Interview By Alison Booth
Dark metallers from Hamburg, LORD OF THE LOST, have recently completed a run of successful UK performances with KMFDM.
The band are back with their second ensemble album titled “Swan Songs II”, set to be released on October 6th via Napalm Records. Metal Shock Finland Senior Manager Alison Booth caught up with frontman Chris Harms and bass player Class Grenayde at The Ruby Lounge in Manchester, before their show. The special Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem radio show featuring the interview and LORD OF THE LOST tracks will be repeated this Saturday (16th September) night/Sunday morning, from midnight GMT on http://www.totalrock.com.
You can check out a few excerpts from the chat and the full audio interview can be heard on the player below:
Discussing the tour, Chris explained:
“We actually don’t have that many British fans, that’s the reason we’re here. So we play bigger halls in Germany and we’re very well known in Scandinavia and some other countries, but the UK never really took notice of us.
I was the lucky guy who was able to produce the new KMFDM record, so Sascha of KMFDM asked me if I wanted to play live as well and he was like ‘well as half of the band is coming, maybe the rest want to come too’, so we can make a whole tour in the UK and US with LORD OF THE LOST and KMFDM. So that’s why we’re here and it’s very interesting to be in that situation again where 90% of the people do not know us at all.”
On the forthcoming release “Swan Songs II”:
“The thing about that is, what we’re doing right now here with KMFDM is actually the end of our rock tour from how we actually sound. This whole Swan Songs thing is some kind of internal side project, it’s all acoustic with a string ensemble. So this is the completely opposite side of Lord Of The Lost, you won’t hear any of that tonight.”
On what’s to come from LORD OF THE LOST, Chris stated:
“With the American shows, the whole promo thing for our rock album Empyrean just ends and we come back and two weeks later the ensemble acoustic tour starts, then we have Christmas. In January we hit the studio to record the new regular LORD OF THE LOST record. It’s gonna be our first regular album on Napalm Records so that’s gonna be a big thing.”
Photo By Sutter Tobias
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