Finnish thrash/speed metallers LOST SOCIETY are proud to announce the release of their brand new track, ‘Deliver Me’; their second single to be taken from the bands highly anticipated new album.
‘Deliver Me’ follows the release of ‘No Absolution’, their first track in over 3 years of song writing and touring which lead to their great performance at Download Festival (UK).
For Finnish thrash/speed metal band Lost Society, the experiences over the past nine years have only made the four eager metalheads dig deeper into the creative flesh to master a sonic fury as delivered on the aggressive new single ‘Deliver Me’ that digs deeply under the skin to rattle the bones.
Frontman Samy Elbanna says “After the insanely good reception of “No Absolution”, we are proud to release the second single from the upcoming LxSx album! The song is about the leaders of the world exploiting innocent souls and brainwashing them into fighting their own battles. The chorus depicts this attitude perfectly: ‘OBEY, ANNIHILATE, DELIVER ME FROM ALL MY ENEMIES”
The video was shot in Widescreen Studios in Tallinn with Finnish director Pekka Hara, whose reputation and work are well-known in the creative world. The industry’s heavy hitter has also directed music videos for bands such as Amorphis and Stratovarius.
The video director says: “My main objective was to capture the band’s incredible energy by isolating it completely from everything else. The video also has a narrative element to it, albeit quite an abstract one. I wanted to portray a mood and feeling, rather than spoon-feeding a linear storyline to the audience. The lyrics and pictures play off one another, reinforcing the theme of the track. In short: a can of worms was opened – not only metaphorically, but literally too…”
Lost Society (founded by Samy in 2010 when the members were still in their teens), has rapidly garnered attention as they turned into a well-known live act around their hometown Jyväskylä, Finland.
The bands 2013 debut, Fast Loud Death, set the bar for the promising act with a 13-track arsenal of breakneck instrumentation, ball-busting songwriting and technical acumen that showed the young and hungry musicians weren’t just playing around—their passionate delivery caught the attention of scene veterans Kreator and Testament and led to a tour with long-time supporters Children of Bodom.
On the follow-up, 2014’s Terror Hungry, Lost Society further planted their roots with a gripping album that contained every ounce of the first record’s unbridled energy but was knocked loose with heavier grooves that gave listeners the chance come up for just a little air. By 2016’s Braindead, Lost Society took a darker turn relying on society’s ills for inspiration on a collection of rage-filled opuses.
LOST SOCIETY have released their brand new single ‘No Absolution’ today, on 14th June 2019, to coincide with their performance at Download Festival (UK).
“After over 3 years of touring, song-writing and recording since the last Lost Society album, we are beyond excited to release our brand new single “NO ABSOLUTION”!
This was one of the first tracks we began writing for the new album, and we knew from the beginning that this was the first song we wanted all of you to hear” stated frontman Samy Elbanna.
Founded by Samy in 2010 when the members were still in their teens, they turned into a well-known live act in and around their hometown Jyväskylä, Finland.
Debut album, “Fast Loud Death” (2013) was indeed a full-on thrash tornado, filled with sharp songwriting and technical prowess that received general acclaim from both the global metal media and audience. The band released their sophomore album ‘Terror Hungry’ in 2014, followed by their most dynamically mature album ‘Braindead’ in 2016.
Lost Society are now back in the studio to work on new music. To give fans a taste of what is to come, they released their new single and video ‘No Absolution’, available below:
“The track talks about the grim possibility that at the end of the road, no matter the choices one has made and no matter what you have chosen to believe in, you may not find forgiveness or find what you believed you would find. Some choices will define you in this life, but we will never know if “Tomorrow will send us all to hell”.
Lost Society, widely known for their explosive live performance are finally back ‘to obliterate stages, airwaves and minds!’
26.6. MYSTIC FESTIVAL – KRAKOW // PL
28.6. HARD ROCK LAAGER – VANA-VIGALA // EE
29.6. TUSKA – HELSINKI // FI
13.7. ILOSAARIROCK – JOENSUU // FI
3.8. PORISPERE – PORI // FI
23.8. KAISANIEMI PARK – HELSINKI // FI
15.09 MONTERAY – KIEV // UA
17.09 ZAL CLUB – ST. PETERSBURG // RU
18.09 STATION HALL – MOSCOW // RU
20.09 SVOBODA – YEKATERINGBURG // RU
Three years have passed since the last album “Braindead” was released by Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY, but during that time the band have not stopped, unleashing their energetic onslaught of live performances to the masses!
