Lord of the Lost Announces New Album “Weapons Of Mass Seduction”, Shares Cover of Billy Idol's “Shock To The System”
German gothic metal band Lord Of The Lost, consisting of Chris Harms (vocals), Pi Stoffers (guitar), Class Grenayde (bass), Niklas Kahl (drums), Gared Dirge (Keyboards), has announced that their first ever covers album “Weapons Of Mass Seduction” will be released on December 29, 2023.
The album comprises 22-track, featuring guest appearances from Anica Russo and Blümchen.
Lord of the Lost said of the album, “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.”
- From the album, the band released a cover of British-American singer-songwriter Billy Idol's “Shock To The System” on November 8, 2023.
The original version of the song was released by Billy Idol from his fifth studio album “Cyberpunk” in 1993.
The track was written by Billy Idol and Mark Younger-Smith. The cover version was produced by Chris Harms and Benjamin Mundigler.
The accompanying music video was directed by Lennard Schmitt.
The band frontman Chris Harms said of the song, “I remember exactly when I heard this song for the first time. I was 13 years old, it was summer and I was sitting in the back of the Opel Manta convertible in which I drove to the open-air pool with my older sister and her boyfriend. Rarely has the energy of a single song gripped me so much. We'd like to give a little bit of that energy back with our tribute to Billy Idol and this song through our cover and accompanying video.”
Photo by Jan Season
- source : Apple Music