Lucifer is the band formed by former vocalist of The Oath, Johanna Sadonis. Following the mournful and premature demise of that much-celebrated band, she wasted no time in creating a new beast to go beyond previous limitations.
That beast is Lucifer and here they are with their stunning debut album simply titled I. Having released their debut single, Anubis earlier in 2015, there has been a significant buzz generating around Lucifer. The anticipation for I is high and it will not disappoint.
With the addition of Garry Jennings (ex-Cathedral/Death Penalty) as co-songwriter and studio guitarist, Lucifer have moved forward into a realm of rock music which is very rare and very special in this time. Genuine, classic, heavy, studied and passionate are just a few words the instantly spring to mind upon first hearing. Lucifer's instinctive take on the very soul of early heavy metal is the electrified essence of rock n'roll at its nascent purest. This is Magic Rock –heartfelt and holistic.
Eschewing the now well-worn cliches of the occult rock explosion in favour of a truthful and tempestuous re-imagining of classic 70s proto-metal and turbocharged blues, the eight songs on this band's debut album crackle and fizz with nascent energy and the compelling conviction of music made for all the right reasons.
Although still firmly rooted in the fertile soil first cultivated by Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Blue Oyster Cult, Lucifer exist in a proudly liberated and limitless sonic realm, where the heaviest blues rock is a mere starting point for the band’s skyward creative trajectory.