Allocer's Discussion on EP Debut, New Music Coming Soon, and the Plans for the Future!


Metal go getters ALLOCER have recently released their debut EP, with newer music planned as it were and expected soon. The band goes into discussion about this EP, themselves, and what the future holds.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members. 

The band started almost 10 years ago with our vocalist Joel who started the band with a friend at his work, when he found they had a shared love of death metal. Myself (Grant, guitar) joined the band 5 years ago when I answered an ad on Facebook for a death metal band that was looking for a guitarist. The band at the time was jamming in Joel’s living room, at that first jam I showed up struggling to play their intense tracks they had but then at the end of the jam I showed them a riff I had which was the intro riff to Crimson Countess and after that I was in. Our drummer at the time decided to move on and myself and Joel set to the task of finding new members. It took us many years of searching to find the current line up but it was worth the wait. We have a rock solid lineup now who are all exceptional at what they do and the band has never sounded better.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name? 

Allocer (pronounced ‘Allo Sir' by us if you weren’t sure how to say it) is a Great Duke demon who induces people to immorality and teaches arts and all mysteries of the sky. Our vocalist Joel came up with the name for the band when it very first started.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend? 

We are based out of a city called Perth, the capital of Western Australia and the most isolated capital city in the world. We have pretty healthy metal and hardcore scenes here and some killer venues for gigs. The almighty Make Them Suffer are from Perth and all of our members grew up watching them and sometimes sharing the stage with them in other bands, also Voyager who recently played Eurovision are from here too. We have friends in a local band called Sedative that are doing some pretty big things right now and worth checking out. Our vocalist Joel also does vocals for a band called Paradise in Exile that are looking to release some new music soon. We also have a show coming up with Vile Mutilation, Dripped and Iniquitous Monolith who are all great bands along with some other death metal greats like Xenobiotic and Grotesque that we have here too. Lastly and this is a massively biassed opinion but a band called I Am Eternal who sadly are no longer around released an amazing album called Conflictions that is a must listen.
4. How would you describe your style? 

We wear our Black Dahlia Murder influence on our sleeve and aren’t afraid to show it but we also draw a lot of inspiration from all types of metal. The main thing that we try to directly take from Dahlia is simply their sense of having fun listening to something that’s brutal and we think we have achieved that with The First Offering and hope we continue to have in all of our songs. Going forward we want to further blend in our other influences from bands like Cattle Decapitation, Archspire, Carnifex, Cannibal Corpse and Aborted, along with a myriad of grind and black metal bands to expand our songwriting and push ourselves musically.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works? 

We recently released our debut 5 track EP titled, The First Offering. We’d been sitting on these tunes for what felt like forever and then some so it’s been all smiles in the Allocer camp since the release. What can someone expect? Well there’s the usual 3 B’s, Blastbeats, Breee’s and Breakdowns but I think besides that listeners can expect to hear a story with each song and hopefully get transported to the dark little worlds we try to create each time they listen to them.

6. Do you have any new music in the works? 

We’re hoping to release a new single in the coming months. Then the next major release will be 6 tracks released as two 3 track EP’s, we can’t give out too many details just yet but we’re looking to push ourselves musically with both releases and broaden our sound to showcase some of our less obvious influences.
7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out? 

We’ve actually been on a pretty steady run in our hometown with a show a month for most of the year. We launched our EP at a great local metal night called Hornography, opened a local festival called Stormrider, supported a great local band called Aviscerus who launched their album, played with hometown heavyweights Xenobiotic and over east band Nicholas Cage Fighter while on their Australian tour and in August we’ll be playing on the Liquified Torment tour.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band? 

We just wanna get as much of our music to as many people as possible and play as many gigs as we can anywhere that will have us. We’ve been sitting on a lot of music for a long time and now that we’ve got the Allocer train rolling there ain’t no stopping it.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff? 

The First Offering is on all main streaming platforms so you should be able to get it wherever you listen to music. We run our merch through our Bandcamp where we currently have 2 shirt designs and a limited run of CD’s available. All our shirts are printed on AS Colour shirts, which are super comfortable and great quality, and our CD comes in a quality Jewel case with a 6 page fold out lyric book. We have a long sleeve design that is absolutely killer due soon and will hopefully have some Allocer hats and beanies on there in the near future. We’re all death metal merch fiends in the band so we hold our merch to a high standard. Hit us up on the Facebook and Instagram pages too, we appreciate the like and or the follow but we’re also all big music nerds so if you have any questions for us about the songs or just want to have a chat about guitars, drums and death metal we’re always down for it.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?  

If there was one thing we wanted people to remember when they first hear the EP it would have to be……..

Sawney bean
And his inbred horde
Reside in a cave
With his wedded whore
Fucking and feasting
On human bodies
Pickling remains for a later day

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