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Lock Up Rejoined By At The Gates’ Tomas Lindberg, New Album Due This Fall


At The Gates, etc. frontman Tomas Lindberg has rejoined Lock Up and will be handling dual vocal duties alongside Kevin Sharp (ex-Brutal Truth). The grind supergroup are currently tracking a new album which they have christened “The Dregs Of Hades” and are preparing for a fall release on Lisentable.

The album will also mark their recording debut with their latest drummer Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer/Misery Index), who replaced Nick Barker in the outfit. Lindberg commented of his return to the band:

“I can´t begin to explain how chuffed I am to be back with these, my favourite grinding beasts. When Shane approached me about rejoining, being part of a dual vokill attack together with Kevin, I said yes straight away. I love the “Demonization” album, and Kevin‘s vocal delivery there.

So, I was very curious and excited to work together with him, writing and arranging lyrics. My idea is that we have very different vocal styles, and that deathgrind fans now will get the best of both worlds. Adding Adam Jarvis to the mix has been nothing but a success as well, his relentless bashing has mos def added an extra dimension to the Lock Up sound. It will be a total blast performing these new tracks in front of a crowd, these are full on old-school deathgrind ragers! Again; chuffed!”

Jarvis commented of his addition to the band:

“When Shane [Embury] first asked me to join the already elite league of extraordinary gentlemen I was beyond ecstatic! THEN…. I find out Tompa was rejoining the band and I went bananas! So excited for everyone to hear what madness we’ve created so far, and for a double assault from Kevin and Tompa that is bound to make you want to punch stuff!”

Bassist Shane Embury added:

“I have said before on many occasions that creating songs, recording and playing shows with Lock Up since the band’s inception in 1998 has always been hinged on madness and old-fashioned grindcore comradery!

When we discussed the possibility of another album it made sense I felt to push the insanity further down the rabbit hole and ask Tompa to rejoin ‘The Dregs of Hades‘ to front the band alongside Kevin Sharp – ha! I have always loved that two singer approach, if done right it’s marvellous dynamics, and believe me, this next album is doing it right!!!

When festivals do finally return it’s gonna be a lot of fun and that’s what counts in the end… be prepared!”

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