LOST SOCIETY have just completed a very successful first ever headline ten date UK and Ireland tour and MSF Senior Manager Alison Booth caught up with charismatic front man Samy Elbanna before their performance in Sheffield. (Also for her Blackdiamond’s Metal Mayhem radio show, check the page for more news!) Samy had lots to say on what’s happening with the band and much more – check out some excerpts from the chat below and listen to the full interview on the audio player:
Discussing touring, Samy stated:
“It’s been pretty crazy because most bands usually go in cycles, they first tour then they go to the studio, then the tour and so forth. But for us it’s been a bit different – we’ve been kinda doing everything mixed up. So while we’ve been touring all the time, we’ve also been writing a lot of songs and hit the studio many times. So actually, last year’s autumn went pretty much in the studio and I can tell you that once we get back to Finland, there should be something new for everyone to listen to. And this year there will definitely be a lot of Lost Society coming out for everyone to hear and we’ll be touring a lot. And probably going to the studio again ’cause it’s been almost three years since the last release and I think it’s really amazing in the sense that we can still tour off of those three records and that really says something to us, like more than anything.
So it’s gonna be more of like a massive thank you to all of our fans when we release our next release. So stay tuned everybody, something’s happening!”
When asked about when the band will release a new album, Samy revealed:
“I can’t tell you any details but we’re gonna put out something for everyone to hear within the next month and then after that, we’ll see how the schedule happens. The first three (albums) were released via Nuclear Blast and the next one, that’s one of the things I can’t talk about. Our website will get all the information first, probably before me! (laughs)”
With Samy Elbanna Sheffield 2019
Reflecting on the band’s journey so far:
“I mean first of all, goddamn! I hadn’t even thought about that, it is almost a decade, holy shit! I think the most important thing is that it really doesn’t feel like it’s that long and I think it’s really impressive, let’s say with what’s happening nowadays. I don’t think there’s a lot of bands that stay with the same members from the beginning till this day. I mean one of the biggest and the most important things is the chemistry within the band. We have this, me and these three guys who are best friends, we’ve known each other for ages and we practice on a daily basis. So, I mean it’s impossible to have problems with these guys. It’s like we’re brothers and I would say it’s been a really crazy journey.
And I think at this point already in 2019 we have achieved more than any of us thought could be possible by playing this kinda music. And I mean of course a part of it is like the thank you to our guys. Of course we have some unbelievably awesome people behind us – you know, all the labels, the managements, everything. Without them we couldn’t do this, I’m humbled by all of it and I’m really looking forward to what’s gonna happen in the future. But one thing’s for sure, we’re not stopping any time soon!”
Discussing the band name and today’s society:
“I was twelve when I came up with Lost Society. I’ll tell you one thing, it’s changed a lot from that day when I thought ‘Hey Lost Society, that sounds pretty cool!’ Well you know, we’re pretty lost in this society.
We’ve all had in the band this kind of policy that we don’t like to talk about politics or anything about this, or be really judgemental about anything, but holy fucking shit! I mean, when you look all around us now, it’s a mess. For us, we’re lucky we’re able to tour, we all have a house and stuff like that, but there’s a lot of shit happening all around us and I think the band name is more relevant than ever.
Also, I think once we put out new music I think a lot of people will notice that there’s a lot more lyrical themes that kinda are more
relevant with this whole lost society thing. Because I think for the first two records, lyrical themes on the songs were like pretty thrashy, all kindsa stuff mixed together. But once I kinda realised at some point, and yeah I’m pretty slow (laughs), so I realised after that you can really make a difference with your art. Because you know for me, I’ve always been a guitarist, I haven’t considered myself a singer, at least in the beginning of the band. So once I realised that I also have the power to write whatever the fuck I want, I think that was the turning point for me, because I want to help fans in the way that these massive bands have made an impact on me. We’re trying to make the world at least a little better place with our music and hopefully that’s what’s happening.”
On future tour dates, Samy explained:
“When we get back home from this tour, we’re gonna be doing a few shows, just a few one-offs in Finland and through that we’re gonna start our festival season. We’ll have some shows, but we’re gonna save some time also because we’re gonna be doing some additional recording in the summer. As I said, we have a lot of material that we wanna record and release as soon as possible, so it’s gonna be cool.
And I think this whole thing that we tour and record at the same time, it’s kinda good for us because we love playing live and I think we do that enough and then you go to the studio, you just have a completely different mindset to recording, because you listen to everything. Not only you listen to, ‘is this a good song’, but you also listen to ‘how could we make it better so it works live’ even better. So it works for us and we love it!”
