Lord Of The Lost, a German genre-fusing visionary, will release a new EP, “The Heartbeat Of The Devil,” in 2022. The EP, which will be released on May 6 via Napalm Records, will include two versions of the title track, which was first published on the band’s most recent full-length – the conceptual masterwork “Judas” – as well as three cover tracks that reflect the band’s free-thinking mentality.
The band has released the first cover track from the new EP today, a version of Lady Gaga’s “Judas,” an artist who has long influenced frontman Chris Harms. Lord Of The Lost added retro synthesizer sounds, double bass parts, and a mix of growling yells and clear vocals to make this song their own while keeping the song’s fundamental structures alive.
Chris Harms says about “Judas”: “Lady Gaga has caused me many sleepless nights in the past. That’s meant differently than that may sound at first – her songs stay in my head and stick to my heart, as do few other artists. There they remain, for very long. That’s why it is very exciting to me to interpret such a song vocally myself, always knowing that in today’s world, it’s not impossible for the result to be heard by the original artist herself. Sounds a lot like fanboy action – it actually is.”
Watch the visualizer video for “Judas” below.
The new EP opens with a single version of “The Heartbeat Of The Devil” and ends with a powerful piano rendition of the same song. Three cover versions of iconic songs round out the EP’s center: Iron Maiden’s “Children Of The Damned,” which Lord Of The Lost will support on 18 dates of the band’s European tour following the release of the EP, Lady Gaga’s “Judas,” and “Wig In A Box” from the famed rock musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch. The gloomy atmosphere of Lord Of The Lost’s signature music reinvents and transforms these iconic melodies.
“The Heartbeat Of The Devil” follows “Judas” (2021, #2 GER) and “Thornstar” (2018, #6 GER), which established Lord Of The Lost as visionaries daring to express themselves in unconventional ways. Their nonconformity is undeniably a point of attraction and differentiation, and their complex musical cosmos puts them apart from all other bands in the genre – emerging as controversial in the greatest sense.
Lord Of The Lost express as a band about “The Heartbeat Of The Devil:” “With the pandemic and the unplanned free time – you can spontaneously record three cover versions of songs that move you at the moment. But why these three songs? ‘Judas’ by Lady Gaga should be self-explanatory due to the title overlap with our current album. ‘Children Of The Damned’ is a nod to our summer tour hosts Iron Maiden, who booked us as a support band. And ‘Wig In A Box’… well, if you don’t know the movie musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch, you should definitely change that. We saw the movie one day and one of us yelled, ‘let’s cover that song!’ – and as it always is with us, every spontaneous idea is put into action. Or at least it’s tried.”
“The Heartbeat Of The Devil” will be available in the following formats:
- CD Digisleeve
- Digital Album
“The Heartbeat Of The Devil” Track-listing:
- The Heartbeat Of The Devil (Single Version)
- Judas (Lady Gaga Cover)
- Children Of The Damned (Iron Maiden Cover)
- Wig In A Box (Hedwig And The Angry Inch Cover)
- The Heartbeat Of The Devil (Piano Version)