Heavy rock band Lucifer has signed with Nuclear Blast Records and is working on its fifth album, which will be its first to be released by its new label.
“We in Lucifer are very excited to roll up our sleeves and begin the group’s next chapter,” singer Johanna Platow Andersson said. “Having grown up a metal kid since the early ’90s, Nuclear Blast has always been a staple of the music I love. We are thrilled Lucifer and Nuclear Blast are now joining forces to release our version of heavy rock out into the world and hopefully straight into the hearts of those who love sincere and very morbid old fashioned rock and roll!”
Since its inception in 2014, Lucifer has released four albums and several standalone singles infused with 1970s hard rock, proto heavy metal, doom and occult rock, with a nod to influences such as Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Blue Oyster Cult, (early) Heart and Fleetwood Mac. The band has played about 200 shows in the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe, including the KISS Kruise, Psycho Las Vegas, Hellfest, MetalDays, Sweden Rock and Desertfest. Two of its shows have been recorded and broadcast by German national TV program “Rockpalast.” Lucifer have been nominated twice for a Swedish Grammy in the category Best Hardrock/Metal Album and it has graced the cover of U.S. metal magazine Decibel.
Lucifer’s first four albums, including 2021’s “Lucifer IV,” were released via Century Media Records.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Lucifer at Nuclear Blast Records,” said Jens Prüter, head of A&R Nuclear Blast Europe. “We already met several times and it’s great to see the band growing from an underground doom scene into a bigger force in hard rock–like an unholy wedding of Fleetwood Mac and Black Sabbath aiming to ‘lay your soul to waste’ and set the ‘cities on flame with rock and roll.'”