Tuska 2017 organizers have announced SABATON to headline the Friday night of the 20th Anniversary edition, set to take place on June 30th – July 2nd in Helsinki. Furthermore LOST SOCIETY have been added to the bill:
Sweden’s metal battalion SABATON has been confirmed as Tuska Friday’s headliner. The Swedes are currently touring on their colossal ”The Last Stand” album and they went absolutely all in at the Helsinki Icehall show recently. No metal warrior was left unmoved!
Based out of Jyväskylä, Finland, the modern thrash titans known as LOST SOCIETY have also been added to the bill for Tuska 2017.
The epitome of Finnish melancholy, Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus will be making a triumphant return to the stages after a lengthy hiatus. They are local legends and they were huge for years. And now they’re back with their relentless triple guitar assault.
Confirmed acts for Tuska 2017:
Sabaton, Suicidal Tendencies, Mayhem, Wintersun, Insomnium, Brujeria, Anneke Van Giersbergen’s Vuur, Barathrum, Baptism, Trap Them, Kohti Tuhoa, Ratface
HIM, Amorphis, Mokoma, Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus, Electric Wizard, Lost Society, Avatarium
Mastodon, Apocalyptica plays Metallica by four cellos, Sonata Arctica, Dirkschneider, Baroness, Battle Beast, Oranssi Pazuzu
Nuclear Blast are proud to announce that Finnish Thrash youngsters LOST SOCIETYjust cracked the top ten of their native Charts with their third album “Braindead” charting at a smashing #3!
In celebration of that chart entry, the band have released an official live video for the track, ‘I Am The Antidote’. The clip was filmed on December 7th 2015 in Helsinki Hartwall Arena, while supporting the mighty SLAYER!
The cover artwork for the new record »Braindead« was created by Jan Meininghaus (BOLT THROWER, SICK OF IT ALL, U.D.O., HOLY MOSES, DEBAUCHERY…).
»Braindead« – Tracklist
01. I Am The Antidote
03. Mad Torture
04. Hollow Eyes
05. Rage Me Up
06. Hangover Activator
07. Only (My) Death Is Certain
09. Terror Hungry (Californian Easy Listening Version)
Don’t miss LOST SOCIETY on tour, when the guys will kick massive amounts of ass!
LOST SOCIETY live 2016:
25.02. UK Birmingham – Asylum
26.02. UK Newcastle – Riverside
27.02. UK Aberdeen – The Tunnels
28.02. UK Glasgow – The Cathouse
29.02. UK Belfast – Limelight
01.03. IRL Dublin – Button Factory
02.03. UK Liverpool – o2 Academy
03.03. UK York – Fibbers
04.03. UK Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
05.03. UK London – Underworld
06.03. UK Brighton – The Haunt
08.03. UK Southampton – Talking Heads
09.03. UK Bristol – The Fleece
10.03. UK Plymouth – The Hub
11.03. UK Cardiff – The Globe
12.03. UK Gwynedd – Hammerfest*
13.03. UK Southend – Chinnerys
14.03. B Vosselaar – Biebon
15.03. DK Copenhagen – Lille Vega
16.03. S Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
18.03. FIN Seinajoki – Rytmikorjaamo
19.03. FIN Helsinki – Nosturi
22.03. S Uppsala – Katalin And All That Jazz
23.03. N Oslo – Inferno Festival*
24.03. S Malmö – KB
25.03. NL Amsterdam – Melkweg
26.03. NL Schijndel – Paaspop Festival*
28.03. D Munich – Backstage Halle
29.03. D Stuttgart – dasCann
30.03. D Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal
31.03. D Bochum – Zeche
* EXODUS only
06.04. FIN Tampere – Klubi
07.04. FIN Turku – Klubi
09.04. FIN Oulu – Hevimesta
15.04. FIN Joensuu – Kerubi
22.04. FIN Pori – Bar Kino
06.05. FIN Lahti – Torvi
07.05. FIN Jyväskylä – Lutakko
18.05. FIN – Kuopio – Henry´s Pub
19.05. FIN Helsinki – Tavastia
Berlin-based rockers KADAVAR and finnish thrash metal lunatics LOST SOCIETY have teamed up with Scion A/V Metal and Skybound Entertainment (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST) to release a brand new free single, issues Nuclear Blast.
The single features ‘Words Of Evil’ a brand new, unreleased song by KADAVAR and ‘Braindead’, the title track off LOST SOCIETY‘s most current album.
Commented KADAVAR singer Lupus: “Originally we had written the song for our album »Berlin«, but thought it would stick out too much und decided not to put it on the album. Nevertheless I think it is one of the best songs we’ve ever written. At least it is one of my faves. A lot of NWOHBM and straight to your face!”