|Origin||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Genres||Black metal, avant-garde metal, post-black metal|
|Labels||Alternative Tentacles, Profound Lore|
Ludicra was a metal band from San Francisco. They originally formed in 1998 as a quartet and later expanded to five members. On July 26, 2011, the band announced on their official website that they had disbanded.
Ludicra's sound has been described as black metal and avant-garde metal. Influences include bands such as Darkthrone, Gorgoroth, Dødheimsgard, and Bethlehem, and genres like thrash metal, doom metal, punk, and folk.
The group included current and former members of other San Francisco-based bands, including Impaled, Hammers of Misfortune, Tallow, Missile Command, Ominum, and punk band Hickey. They shared the stage with the death metal band Impaled, the post-hardcore/noise rock outfit Total Shutdown, the instrumental math metal band the Fucking Champs, and the black metal band Krallice.
- John Cobbett: Guitars (1998–2011)
- Christy Cather: Guitars, vocals (1998–2011)
- Ross Sewage: Bass (1999–2011)
- Laurie Sue Shanaman: Vocals (1999–2011)
- Aesop Dekker: Drums (1998–2011)
- Jesika Christ: Bass, vocals (1998–1999)
- Melynda Jackson
- Lorraine Rath
- Kris Force
- Sigrid Sheie
- Jackie Perez-Gratz
- Hollow Psalms (Life is Abuse, 2002)
- Another Great Love Song (Alternative Tentacles, 2004)
- S/T EP (Life is Abuse, 2006)
- Fex Urbis Lex Orbus (Alternative Tentacles, 2006)
- The Tenant (Profound Lore Records, 2010)
- York, William (July 22, 2002). "Ludicra". Allmusic. Retrieved October 13, 2011.
- Official Ludicra web site
- Smith, Chris (July 2011). "Rehab of a strung-out musical scene". San Francisco Magazine. Retrieved October 13, 2011.
- Smith, Chris (July 6, 2011). "Our avant-garde metal scene". ca-smith.net. Retrieved October 13, 2011.
- Lee, Cosmo; Voegtlin, Stewart. "Into the Void: Stylus Magazine's Beginner's Guide to Metal". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved May 17, 2010.
- Official Web site
- Official BandCamp page
- Official FaceBook Page
- Official MySpace page
- Alternative Tentacle Records
- Life Is Abuse Records
- Official Metal Psalter Interview with Aesop Dekker on November 14, 2008
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