Decay release (LOD 4) will be out in mid-September. This will be celebrating Gerritt Wittmer's show at the Metal Shaker in Chicago on September 25. We'll be primarily giving this release (a limited cassette) away for free at the show, but we're planning to have a few for sale from us directly for all of you who can't make his show. More details on this show and upcoming Locrian releases soon.

Monday, July 27, 2009

André Foisy “After The Prophecy” Solo CDR

To Be Released on Monday, August 3rd: Pre-orders accepted now

Two tracks of string-based (mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, and violin) dronescapes recorded in 2007. Edition of 25 copies. Track 1 appeared previously on the "Summer Solstice" compilation album from Twilight Luggage. CD covers screen printed by Kelly Rix.

Track Titles:
1) The Great Dissappointment (4:34)
2) Call To Clarion: Flee That Flood (21:29)

$6.00 USA postpaid
$10.00 Rest of World postpaid with International First Class Mail

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Extremely Limited Copies of Locrian “Drenched Lands” Deluxe LP + Bonus 3”CD Available

Land of Decay has very limited copies of the Locrian “Drenched Lands” LP +3” CD available. This album was released on July 15th through Bloodlust! in an edition size of 200. Bloodlust! has sold out of this record already.

Please use landofdecay@gmail.com for PayPal payments

If you would like us to reserve a copy of this album for you, then please contact us immediately and we will add your name to our reserve list. We will ship to you as soon as we receive payment.

$20.00 USA postpaid with Media Mail
$25.00 USA postpaid with Priority Mail
$30.00 Rest of World postpaid with International First Class Mail
(USA customers, please specify your preferred method of delivery
in the PayPal message)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Land of Erosion | Tour Release 2009

LOD 002

LOCRIAN / Land of Erosion / Tour Edition of Loop Cassette + Pin Set / Edition of 25 / SOLD OUT!

Available on Tour Only!

Loop cassette from live set of Locrian circa 2008, reversed and decayed for the format, packaged in large envelope with B+W booklet featuring tour dates and abandoned mall image, with set of twin pins.

Friday, June 26, 2009

NEW RELEASE: B!127 Locrian "Drenched Lands" LP

BloodLust! New Release:
- Shipping begins on Wednesday July 15, 2009
- Paid orders are now being accepted

Artist: Locrian
Title: "Drenched Lands"
Format: LP (clear vinyl) + 3-inch CD in letter-pressed sleeve
Edition Size: 200 Copies
Catalog Number: BloodLust! 127
Genre: Drone / Experimental / Noise / Black Metal

BloodLust! is extremely pleased to release the deluxe vinyl edition of “Drenched Lands,” the new Locrian album, which is the band’s first studio-recorded full-length. “Drenched Lands” finds Locrian effortlessly synthesizing music styles, all the while shrugging off easy genre descriptions, as they create an album that combines drone, black metal, and noise elements to portray qualities of beauty, sadness, radiance, and horror. Following the already acclaimed compact disc version that was recently co-released by At War With False Noise (Scotland) and Small Doses (USA), BloodLust! and Locrian worked closely together to conceive this handsome new record. Pressed in an edition of only 200 copies in clear vinyl, this record is housed in a handsome letter-pressed two-fold sleeve, printed at Chicago’s Dexterity Press. The inner flap of the sleeve holds a bonus 3-inch compact disc that contains music that will remain exclusive to this edition. LP recording and mixing were completed by Steve Beyerink at Phantom Manor, Chicago, while mastering and cutting duties were executed by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service. The 3-inch CD was recorded by Philip von Zweck in January 2009, at WLUW 88.7 FM, on the Something Else broadcast, and it was mastered by Jason Soliday at Enemy, Chicago. For this live radio session, Locrian were joined by Andrew Sherer (Velnias) and Mark Solotroff (BLOODYMINDED, Anatomy of Habit).


LP Tracklisting:
A1: "Obsolete Elegy in Effluvia and Dross" (2:09)
A2: "Ghost Repeater" (10:36)
A3: "Barren Temple Obscured by Contaminated Fogs" (6:11)
B1: "Epicedium" (8:30)
B2: "Obsolete Elegy in Cast Concrete" (6:50)

CD Tracklisting:
1. “Sullage” (18:43)


Praise for the “Drenched Lands” compact disc:

“[T]his is exactly what we've been hankering for. A sprawling blackened songsuite, equal parts, dark ambience, dense drones, heavy electronics, buzzy lo-fi almost new wave sounding keyboards, spidery post rock guitars and soft noise…Locrian take that sound someplace all their own…”
-- Aquarius Records

