The San Francisco-based quintet Ludicra focuses on straight-ahead black metal (i.e., no gothic keyboards, pagan folk affects, or digital leanings) in a method influenced by rings such as for example Darkthrone, Gorgoroth, Dodheimsgard, and Bethlehem. The group shaped in 1999 and includes guitarist John Cobbett (Hammers of Misfortune and god, the father Strange Slough Feg), guitarist/vocalist Christy Cather, bassist Ross Sewage (also of Impaled and previously of Exhumed), vocalist Laurie Sue Shanaman, and drummer Aesop. Their unique lineup included another member, Jesika Christ (also officially from the Bay Region loss of life/black metal music group Sangre Amado), who’s credited with composing a number of the materials for the first Ludicra recording. That recording, entitled Hollow Psalms, arrived in 2002 for the Bay Area-based label Existence Is Misuse. That documenting also featured visitor efforts from Melynda Jackson (Subarachnoid Space) and Lorraine Rath. Ludicra play semi-regularly within the San Francisco region, where they will have built up a solid reputation predicated on their extreme live shows, by which they have distributed the stage having a varied ranging of rings including the loss of life metallic quartet Impaled, the post-hardcore/sound clothing Total Shutdown, and instrumental mathematics metallers the Fucking Champs. The band’s following recording, Another Great Like Song, made an appearance via Substitute Tentacles in nov 2004. Ludicra implemented up 2 yrs afterwards with Fex Urbis Lex Orbis.