Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, hard rock outfit Lockjaw have returned to the scene breathing metal, with the intent to pick up from where they left off with a prolonged hiatus and then some.
With a new vocalist in tow and a swag of new music, starting with latest single Silence The Fear, Lockjaw are already plotting their next assault on the music scene, but first guitarist and founding member Jeff Ogle caught up with HEAVY for a chat about the new single and what has been happening of late with the band.
“When I wrote the song was during COVID,” he started. “I wrote about 16 songs during COVID and lockdown here in Texas, and when I was writing it, I had a lot of inspiration from Fear Factory and also a little bit of Megadeth in there. I’m old school. I’m a James Hetfield down picking kind of guy, so I just wanted to feel some old school vibes, something I love. The stuff that made me want to pick up a guitar and play, so not worrying about the trends of what’s going on in music or metal today. I just wanna play what I love. That’s where it started. Honestly, it came from a very pure, healthy place for me. I wrote the whole, entire song and sent it to my producer, and he helped me lay it out a little bit better. Our producer is Chris Collier, he’s currently producing Korn, he’s done Prong, and he’s working with Jason Hood, formerly of Five Finger Death Punch, so he has an incredible ear and really helped me pull the song together.”
In the full interview, Jeff talks about Silence The Fear in greater detail, the different genres within Lockjaw’s music and how they make them work, choosing this song to relaunch the band’s career and why, future songs and how Lockjaw plans to release them, their six-year hiatus at the height of their career to date and why they took it, coming back into the metal scene and more.