Ludicra - Biography



Ludicra is a black metal band from San Francisco. They originally formed in 1998 as a quartet and later expanded to five members. Ludicra can be described as straight-ahead black metal, as the band's sound is absent of electronic gothic style keyboards or pagan folk influences. Influences include bands such as Darkthrone, Gorgoroth, Dødheimsgard, and Bethlehem. The group includes current and former members of other local bands such as Impaled, Hammers of Misfortune, Tallow, Missile Command, Ominum, and the somewhat infamous punk band Hickey. Ludicra play semi-regularly in the San Francisco area, where they have a strong reputation. They have shared the stage with a diverse ranging of bands including the death metal band Impaled, the post-hardcore/noise outfit Total Shutdown, and instrumental math metal band the Fucking Champs.