January 1, 2024

LORD OF THE LOST has now revealed their covers album, Weapons Of Mass Seduction, wrapping up the band’s most successful year so far! Among other highlights, 2023 has seen LORD OF THE LOST hitting #1 on the official German album charts, representing Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest finals, many sold-out shows, providing tour support to legendary Iron Maiden (once again), and now the release of their first full covers album – exactly one year after the release of #1 album Blood & Glitter.

Photo: Jan Season

LORD OF THE LOST does not show any signs of slowing down in 2024 – on top of their fast-selling 15 Years of LORD OF THE LOST tour that is approaching in spring as well as two dates in the US, the outfit has already been confirmed for several big festival performances. Listen to Turbo Lover below, make sure to get your copy of Weapons Of Mass Seduction, and grab your tickets for the upcoming live shows in the new year!

LORD OF THE LOST states: “During the production of our last album, Blood & Glitter, while recording our Roxette cover The Look in Finland, it had already become clear that we had opened Pandora’s box. The energy and fun of covering the songs of beloved and respected colleagues and idols was something we were determined to continue. So even before the release of Blood & Glitter we started working on this ‘covers album’ project, which for us is the perfect dessert to Blood & Glitter, before we embark on the adventure of reinventing ourselves again for a new studio album.”

A year after the release of their successful #1 charting album, Blood & Glitter (Official German Album Charts), LORD OF THE LOST are back with a covers album, Weapons Of Mass Seduction, set to be released on December 29, 2023 via Napalm Records. The exciting new offering features plenty of genre-crossing tracks and wraps up the busiest year in the band’s history so far.

While the album is entirely composed of covers, Weapons Of Mass Seduction confirms LORD OF THE LOST‘s creative ability to make even unexpected songs their own, and further confirms their status. The covers album comes in various different formats – some of them containing a second CD with 11 covers that are already released or have been played live. The deluxe boxset includes a third CD with 10 acoustic tracks, exclusively available in this format.

Weapons Of Mass Seduction

CD1

  1. Shock To The System (Billy Idol Cover)
  2. Unstoppable (Sia Cover)
  3. Smalltown Boy (Bronski Beat Cover)
  4. Turbo Lover (Judas Priest Cover)
  5. Hymn (Ultravox Cover)
  6. Give In To Me (Michael Jackson Cover)
  7. River (Bishop Briggs Cover)
  8. Somewhere Only We Know (Keane Cover)
  9. (I Just) Died In Your Arms (feat. Anica Russo) (Cutting Crew Cover)
  10. High (Zella Day Cover)
  11. House On A Hill (The Pretty Reckless Cover)

CD2

  1. The Look (feat. Blümchen) (Roxette Cover)
  2. Ordinary Town (Celebrate The Nun Cover)
  3. Cha Cha Cha (Käärijä Cover)
  4. Judas (Lady Gaga Cover)
  5. Children Of The Damned (Iron Maiden Cover)
  6. Wig In A Box (Hedwig and the Angry Inch Cover)
  7. Bad Romance (Lady Gaga Cover)
  8. The Most Radical Thing To Do (The Ark Cover)
  9. This Is The Life (Amy MacDonald Cover)
  10. It’s A Sin (Pet Shop Boys Cover)
  11. Ordinary World (Duran Duran Cover)

CD3 – Ltd Deluxe Edition only

  1. Starman (David Bowie Cover)
  2. Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon (Neil Diamond Cover)
  3. The Days Of Pearly Spencer (David McWilliams Cover)
  4. Hey You (Pink Floyd Cover)
  5. I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night (The Electric Prunes Cover)
  6. Where Do You Go To My Lovely (Peter Sarstedt Cover)
  7. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) (The Byrds Cover)
  8. In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) (Zager & Evans Cover)
  9. All I Have To Do Is Dream (The Everly Brothers Cover)
  10. Perfect Day (Lou Reed Cover)

Weapons Of Mass Seduction features a wide range of songs from different eras and genres performed in true LORD OF THE LOST style, all surprisingly fitting for the band and hence forming a cohesive collection of covers. Classic heavy metal track Turbo Lover, originally by Judas Priest, meets modern pop hits in songs such as Sia‘s Unstoppable, Bishop Briggs‘ River and Zella Day‘s High. Ultravox‘s Hymn, followed by Michael Jackson‘s legendary Give In To Me and Keane‘s Somewhere Only We Know, expand the multifaceted selection even further. With added rougher elements such as heavier vocals, Bronski Beat‘s captivating 80s electro pop hit Smalltown Boy gets a dark makeover in the hands of LORD OF THE LOST. An emotional version of The Pretty Reckless‘ House On A Hill closes Weapons Of Mass Seduction impactfully.

A special 2CD edition of the new covers album provides a cross-cut of covers previously released or already covered live over the course of LORD OF THE LOST‘s career. Among them are the Roxette cover The Look feat. Blümchen – already known from Blood & Glitter – Children Of The Damned, a homage to Iron Maiden, with whom LORD OF THE LOST experienced intense times during the last two years, and the cover of the Finnish ESC song Cha Cha Cha by Käärijä – sung by Chris Harms completely in Finnish.

LORD OF THE LOST live:

15 Years Of LORD OF THE LOST Tour 2024:
w/ Special Guests The Raven Age and Support: Blitz Union*, Hell Boulevard**, Empire Giants***

22.03.24 DE – Nuremberg*
23.03.24 DE – Munich* – SOLD OUT!
24.03.24 IT – Trezzo sull’Adda*
26.03.24 CH – Pratteln*
27.03.24 FR – Grenoble*
29.03.24 ES – Barcelona*
30.03.24 ES – Madrid*
02.04.24 FR – Paris*
03.04.24 LU – Luxembourg*
04.04.24 DE – Frankfurt*
05.04.24 DE – Cologne* – SOLD OUT!
06.04.24 NL – Amsterdam* – SOLD OUT!
17.04.24 CZ – Prague**
18.04.24 HU – Budapest**
19.04.24 AT – Vienna**
20.04.24 DE – Stuttgart** – LOW TICKETS!
23.04.24 NL – Eindhoven*** – NEW DATE!
24.04.24 DE – Berlin***
25.04.24 PL – Warsaw***
26.04.24 PL – Krakow***
27.04.24 DE – Leipzig***

BACK TO EUROVISION:

10.05.24 SE – Malmö
Special show one day before the ESC Grand Final

Coming To The U.S.:

14.09.24 US – New York City / Irving Plaza
27.09.24 US – Los Angeles / The Roxy

LORDFEST 2024:

14.12.24 DE – Hamburg / Sporthalle

Festivals 2024:

29.01.-02.02.24 US – Miami / 70000tons of Metal
06.06.-08.06.24 PL – Gdańsk / Mystic Festival
09.08.-11.08.24 BE – Kortrijk / Alcatraz Festival
10.08.-11.08.24 DE – Hildesheim / M’era Luna
14.08.-17.08.24 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze
24.08.24 DE – Wuppertal / Feuertal Festival
07.09.24 DE – Selb / Festival Mediaval – Exclusive Acoustic Set 


LORD OF THE LOST is:
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