Lucifer have announced their fifth studio album, Lucifer V, and shared the video for the track “At the Mortuary (Halloween Edit).”
The tubes are warm and the tone is thick on the Swedish band’s latest cut, which hits a vintage sweet spot that falls somewhere between Heart and the NWOBHM sound of yore. Vocalist Johanna Platow Andersson stakes a commanding presence throughout the track, curling her melodies around the twin-guitar riffage of Linus Björklund and Martin Nordin.
The accompanying video provides an element of B-movie horror that’s just in time for Halloween weekend. The minimal black-and-white clip sets the stage for what appears to be a continuing series, complete with a twist ending (spoiler alert: it involves zombies) and the obligatory “To Be Continued…” screen.
Lucifer will be hitting the road this fall for a North American tour alongside fellow occult rockers Coven. The trek kicks off November 8th in Los Angeles and runs through November 30th in Baltimore. You can pick up tickets to those dates here.
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After that, Lucifer will support the release of their forthcoming album with a short European tour alongside cult NWOBHM legends Angel Witch. The outing is set for early February, with more dates to be announced in the near future.
Lucifer V is available for pre-order on vinyl, CD, and cassette via Nuclear Blast. Stream the video for “At the Mortuary (Halloween Edit)” and see the album art and tracklist below.
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Lucifer V Tracklist:
01. Fallen Angel
02. At the Mortuary
03. Riding Reaper
04. Slow Dance in a Crypt
05. A Coffin Has No Silver Lining
06. Maculate Heart
07. The Dead Don’t Speak
08. Strange Sister
09. Nothing Left To Lose But My Life