[Pittsburgh / Distortion Productions]
In 2015, Lee Lauer of Aslan Faction approached Jim Semonik (Electronic Saviors/Rein[Forced]) at a KMFDM show. Jim’s band, Rein[Forced], was opening the gig. They became fast friends and share a mutual love of industrial music. Lee approached Jim about working on a project and thus Red Lokust was born.
Their debut album “The Repercussions of Shedding Your Skin” is a relentless assault on the mind as well as the dance floor. Dealing with subjects of personal change, selfishness, paranoia and different points of view, “Repercussions” is a solid album through and through and includes the singles “When We Knew You”, “Judgement Chamber” and “Mistakes Were Made”. Their first track, “Speechless”, appeared on the high profile Electronic Saviors 4 compilation in June 2016. The album also includes bonus remixes by Leaether Strip and Interface, was mastered by Reza Udhin of Inertia and Killing Joke, and stunning artwork by Byron Winton.
New material started filtering out in 2018 with a brand new track “I’m Not Here” on Electronic Saviors 5 another one “Letter From Grindcore” on the Respect the Prime:Constructed Cold EP. On said EP is also a collab with New Jersey’s Panic Lift called “Constructed Cold”. It was an intense club smasher that took dancefloors by storm. In 2019, Red Lokust is currently writing the follow up album “Whom the Gods Wish to Ruin, They First Drive Mad” which is due in Spring 2020. There will also be more new material on the upcoming Electronic Saviors 6:Reflection compilation in Summer 2020.