Lockweld

Profile:
Formed in 1993 Lockweld's Steve Makita and Karen Thomas soon began boggling minds of those in the punk/hardcore scene which they'd grown out of. Many in this particular scene were drawn to the group because of Steve's membership in the band Apartment 213, where some of the experimental sounds originated. Integrity frontman Dwid recorded and contributed to some of the group's early work. Lockweld gained mass acceptance in the underground industrial/harsh Noise scene, getting praise from legendary artists and groups like Merzbow, Whitehouse, and Haters. After several vinyl singles, split releases, and appearances on compilations, their debut CD "All the Power" was released on California's Vinyl Communications label. They have since put out three other discs, including one on the popular Ground Fault Recordings label. A special thing about this band is that they use in their music power tools, machinery and weapons: real sounds that are later re-sampled, looped, processed and distorted with the use of an analog synthesizer. It is impossible to guess what the group will do live. Past performances have generally used power tools such as sanders and grinders, but have also often included fire and large pieces of wood and metal. Formally disbanded in 2006.
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Albums

Hp#01 Lockweld - Split album art Lockweld / Japanese Torture Comedy Hour Lockweld / Japanese Torture Comedy Hour - Split (Album) Heartplug Records Hp#01 US 1997 Sell This Version
VC-133 Lockweld - All The Power album art Lockweld All The Power(CD) Vinyl Communications VC-133 US 1997 Sell This Version
GF006, 006 Lockweld - Eutectic album art Lockweld Eutectic(CD, Album) Ground Fault Recordings, Ground Fault Recordings GF006, 006 US 2000 Sell This Version
DFR007, DFR 008 Lockweld - Industrial Requiem album art Lockweld Industrial Requiem(CD, Album) Dragon Flight Recordings LLS, Dragon Flight Recordings LLS DFR007, DFR 008 US 2001 Sell This Version
MRLP 002 Lockweld - Mel Pig album art Lockweld Mel Pig(LP, Album, Ltd, Num) Maruta Records MRLP 002 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
gb45 Lockweld - Haters / Lockweld album art Haters* / Lockweld Haters* / Lockweld - Haters / Lockweld(LP, Ltd, Num) Gameboy Records gb45 US 2003 Sell This Version
NCC V.01 Lockweld - 8 Cuts album art Lockweld 8 Cuts(LP, Shape) NCC: Noise Control Corp. NCC V.01 US 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TP-09 Lockweld - Machines Of War album art Lockweld Machines Of War Tee Pee Records TP-09 US 1996 Sell This Version
VSC03 Lockweld - Integrity / Serenity Of The Once Lost album art Integrity (2) / Lockweld Integrity (2) / Lockweld - Integrity / Serenity Of The Once Lost (Single) Victory Records VSC03 US 1998 Sell This Version
VC-155 Lockweld - Blueprint Theories album art Lockweld Blueprint Theories(CD, EP) Vinyl Communications VC-155 US 1998 Sell This Version
MAR 001 Lockweld - Ultra Go album art Lockweld Ultra Go Misanthropic Agenda MAR 001 US 2000 Sell This Version
N3005 Lockweld - The Timeless Art Of Destruction album art Lockweld The Timeless Art Of Destruction N3 N3005 US 2004 Sell This Version
002 Lockweld - Corner Radius Theory album art Lockweld Corner Radius Theory Holy Terror 002 US Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

BLAST 22 Lockweld - Metal Pieces album art Lockweld Metal Pieces(CDr) Crucial Blast BLAST 22 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Lockweld - 6 A.M. album art Bastard Noise + Lockweld Bastard Noise + Lockweld - 6 A.M.(CD) DP (2) none US 2003 Sell This Version
LEM-11 Lockweld - God's Green Earth vs. Man Made Machines album art Lockweld God's Green Earth vs. Man Made Machines(CDr) Love Earth Music LEM-11 US 2005 Sell This Version
none Lockweld - Terrorist Industry album art Lockweld Terrorist Industry(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Lockweld Self-released) none US Unknown Sell This Version