Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) has announced his return to Lock Up. With this news, the band have also confirmed that they are working on a new album titled “The Dregs Of Hades.” That effort will be released this fall.
Lindberg said the following:
“I can´t begin to explain how chuffed I am to be back with these, my favourite grinding beasts. When [Napalm Death’s] Shane [Embury] approached me about rejoining, being part of a dual vokill attack together with [Brutal Teeth’s] Kevin [Sharp], 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 [Pig Destroyer] 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 also commented:
“When Shane 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!”
“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!”