Lucifer Release Cover Of Tom Waits’ “Dirt In The Ground”

Lucifer have released a cover of Tom Waits’ “Dirt In The Ground.” You can check that out below. The track can also be purchased on 7” vinyl in the band’s North American and European merch stores. The group commented:

“We were cranking Tom Waits’ Bone Machine album in the car one day. When ‘Dirt In The Ground’ came on it sounded like he had written it just for Lucifer and we felt an ethereal urge to play it. Nothing beats the director of doom but here’s our interpretation of one of the heaviest songs ever.”

Lucifer Postpone May Shows, Announce New November Dates

Lucifer have been forced to postpone their May shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, there is some good news as the band have also announced a new European tour. The group commented:

“Lucifers Friends! Due to the current virus crisis we are postponing our European May tour for February 2021 (dates to be announced shortly). Please hold on to your tickets as they remain valid. The London show however will already take place during our additional European November tour that we are happy to announce here today. Stay safe, people!”

Tour Dates:

11/07 Hard Rock Hell, UK
11/08 London, UK – Underworld
11/10 Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
11/11 Stuttgart, Germany – Universum
11/12 Munich, Germany – Backstage Halle
11/13 Vienna, Austria – Arena
11/14 Budapest, Hungary – Instant
11/15 Graz, Austria – Explosiv
11/17 Frankfurt, Germany – Das Bett
11/18 Bielefeld, Germany – Movie
11/19 Bremen, Germany – Tower
11/20 Kiel, Germany – Raucherei
11/21 Kolding, Denmark – Godset
11/22 Oslo, Norway – John Dee

Lucifer Premiere “Leather Demon” Music Video

Lucifer have premiered a new video for their new song “Leather Demon.” This track is from the band’s new album “Lucifer III,” which will be released on March 20. Johanna Sadonis commented:

“We are excited to give you our third single, the third song on our third album. Please, welcome the Leather Demon into this dreary world. We have summoned up this pale creature, a symbol of good old fun: hard rock, leather jackets, cigarettes and cemeteries. You may take the demon‘s hand for a full moon slow dance on the grave of modern civilization and take a step back in time when everyone at the rock show had long hair or at least a leather jacket and a record player at home. It’s never too late to let your freak flag fly! Long live the Leather Demon!”

Lucifer Premiere “Midnight Phantom” Music Video

Lucifer have premiered a new video for their new song “Midnight Phantom” via Revolver. This track is from the band’s new album “Lucifer III,” which will be released on March 20. Vocalist Johanna Sadonis said the following:

“Why no one has yet merged Autopsy and Blue Öyster Cult into four minutes is a mystery to us. ‘Midnight Phantom’ came to us in a collective nightmare and we think he made us accomplish this. Enjoy the horrors of The Phantom. Tonight.”

Lucifer Premiere New Song “Ghosts”, Reveal Details For New Album “Lucifer III”

Lucifer have premiered a new song titled “Ghosts.” This track is from the band’s new album “Lucifer III,” which will be released on March 20. The group commented:

“It is with great pleasure and a little bit of pride that we finally can offer you a first glimpse of our new album Lucifer III. ‘Ghosts’ is the opening track and also the first one we wrote for our third long player. Some of you might recognize it if you caught Lucifer live in the past year or so. So here it is. We hope you dig and remember to play it loud. Always.”

“Lucifer III” Track Listing:

01. “Ghosts”
02. “Midnight Phantom”
03. “Leather Demon”
04. “Lucifer”
05. “Pacific Blues”
06. “Coffin Fever”
07. “Flanked By Snakes”
08. “Stay Astray”
09. “Cemetery Eyes”

Tour Dates:

01/24 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
01/25 Miami, FL – Churchill’s
01/26 Orlando, FL – Will’s
04/23 Tampere, Finland – Klubi
04/24 Helsinki, Finland – DesertHel Festival
05/07 Hamburg, Germany – Knust
05/08 Essen, Germany – Turock
05/09 Köln, Germany – Helios 37
05/10 Den Bosch, Netherlands – Willem Twee
05/12 London, England – Underworld
05/13 Paris, France – Petit Bain
05/14 Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
05/15 Kaiserslautern, Germany – Kammgarn
05/16 Nürnberg, Germany – Hirsch
05/17 Praha, Czech Republic – Nová Chmelnice
05/19 Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
05/20 Dresden, Germany – Scheune
05/21 Berlin, Germany – Lido
05/22 Hannover, Germany – Bei Chez Heinz
05/23 Odense, Denmark – Posten
05/29 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand
05/30 Göteborg, Sweden – Pustervik
07/11 Great Yarmouth, UK – Hard Rock Hell

Lucifer Announce January U.S. Tour

Lucifer have announced a January U.S. tour. Here’s the dates:

01/15 Memphis TN – The Hi Tone
01/16 Dallas TX – Three Links
01/17 Austin TX – Come And Take It Live
01/18 Houston TX – Secret Group
01/19 New Orleans LA – Santos
01/21 Birmingham AL – The Nick
01/22 Atlanta GA – 529
01/23 Tampa FL – Crowbar
01/24 Jacksonville FL – 1904 Music Hall
01/25 Miami FL – Churchill’s
01/26 Orlando FL – Will’s

Lucifer Announce August North American Dates

Lucifer have announced some August North American shows. Here’s the dates:

