May 1, 2023

Very first German rock/metal Eurovision Song Contest representatives, LORD OF THE LOST, have released an official music video for Destruction Manual. The new visual shows the whole band embodied by women, with vocalist Chris Harms represented by Ukrainian erotic model and influencer Louisa Khovanski. The song was originally released on the band’s successful #1 charting album, Blood & Glitter.

The new video arrives shortly before the Hamburg based unit leaves for Liverpool to present their song Blood & Glitter at the Eurovision Song Contest in front of its total audience of 200 million viewers. The finals of the world’s biggest music contest will be broadcast worldwide on May 13, and LORD OF THE LOST is widely considered a strong top 10 contender with Blood & Glitter.

2023 has been full of highlights for LORD OF THE LOST, and they don’t seem to end! Starting with the band’s #1 debut on the Official German Album Charts and continuing with a sold-out club tour in Germany, LORD OF THE LOST were also once again announced as European tour support for heavy metal legends Iron Maiden, joining them for ten shows. In addition, they will play at the most important metal festivals this summer.  The dark rock unit even got to perform for and meet King Charles III, and their success story so far is about to culminate in representing Germany in the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

LORD OF THE LOST on the new video for Destruction Manual: “A video where the whole band is represented by women. That is something I’ve wanted to do for half of my life. But it wasn’t the right time until now: the moment has come! Next to Louisa, we have four outstanding female musicians from all over the world at our instruments, and we love the energy that all five of them radiate here. What can I say? We’ve never looked so stunning!”

Blood & Glitter

  1. Blood & Glitter
  2. Leave Your Hate In The Comments
  3. Absolute Attitude
  4. The Future Of A Past Life (feat. Marcus Bischoff)
  5. No Respect For Disrespect
  6. Reset The Preset (feat. Andy LaPlegua)
  7. Destruction Manual
  8. Dead End
  9. Leaving The Planet Earth
  10. Forever Lost
  11. Save Our Souls (feat. Ally Storch)
  12. One Last Song
  13. The Look (Roxette Cover) (feat. Blümchen)

When conjuring the concept of Blood & Glitter, the band was inspired by the eponymous work of legendary music photographer Mick Rock, known for taking a large majority of the most famous photos of musicians in the ’70s glam rock era. LORD OF THE LOST visually immerse themselves in the lifestyle of that era and combine it with the new wave and pop sound of the ’80s, building on their own familiar dark metal foundation. The result: a glamorous party with critical and direct messages.

Contrasts run like a thread throughout the album, once again proving different in comparison to their previous work. In addition to Chameleon Studios in Hamburg, Blood & Glitter was produced and recorded at the Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki. The album goes all the way from start to finish – thus completely bypassing ballads. The hard-hitting dancefloor track Leave Your Hate In The Comments makes a strong statement by addressing the increasing hate culture on social media. Furthermore, the eighth studio album features a variety of very special guests such as Heaven Shall Burn singer Marcus Bischoff on The Future Of A Past Life, Andy LaPlegua of Combichrist on Reset The Preset and Subway To Sally‘s Ally Storch on violin for Save Our Souls. Wrapping up the record with One Last Song, Chris Harms states on the track: “I was wondering what song I would want to sing last before I die and realized that song didn’t exist yet. So here it is. Probably the most important song I’ve ever written.” A bonus track, a remarkable cover of Roxette‘s The Look, features none other than German ’90s popstar Blümchen as a duet partner. The band once again went its own way and released, without much advance, an album that defies all clichés, prejudices, genre norms and conventions, and makes strong statements in terms of content! So to say: Blood & Glitter is 100% LORD OF THE LOST.

After a full year of touring, including a support tour for Iron Maiden, a headline tour, an acoustic tour, several festival appearances and the band’s own LordfestLORD OF THE LOST were once again invited by the legendary Iron Maiden to be direct support on their European tour in 2023, in addition to major festival and club appearances.

13.05.23 – Eurovision Song Contest 2023 – Live from Liverpool

BLOOD & GLITTER SHOWS 2023:

27.05.23 DE – Siegen
30.05.23 DK – Copenhagen
01.06.23 SE – Stockholm
09.06.23 DE – Zwickau SOLD OUT
11.06.23 DE – Munich SOLD OUT
17.06.23 DE – Saarbrücken
21.06.23 UK – Leeds
22.06.23 UK – Chester
01.07.23 UK – Edinburgh
13.07.23 DE – Berlin SOLD OUT
31.07.23 DE – Aschaffenburg SOLD OUT
02.08.23 DE – Karlsruhe
23.09.23 UK – London
24.09.23 UK – Bristol
26.09.23 UK – Southampton
27.09.23 UK – Nottingham
28.09.23 UK – Wolverhampton
29.09.23 UK – Manchester
30.09.23 UK – Glasgow
06.10.23 AM – Yerevan
07.10.23 GE – Tbilisi
11.10.23 FR – Lille
12.10.23 FR – Savigny-le-Temple
13.10.23 FR – La Roche-sur-Yon
01.11.23 NL – Tilburg
04.11.23 BE – Ittre

Special Guest for 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

LORDFEST 2023:
09.12.23 DE – Hamburg


LORD OF THE LOST are:
Chris Harms – Vocals, Guitar
Pi Stoffers – Guitar
Class Grenayde – Bass
Gared Dirge – Piano, Synths, Percussion, Guitar
Niklas Kahl – Drums


LORD OF THE LOST online:

Official Website