The multinational Heavy Rock Megalith from Stockholm LUCIFER is defined by their very heavy 1970s hard rock sound spiced with a good dose of Proto Heavy Metal and Doom Rock.
Main influences include groups such as Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Blue Öyster Cult, 70’s Heart & Fleetwood Mac.
With nearly 200 shows under their belt Lucifer has toured the US, Canada, Japan and Europe multiple times and played renowned international festivals like The Kiss Kruise, Psycho Las Vegas, Hellfest, MetalDays, Sweden Rock, Desertfest, the long standing German cult TV program Rockapalast twice, to name only but a few. Founded in 2014 in Berlin by The Oath front woman Johanna Sadonis, the group first consisted of Cathedral, Angel Witch and Ladytron members. The debut album “Lucifer I”, penned by Johanna and Cathedra’s Garry Jennings and released by British label Rise Above Records, brought LUCIFER international recognition.
With a shift of constellation within the band in 2016 and Johanna Sadonis’ move from Berlin to Stockholm, LUCIFER were ready for chapter two. In Nicke Andersson, notable for his groups The Hellacopters, Entombed, Imperial State Electric, Death Breath among others, Johanna found a new renowned writing partner.
Now signed to Century Media/Sony Music, Johanna and Nicke wrote and produced the albums “Lucifer II” and “Lucifer III” at Nicke’s studio The Honk Palace in Stockholm which both jolted LUCIFER into the Swedish, German, British and American charts and earned them several nominations such as Best Hard Rock/Metal album by renowned Swedish Radio Price P3, Hard Rock/Metal act of the year by Gaffa Price as well as a Swedish Grammy in the category Hard Rock/Metal. In between albums LUCIFER has released multiple outstanding stand-alone singles that have quickly become sought after collectors’ items. Relentless touring and recording have turned LUCIFER into an explosive live beast and a reliable source of timeless rock and roll.
LUCIFER wasted no time and used the pandemic to record yet another long player that rings in a new chapter and dives even further into the grande realms of colossal old fashioned rock, with a severe morbid twist. For this opus they entered guitarist Linus Björklund’s Studio Ryssviken for an even more heart pounding drum sound while continuing their work at The Honk Palace.
Synonymous with the giant names of rock and in the same breath, rarely does a band stand on the shoulders of the greats so proudly and more justified. Dead Lord should find their home in any self-respecting rock-aficionados top tier collection, next to treasured vinyls of bands like Nazareth, Thin Lizzy, early ZZ Top and Free.
On Surrender’s narrative drive, front-man and singer Hakim says:
“We’re sticking to the old way of looking at the world through hopeless glasses. A bit of heart break and a reflection of the times we live in. Trying to channel what’s wrong with the world and ourselves into a snappy upbeat rock record. Rock now, cry later.”
Radio-ready, melodious jewels of classic rock that swagger with sophistication and heart, kick back and let Dead Lord pour their solid gold vibrations out of your speakers and transform your laptop or headphones into a blaring full-stack of tweed tones and sweet analogue warmth. Face-melting vintage amplifiers cooking on max, and a sophisticated retro-chic finesse that will twin-guitar you into a frenzy, Surrender is an album to submit to.
Arena Vienna / Small Hall / adv 20 € / doors 19.00h