Jucifer, founded in 1993, are pioneers of the metal two piece. Their onstage sound, often loosely categorized as sludge, careens venomously through every extreme and tempo of metal and punk, with particular attention to black metal, old school death metal, and grind.
Jucifer is notorious for the relentlessness of their live performances, their use of massive amplification, and the fact that the band has been nomadic for 19 of its 26 years in existence. They've stated that this homeless life was undertaken to facilitate playing “as many shows as we possibly can”. Jucifer's endless tour usually covers 20 or more countries each year. 
Unlike heavy duos which use loops, backing tracks, guest musicians, or triggers to fill out their live sound, Jucifer relies on compositions designed to decimate with only real-time drums and distorted guitar. And for sonic reinforcement, a wall of speakers that typically rises 10 feet high and sprawls 15 feet wide. Jucifer’s use of many different amps and cabinets to create a full-spectrum, full-body sound experience predates the 00’s ‘amp wall’ trend.
As well as being originators of using stadium-appropriate amplification in clubs, Jucifer’s rationale for their gear differs from later bands’ approach. Although Jucifer is renowned as one of the loudest bands in the world, both members have stated that volume is not their primary reason behind owning so much equipment, but rather a byproduct of their desire to be immersed in sound and of Valentine’s method to create her ideal tone. Guitarist Gazelle Amber Valentine has stated in interviews that she never turns her amps up all the way and that playing guitar through such a dynamic array of gear is “like building sound sculptures in the air”  
Over its 26 year existence Jucifer has carved out a reputation for shows which are extremely heavy and loud, and which ignore conventional genre boundaries.  The band's motto "sludge, black, grind, thrash, death, crust, doom, combine" or more briefly "genre = obliterate" is fair warning. 
In the meantime, members Gazelle Amber Valentine and Edgar Livengood kept true to isolated artistic visions for each album they released, with a commitment to eclecticism (and disregard for marketing tactics) as violent, in its way, as their furious live performances. From one track of any Jucifer album to the next, let alone between albums and live recordings, the listener may find themselves wondering if there is one Jucifer or many. And the answer is yes. The versions of itself this band has crafted in studios over a couple of decades are representations of Jucifer's narrative ideas. And the Jucifer which arrives at venues around the world to lay waste to preconceptions based on such ideas is the band as itself and only itself, in its purest form and force.
Constantly on tour for eighteen years and heavily touring before that, Jucifer has maintained a primary goal of honing live sets to a fierce razor sharpness while periodically releasing records that may reflect the band's core sound little if at all. The result is an unusually varied repertoire of recordings, always tracing back to Valentine and Livengood but free to travel anywhere,
Jucifer have performed steadily and released albums through the 90's and 00's on both major and indie labels as well as founding their own Nomadic Fortress label in 2010, distributed by Relapse. Their most recent releases are the two historical concept albums 'District of Dystopia' and 'за волгой для нас земли нет'.
Livengood and Valentine live performances are completely live and reliant on their respective instruments drums, guitar and voice.
Jucifer has never recorded with a guest musician.  On recordings, the two members perform all instruments either live (as with 'District of Dystopia') or by multi-tracking (on songs with harmonies and layers of instrumentation).  
The only sounds on any Jucifer record not created by the band themselves are speaking voices and ambient Volgograd city sounds on 'за волгой для нас земли нет' which Jucifer wrote parts for that were recorded by friends credited in the album's liner notes.
'Thee White Wall ov Death' is a monument to Jucifer's love of sound and devotion to touring.  Although often assumed to be a visual effect, the wall of speakers is fully powered by an array of amplifiers which are hidden behind.  As Valentine has stated, "eventually I realized that the amplifiers are safer from flying sticks and liquids behind the cabinets --- not to mention, sound comes out of speakers not out of my amp rack, so why waste space that could be cabinets to point amps at the audience?"
Jucifer doesn't travel with roadies, drivers or sound engineers.  As they've said:  "She drives, he reads the map!"
Valentine also does some of the tour booking for Jucifer and, occasionally, other bands that she likes.
Jucifer owns all of the gear in the White Wall and does the setup and tear down themselves.   The process usually takes about 5 hours setting up and 3 hours to take down and load into the band's trailer.  As this time difference implies, much of Jucifer's setup time is spent wiring the wall to function.
Valentine is the only person in the world who knows how to wire the White Wall.  
When touring outside North America, Jucifer cannot bring the White Wall and Valentine must recreate her tone as nearly as possible with rented equipment.  
Livengood and Valentine are married.  However, though often written about as "boyfriend and girlfriend started a band" they met as band members first.  They have stated in multiple interviews that every band is a form of marriage, and that in context of Jucifer, their personal relationship is inextricable from the band but no more so than for any members of any band.
Jucifer has overseen design of all of their album covers and interiors.  All photography featured on Jucifer covers was done by Livengood with the exception of War Bird, photographed by Valentine.  Several of Jucifer's iconic 'promo shots' including the cover of District of Dystopia and the poster from Lambs, were photographed by Livengood using a timer.
Nadir - 1994 (self released) - reissued 2011 (Grindcore Karaoke) 2012 (Mutants of the Monster)
Superman / Licorice 7" - 1995  (Crack Rock Records)
Calling All Cars on the Vegas Strip - 1998 (Crack Rock Records) - reissued 2000 (Capricorn Records)
Lambs EP - 2001 (Velocette Records)
I Name You Destroyer - 2002 (Velocette Records)
War Bird - 2004  (Velocette Records)
If Thine Enemy Hunger - 2004 (Velocette Records, unreleased) - 2006 (Relapse Records)
L'Autrichienne - 2008 (Relapse Records, Alternative Tentacles)
Jucifer / Jack Split 7" - 2009 - (Label Unknown)
Jucifer 'Autocannibalist' / Show of Bedlam Split 7" - 2009 (Choking Hazard)
Throned In Blood - 2010 (Nomadic Fortress, Alternative Tentacles)
'за волгой для нас земли нет' - 2013 (Nomadic Fortress, Alternative Tentacles)
District of Dystopia - 2014, 2015 (Nomadic Fortress, Alternative Tentacles)
Jucifer / Sete Star Sept Split 7" - 2015 (Witch Bukkake, Deaf Death Husky)
Futility EP - 2019 (Nomadic Fortress)


