The Locust (Justin)

Interviews | Feb 24th, 2005

With so much pain and suffering in the world, why must you create more with your music?
Well I think that music is often a direct result of the players’ social background and the world events that are taking place during the existence of the band.

Why do you think some people like listening to noise? Is it masochism or simply some sort of musical autism?
I’m not sure. I don’t think we are fans of noise for the most part. I guess it depends on your definition of “noise”.

I notice you use a keyboard, especially for your sci-fi songs. Would you say The Locust is like a 31st century Rush on speed, without melody?
No, not really.

You guys do LOTS of merchandising. When can we expect some Locust-brand earplugs?
We are not really interested in making earplugs nor taking ideas for merchandise.

When you guys break up, where can I send a thank you card?
Post Office Box 178262, San Diego, CA 92177 I actually like The Locust. Check out their releases on Gold Standard Laboratories, their future releases on Anti-/Epitaph (, and visit the band at