After Bay Area avant-garde cornerstones Ludicra called it quits in 2011, most of the band continued with their other musical endeavors, but former vocalist Laurie Shanaman and guitar player/vocalist Christy Cather haven’t resurfaced in a big way until now. Fusing obstinate black metal and melodic doom trappings, Ails is not only a new chapter—it’s a whole new world unto itself. Stream the band’s debut LP The Unraveling below…
Ails marks the return of Shanaman and Cather to center stage. In 2015 the duo’s desire to play the music they love brought them together with like-minded friends Sam Abend (Abrupt, Desolation), Colby Byrn (2084, One In The Chamber), and Jason Miller (Phantom Limbs). The Unraveling, Ails’ epic debut album, is more than just the ghost of Ludicra. It stands firmly on its own, offering an intense synthesis of raucous black metal and melodic death metal driven by the formidable dueling vocals of Shanaman and Cather. These are songs of despair, heartache, inner torment, and physical and mental suffering that make an immediate and lasting impression.
The Unraveling will be available from The Flenser on April 20, 2018 on CD, LP, and Digital formats. Preorder the album here, and stay tuned for more updates.
The Unraveling, Track Listing:
2. Dead Metaphors
3. Any Spark of Life
3. Mare Weighs Down
4. The Ruin
6. Bitter Past