Berlin/London based heavy doom rock band, LUCIFER, immediately generated a significant buzz when they first descended onto the scene in early 2015 with their debut 7″ ‘Anubis’, followed by their highly anticipated debut album, ‘Lucifer I’, both released on Rise Above Records. The album single ‘Izrael’ was released along with a haunting video directed by Sadonis and Chris Koll, partly shot at the bands first ever show in Berlin, has notched up nearly 150000 plays.
Whilst The Oath was a much-celebrated band, following their premature demise, Sadonis wasted no time in creating a new beast to go beyond previous limitations.
Eschewing the now well-worn clich?s of the ?occult-rock explosion? in favour of a truthful and tempestuous re-imagining of classic 70s proto-metal and heavy doom, the eight songs on this band?s debut album crackle and fizz with burgeoning energy and the compelling conviction of music made for all the right reasons.
‘Lucifer I’ co-written by Johanna Sadonis and ex-Cathedral guitarist Gaz Jennings, lit a blazing fire for the band and spawned a significant wave of global press coverage. The band also landed the coveted cover of American heavy metal bible Decibel Magazine.
Although still firmly rooted in the fertile soil first cultivated by Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Blue Oyster Cult, LUCIFER exist in a proudly liberated and limitless sonic realm, where the heaviest doom rock is a mere starting point for the band?s skyward creative trajectory.
Meanwhile LUCIFER has played nearly 70 shows, Roadburn among other festivals, a 21 date North American tour with High on Fire, followed by support slots for bands like Pentagram and a seven week long tour throughout Europe as direct support to Paradise Lost in autumn 2015.
2016 started off with a headline show at Tokyo’s Club Quattro, Japan. The band is now working on their next album, ‘Lucifer II’.
Lucifer is available for corporate events, private shows, milestone celebrations (birthday, anniversary), fundraisers, festivals, and more.