Lock Up (British band)

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Lock Up
Origin Sparkhill, Birmingham, England [1]
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Years active1998–present
Labels Nuclear Blast
Associated acts
Members Shane Embury
Kevin Sharp
Anton Reisenegger
Adam Jarvis
Past members Nicholas Barker
Jesse Pintado
Peter Tägtgren
Tomas Lindberg

Lock Up is an English grindcore side project supergroup, originally formed by Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Venomous Concept), Nicholas Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir) and Jesse Pintado (Napalm Death, Terrorizer). Lock Up was joined by Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy) for its debut album, 1999's Pleasures Pave Sewers , and Tomas Lindberg (At the Gates, Disfear) for 2002's Hate Breeds Suffering and a Japanese tour.

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The band was later joined by guitarist Anton Reisenegger (Pentagram Chile and Criminal) in place of the late Pintado.

Lock Up have played very few live shows. In 2009, the band announced that they would play the Damnation Festival that year. The line-up featured Embury, Barker, Lindberg and Reisenegger. It was touted as the band's last ever live show; however, they later booked more shows for 2010 and 2012. During February of that year they scheduled a ten show mini-tour in the United States. It was their first time playing in that country. Shane Embury was unable to make the shows so Danny Lilker from Nuclear Assault filled in on bass for the duration of the trek.

On 3 December 2010 Lock Up uploaded the first new piece of music in eight years, a track titled "Life of Devastation", to the band's official MySpace page. The song is set to appear on a split seven-inch single with Misery Index in 2011.

The band's third studio album, Necropolis Transparent , was recorded in November and December 2010 at HVR Studios in Ipswich, England, and features guest appearances by Peter Tägtgren and Jeff Walker (Carcass, Brujeria). It was released on 1 July in Europe and 12 July in North America by Nuclear Blast Records. [3]

The fourth album, Demonization, was released in March 2017 through Listenable Records. This time Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth, Venomous Concept) handled the vocals. [4]

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References

  1. "Lock Up | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Myspace.com. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  2. "Old Man's Child - In Defiance of Existence CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 25 March 2003. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Track Premiere: Lock Up - 'Desolation Architect'". Decibelmagazine.com. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2020.