Lock Up (At The Gates, Napalm Death, Etc.) Premiere “Dark Force Of Conviction” Video

Lock Up (At The Gates, Napalm Death, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Dark Force Of Conviction.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Dregs Of Hades,” which will be released on November 26.

“The Dregs Of Hades” Track Listing:

01. “Death Itself, Brother Of Sleep”
02. “Hell Will Plague The Ruins”
03. “The Dregs Of Hades”
04. “Black Illumination”
05. “Dark Force Of Conviction”
06. “Misdirection Thief”
07. “Dead Legions”
08. “Triumph Of The Grotesque”
09. “Nameless Death”
10. “A Sinful Life Of Power”
11. “Ashes”
12. “The Blind Beast”
13. “Reign On In Hell”
14. “Crucifixion Of Distorted Existence”

Lock Up (Napalm Death, At The Gates, Etc.) Premiere “Inside Cthulhu’s Eye” Video

Lock Up (Napalm Death, At The Gates, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “Inside Cthulhu’s Eye.” You can find an official video for that track below. The single will also be available as a bonus 7″ that will be included with the vinyl reissue of “Play Fast or Die – Live in Japan,” which is set to be released on May 21. Shane Embury commented:

“I am super stoked with our video for ‘Inside Cthulhu’s Eye‘ from Chariot Of Black Moth it captures the right balance of concept and chaos! It’s been a long 13 months and hearing this song back for the first time in a while I can’t wait for our album to be mixed .. play fast or die !!!”

Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) Rejoins Lock Up

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!”

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!”

Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Etc.) Joins Lock Up

Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, etc.) has joined Lock Up as their new drummer. He will be replacing Nick Barker, who recently exited the band.

Shane Embury (also of Napalm Death) said the following:

“We are extremely thrilled to welcome Adam into the ranks of Lock Up ! I have known Adam for a few years now and we just recently finished a European tour together – a super nice guy and killer skin beater…

Lock up has always been a rollercoaster of a ride since it’s inception way back in 1998 but Adam joining us now in these chaotic times i believe is surely going to refuel this seasoned grind machine … Play Fast or Die!!!”

Jarvis added:

“I’m honored to be included in this killer line-up of incredibly talented musicians. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing these amazing dudes for over ten years and can’t wait to collaborate on some vicious new tunes! I have the utmost respect for Nick Barker and it won’t be easy to fill his shoes, but I’m up for the challenge. GRIND!!!”

Drummer Nick Barker Exits Lock Up

Nick Barker has announced his departure from Lock Up. Despite this, the drummer says he still has “a couple of new musical endeavours in the pipeline.”

Barker commented:

“After ‘not feeling it’ for a considerable amount of time and pondering my future within the ranks of the band, I’ve decided to call it a quits with Lock Up!

There’s no bad blood or ill feeling in any way,those guys are my brothers and I wish them well..

I have a couple of new musical endeavours in the pipeline that will come to light when the time is right.

Id like to take this opportunity to thank my ex-band mates and all the fans around the world for their support over the course of 20+ years I served as drummer in the band…

Much love to you all.”

Shane Embury (also of Napalm Death, etc.) added:

“I am sad to see Nick leave the band” ! But we have discussed this a lot and it’s time to move on for all of us I guess – no bad blood

Along with Jesse Pintado ( RIP) Nick and I formed Lock Up in 1998 !

We have had a fun and crazy ride together on all those years and I wish Nick nothing but the best for the future”

Lock Up Added To Napalm Death, Brujeria, & Power Trip 2017 European/UK Tour

Lock Up have been added to the upcoming Napalm Death, Brujeria, and Power Trip European/UK tour. You can see the dates for that below.


Tour Dates:

04/25 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
04/26 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
04/27 Stockholm, SWE – Kraken
04/28 Glensburg, GER – Roxy
04/29 Magdeburg, GER – Factory
04/30 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
05/01 Koln, GER – Underground
05/02 Berlin, GER – SO36
05/04 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat Klub
05/05 Brno, CZE – Klub Fleda
05/07 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
05/09 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
05/10 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
05/11 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
05/12 London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
05/13 Paris, FRA – Glazart
05/14 Antwerpen, BEL – Zappa
05/16 Six-Fours-Les-Plages, FRA – Espace Andrea Malraux
05/17 Geneva, SWI – L’usine
05/18 Bologna, ITA – Zona Roveri
05/19 Karlsruhe, GER – NCO Club
05/20 Munchen, GER – Backstage
05/21 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar

Lock Up Premiere New Song “Desolation Architect”

Lock Up (Napalm Death, ex-Dimmu Borgir, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “Desolation Architect.” This song is from the band’s new album “Demonization,” which will be available on March 10. This will be the band’s first effort with Kevin Sharp (ex-Brutal Truth) on vocals.


