April 3, 2022
photo credit: VDPictures / Jan Season

German genre-fusing visionaries LORD OF THE LOST return in 2022 with a new EP, The Heartbeat of The Devil! Out May 6, 2022 via Napalm Records, the EP not only features two versions of its title track, which was first released on the band’s most recent full-length – the conceptual masterpiece JUDAS – but three cover songs encompassing the band’s free-thinking attitude.

Today, the band has released the first cover track from the new EP – a cover of Judas by Lady Gaga – an artist that has inspired frontman Chris Harms for years. LORD OF THE LOST managed to make this song their own while keeping the main structures of the song alive, adding retro synthesizer sounds, double bass passages and a combination of growling screams and clear vocals.

Chris Harms on Judas:Lady Gaga has caused me many sleepless nights in the past. That’s meant differently than that may sound at first – her songs stay in my head and stick to my heart, as do few other artists. There they remain, for very long. That’s why it is very exciting to me to interpret such a song vocally myself, always knowing that in today’s world, it’s not impossible for the result to be heard by the original artist herself. Sounds a lot like fanboy action – it actually is.”

The new EP begins with the single version of The Heartbeat of The Devil, and closes with a striking piano version of the same song. Rounding out the centre of the EP are three cover versions of iconic songs: Children Of The Damned by Iron Maiden, who LORD OF THE LOST will support on 18 dates of the band’s European tour after the release of the EP, Judas by Lady Gaga and Wig In A Box from famed rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. These iconic songs are reinvented and transformed by the dark atmosphere of LORD OF THE LOST‘s trademark sound.

The Heartbeat Of The Devil follows both JUDAS (2021, #2 GER) and Thornstar (2018, #6 GER), which repeatedly solidified LORD OF THE LOST as visionaries unafraid to express themselves outside of the norm. Their non-conformism is undoubtedly a key point of their attraction and distinction, and their sophisticated sonic universe sets them apart from all other bands in the genre — manifesting as controversial in the best possible sense.

LORD OF THE LOST on The Heartbeat Of The Devil: “With the pandemic and the unplanned free time – you can spontaneously record three cover versions of songs that move you at the moment. But why these three songs? Judas by Lady Gaga should be self-explanatory due to the title overlap with our current album. Children Of The Damned is a nod to our summer tour hosts Iron Maiden, who booked us as a support band. And Wig In A Box… well, if you don’t know the movie musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch, you should definitely change that. We saw the movie one day and one of us yelled, ‘let’s cover that song!’ – and as it always is with us, every spontaneous idea is put into action. Or at least it’s tried.”

The Heartbeat Of The Devil

  1. The Heartbeat Of The Devil (Single Version)
  2. Judas (Lady Gaga Cover)
  3. Children Of The Damned (Iron Maiden Cover)
  4. Wig In A Box (Hedwig And The Angry Inch Cover)
  5. The Heartbeat Of The Devil (Piano Version)

(Available on CD and digital album)


Homecoming Tour
w/ Nachtblut, Scarlet Dorn
06.10.22 DE – Nuremberg / Hirsch
07.10.22 DE – Stuttgart / LKA-Longhorn
08.10.22 DE – Cologne / Essigfabrik
12.10.22 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
14.10.22 AT – Vienna / Szene
15.10.22 DE – Munich / Backstage
20.10.22 DE – Frankfurt / Batschkapp
21.10.22 DE – Leipzig / Täubchenthal
22.10.22 DE – Hanover / Pavillon
27.10.22 DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater
28.10.22 CZ – Prague / Club Storm
29.10.22 PL – Warsaw / Hydrozagadka
02.11.22 DE – Bochum / Zeche
03.11.22 FR – Paris / Petit Bain
04.11.22 FR – Lyon / CCO
05.11.22 ES – Barcelona / Salamandra
06.11.22 ES – Madrid / Mon
09.11.22 IT – Milan / Legend Club
10.11.22 CH – Pratteln / Z7
11.11.22 DE – Kaiserslautern / Kammgarn
12.11.22 DE – Herford / X

Ensemble Tour 2022
w/ Rain Diary
20.04.22 DE – Hamburg / Friedrich Ebert Halle
21.04.22 DE – Mainz / Kurfürstliches Schloss
22.04.22 DE – München / Alte Kongresshalle
23.04.22 DE – Wuppertal / Historische Stadthalle
24.04.22 DE – Berlin / Huxleys

Legacy Of The Beast Tour
w/ Iron Maiden
22.05.22 HR – Zagreb / Arena
24.05.22 SB – Belgrad / Stark Arena
26.05.22 RO – Bukarest / Romexpo Open Air
07.06.22 HU – Budapest / Groupama Arena
20.06.22 CZ – Prag / Sinobo Stadium
26.06.22 FR – Paris / La Defense Arena
27.06.22 NL – Arnhem / Gelredome
30.06.22 CH – Zürich / Hallenstadion
02.07.22 DE – Köln / Rhein Energie Stadion
04.07.22 DE – Berlin / Waldbühne
07.07.22 IT – Bologna / Sonic Park
09.07.22 DE – Stuttgart / Mercedes-Benz-Arena
10.07.22 AT – Wiener Neustadt / Wiener Neustadt Stadion
13.07.22 BG – Sofia / Arena Armeec
16.07.22 GR – Athen / OAKA Olympic Complex
24.07.22 PL – Warschau / PGE Narodowy

Festival Shows
06.05.22 DE – Weißenhäuser Strand / Plage Noire Festival
01.07.22 DE – Mühlheim an der Ruhr / Castle Rock
04.08.22 ESP – Villena Alicante / Leyendas del Rock Festival
06.-07.08.22 DE – Hildesheim / M’era Luna Festival | LORD OF THE LOST ENSEMBLE
17.-19-08.22 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze
20.08.22 DE – Koblenz / Nacht der Helden
20.08.22 DE – Neu-Ulm / Volle Kraft Voraus Festival

The Killer Filler Shows
20.05.22 DE – Zwickau / Alter Gasometer
21.05.22 AT – Wörgl / Komma
25.05.22 RO – Cluj-Napoca / Form Space  
03.07.22 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal

Chris Harms – vocals, guitar, cello
Pi Stoffers – guitar
Class Grenayde – bass
Gared Dirge – piano, synthesizer, percussion, guitar
Niklas Kahl – drums


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