Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Grindcore Karaoke

For those of you who don't know Jucifer is a two-piece sludge metal band. The band was formed in 1993 by Gazelle Amber Valentine and her then-boyfriend Edgar Livengood. According to Wikipedia their name comes from a comment made at O.J. Simpson's trials for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman: "If he's guilty, then he's the devil and The Juice is Lucifer." Certainly an interesting name for this nomadic band that more or less just lives on the road. "Nadir" features some of the earliest music the band ever recorded. Since it was laid to tape in a home studio the sound is primitive and raw although honestly so is much of the later day music of Jucifer. Sure this EP has been remixed and mastered by Scott Hull (meaning the sound isn't as rough as it would be otherwise) and yet you still feel the underground vision that drove Jucifer then as it does now. While Grindcore Karaoke is handling the release for now this EP (which is must-have for Jucifer fans) will see a vinyl release by Handshake Inc. in 2012.


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