“Demonization” Track Listing:

01. “Blood And Emptiness”
02. “The Decay Within The Abyss”
03. “Locust”
04. “Demonization”
05. “Demons Raging”
06. “Desolation Architect”
07. “Instruments Of Armageddon”
08. “Sunk”
09. “The Plague That Stalks The Darkness”
10. “Foul From The Pure”
11. “MindFight”
12. “Void”
13. “Secret Parallel World”
14. “We Challenge Death”

Lock Up Premiere New Song “Mindfight”

Lock Up (Napalm Death, ex-Dimmu Borgir, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “Mindfight.” This song is the first to feature Kevin Sharp (ex-Brutal Truth) on vocals, who is taking over for Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates). The band’s new album “Demonization” will be available in March.

Lock Up Part Ways With Tomas Lindberg, Welcome New Vocalist Kevin Sharp

Lock Up have parted ways with Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) and have recruited Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth) to take his place. There is no “bad blood” between members. Lindberg simply left due to his obligations to At The Gates and their current touring schedule.


The band issued the following statement on Facebook:

“It seems to be on the internet already so you may aswell hear it from us now a little earlier than we planned.

Unfortunately we have to announce the departure of our brother and long-time vocalist Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates / Disfear).For the record, there’s absolutely no bad blood or drama involved and we wish Tompa nothing but the best in all his future endeavours.

As you all know, At The Gates have just released a brand new, killer album, and the subsequent touring schedule that will follow means Tompa simply won’t have any free time to commit to Lock Up’s imminent future plans of recording a new album or any live performances that will follow.

So please welcome our good friend and partner in grind, Mr. Kevin Sharp of Brutal Truth into the ranks of the band as our new full time vocalist. Kevin made his debut live appearance with Lock Up at Manizales Grita Rock Festival in Colombia back in early October with only 10 days notice to learn 22 songs.

This is a very exciting and brand new chapter for the band as we prepare to enter the studio in the coming months to record our follow-up album to ‘Necropolis Transparent’, which came out on Nuclear Blast Records back in 2011. The band is currently busy in writing mode and currently seeking a new label home and hope for an early summer release of the as yet untitled new album.”

Tomas Lindberg said the following:

“I sadly had to part ways with.my good ol’ grindbuddies in Lock Up.This is all due to time/schedule/logistic issues. The new At The Gates record needs/deserves its time, and i don’t want to leave my brothers from downtown hades hanging. In a dream world i could do both, but it would be egoistic of me to hang on to it – and constantly having to say no to stuff because i wasn’t available. Luckily a mutual grind bear buddy, Mr. Kevin Sharp, was able to step in. He will be a perfect replacement. He has the heart, the passion and the voice. He has also been a friend of everybody in the band for as long as i can remember. I will miss the music, the brotherhood, the fans and the good times. But i think that this decision is for the best of the band, and that is what matters.”

Kevin Sharp also commented on his addition:

“Having already toured with Lock Up several times, its fells very natural jamming with them. When we played the gig in Colombia last month… If I wore shoes, I’m sure they would have been very comfortable.

Barker is an absolute pleasure to follow – hit’s like an asshole on fire. Anton’s tones and riffage are simply metallic and classic . And Shane and myself – well we’ve done Venomous Concept for over 10 years now – I know how the man is wired. I’m super stoked to see the variables put together… This is gonna be ridiculously heavy.

Nothing but but huge grind gratitude for Tompa and his work in the band… It’s pretty cool tearing apart his phrasing and lyrical style. Never too old to learn new things about what you can do with your voice and dissecting his approach is an honor. Uber grind salutations to his reboot of both Disfear and At The Gates. Two of my favorites. I look forward to crossing paths with them in the future…

Let’s kill it…”