Lockjaw is a band based in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. The group has a rather long history, fueled by the friendship of the band members, who got together to form this band while in high school in the late 90's. The music scene was quite different back then, but just like today, Lockjaw was never interested in chasing trends. These talented musicians had the vision to make their own music and truly give it their all. Lockjaw started making music in 1998, and it didn’t take long for the group to be able to record and release a handful of EPs throughout the local scene. The band’s music earned a solid reputation, and Lockjaw soon grew to the ranks of excellent local bands, on stage and in the studio.
The band hit the studio with famed producer Chris Collier, already well known for his work with seminal bands such as Korn , as well as Lynch Mob, Prong, and KMX, only to mention a few. Without spoiling anything, let’s just say that these songs depict the band at it's best. Instead of releasing a whole record at once, Lockjaw is set to be releasing a handful of singles throughout the year, allowing their releases to seamlessly spread over time and giving the audience a nice constant stream of content. The band’s upcoming music is ultimately a perfect example of the band’s attitude and charismatic approach to songwriting and performance, going for an immediate and earthy sound that favors the human connection between the musicians, rather than hiding their work under an excessive layer of studio trickery. Production wise, the band’s new music is just as exciting and crisp as you might expect from such high standards of recording and
production. For instance, "Breaking Point’s” mix is balanced and very detail oriented, making for a lively, edgy, and stark sonic approach. In other words, there are many subtle nuances in this release, which really add to the richness of the track when summed up together.
Lockjaw has performed directly with acts such as Disturbed, Trivium, Asking Alexandria, New Year's Day, Drowning Pool, Dorothy, Crowbar, Prong, Mothership, Relent, Oh Sleeper, God Forbid, Bury Your Dead and more, as well as performed at festivals such as Apocalypse in the Desert 2023, Ridglea Metal Fest 2023, Freakers Ball 2022, So What Fest 2022, and Vulgarfest 2022.