Lord of the Lost
Standstill is lethal.
In less than a decade, Dark-Metal-group Lord Of The Lost has become one of the most well-established and prolific acts of the international scene. Founded in 2007 by Chris “The Lord” Harms, initially as a solo-project, the Hamburg-based band has long since been on conquering course in the stable line-up of Harms (vocals, guitar), Class Grenayde (bass), Bo Six (guitar), Gared Dirge (piano, synths, percussion, ) and Tobias Mertens (drums.)
The group’s sound has always been a sort of wild ride through a myriad of different dark genres, yet marked by a constant process of reinvention and an eternal clinch of melodies, aggression and emotions. Chris Harms rides his sonic juggernaut with vocal prowess and an ever-impressive range of styles that can abruptly leap from a sonorous clear singing voice to brutal death growls or wild screaming. With effortless grace, Lord Of The Lost manage to tackle quite contrasting musical extremes, incorporating ballads with hit-potential, harsh Metalcore-attacks, pompous concept albums and a soft spot for the outré, as exemplified in songs like the Latin-Metal-crossover-fun “La Bomba”, into their trademark sound. It is little wonder, then that not even the symphonic excursions with their classically grounded Lord Of The Lost Ensemble on “Swan Songs” and the accompanying shows seemed like a contradiction to their wildly rocking regular releases like “Die Tomorrow” or “From The Flame Into The Fire”, but rather like two logical sides of the same coin. On their latest release “Empyrean”, they have now tried their hands at creating an Industrial-Metal-Space-Opera and, instead of falling victim to their own ambitions, they actually managed to funnel their ass-kicking power into a captivating concept work.
Live, Lord Of The Lost are one of a kind. In terms of showmanship, relentless stage energy, an accessible presence and sheer madness, the five Hamburg-based lads will give most current bands a serious run for their money. Lord-Of-The-Lost concerts are grand happenings of sweat, sex and rock’n’roll that have the group’s international fan base increase with each and every tour … and there is no stage from Berlin to Moscow to Helsinki that the group has not thoroughly rocked into the ground. Lord Of The Lost deliver in full and guarantee an unforgettable experience with highly addictive potential.
Currently, Lord Of The Lost are taking us on mankind’s last great journey to “Empyrean” – but the trip for the quintet from St. Pauli, Hamburg has only just begun! And who knows where they will take us next? The only thing you can be sure of is that it will follow a single rule: straight to your heart and right in your face!