With their third offering, unveiled final 7 days, the nostalgia-pushed occultists Lucifer have seemingly discovered their specialized niche.
Uniting the doom-laden debut featuring the graveyard guitar tones of ex-Cathedral man Gaz Jennings and the retro rock of their sophomore that brought in the talents of multi-instrumentalist Nicke Andersson of Entombed and The Hellacopters fame, songstress Johanna Sadonis has found the perfect equilibrium of gentle and dim with Lucifer III.
We spoke to Sadonis’ now partner, and songwriting lover, Nicke Andersson to delve behind the most up-to-date releases 9 tracks macabre merriment.
This was the very first track Johanna and me wrote for this album. We started out enjoying it dwell proper absent to check drive it and men and women seemed to dig it though they never ever read it prior to. We thought that was a excellent signal. It sounded like an album opener and by the time we experienced all the other songs performed it nevertheless sounded like an album opener.
I had some thing like Motown fulfills Lynyrd Skynyrd in brain for the rhythm but it is possibly not discernible. Johanna’s lyrics are about the reduction of anyone dear to you that will under no circumstances return and not truly coming to conditions with it. Keeping on to the ghost kind of.
2. Midnight Phantom
This just one commenced off with a loss of life metallic type riff I had and I considered it paired up quite properly with the extra meat and potatoes type of chord progressions of the rest of the music. I was thinking how you could occur up with a vocal melody to that riff but Johanna delivered as standard.
If you’re into trivia, how many animals can you listen to in this one particular? This is also the initially Lucifer song to feature the Harpsichord. Probably not the last. We’re striving to come across out if there is a Keytarr edition of the Harpsichord so we can use it live. It would look pretty clever on our guitar participant Linus.
3. Leather Demon
We had a sketch of this 1 all-around the time we recorded Lucifer II by now but I guess we could not appear to place the ending touch on it so it stayed in the drawer until this album.
The operating title was “Alfred” from a lonely heron chook that hung all around Johanna’s outdated apartment in Berlin at the time. We christened him Alfred but he altered his identify to Leather-based Demon.
I guess it was about time to have a music that bear the band’s name and I’m glad Johanna wrote it. Someone mentioned “it is not specifically Iron Maiden or Black Sabbath is it?” Of program it is not, it’s Lucifer. I did my very best Kerslake/Ward imitation on this a single.
A fantastic shuffle has never ever been my forte but in some cases I impress myself. I stole the chord development in the refrain from the conclusion of a track off the Alice Cooper Demonstrate live album. I guess I shouldn’t use the phrase “stole”.
Let’s just say I idea my hat to items I like from time to time. I do not keep in mind which song but I often assumed that unique ending was quite attractive. Trivia time yet again.
5. Pacific Blues
There is quite a little bit of hat tipping to a sure team from Long Island in this music. Not only in this song and to my ears not really refined but I never care. I really like them. Thank you for the songs. For regardless of what motive this songs seem to stick out a little bit from the rest of the songs on the album but I can not place my finger on it.
6. Coffin Fever
This one’s also from when we wrote tunes for Lucifer II. Johanna observed it in the drawer and finished it. It is about currently being buried alive no much less. Martin does an oriental sounding guitar solo on this one particular.
I had my uncertainties due to the fact I’m usually not a huge fan of oriental scales in rock audio. Let’s just say I like Frehley in excess of Blackmore. No offence. It took some convincing but now I like it. Even I can be erroneous at times.
7. Flanked By Snakes
I always believed Deep Purple ended up extra my cup of tea than Rainbow, but in afterwards years I’ve appear to value them fairly a little bit. When they do not get much too oriental or dungeons and dragons that is. Once more, no offence. Johanna and Martin are huge enthusiasts.
My favourite Rainbow song is Starstruck and that motivated the key riff to this a single. No one particular in the band picked up on that though which I guess is a excellent issue. If the tipping of the hat receives far too noticeable you could possibly get accused of theft.
8. Remain Astray
A guy claimed the intro to this music sounded exactly like a music by Hurry so we experienced to search it up. It did. Point is, neither Johanna or me had at any time read that Rush track. I do not try to remember what the music is known as now but there you go. Alan Forbes, who created the Lucifer logo, most most likely owns a duplicate of their debut even though.
9. Cemetery Eyes
I arrived up the verse and refrain riffs though seeking out the new studio Honk Palace that is housed in a smaller cottage on our residence. I showed it to Johanna and she immediately had concepts for the two melodies and lyrics and obtained to work. I added a center eight riff and it was finished. It felt like this a person experienced to near the album.
Lucifer III is out now via Century Media