LOST SOCIETY are known for being a killer live band – their energetic, neck-breaking shows tickle even the crankiest people into becoming moshpit berserkers.
With their third single from upcoming album If The Sky Came Down (out September 30th via Nuclear Blast), they deliver the ultimate banger for festival crowds.
Frontman Samy Elbanna states: “With festivals finally back in action, we’ve had the pleasure of playing some of the biggest ones this summer, and we wanted to honour this by filming our biggest show to date and making an absolute monster of a music video out of it! Sam Jamsen, the mastermind behind the video, really captured the intensity of an LxSx live show, and the video is a perfect way of continuing the story of the new album.”
Dealing with mental health issues in the lyrics throughout the album, this song addresses addiction.
Samy Elbanna explains: “The human mind is one of the most complex things we know, and our curiosity towards the unknown is powerful. “What Have I Done” is a story of what can happen when you push that curiosity to an absolute extreme, and you realise you’ve become addicted to something you know is not right.”
Finnish modern metal squad LOST SOCIETY recently shook the scene upside down with “112”, the first single of their upcoming album “If The Sky Came Down”, which is going to be released on September 30th via Nuclear Blast Records.
With “Stitches” the band delivers a heavy pounding anthem for any modern metalhead out there, while addressing serious mental health issues.
Frontman Samy Elbanna about the song: “Chapter 5 continues, and we’re heading deeper inside the human mind. Stitches talks about something that is more than familiar for so many people. The fact that no matter how hard you try to mask your traumas and past scars, they always find a way of haunting you until you come head to head with them all. Sometime’s you just have to pull out your stitches and let all the blood and hurt come out, before you can finally start healing.”
He continues about the video: “Vita Pictura has once again delivered a true masterpiece. Once again the intensity and true anguish of the track get an incredible visual representation, and the viewers will definitely feel what this song is all about. The video has us in scenes of near insanity, but also in our most free state. Just as the lyric, we feel trapped by our past, until we rip off the last remaining stitches to let it all out and realise we’re not alone.”
CATCH THE BAND LIVE: Festivals July 01 FI Tuska Festival, Helsinki July 08 FI Ruisrock, Turku July 22 FI John Smith Rock Festival, Laukaa Aug 05 DE Wacken Open Air Aug 9-13 CZ Brutal Assault, Jaromer Aug 13 UK Bloodstock Festival, Derbyshire
on tour with BLIND CHANNEL: Aug 31 GER Hamburg – Knust Sept 01 GER Berlin – Lido Sept 03 GER Dresden – Strasse E Sept 04 GER Nürnberg – Hirsch Sept 05 GER Munich – Backstage Halle Sept 06 GER Stuttgart – Wizemann Club Sept 07 GER Saarbrucken – Garage Sept 08 GER Frankfurt – Zoom Sept 09 GER Bochum – Zeche Sept 11 GER Cologne – KantineSept 12 UK Bristol – Thekla Sept 13 UK Glasgow – Cathouse Sept 14 UK Manchester – Rebellion Sept 15 UK London – O2 Academy Islington Sept 16 UK Nottingham – Rescue Rooms Sept 17 UK Birmingham – O2 Academy 3 Sept 19 BE Antwerp – Kavka Sept 20 NL Tilburg – 013 Sept 21 FR Paris – Backstage By The Mill Sept 23 ES Madrid – Sala Caracol Sept 24 ES Barcelona – Sala Boveda Sept 26 CH Zurich – Plaza Sept 27 IT Milan – Legend Club Sept 28 AU Vienna – Chelsea Sept 29 CZ Prague – Rock Cafe Sept 30 PL Krakow – Klub Zascianek Oct 01 PL Warsaw – Hydrozagadka
Only two years after their incredibly successful latest album “No Absolution”, Finnish modern metal squad LOST SOCIETY have come back ferociously with the first single from their upcoming manifesto “If The Sky Came Down”, which will be released on September 30th via Nuclear Blast.
Frontman Samy Elbanna shares some insights:
”The upcoming album is a portrayal of how you see the world after you have come to terms with the fact that all hope has been lost. A world where all your insecurities and worst fears come to life. It’s my story, and “112” is where it all begins. It’s the moment you realise your life has started to unravel and you can finally be fully honest with yourself and admit: you’re not okay. There’s something incredibly purifying and serene about letting go, and finally starting to build something new. Since writing the lyrics and chorus to this song, it was clear that this was the first song people have to hear from the album.”
“During the recording of the album, I had compiled a few different music video ideas that I really wanted to do for the album – and the synopsis that I had for 112 was just something we knew we HAD to do. The AMAZING Vita Pictura team immediately grabbed the idea and supercharged it, and I think together we made something absolutely magical. The music video depicts the whole theme of the album, and in particular the feeling talked about on the track itself. Going through a period in time where you feel as though you keep waking up in the exact same time, same place and same emotion without any help. You try to mess with your own “hell loop” but you just keep falling down and finding yourself back where you started.”
The fertile co-operation with producer and co-writer Joonas Parkkonen, which started on the previous album “No Absolution”, continues on this new masterpiece. They just found an incredible chemistry which created the most ambitious, versatile and innovative record of the bands career…so far.
Catch LOST SOCIETY Live on festivals: June 02 FI Rockfest, Hyvinkää June 17 FI Metal Capital Festival, Oulu July 01 FI Tuska Festival, Helsinki July 08 FI Ruisrock, Turku July 22 FI John Smith Rock Festival, Laukaa Aug 05 DE Wacken Open Air Aug 9-13 CZ Brutal Assault, Jaromer Aug 13 UK Bloodstock Festival, Derbyshire
Since their official return to Nuclear Blast family last year, the four fabulous dudes from Finland have been busy, locked away in the studio, to record the follow up album for their 2020 release “No Absolution”. In the meantime, the world is opening up again for the live sector and LOST SOCIETY are super happy to announce today, that they are joining forces with their Finnish buddies from BLIND CHANNEL to conquer Europe!
