London, UK – Rock legends Lucifer’s Friend have reformed in 2015, some 20+ years after they last played together. The band formed in 1970 with their influential and groundbreaking self-titled album, famous album among connoisseurs of 70’s hard rock. Its heavy and majestic overtones made it a pioneer release of progressive rock genre.
The group went on to release six albums in that decade. In 1976 Lucifer’s Friend suffered a hard blow when British vocalist John Lawton jumped ship for none other than Uriah Heep. The band broke up in 1982 and briefly reformed in 1994 for their ninth album “Sumo Grip”. Now they’re back, after 20 years, literally by the fans’ request…
Lucifer’s Friend will be releasing a 10 track best of compilation titled ‘Awakening’, which also includes a bonus disc with four new songs, via Cherry Red Records on April 6, 2015.
Lucifer’s Friend will be playing Sweden Rock Festival and the reformation is expected to be one of the most extraordinary highlights of 2015! The band is receiving a variety of offers from around the world and look forward to playing their classic tracks and new material to fans!
Peter Hesslein said: “Over the years I have been asked many times, by all sorts of people, regarding a re-union / re-formation of Lucifer’s Friend. As there are currently several international bands releasing cover versions of our old songs and in particular creating a “Hype” about Lucifer’s Friend amongst the skateboarder’s world-wide, we thought that before it really is too late, to give our fans, especially the younger ones, a chance to experience a part of the founder members of Hard Rock…“
Dieter Horns added: “When I received the first call regarding a re-union of Lucifer’s Friend, on the spot I was wide awake and electrified. In recent decades we often discussed the possibility of a restart, made contact with studios and record companies, but now it should finally come true.”
John Lawton then added: “The reformation of Lucifer’s Friend has been a long time coming, but we all feel that the time is right…To get back together with the guys with whom I had worked together for so many years and recorded albums that have in many respects stood the test of time, is for me, an upcoming highlight. We’re joined by Yogi Wichman on keyboards, who played on our last album Sumo Grip, but unfortunately the original drummer Addi Rietenbach died many years ago, so we will be introducing drummer Stephan Eggert into the band line-up…
- RIDE THE SKY
- IN THE TIME OF JOB
- KEEP GOING
- TOXIC SHADOWS
- BURNING SHIPS
- MOONSHINE RIDER
- DIRTY OLD TOWN
- FIRE AND RAIN
- HEY DRIVER
BONUS (FOUR NEW STUDIO RECORDINGS)
- RIDING HIGH
- DID YOU EVER
- THIS ROAD
Official Website: www.lucifersfriend.com
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LucifersFriendOfficial
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