LOCRIAN are prophetic voices of decline. The Chicago/Baltimore trio formed in 2005, as a duo of André Foisy (guitar) and Terence Hannum (keyboards/vocals). From their beginning they comfortably straddled both the experimental and metal underground. Urban decay, environmental destruction, birth/death/re-birth, and post-apocalyptic themes weave there way throughout their releases. In 2009, the group expanded to a trio with the inclusion of renowned experimental musician Steven Hess (drums/electronics), beginning with their critically acclaimed album The Crystal World for Utech Records, a breakthrough release for the band.
In 2011, the group signed with Relapse Records, which brought the group’s work to a much wider audience beginning with the re-release of numerous catalog pieces. In Summer 2012, the group recorded their Relapse Records debut Return to Annihilation, an album that Pitchfork claimed is the group’s “most provocative and engaging Locrian album to date.”
2014 marked the band’s first European appearance including a much lauded set at the renowned Roadburn Festival in Holland. LOCRIAN continue to remain exceptionally prolific, consistently releasing critically acclaimed albums, collaborative albums, and EPs, that have been praised by Pitchfork, the Chicago Tribune, Decibel Magazine, NPR, Spin Magazine, and numerous other publications. Their next full-length is set for a 2015 release via Relapse Records.