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Philosophy driven by evolution, fueled by diversity. With fierce yet melodic guitar riffs, bone shaking rhythms, and insightful lyrics. Loki creates a unique imprint on Maine’s hard rock scene by pushing the genre to its outer limits. Mixing the fist pumping intensity of heavy radio rock with the melodic extremes of a more ethereal and expressive sensibility. Loki has formulated a diverse brand hard rock that truly connects with it’s listeners.
Based in the rising musical hub of Portland, Maine, Loki was formed by Jon Taylor and Jonathan Boyer in the year 2000 at the University of Southern Maine. In 2001 Loki recorded their debut EP "Finity”, receiving acclaim from fans and musicians alike. Loki had found their direction, a brand hard rock with unrivaled intensity that truly connects with it’s listeners. This direction resulted in both 2002's debut full length "Born" and 2004's "Firelight" LP's. Named after the Norse God of mischief & change, Loki has continually found themselves in a flow of challenge and perseverance allowing them to outlive many other musical acts. With the additions of Adam Nichols (drums) and Seth McClellan (bass) Loki has established their strongest lineup to date, 2008’s “No Disclaimers” EP the lineups first effort spent 13 weeks in the top 10 Bull Moose local CD Sales and has sold thousands of copies independently. The band returns Spring 2010 with a brand new EP titled “Ebb & Flow” recoded by award winning engineer Jon Wyman and mastered by multiple Grammy award winning mastering engineer Adam Ayan. With a sharp new sound and an ever growing loyal fan base Loki returns with more intensity than ever to unleash across the northeast.
Loki has had the honor of sharing the stage with many national acts including:
Powerman 5000, RA, 36 Crazy Fists, Kill Hannah, Eve 6, Trust Co. , The Dreaming