08/12 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
08/13 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (with Haunt)
08/14 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One (with Haunt)
08/15 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas Psycho Swim
08/17 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall (with Haunt)
08/18 Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp (with Haunt)
08/19 Portland, OR – Star Theatre (with Spell)
08/20 Seattle, WA – Highline (with Spell)
08/21 Vancouver, BC – Astoria (with Spell)

Lucifer Stream Cover Of Scorpions’ “Evening Wind”

Lucifer are streaming their cover of Scorpions’ “Evening Wind.” That track was previously only available as a b-side on the band’s “California Son” 7 inch and as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of their latest album “Lucifer II.” Johanna Sadonis commented:

“Since many have asked, we are happy to make the song digitally available for everyone now. The Scorpions are my favorite German band and it was long overdue for me to pay respect to their mighty album ‘In Trance’ released in 1975. We hope you dig it!”

Lucifer Announce European Tour

Lucifer have announced a fall European tour. With this news, the group have also confirmed that they will be taking part in this year’s KISS Kruise as well. The band commented:

“The second coming of Lucifer got off to a good start. We played some great festivals this summer and our new album Lucifer II even made it into the charts of quite a few countries. Who said rock and roll is dead? While we’ve made some new friends at the festivities, we can’t wait to get our asses out on the road for some proper heavy rock debauchery on the club stages. The second coming of Lucifer has only just begun. Hide your sons and daughters, Lucifer is coming!”

Tour Dates:

10/07 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser (with V.O.J.D and Dorian Sorriaux)
10/08 Malmö, SWE – Babel (with Dorian Sorriaux)
10/09 – Dortmund, GER – Black Plastic Records (acoustic / DJ set – free entry)
10/10 Bonn, GER – Harmonie, WDR Rockpalast Crossroads TV Show (with Blood Of The Sun)
10/11 Dortmund, GER – Junkyard (with Dorian Sorriaux and Blood Of The Sun)
10/12 Antwerp, BEL – Desertfest
10/13 London, UK – The Dome (with Blood Of The Sun)
10/14 Athens, GRE – Gargarin
10/15 Vienna, AUS – Viper Room
10/16 Innsbruck, AUS – PMK
10/17 Bassano del Grappa, ITA – Vinile
10/18 Munich, GER – Backstage (with Blood Of The Sun)
10/20 Leeuwarden, NET – Into the Void Festival
10/21 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
10/22 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
10.31 – 11/05 – KISS Kruise VIII (sold out)

Interview: Lucifer’s Johanna Sadonis Talks “Lucifer II”

Lucifer released their second album “Lucifer II” earlier this month and I was given the opportunity to interview frontwoman Johanna Sadonis about the effort. You can check out that chat below.

METAL ANARCHY: First of all, what would you like to tell readers of this site about your new album?

SADONIS: We are extremely excited about our new album ‘Lucifer II’. Lucifer as a band finally fell into place. It’s my personal milestone and the best recording I have been part of to date and I hope you can dig it too.

METAL ANARCHY: You have already released videos for two songs off the effort, “Dreamer” and “California Son,” What would you like to say about those clips?

SADONIS: We tried to pick two songs of the opposite ends of the album spectrum. The video to ’California Son’ comes with a smirk and a notion to not take oneself too serious. It was meant to be a homage to the great old green screen appearances of heavy rock bands in the 70s and I packed a lot of favorites in there: California, cemeteries, goats and rock ‘n’ roll, you know! ‘Dreamer’ is shot in Lucifer tradition on a cemetery too of course. We shot it at night on a Swedish cemetery with the whole gang. Here the sun doesn’t go down in summer. ‘Dreamer’ is a song about cherishing one’s innocence and to never become cynical or bitter, no matter what dark valleys life can walk you through at times.

METAL ANARCHY: How have fans been reacting to the new tracks?

SADONIS: The reactions have been overwhelmingly good. Of course the sound of the band is in evolution on this new record and we believe in this album. It was interesting to see how fans of the first album would take this sudden twist in the road. Of course you can’t please everyone and that isn’t the point. We just do what feels right to us but it is rewarding when you manage to touch some other souls too.

METAL ANARCHY: One song I really dig from the album is “Reaper On Your Heels.” What would you like to say about that track?

SADONIS: This song is a bitter sweet notion about death, lyrically and mood wise kind of in the vein of what I feel when I listen to ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’ and how it always felt for me to take a walk on the warm end of a summer day on my favorite cemetery in Berlin.

METAL ANARCHY: What are some of your favorite songs from the effort, and what are the inspirations behind them?

SADONIS: In our eyes there is no filler on the album. We are fond of each of the songs in their own way. However I do love ‘Reaper On Your Heels’ because it mirrors my personal relationship to death, one of the great pillars in my life. A life long morbid and romantic dance with death that I had since I was a teenager.

METAL ANARCHY: There has been a lineup change since your last album. What can you tell readers about that and how it affected the new material?

SADONIS: It was an unexpected turn in the journey of Lucifer that turned into multiple happy ends. Ha ha! And a great new beginning!

METAL ANARCHY: What can you say about your upcoming touring plans in support of the album?

SADONIS: We are touring Europe this summer and fall and are excited to play at Psycho Las Vegas in August. We will hopefully come back to the US next spring for a proper tour.