Friedrich Pre-Orders Available!

Our newest album “Friedrich” is now available for pre-order, stream and download!!!


Vinyl Pre-Order – February 12th, 2018
Deadwoodrecords (EUROPE)…
Middle-Man Records (USA)…/22885923-locktender…
Zegema Beach Records (CANADA)…/locktender-friedrich

Also available via Youtube, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, etc.

Thank you so much to everyone who has helped make this record a reality. Details regarding the tape release via Utarid tapes coming soon. Enjoy!


Friedrich Teaser Trailer


“A Monk, at the twilight of his life and overcome with his lack of faith, drowns himself in the sea. “Friedrich” tells the story of this man’s troubled life. The son of a wealthy merchant is shipwrecked on his maiden journey, conscripted into a foreign legion, and eventually escapes to the solace of a Monastery. Here, his experiences and past trauma, gravely, force him to come to grips with his faith. His lack of conviction in every facet of his life – industry, war, and religion – ultimately became his downfall. Although Caspar David Friedrich was a deeply religious man when he crafted the paintings in which these songs are based, the underlying themes of loneliness, melancholy, and despair are hard to deny. However, Friedrich’s paintings, along with the story of this Monk’s life, are a testament to the fact that with great sadness comes great beauty.”


Middle-Man Records
Zegema Beach Records

TAPE: Utarid tapes
Pre-order info coming soon

Special thanks to Chariot Of Black Moth for making the video.

Tour with Lentic Waters from Germany and new song!

lentic tour header

Hey everyone, we’ve been super quiet since our last tour but we are excited to announce a few things, mostly that we will be doing some dates with the awesome Lentic Waters, friends of ours from Germany coming over to play North America for the first time! You can see the dates above and check our show page as more details get filled in. Listen to their killer new album “The Path” as well!

We had the pleasure of recording a short (1 minute!) song for a compilation record coming soon from Middle Man Records which we are happy to now share!

We are also still hard at work on our new record Friedrich which will hopefully come sometime next year; unfortunately being grown ups and living in multiple states tends to slow down screamo production. Don’t worry, we think these songs will be worth the wait…

Tour, Social Media, & Music Video Update


We’ll finally be hitting the road this April. We’re very excited to stretch our legs in the US considering what a long time coming it has been.


4.3 Detroit, MI @ The Berkley Front
w/ Great Reversals, Roots and Ruins

4.4 Toronto, ONT @ Soybomb Hq
w/ Foxmoulder, Shahman, Respire, Wood Louse

4.5 Quebec City, OC @ Pantoum/Le Phoque
w/ Black Love, ALBATROS, SCARE

4.6 Montreal, QC @ l’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle
w/ Black Love, the Expectorated Sequence

4.7 Dover, NH @ The Dover Brickhouse

4.8 Wayne, NJ @ Gili’s Place
w/ NY in 64, Forever Losing Sleep, Facility, entia

4.9 Baltimore, MD @ BF
w/ Alter

4.10 Philadelphia, PA @ Lava space
w/ NY in 64

4.11 NYC, NY @ ABC No Rio
w/ NY in 64, Cinema Cinema, Sangharsha

4.12 Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern
w/ Lawskof, Clouds Over Midgar

As far as social media is concerned, we’re doing our best to stay as current as possible. Barring an ello account in the future, we’ve decided to branch out into Tumblr and Twitter territory (to go along with our facebook presence).


We also bit the bullet and got our music up on Spotify (as well as other streaming services we’ve frankly never heard of before). In keeping with the past, you won’t have to pay a penny for it. Check it out!


Lastly, we are happy to share with everyone a tour video featuring a brand new song that will be on a compilation from Middle Man Records. The song is called “A Bird in the Room”, named after a Kay Sage painting of the same name.

New Full length “Friedrich” in the works

We’ve been hard at work since returning from tour earlier this year. Originally planned as a two song EP, the work we had started for the artist Caspar David Friedrich has now expanded into what will be our third full length record. Faced with the scope, power and breadth of his work, two songs just wasn’t enough for us to really delve in. The songs are all in the works now with no plans yet to record but 2015 is looking like a possibility. As we develop songs we will begin incorporating them into our live set and we will post lyrics and a full list of paintings here once we have them ready. Needless to say, we are very excited to be working on so much new music to share.

In other news our guitarist, friend and brother Andrew will be moving to Michigan shortly. We couldn’t be happier for him entering this new chapter. For Locktender this will mean less Cleveland shows but hopefully more frequent visits to the Lake Michigan states.

We also have written and will record a song for a compilation of awesome bands that will all contribute tracks that are 1 minute or less. It was a blast to write and we hope to record in November for the release by our friend Shawn at Middle-Man Records.

While you wait for more news, enjoy this epicness from Friedrich and get pumped for a new LP!Caspar_David_Friedrich_044

Home from Tour!

Been home from Europe for a week now, can’t believe what an incredible time we had. Great shows, fantastic people and a really great trip all around. Huge thanks to our buds in The Reptilian for being such amazing musicians and friends (love you bros) and to Ingo from I.CORRUPT.RECORDS for being the best friend and manager we could hope for! Thanks to all of the promoters, bands and friends who helped us out along the way and came to see us, especially the Masada dudes for playing our last three dates. Not sure when we will be back next but rest assured, we can’t wait!
For the rest of this year we plan to finish a 2 song 7″ based on the works of Caspar David Friedrich that we will record later this year and we will also begin working on a new full length that will be TBA as far as the artist is concerned; we are very excited to be back to work though. Some shows around Cleveland/the Midwest will most likely come as well and we will post them here.
Thanks again!