February 10, 2021

Capra – The Locust Preacher (Guitar Playthrough)

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Guitarist Tyler Harper performs “The Locust Preacher” from Capra’s “In Transmission” album.

“This album is like being trapped in a tiny room with an unforgiving monster,” says Capra guitarist Tyler Harper, and after being exposed to In Transmission, the listener cannot help but agree with him. The debut full-length from the Lafayette, Louisiana quartet, it is comprised of their contorted and unique take on metal, punk and hardcore, and it makes for thrilling listening from start to finish. “We’ve all been grinding in various local projects for decades, so in a lot of ways there’s this sense of passionate frustration and conflict that comes from us pushing on, despite numerous setbacks, to finally have this record that we’ve all unknowingly been working towards. I think that comes through in the hard-hitting aggressive riffs and the relatable and impactful lyrics.”

Predominantly tracked in December 2019, In Transmission was recorded with Jai Benoit (Golgothan, Father Rust) and then mixed by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues). The only exceptions were “Mutt,” “Transfiguration,” and “Deadbeat Assailant,” which were recorded during the pandemic lockdown, and required the members to go into the studio individually to lay down their parts rather than all going in together. The hardest aspect of making the record turned out to be naming it. “We went through a plethora of titles trying to find what we felt was the perfect name,” Paramore says. “We’ve been sitting on the majority of this record since the end of 2019 and had originally hoped to send it out to the masses mid-summer, but thanks to the pandemic, all of that obviously got pushed back. In a lot of ways, this is a message we’ve been trying to send out that has essentially been stuck or lost in transmission for a year now, and we’re all ready for that message to finally be received. Alternately, we feel like once you start this album, the intense energy and aggression will be transmitted directly into your faces.” And now that it’s all done and ready to be unleashed on the world, they can start looking forward to what’s next. “The second that Covid allows us, we tour. We’re eager to play shows again and we’re stoked to hop on some festivals and socialize when the world returns to some sort of normalcy, because it’s the live shows where we thrive. We’re already working on new material, so don’t be too surprised to see another EP or maybe a split in between this record and our next full-length. We plan to be extremely active and busy going forward.”


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