[Cover photo credit to VDPictures]
German genre-fusing outfit Lord of the Lost have ended 2022 with a surprise release of their eighth studio album, Blood & Glitter, via Napalm Records. After enthusiasm for their previous album Judas and supporting Iron Maiden on both their most recent and upcoming tours, the band has introduced the next chapter of their work. Their decision to surprise-release was partly driven by a desire to buck the typical media cycle for albums and stick to the magic of music itself.
On Blood & Glitter, the band fully embraces their deeply-rooted love for 70s Glam Tock visuals and the sound of the 80s. The title track and an accompanying video have also been released.
Chris Harms comments on the album’s release:
In a time when the marketing madness for each album seems to last longer and longer, when half the album – or even more – is already known six months in advance through pre-released singles, so that the high pre-release sales generate the highest possible chart result, what it should actually be about – the pure magic of hearing a new album of your favourite band for the first time – is becoming more and more lost. We want to transport this “like the old days” feeling through this surprise release! Fuck the charts, playlist pitches and 1,000 pointless reviews in advance. What matters is what an album means in the long run, not how high its “value” is on release day.
When conjuring the concept of Blood & Glitter, the band was inspired by the work of music photographer Mick Rock, known for taking some of the most famous photos of musicians in the 70s Glam Rock era. They combined this imagery with New Wave and Pop sounds of the 80s, building on their dark Metal foundations. Their goal was “a glamorous party with critical and direct messages”.
Club & Glitter Tour 2023:
01.02.23 DE – Hamburg / Knust – SOLD OUT!
02.02.23 DE – Dresden / Beatpol – SOLD OUT!
03.02.23 DE – Cologne / Club Volta – SOLD OUT!
04.02.23 DE – Munich / Backstage – SOLD OUT!
05.02.23 DE – Berlin / Lido – SOLD OUT!
The Future Past Tour 2023 with IRON MAIDEN:
03.06.23 FI – Tampere / Nokia Arena
24.06.23 IE – Dublin / 3Arena
26.06.23 UK – Glasgow / Ovo Hydro
28.06.23 UK – Leeds / First Direct Arena
30.06.23 UK – Manchester / AO Arena
03.07.23 UK – Nottingham / Motorpoint Arena
04.07.23 UK – Birmingham / Utilita Arena
07.07.23 UK – London / The O2
26.07.23 DE – Dortmund / Westfalenhalle
01.08.23 DE – Munich / Olympiahalle
29.-30.04.23 BR – Sao Paulo / Summer Breeze Brazil
07.-10.06.23 PL – Gdansk / Mystic Festival
07.-10.06.23 AT – Nickelsdorf / Nova Rock
15.-18.06.23 FR – Clisson / Hellfest
05.-08.07.23 DE – Ballenstedt / Rockharz
13.-16.07.23 CZ – Zlin / Masters Of Rock
20.-22.07.23 FI – Laukaa / John Smith Rock Festival
29.-30.07.23 DE – Cologne / Amphi Festival
02.-05.08.23 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air
29.-30.09.23 UK – Sheffield / HRH Goth 2
14.10.23 DE – Cologne / Unter Schwarzer Flagge
17.-18.11.23 DE – Leipzig / Gothic Meets Classic
09.12.23 DE – Hamburg (not on pre-sale yet)