My HeadBangers please welcome from Hamburg, Germany:
LORD OF THE LOST
“Born With A Broken Heart”
I really like this band. Let’s look at some bio:
Founded in 2007 “Lord of the Lost” is a German Industrial Metal band, formed by singer and frontman Chris Harms. They are set to represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with the song “Blood & Glitter”.
I am very impressed with that, let’s listen to Blood & Glitter, and you decide.
I really like these guys, and they do put on the show and don’t forget that glitter. Now back to some bio.
Lord of the Lost was founded in mid-2007 by Chris Harms as a solo project. While working on the initial songs and publishing them on MySpace, Harms received a lot of positive reception and realized that he would require a full band to play them live. He recruited other musicians from his friends in the Hamburg music scene to form the band and begin working on the first album.
The debut single Dry the Rain was released in 2009 and the debut album Fears was released in 2010 with the independent label Out of Line. While recording the second album Antagony Lord of the Lost went on an extended tour through 2010 which included international shows and festivals such as the Wave-Gotik-Treffen, the Wacken Open Air and the M’era Luna Festival.
In spring 2011, the band released Sex on Legs as the first single from their second album, Antagony. The album, considered their first concept album, was released shortly thereafter. Lord of the Lost toured in support of the album with the band Mono Inc. on their Viva Hades tour.
In summer 2012, Lord of the Lost released their third album Die Tomorrow. Just before the release, the band began working on their fourth album From the Flame into the Fire. In October 2012, Lord of the Lost opened for Letzte Instanz on their Ewig-Tour. Lord of the Lost started touring again in the spring of 2013 co-headlining on the Darkness Kills tour with Unzucht, and in September kicked off the We Are the Lost tour together with Lost Area. In October 2013, Lord of the Lost appeared as part of the Gothic Meets Klassik at the Leipzig Gewandhaus with the Zielona Gòra Symphony Orchestra.
In March 2014, the band played their first US tour, which was financed by crowdfunding. Within two months fans and sponsors raised US $12,775, surpassing the original goal of US $10,000.
In March 2015, Lord of the Lost released the pure acoustic album Swan Songs, which reached number 34 on the GFK Entertainment Charts. The live performances for the album took place on the Out of Line Weekender in Berlin in the same month.
They have a lot of history, so I’m jumping ahead…
Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris personally picked Lord of the Lost to support Iron Maiden on their 2020 European leg of the Legacy of the Beast World Tour but due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the tour had to be cancelled. The tour was rescheduled and in 2022, Lord of the Lost played as a support act in 17 European cities on Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast world tour and gained much recognition. Iron Maiden subsequently renewed this successful collaboration for the European leg of the 2023 The Future Past world tour.
THIS IS VERY IMPRESSIVE
In December 2022, Lord of the Lost surprised their fans by releasing their new studio album “Blood and Glitter” months before it was scheduled to be released. The album, in spite of the last to the minute release and lack of pre-promotion, managed to hit #1 on the official German Music Charts.
Lord of the Lost produces music across several genres including Heavy Metal and Glam Rock-influenced Dark Rock, Industrial and Classical Music. In interviews with the magazine Orkus and the website Subexistance, Chris Harms has cited bands and musicians such as Rammstein, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga as some of the many performers that he listens to and is influenced by.
Let’s meet the band:
Chris “The Lord” Harms – Vocals, Guitar, Cello (2007-present)
Class Grenayde (Klaas Helmecke) – Bass (2008-present)
Gared Dirge (Gerrit Heinemann) – Piano, Synthesizer, Percussion, Guitar, Theremin (2010-present)
π (Pi Stoffers) – Guitar (20006-present)
Niklas Kahl – Drums (2017-present)
All my HeadBangers know I love my German Bands, but these guys take it to another level. They have so much going on and a little of every kind of metal you could think of. I’m really impressed with Iron Maiden taking them on Tour not to mention the 2023 Eurovision Competition, that alone is impressive to me. Check them out, they’re on all social media, and I think you will be impressed too.
That’s it for this week my HeadBangers, join me next week for another band and another song. In the meantime, don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn….