supergroup

Oddly enough, for an album that packs so much into the time allotted, there’s not a lot to say about Lock Up’s new album “Necropolis Transparent.” The super extreme grindcore supergroup, consisting of Tomas Lindberg (At the Gates,) Shane Embury (Napalm Death,) Nicholas Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir) and Anton Reisenegger (Pentagram) have put together a compilation of ceaseless noise organized into songs. The album is a jagged obelisk representing the tenets of grindcore, for better or worse.

Normally, the announcing of official tour dates is small news that I would overlook, but not in this case. The dates in question are for a very short UK tour by the long rumored and finally official supergroup, Them Crooked Vultures.

They'll be playing six dates in eight nights in several cities in the United Kingdom, but that's hardly the most important part.