LUDICRA - Hollow Psalms 2xLP

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Tankcrimes is pleased to unveil a limited edition vinyl reissue of Hollow Psalms, the debut full-length from San Francisco cult progressive black metal outfit, LUDICRA, on December 8th.  Forged on Halloween 1998, LUDICRA surfaced from the minds of Hammers Of Misfortune guitarist John Cobbett and former Hickey drummer Aesop Dekker. The pair envisioned a raw and primal black metal band. With the addition of bassist/vocalist Jesika Christ, formerly of Sangre Amado, and guitarist/vocalist Christy Cather, LUDICRA was realized.  The first LUDICRA lineup debuted in February of 1999 with critical and public praise, creating an immediate San Francisco Bay Area following. Several months later, Christ left LUDICRA. Bassist Ross Sewage of Impaled and lead vocalist Laurie Sue Shanaman, formerly of Tallow, joined the group. They evolved their sound beyond the usual confines of black metal to emphasize elements of harsh reality and modern despair.  The band’s now-iconic debut, Hollow Psalms – a burley, fifty-minute eight-song masterwork - was initially released in 2002 on Bay Area label Life Is Abuse. Hollow Psalms was showcased live all along the West Coast, as LUDICRA shared the stage with the likes of High On Fire, Nunslaughter, Damad, Amber Asylum, Agalloch, and Kylesa. They also headlined the 2002 SF Tidal Wave Festival, won the prestigious SF Weekly Best Hard Rock/Metal Band Award in 2003, played at the 2003 Seattle LadyFest, and the fifth Stoner Hands Of Doom festival. Numerous national magazines and taste maker webzines at the time covered the rise of LUDICRA, including Metal Maniacs, Terrorizer, Maximum Rock & Roll, Short Fast And Loud, and Bay Area Buzz.  Tankcrimes will reissue Hollow Psalms as a one-time, LPx2 vinyl-only pressing limited to 1000 copies.  

A1 Tomorrow Held In Scorn 3:43
A2 Hollow Promise 6:06
B1 The Final Lamentation 6:26
B2 Userpent 5:18
C1 Heaped Upon Impassive Floors 5:03
C2 Damn The Night 6:50
D Awake To Grey 16:02