Crannk Interviews Lucifer- Johanna Andersson

Since forming in 2014 hard rocking doom merchants Lucifer have released 4 highly acclaimed albums and are now set to release their latest masterpiece a Heavy rock megalith with Lucifer V which is due out worldwide on January 26th. I caught up with Johanna Platow Andersson for Crannk and Cranium Radio, to talk all about the latest album, signing with Nuclear Blast, and all things Lucifer.

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Since its inception in 2014 In Berlin, the highly prolific band led by charismatic singer Johanna Platow Andersson has released four electrifying albums on Rise Above (LUCIFER I) and Century Media Records (LUCIFER II-IV), as well as numerous stand-alone singles infused with 1970s hard rock, proto heavy metal, doom, and occult rock, with a nod to their main influences such as Black Sabbath, Pentagram & Blue Öyster Cult.

They have played over 200 shows in Europe, Japan, and North & South America, including festivals such as KISS Kruise, Psycho Las Vegas, Hellfest, Wacken and many more, most recently supporting the band Ghost on their European tour in spring 2023. Two of their shows have been recorded and broadcast by the prestigious German national TV program Rockpalast.

LUCIFER, now located in Stockholm, has been nominated twice for a Swedish Grammy in the category ‘Best Hardrock/Metal Album’ as well as the Swedish Radio Award P3 and several GAFFA nominations. Amongst others, they have graced the cover of the leading US metal magazine, Decibel, before their first album was released.

The group has concluded recording their fifth studio album, LUCIFER V, the first one to be released by their new label, NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS, which is due out on January 26th, 2024. Although LUCIFER is known to notoriously deliver critically acclaimed albums, supreme songwriting, and quality recordings, LUCIFER V is rumored to be their best album yet. Combining elements of all their previous albums into one monumental mass of electrifying heavy rock and roll. Eerie landscapes shaped by soaring guitar riffs, the thunderous pounding of bass and drums from some sort of groovy inferno, haunted melodies to weep into your drink to, the screeching tires of a 1971 Cadillac hearse, the humorous morbidity and tragic wit of Johanna’s lyrics. If Death had a best friend, it would be LUCIFER and they would hang out together at the local cemetery, shooting the sh*t.

Lucifer is:

Johanna Platow Andersson (vocals)

Nicke Andersson Platow (drums)

Linus Björklund (guitar)

Martin Nordin (guitar)

Harald Göthblad (bass)

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