Australian melodic metallers LORD performed at this year’s edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, which took place July 26-28 in Brande-Hoernerkirchen, Germany. It marked the first time the mebers of LORD have been to Europe since 2005, when they toured as DUNGEON.
The first part of LORD‘s European video tour diary, which can be seen below, sees the band “rip[ping] into each other, drink[ing] lots of beer and spend[ing] hours basically sitting on a plane. Sound boring? You’d be surprised how much fun you can have when there’s nothing much to do!” The clip features unmixed snippets from the song “Digital Lies” from LORD‘s forthcoming album of the same name.
“Digital Lies” will be released later in the year through Dominus Records. The cover art was once again created by Felipe Machado (BLIND GUARDIAN, IRON SAVIOR, ICED EARTH, GAMMA RAY).
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
02. Betrayal Blind
03. Digital Lies
04. Point Of View
05. Walk Away
06. 2D Person In A 3D World
07. Final Seconds
08. The Last Encore
09. Because We Can
10. The Chalkboard Prophet
11. Battle Of Venarium
Commented the band: “Every artist says their new album is ‘their best work’ or their ‘heaviest’ or ‘most brutal.’ We’ll skip those clichés and say that we believe we have a solid album of good music that we’re proud of and we believe stands up to anything we’ve released so far.
“If you’re familiar with LORD, you’ll know what to expect for the most part; a very diverse album ranging from traditional metal to commercial rock to extreme metal and everything in between.
“If you’re wanting an album full of thrash songs, AOR songs, or progressive epic movie orchestral jazz djent punk songs that all sound the same, then I’m afraid you’ll be a little bewildered when the style shifts from song to song. It’s the LORD you know with a few new elements that have fallen into the melting pot since the last album.”
LORD is essentially a continuation of DUNGEON, one of Australia’s longest running and highest-profile heavy metal bands that disbanded in 2005. LORD has released three full-length albums, two EPs and a digital-only release live album, and continues to play the DUNGEON back catalog live. The band has shared the stage with the likes of GAMMA RAY, NIGHTWISH, QUEENSRŸCHE and most recently ICED EARTH and continues to tour internationally. Their last critically acclaimed album, 2009’s “Set In Stone”, featured guest appearances by Craig Goldy (ex-DIO), Pete Lesperance (HAREM SCAREM), Glen Drover (ex-MEGADETH), Felipe Andreoi (ANGRA), Olof Mörck (AMARANTHE) alongside a host of other well-known musicians.