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Jucifer / Bio

- Founded in 1993, Jucifer pioneered the sludge / doom metal duo

- They are one of the earliest heavy two piece bands and even more unusual for playing all-live (no loops, keyboard bass samples or drum machine).

- Jucifer trademarks including their enormous amp rig and unconventional shifting / combining of genres have influenced and inspired many over two decades.

- The band has performed steadily and released albums through the 90's and 00's on both major and indie labels including Capricorn Records, Relapse Records and Alternative Tentacles as well as recently founding their own Nomadic Fortress label which is distributed by Relapse.

- During the 90's Jucifer was based in Georgia, but in 2001 moved permanently into their tour vehicle. They have lived entirely on wheels for the decade since and have stated that this nomadic life was undertaken to facilitate playing "as many shows as we possibly can".

- Jucifer has expressed distaste for conforming to a genre but has invented names to describe their blend of styles including "deathdrone" "blackdoom" "sludgecrust" and "grindgaze".

- Jucifer shows are known for being extremely heavy and loud, blending elements of sludge, doom, black metal, death metal, thrash, crust, grind, drone, and noise with occasional melodic passages. Performances are ritual and cathartic, and frequently include improvised sections between or even during the songs. The guitar is downtuned to various non-standard tunings, which lends an unexpectedly pleasing quality to the high volume employed.

- Jucifer's live sound has been compared to Celtic Frost, Melvins, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Necrophagia and Napalm Death, as well as bands of their own generation (Jesus Lizard, Darkthrone, Neurosis, Morbid Angel, Harvey Milk, Electric Wizard, Eyehategod, Acid King) and younger groups Lightning Bolt and Sunn0))).

- Because of their knack for odd compositions and onstage improvisation, some have also likened Jucifer shows to the work of Miles Davis and John Zorn.

- Jucifer's albums are impressively diverse, though often not representative of their core sound. 2010's 'Throned In Blood' album was the first full length to draw almost entirely from this core, but its sparse production (planned to sound "old school" according to the band) fails to do justice to their massive tones live.

- In October 2011 the reissued 1994 EP 'Nadir' was released for digital download by Grindcore Karaoke, J. Randall of Agoraphobic Nosebleed digital-only label.

- LP version of 'Nadir' is slated for September 2012 release by filmmaker / video editor /metalhead David Hall's new Handshake Inc label (Maryland Deathfest The Movie DVD series and vinyl from Rwake, Surachai, Tellusian, and Biipiigwan). Handshake Inc is distributed by Sony RED.

- Late 2012 will see the release of Jucifer's eighth studio album (name not yet announced).

- In addition, the band's Nomadic Fortress label plans early 2013 release of a split between Jucifer and an Aaron Deal (Darkest Hour, ex-Salome) solo project.

- Jucifer is also in the process of recording for a side project with drummer Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Fantomas, PHILM).

DISCOGRAPHY:

Nadir EP (1994, self released four track demos)
Superman 7" (1995, Crack Rock)
Calling All Cars On The Vegas Strip (1998, Crack Rock / 2000, Capricorn)
Lambs EP (2001, Capricorn)
I Name You Destroyer (2002, Velocette / Capricorn)
War Bird EP (2004, Velocette / Capricorn)
If Thine Enemy Hunger (2006, Relapse)
L'Autrichienne (2008, Relapse / Alternative Tentacles)
Autocannibalist split w/Show Of Bedlam (2009, Choking Hazard)
Throned In Blood (2010, Nomadic Fortress / Alternative Tentacles)
Nadir Digital Reissue (2011, Grindcore Karaoke)

General Info

Band Members
G. Edgar Livengood, G. Amber Valentine
Artist Name
Jucifer
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/jucifer
Active Since
01/93
Genres
Metal / sludge / deathdrone, doom, blackened doom, crust, grindcore

Contact Info

Location
Everywhere, WY
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