Jucifer, founded in Georgia in 1993, are pioneers of the sludge metal two piece. They are notorious for their use of massive amplification, and for their entirely nomadic lifestyle since moving into their tour vehicle a decade ago.
Early on, Jucifer shared stages with many underground legends, including Lubricated Goat, Bloodloss (Mark Arm/Mudhoney), and Eyehategod. Years based in Athens, Georgia from 1991 until 2001 were pivotal both for Jucifer and the Southern scene itself, which has evolved to strongly reflect bands such as and contemporaries Harvey Milk.
Jucifer's first foray into the studio produced the iconoclastic Calling All Cars On The Vegas Strip. The album, released on Athens indie label Crack Rock Records, charted well on college radio with little promotion and was widely acclaimed by critics as groundbreaking. Attention from this drew scouts from various major labels--- most notably Capricorn Records, then home of 311, as they would ultimately sign Jucifer.
Like many since, but few before, Jucifer's early recordings combined elements of metal and punk juxtaposed with oppositional sounds and instruments drawn from pop, folk, classical, and hip hop music. Over the years the name Jucifer has become synonymous with experimentation and breadth of concept.
Jucifer also means a literal "wall of sound"--- morphing in shape from stage to stage but ever looming. Interviews have often found the band regaling with stories of decibel overload and its effect on fans, which can easily be envisioned as powerful in context of the sixty plus speakers Gazelle Amber Valentine regularly runs her guitar through.
Jucifer has been constantly on tour for ten years and was on tour much of the ten before that. They've played and toured with hundreds of bands including Melvins, Melt-Banana, Mike Watt, , Mastodon, Torche, Today Is The Day, Cutthroats 9, Keelhaul, Big Business, TSOL, Against Me!, Hawkwind, , Thrones, Vic Chesnutt, Acid King, Skeletonwitch and Valient Thorr.
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