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.

Lucifer Reveal Cover Art & Track Listing For “Lucifer II”

Lucifer have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new album “Lucifer II.” As previously reported, the effort will be released on July 6, and the opening track “California Son” will be released on May 4.

“Lucifer II” Track Listing:

01. “California Son”
02. “Dreamer”
03. “Phoenix”
04. “Dancing With Mr. D”
05. “Reaper On Your Heels”
06. “Eyes In The Sky”
07. “Before The Sun”
08. “Aton”
09. “Faux Pharaoh”
10. “Evening Wind” (Japanese bonus track)

Lucifer To Release New Album In July

Lucifer have signed with Century Media and are planning to release their new album “Lucifer II” through the label on July 6. The album’s opening track “California Son” will be released on May 4, with a 7 inch set to arrive via Electric Assault and a digital single set to arrive via Century Media. If you missed it, you can check out their song “Faux Pharaoh” below:

Lucifer Premiere New Song “Faux Pharaoh”

Lucifer have premiered a new song titled “Faux Pharaoh.” This track will appear on their new album “Lucifer II,” which is set to be released in 2018.

The band commented:

“It’s been a while! We have been busy down in the studio these past months. Before this year ends we would like to tease you with a first song off our new album Lucifer II, to be released before summer 2018. We hope you dig it. Things might get a whole lot weirder & wilder come January. Until then, enjoy!”