German genre-fusing dark rock outfit Lord Of The Lost have been nominated to compete for presenting Germany in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with the title track of their recent surprise album release, “Blood & Glitter”, which hit #1 on Official German Album Charts.
Chris Harms on the nomination:
“We are a band that has never consciously adapted to anyone or anything. No trend, no scene, no expectation. We have always done what we like ourselves – at all times. That we are now being considered for the biggest music show in the world with our weird genre mix, as authentic and unbowed as we are, is a great honor and we are extremely looking forward to being able to make the ESC pre-selection a little more colorful in many ways. A song like “Blood & Glitter” is very hard for the German TV and radio landscape – it will polarize. And since we love contrasts, it makes it all the more exciting for us. Friends, it’s going to get loud on German television on March 3!”
Formed back in 1956, the international song competition Eurovision Song Contest is one of the biggest music events worldwide. Germany has landed last or second to last six times in the past seven years, but Lord Of The Lost could very well be the new hope for a better placement in the final – with heavier bands such as Lordi in 2006 and Måneskin in 2021 previously winning the whole competition!
On the band’s eighth album, Lord Of The Lost enter a new era of exciting 70s glam rock visuals, and add a blend of 80s new wave and pop influences as well as gothic and electronic elements to their own, relevant modern metal style, impressing both fans and critics.
In other news, Lord Of The Lost have just released a single edit of their song “Leave Your Hate In The Comments”, off of “Blood & Glitter”. The track was inspired by hateful social media comments, and was also released together with a hilarious music video at the beginning of the year.
The nomination for the German ESC preliminary round adds to the long list of Lord Of The Lost’s recent successes. In addition to storming the charts at #1 with “Blood & Glitter” (even harder than with their previous album “Judas”, #2 on Official German Album Charts), the band has been touring extensively, including providing direct support to none other than legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden both in 2022 and on their upcoming 2023 tour. Lord Of The Lost are also set to play some of the most important European metal festivals such as Wacken and Hellfest.
Experience Lord Of The Lost live 2023!
Club & Glitter Tour 2023:
01.02.23 DE – Hamburg / Knust – SOLD OUT!
02.02.23 DE – Dresden / Beatpol – SOLD OUT!
03.02.23 DE – Cologne / Club Volta – SOLD OUT!
04.02.23 DE – Munich / Backstage – SOLD OUT!
05.02.23 DE – Berlin / Lido – SOLD OUT!
The Future Past Tour 2023 with IRON MAIDEN:
03.06.23 FI – Tampere / Nokia Arena
24.06.23 IE – Dublin / 3Arena
26.06.23 UK – Glasgow / Ovo Hydro
28.06.23 UK – Leeds / First Direct Arena
30.06.23 UK – Manchester / AO Arena
03.07.23 UK – Nottingham / Motorpoint Arena
04.07.23 UK – Birmingham / Utilita Arena
07.07.23 UK – London / The O2
26.07.23 DE – Dortmund / Westfalenhalle
01.08.23 DE – Munich / Olympiahalle
29.-30.04.23 BR – Sao Paulo / Summer Breeze Brazil
07.-10.06.23 PL – Gdansk / Mystic Festival
07.-10.06.23 AT – Nickelsdorf / Nova Rock
15.-18.06.23 FR – Clisson / Hellfest
05.-08.07.23 DE – Ballenstedt / Rockharz
13.-16.07.23 CZ – Zlin / Masters Of Rock
20.-22.07.23 FI – Laukaa / John Smith Rock Festival
29.-30.07.23 DE – Cologne / Amphi Festival
02.-05.08.23 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air
29.-30.09.23 UK – Sheffield / HRH Goth 2
14.10.23 DE – Cologne / Unter Schwarzer Flagge
17.-18.11.23 DE – Leipzig / Gothic Meets Classic
09.12.23 DE – Hamburg (not on pre-sale yet)