Frontman Samy Elbanna comments: “Europe – it’s time for the new generation to take over! We are beyond excited to finally be coming back for a full length European tour, joining forces with our good friends in Blind Channel, who are absolutely killing it right now. To make things even more special, we can finally reveal that there will be a new Lost Society single coming in May, and a full length album coming in the fall of 2022, so we will be bringing along a load of new material and rest assured, these shows are going to be insane! Grab your tickets for the tour of the year RIGHT NOW, as shows will be selling out in no time, and we want to make sure we see all of you out there! Prepare yourselves, BC x LS is coming for you.”
Here are the dates:
AUGUST WED 31 GERMANY – HAMBURG KNUST
SEPTEMBER THU 01 GERMANY – BERLIN – LIDO SAT 03 GERMANY – DRESDEN – STRASSE E SUN 04 GERMANY – NUREMBERG – HIRSCH MON 05 GERMANY – MUNICH – BACKSTAGE HALLE TUE 06 GERMANY – STUTTGART – WIZEMANN CLUB WED 07 GERMANY – SAARBRUCKEN – GARAGE THU 08 GERMANY – FRANKFURT – ZOOM FRI 09 GERMANY – BOCHUM – ZECHE SUN 11 GERMANY – COLOGNE – KANTINE MON 12 ENGLAND – BRISTOL – THEKLA TUE 13 SCOTLAND – GLASGOW – CATHOUSE WED 14 ENGLAND – MANCHESTER – REBELLION THU 15 ENGLAND – LONDON – O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON FRI 16 ENGLAND – NOTTINGHAM – RESCUE ROOMS SAT 17 ENGLAND – BIRMINGHAM – O2 ACADEMY 3 MON 19 BELGIUM – ANTWERP – KAVKA TUE 20 HOLLAND – TILBURG – 013 WED 21 FRANCE – PARIS – BACKSTAGE BY THE MILL FRI 23 SPAIN – MADRID – SALA CARACOL SAT 24 SPAIN – BARCELONA – SALA BOVEDA MON 26 SWITZERLAND – ZURICH – PLAZA TUE 27 ITALY – MILAN – LEGEND CLUB WED 28 AUSTRIA – VIENNA – CHELSEA THU 29 CZECH REP – PRAGUE – ROCK CAFÉ FRI 30 POLAND – KRAKOW – KLUB ZASCIANEK
Some alliances are just meant to be and today Nuclear Blast can happily announce, that the boys are back!
After a short excursion with their latest album “No Absolution”, LOST SOCIETY have manifested their very own sound, combining all the grit that has made them respected in the heavy community.
Nuclear Blast simply could not resist to get them back on their roster and continue the laid out path for making these four youngsters the contenders for the throne of modern metal made in Finland.
Frontman Samy Elbanna states: ”After the release of our strongest album yet, we are beyond stoked to announce our return to the world’s biggest heavy metal label, Nuclear Blast.
This past year has been all about writing and perfecting the LxSx sound, and we cannot wait to carry out our massive plans for the future together with the titans of the world of metal music.
The next chapter of Lost Society begins now. Be prepared.”
With four albums in total under their belt and tons of stunning live shows, the band has gathered a dedicated fan base. And whoever has seen those guys live, knows the captivating energy they ignite that makes you wanna bang your head off!
Jens Prueter, Head of A&R Nuclear Blast Europe comments:
“Welcome back LOST SOCIETY! You always meet twice. The Finnish ‘youngstars’ had an amazing start with their first three albums of teenage thrash fury. But I guess it happens at every family that grown-ups want to move out to develop on their own. And that’s what happened to LOST SOCIETY. They redefined their style with the latest self-released album ‘No Absolution’ and found a new, even more successful, direction with a clear vision for greater things to happen. Nuclear Blast Records is more than happy to share their vision and continue working with one of the most promising bands in modern metal. Special thanks to their management team Kristen Mulderig and Jouni ‘Grey Beard’ Markkanen! Let’s raise some hell!”
Gerardo Martinez, General Manager Nuclear Blast USA, adds: “NB is thrilled to see Lost Society return home after an independent stint. Now, armed with a great team behind them, We cannot wait to see them back in North America, as we are more than ready to embark on a successful career with them!”
The band will hit the studio in autumn, once again with Joonas Parkkonen as a producer. Never change a winning team!
SemiLive and Grey Beard Concerts & Management have announced SONATA ARCTICA’s and LOST SOCIETY’s live stream gigs which will be streamed on semilive.fi in May.
Both of the bands will do two shows; the first one aimed for the fans in America, the second one for the audiences in Europe and the UK.
Lost Society, representing the new generation of crossover thrash metal, released their fourth studio album “No Absolution” in February. Due to the current situation, the actual album release show and following tour naturally had to be moved further to the unknown future. Now the band has decided to play the new album in it’s entirety so the fans are able to hear and see the album performed live in their own living room.
Lost Society– No Absolution Album Release Show Schedule
Wed, May 20th 2020
Los Angeles 5 pm
Chicago 7 pm
New York 8 pm
Mexico City 7 pm
São Paulo 9 pm
Helsinki 3 am (May 21st)
Melbourne 10 am (May 21st)
Thu, May 21st 2020