News & Reviews ______________________________
4/16/00 The band is currently writing new material and will hopefully have a new recording by the end of summer 2000.
"With the local hard rock/heavy metal scene in our hometown of Ventura on life support - with the heavy finger of the local night clubs and venues poised over the "off" button - we were intrigued and indeed delighted to be invited to the Coach House North by Santa Barbara rockers 4DK for an evening of hard music.
Opening that evening were LOCURA, a group of kids ("There ain't a driver's license among them," said one observer) who play a SEPULTURA-type of rock with more power than their few years should allow. "It's HANSEN on acid," said someone else. But that comparison is actually somewhat unfair. While Hansen apparently sells records based solely on their good looks, LOCURA is a band of talented musicians with a real future ahead of them. These young lads play a grinding, screaming metal with sincerity and power. Driving guitars, a pounding bass, drums as heavy as sledgehammers from Hell and vocals that sound like someone breakfasted on shattered windshield glass combine for an explosive battering ram that becomes almost surreal when compared to the youthful faces of LOCURA. Assuming they don't lose their hunger for intensity, LOCURA will probably be around a long, long time. Forgive me for not naming names here, but this was my first experience with LOCURA (just as it was with 4DK) and I don't know the bandmembers...."