Origin: San Francisco, California, USA  
Genres: Black Metal
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Last update/review: March 14, 2010

Ludicra

Ludicra was formed on Halloween Day in 1998, culling several members of various Bay Area bands. Their take on metal is plainly derived from classic black metal, but their overall sound is, simply put, different, a diverse and intriguing style that is quite exceptional, enough so that they signed to Alternative Tentacles Records, hardly the usual label for a black metal band. They employ two female singers (a relative rarity in itself), with the main style being a pretty vicious black rasp, but there are also clean vocals, in a kind of crooning style (not the angelic soprano vocals often employed). To put it bluntly, Ludicra had something special here, a sound that is really all their own. After four albums and an EP, the band split up in the summer of 2011.

Last Lineup

Laurie Sue Shanaman

vocals

John Cobbett

guitars (Hammers Of Misfortune, ex-The Lord Weird Slough Feg, Vhöl)

Christy Cather

guitars/vocals

Ross Sewage (Ross Sublett)

bass (Exhumed, Ghoul, Impaled, guest for Wolves In The Throne Room)

Aesop Dekker

drums (ex-Agalloch, ex-Khôrada, Vhöl)



Discography


Hollow Psalms  
2002 Life Is Abuse
  1. Tomorrow Held in Scorn
  2. Hollow Promise
  3. The Final Lamentation
  4. Userpent
  5. Heaped Upon Impassive Floors
  6. Damn the Night
  7. Tragoedia
  8. Awake to Grey
  • Laurie Sue Shanaman
  • John Cobbett
  • Christy Cather
  • Ross Sewage
  • Aesop Dekker



Another Great Love Song  
2004 Alternative Tentacles
  1. The Only Cure, The Only Remedy
  2. Let Thirst The Soil
  3. One Thousand Wolves
  4. Why Conquer?
  5. In The Greenest Maze
  6. Time Wounds All Heels
  7. Aging Ghost
  • Laurie Sue Shanaman
  • John Cobbett
  • Christy Cather
  • Ross Sewage
  • Aesop Dekker



Ludicra  EP
2006 Life Is Abuse
  1. Wooden Wheels
  2. Walk the Path of Ash
  3. Empty Throne
  • Laurie Sue Shanaman
  • John Cobbett
  • Christy Cather
  • Ross Sewage
  • Aesop Dekker



Fex Urbis Lex Orbis  
2006 Alternative Tentacles
  1. Dead City
  2. In Fever
  3. Veils
  4. Only a Moment
  5. Collapse
  • Laurie Sue Shanaman
  • John Cobbett
  • Christy Cather
  • Ross Sewage
  • Aesop Dekker



The Tenant  
2010 Profound Lore
  1. Stagnant Pond
  2. A Larger Silence
  3. In Stable
  4. The Undercaste
  5. Clean White Void
  6. Truth Won't Set You Free
  7. The Tenant
  • Laurie Sue Shanaman
  • John Cobbett
  • Christy Cather
  • Ross Sewage
  • Aesop Dekker




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