Jucifer's albums are impressively diverse, though often perversely non-representative of their core sound. 2010's 'Throned In Blood' album was the first full length to draw almost entirely from this core, but its sparse production (planned to sound "old school" according to the band) fails to do justice to their massive tones live.

In October 2011 the 1994 EP 'Nadir' was remastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) and released for digital download by Grindcore Karaoke, J. Randall of Agoraphobic Nosebleed digital-only label.  LP version of 'Nadir' was released in October 2012 by Mutants of the Monster, a label collaboration between Rwake's Christopher 'C.T.' Terry and Canadian filmmaker David Hall,

July 17, 2013 saw the release of Jucifer's eighth studio album 'за волгой для нас земли нет'. A second CD pressing was issued in November 2013.   The album, conceptualized around the history of Russian city Volgograd (former Stalingrad) better represents the depth and vast feel of Valentine's live guitar tone than its predecessor Throned in Blood.

Gatefold double LP of 'за волгой для нас земли нет' was also released in November via Alternative Tentacles.

'за волгой для нас земли нет' made several "best of 2013" lists including iTunes, NPR Music, and artist lists by members of Fuck The Facts, SubRosa and Deafheaven.

Throughout 2013 Jucifer's "Twenty Years Slaying Ears" tour traversed 32 countries across North America, Europe, Russia, and Scandinavia.

Jucifer's endless tour continued with U.S. dates in 2014 as well as a mainstage appearance at England's Temples Festival in May alongside Neurosis, Brutal Truth, Electric Wizard, Clutch and Gehenna.

In December of 2014, Jucifer released their ninth album 'District of Dystopia'.  As with all of Jucifer's recordings, 'District of Dystopia' is built on a theme.  It is a concept album wherein each song is inspired by historical Acts of Congress or Executive Orders which were enacted around controversial topics.  For liner notes, guitarist / vocalist Valentine wrote a series of essays explaining the subject matter, which are available as limited edition posters.

Unlike any previous Jucifer record, 'District of Dystopia' is heavily focused on a grindcore sound.  Long time fans will not be startled, as Jucifer has always incorporated grind into their shows and at times in small doses on their albums.  'District of Dystopia' seems like a logical step for a band which has only in later years prioritized documenting its live fury on record.  Decibel described the album as "a full-scale assault on the very institution of democracy" and About Heavy Metal called it "almost infectious, in a sinister manner".  Both members' performance on this pared-down recording, engineered themselves on four track in their Winnebago, reveals a prowess not as easily noticed on some of their slower tempo or more lushly produced studio work.

Early 2015 saw Jucifer traversing the West and Midwest United States. In July the band joined Black Cobra on an extensive Australia tour dubbed "Twins of Evil".

A split 7" with Japan's Sete Star Sept was released in July via French label Witch Bukkake,  LP version of Jucifer's last album District of Dystopia was released in October 2015 courtesy of Alternative Tentacles

In summer Jucifer began work on their next full length as well as recording for several side projects and a biopic, then toured in North America through early 2016 followed by a massive 27-country tour of Europe, UK and Russia from March through July.   Festivals included Destroy the Humanity Fest (Moscow), Roadburn (Netherlands), SWR Barroselas Metalfest (Portugal), and Temples Festival (England).

August 2016 saw Jucifer back to the states for Psycho Las Vegas Festival, followed by their 'Autumn Destruction' US tour.  In November, guitarist/vocalist and historical liner notes author Gazelle Amber Valentine had a new essay published as part of the anthology 'Spirits of Place' (Daily Grail) alongside veteran writers Alan Moore and Warren Ellis.

In 2017 the band completed US dates on their 'Spring Savaging' tour, followed by 'Auditory Insurrection' dates across Europe and UK bridging summer and winter.  2017 festival appearances included Rockstadt Extreme Fest (Romania), Purci Dance Party (Hungary), Motocultor Festival (France), Soundville 2017 (Portugal), Rock 'N' Grass Fest (France), Grauzone (Netherlands), Doom Over Karalis Fest (Sardegna), Grindmania Festival (Germany), Black Earth Fest (Netherlands), Bloodshed Festival (Netherlands), and Wir Sind Die Toten Fest (Germany). 
2018 saw Jucifer's "25 Years Slaying Ears" tour around the U.S. and the band contributed a track to the WOMAN II compilation (Blackened Death Records) as well as recording for a forthcoming EP.
2019 begins with Jucifer's "Winter Discontent" tour across Europe & UK.