It should be no secret that I consider Ludicra to be one of the most important black metal acts of all time. Their fiery brand of crusty, forward-thinking USBM is as unrivaled today as it was when they formed in the late 90s. But even a band who has been broken up for years can continue to surprise. The band recently updated their Bandcamp page to include a wealth of demos and live recordings spanning their career. From turn of the millenium shows in the Bay Area to studio rehearsals there’s a ton of material to be explored. But what’s really special is the recording from 2011’s incarnation of Roadburn, one of the final shows the band played. Early versions, shitty versions, and a few rare tracks, there’s hours of never before heard Ludicra to be consumed. All free, it’s a wonderful parting gift from one of America’s most important bands.