“Locrian forgoes spitting on the baseboards for something a little more cogitative. Drenched Lands moves vertically, avoiding the aberrant inclinations that can come out of too much feedback and not enough melodic foresight…It’s something far more cohesive than the post-processed minimalism that’s becoming increasingly customary…The record’s ultimately absorbing and Locrian is able to effectively evaluate new boundaries for the genre, doing so without staring at their own shoes.” -- Alan Jones, Bagatellen

“At the tipping point between wintery post rock and treachery-fuelled drone is where Drenched Lands does its best work…[A]fter being dragged through the depths of this album, everyday life ends up looking like a lavatory full of fool’s gold. The sun won’t come up tomorrow.” -- Scott McKeating, Rock-a-Rolla

“Almost disturbingly prolific…Drenched Lands, for all its metal look and presentation, is one of the more subtle releases I have yet to hear.”
--Creaig Dunton, Brainwashed

“Someone once wrote of Nadja that they were like doom-metals’ awkward, poetry writing cousin. The same too is true of Locrian only they are clearly more influenced by Aleister Crowley and have a penchant for flirting with the occult, given the blackened vocals, darker electronics and harrowing atmospheres within their loop driven gloom… The variety in this album is excellent especially given that it is mainly guitar/synth drone which can, without innovation be a limiting genre… Drenched Lands’ is an interesting record in many ways…given the chance - it will engross you in a sea of awesome drones and harrowing blackness.
--Chris Naughton, Gradations of Morbidity


$20.00 USA postpaid with Media Mail
$25.00 USA postpaid with Priority Mail
$30.00 Rest of World postpaid with International First Class Mail
(USA customers, please specify your preferred method of delivery
in the PayPal message)

(Wholesale rates available to distributors, mail-order services, and
record stores; please inquire)

Please use landofdecay@gmail.com for PayPal payments


Monday, June 22, 2009

LOCRIAN ||| Summer Tour 2009

locrian at matchitehew assembly (chicago) june 6th, 2009 from acid marshmallow on Vimeo.

July 2nd: Frankie's Basement / Toledo, OH w/ Hive Mind + Jason Zeh
July 3rd: STALAG IX / Lucky Cheng's Fortune Cookie Cabaret / NYC, NY w/ Lussuria, Sleep Museum + Shallow Waters
July 5th: Show No Mercy Presents / Public Assembly / Brooklyn, NY w/ Anal Cunt, Fuck the Facts, Gwynbleidd + Copremesis
July 6th: Velvet Lounge / Washington, DC w/ Teething Veils, Our Brother the Native + Kohoutek
July 7th: Nara Sushi / Richmond, VA w/ Wrnlrd, Head Molt + Twilight Memories of the Three Suns
July 8th: Talking Head Club / Baltimore, MD w/ The New Flesh, Nocnitsa + Corporeal
July 9th: The Khyber / Philadelphia, PA w/ Woe, T.O.M.B. + Panther Modern
July 10th: Garfield Artworks / Pittsburgh, PA w/ Requiem, D.O.T.S. + Casual Approach
July 11th: Skylab / Columbus, OH w/ The Human Quena Orchestra + Day Creeper
July 12th: Dayton Dirt Colelctive / Dayton, OH w/ The Human Quena Orchestra Teeth Collection + Envenomist
July 13th: The Empty Bottle / Chicago, IL w/ The Human Quena Orchestra, Anatomy of Habit + Pharmakon

Released for Tour:
LOCRIAN | Visible/Invisible | 3" CDR | Small-Doses

released in honor and support of locrian's upcoming midwest/east coast tour. this 3" shows a different, perhaps even uplifting side of locrian - an 11 minute synth-heavy drone with layered guitar backed with the reversed version of the track. visible/invisible was originally released on a long-gone split tape(with daleth), and featured in a scott treleaven video work with throbbing gristle's genesis p-orridge. edition of 93 copies. (Small-Doses)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Stills from LAND OF DECAY

Stills from LAND OF DECAY ///
Dixie Square Mall / Harvey, IL:

10 of 38 remain.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Land of Decay

LOD 001:

LOCRIAN / Land of Decay / VHS + 3" CD / Edition of 38

$23ppd US / $27ppd World (Contact for availability / PayPal accepted / e-mail to reserve if sending cash, check or MO/ Locals + Pickup or Fest Reserve = $20)

"Two hours of sound and video from this dark duo.  Three live sets drifting through footage of the rain swept carcass of the Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, IL shot with a hypnotic sense of minimal pace by band member and video-artist T. Hannum.  Comes with 3" CD of "Exhuming the Carnival", xerox poster, color photos, and a variety of other inserts.  VHS and inserts are housed in a white album case in a hand numbered edition of 38 (NTSC)"

Available Now.