The multinational Heavy Rock Megalith from Stockholm LUCIFER is defined by their very heavy 1970s hard rock sound spiced with a good dose of Proto Heavy Metal and Doom Rock. Main influences include groups such as BLACK SABBATH, PENTAGRAM, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, 70’s HEART & FLEETWOOD MAC. With nearly 200 shows under their belt, Lucifer has toured the US, Canada, Japan and Europe multiple times and played renowned international festivals like The KISS Kruise, Psycho Las Vegas, Hellfest, MetalDays, Sweden Rock, Desertfest, the long-standing German cult TV program Rockapalast twice, to name only but a few. Founded in 2014 in Berlin by The Oath front woman Johanna Sadonis, the group first consisted of CATHEDRAL, ANGEL WITCH and LADYTRON members. The debut album ‘Lucifer I’, penned by Johanna and CATHEDRALS’s Garry Jennings and released by British label Rise Above Records, brought LUCIFER international recognition. With a shift of constellation within the band in 2016 and Johanna Sadonis’ move from Berlin to Stockholm, LUCIFER were ready for chapter two. In Nicke Andersson, notable for his groups THE HELLACOPTERS, ENTOMBED, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC, DEATH BREATH among others, Johanna found a new renowned writing partner.
Now signed to Century Media/Sony Music, Johanna and Nicke wrote and produced the albums ‘Lucifer II’ and ‘Lucifer III’ at Nicke’s studio The Honk Palace in Stockholm which both jolted LUCIFER into the Swedish, German, British and American charts and earned them several nominations such as Best Hard Rock/Metal album by renowned Swedish Radio Price P3, Hard Rock/Metal act of the year by Gaffa Price as well as a Swedish Grammy in the category Hard Rock/Metal. In between albums, LUCIFER has released multiple outstanding stand-alone singles that have quickly become sought after collector’s items. Relentless touring has turned LUCIFER into an explosive live beast and a reliable source of timeless rock and roll.
LUCIFER wasted no time and used the pandemic to record yet another long-player that rings in a new chapter and dives even further into the grande realms of colossal old fashioned rock, with a severe morbid twist. For this opus they entered guitarist Linus Björklund’s Studio Ryssviken for an even more heart-pounding drum sound while also continuing their work at The Honk Palace. The result was yet another critically acclaimed album – ‘LUCIFER IV’, released Halloween 2021. The singles accompanied by the notorious music videos for ‘Wild Hearses’, ‘Bring Me His Head’ & ’Crucifix (I Burn For You)’ rocketed the group once again into the Swedish and German charts and earned them yet another music prize nomination as best Group and best Hardrock/Metal for the Swedish Gaffa Price.
But no rest for the wicked! Driven by a relentless creative hunger LUCIFER is already back in the studio working on the next singles to be released throughout the year 2022. LUCIFER is proving furthermore to be steadily building their very own pillar of rock history, brick by brick. Buckle up for a deliciously morbid and heavy ride past tombs and churches!
Johanna Platow Andersson (vocals)
Nicke Andersson Platow(drums)
Linus Björklund (guitar)
Martin Nordin (guitar)
Harald Göthblad (bass)