ALBUM REVIEW: Lucifer – Lucifer V

In the beginning … there was Lucifer! And now this fifth full-length outing for the “occult metal” outfit proves to be a thoroughly satisfying, good ol’ heavy rock ’n’ roll album which, at its very best – the outstanding “Slow Dance In A Crypt” – can be downright beautiful and utterly beguiling.

With song-writing nous, all-round playing chops and excellent production, including a superb, crunchy guitar sound, Lucifer V (Nuclear Blast Records) has at its heart the clean, clear, commanding voice of Johanna Platow Andersson.Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Lucifer – Coven – Early Moods Live at Le Poisson Rouge

The renowned venue Le Poisson Rouge hosted an unholy night of Heavy Metal, in the heart of New York City. A triple bill dubbed “The Satanic Panic Tour” – featured Lucifer, Coven, and Early Moods. It was the perfect environment for this tour. The bands did not disappoint, giving a modern throwback feeling of heavy metal.Continue reading

Lucifer Drop “Slow Dance In A Crypt” Single, and Add Attic to Upcoming European Tour

Heavy rock megalith, Lucifer, have released a new single called “Slow Dance In A Crypt.” The song is the third track taken from the new album, Lucifer V, due out January 26th, on Nuclear Blast Records. The band also revealed that Attic will be joining them on their coming European tour, which also features Angel Witch and The Night Eternal. Keep reading below for the video and more.

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Lucifer Share “At The Mortuary” Single and Video – Announce New Album Release Date

Stockholm based heavy rockers Lucifer have announced a January 26th release date of their new album, Lucifer V, on Nuclear Blast Records. They have also shared a video for new single, “At The Mortuary.” Keep reading for more on the album, and catch the video in the article below.

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PODCAST: Episode 155: Nicke Andersson of The Hellacopters – The Ghost Cult Interview

Ghost Cult caught up with Nicke Andersson of The Hellacopters, Entombed, Lucifer and more to discuss their new album Eyes of Oblivion – due out on April 1st, 2022 from Nuclear Blast. Nicke disccused the new album, how he approaches composition, the bands’ return from hiatus in 2016, Nicke’s producing approach, the return of shows, nightlife in Sweden and Berlin, and future projects from many of his other bands!

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REVIEWS ROUNDUP: Lucifer, Shi, Crop, and The Lucid Furs

Lucifer Lucifer IV

With Lucifer releasing albums of a consistent style at a workman’s pace, it’s easy to overlook the underlying trajectory that’s been gradually in motion. There’s not much of those Occult Doom roots left on Lucifer IV (Century Media Records) as the band has seemingly completed their transformation from female-fronted Uncle Acid to what sounds like Karen Carpenter singing over KISS riffs. Fortunately, it’s hardly a drastic change as Johanna Sadonis’ sultry croon and the freerolling grooves remain as common denominators.Continue reading

Lucifer Shares New Single and Video – “Bring Me His Head” – New Album Incoming

Stoner Rock legends Lucifer will release their brand new album Lucifer IV, which will be released on October 29th, 2021 via Century Media Records! The band released a killer new single and video for the track “Bring Me His Head!” Pre-orders are also now live for the album and you can see the incredible artwork and tracklisting below!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Book Of Wyrms – Occult New Age

While the core sound behind Book Of Wyrms has always been a balance between Doom Metal and Space Rock, their third album sees the band committing much more to the latter. Occult New Age (Desert Records) retains the methodical tempos and some of the beefy riffs of 2019’s Remythologizer but ultimately devotes its atmospheric ends to lighter textures and looser structures. The heavier sequences have more in common than Kyuss than Cathedral and their underlying Hawkwind influence had previously never been highlighted to this extent.

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ALBUM REVIEW: SpellBook – Magic and Mischief

After releasing two albums and an EP under the Witch Hazel moniker, the York, Pennsylvania quartet has rebranded as SpellBook. Their first album under this new moniker, Magic & Mischief (Cruz Del Sur Music), doesn’t deviate too far from their established Occult Rock style. There are a multitude of Seventies Rock grooves fitted with a slight Doom crunch that is quick to recall their contemporaries in groups like Lucifer, Demon Eye, and Icarus Witch.

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