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Below is our complete Lord news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Sydney heavy metal band Lord have released the music video for “New Horizons,” a track off their very recently released "Set In Stone" album. The video can be viewed at their youtube page or below and features some on-the-road footage of the band touring the country.
Lord’s new album, "Set in Stone," is available digitally from CdBaby and on CD from the band’s online store and JB HiFi’s around the country. "Set In Stone" features 11 tracks of heavy metal that ranges from AOR-influences right through to the thrashier end of things. It also has a huge list of guest musicians from Dio, Megadeth, Angra, Dragonland, Harem Scarem and much more.
Aussie metallers LORD have revealed the guest musician list of their forthcoming album 'Set In Stone' features members of DIO, ANGRA, HAREM SCAREM, DRAGONLAND, ex-members of MEGADETH and KING DIAMOND and a host of other Australian and international guests.
Commented mainman Lord Tim, "We're absolutely thrilled to finally reveal the special guests we have on our new album. Of the international guests, we have Craig Goldy (DIO), Glen Drover (ex-MEGADETH/ex-KING DIAMOND), Pete Lesperance (HAREM SCAREM/FAIRGROUND), Felipe Andreoli (ANGRA), Olof Morck (DRAGONLAND/AMARANTHE/NIGHTRAGE) and Yoshiyasu Maruyama (ARGUMENT SOUL). From Australia, we have Chris Brooks (solo artist who did guest guitars on our last album ‘Ascendence’), Stu Marshall (PAIN DIVISION/ex-DUNGEON), Chris Porcianko (VANISHING POINT), Juz (ex-DUNGEON), Richie Hausberger (ex-ENTER TWILIGHT), Tania Moran (solo pop artist), and Mark Furze (FALCON ROAD/well-known star of Australian television). Yep, that's a hell of a list! Don't worry, we still left some room on there for actual members of LORD too! The cover art once again was handled by Felipe Machado Franco who was behind the artwork for ICED EARTH, BLAZE BAYLEY, AXEL RUDI PELL, and many more." More...
Organiser’s of leading Australian Heavy Metal festival Against The Grain have announced lineup changes to this year’s fifth edition of the fest, which is set to take place on Saturday, September 19.
"Due to unforeseen circumstances Infiltrator will not be taking part in Australia’s biggest metal fest, Against The Grain 5. We apologies to anyone who purchased a ticket just to see Infiltrator, but rest assured the rest of the line up will keep you more than satisfied if your an Infiltrator fan.
"Adelaide’s own Se Bon Kira will be taking their position on the day, news that Adelaide metal fans will be no doubt be happy about. After their highly successful EP launch on July 4th, which saw a packed out Uni-Bar witness Se Bon Kira display a flawless set of raw groove laden thrash, they were the obvious choice to put on the festival and we are very happy that they will be taking part of the festivities."
You can check out Se Bon Ki Ra at their MySpace page.
Here's the lineup for AGAINST THE GRAIN 2009: More...
Australian metallers Lord have parted ways with long-time drummer Tim "T.Y." Yatras and have announced that Damian "Damo" Costas will take over the drum stool for the second leg of their current tour promoting their upcoming release "Set In Stone."
Said main man Lord Tim, "One of the things that we all agreed on when LORD was formed was that everyone does it for all the right reasons. If your heart is no longer in it, don't wait until it impacts on our friendships or the stability of the band, speak up and if it's time to move on, then so be it; no hard feelings at all. More...
Australian metallers Lord have announced a string of tour dates in Australia and New Zealand from March through June of 2009. The dates are as follows:
3/27 2009 Rosies Brisbane, Queensland
3/28 2009 Brannigans Tavern Gold Coast, Queensland
4/3 2009 Albury, New South Wales
4/17 2009 The Basement Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
4/18 2009 Tattersalls Hotel Goulburn, New South Wales
4/19 2009 The Bass Bar Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
5/2 2009 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, New South Wales
5/9 2009 The Espy Melbourne, Victoria
5/15 2009 The Brisbane Hotel Hobart, Tasmania
5/16 2009 The Brisbane Hotel Hobart, Tasmania
5/22 2009 The Enigma Bar Adelaide, South Australia
5/23 2009 TBA Broken Hill, New South Wales
5/28 2009 Al’s Bar Christchurch, Canterbury
5/29 2009 Trasmission Room Auckland, Auckland
5/30 2009 Hole in the Wall Wellington, Wellington
6/2 2009 Waves Nightclub Wollongong, New South Wales
6/6 2009 The Cambridge Hotel Newcastle, New South Wales
6/12 2009 The Gaelic Sydney, New South Wales
Australian metallers LORD have issued the following update:
"Recording has begun on the follow up to 2007's 'Ascendence' album, entitled 'Set In Stone.'" Commented LORD mainman Lord Tim: "Work has finally started on the next LORD album! This album has a lot to live up to as 'Ascendence' was very well received and we're all still fiercely proud of it, but I think what we've written will easily stand up to the quality of anything we've done before. Of course every artist says their new album will be their best work yet, but in this case rather than saying that, I would describe this as not necessarily better than our last album, but more so this is more true to what LORD is about; the definitive LORD album as it were. If I were to draw comparisons between LORD and DUNGEON [the band that spawned LORD when it disbanded in 2005], 'Ascendence' would be the equivalent of the 'Resurrection' album, and 'Set In Stone' would be the equivalent of 'A Rise To Power' - the album where most people would agree DUNGEON really hit its stride." More...
Australian metallers, LORD, will film a video for the song "Through the Fire" on March 1 at The Ox Tavern in Wollongong. Says the band, "This will not be a live show. Instead will be a group of us having some drinks and being stupid with the cameras. If you're in the area, come along and bring your LORD shirt!!!"
LORD's new album, "Ascendence", was released in August in Japan through Soundholic Records and in Australia via Modern Invasion Music.
Regarding what the album sounds like, LORD mainman Lord Tim previously said, "Any DUNGEON fans in the house? You won't be disappointed! If DUNGEON were to continue instead of disbanding in 2005, this is the album we would have made next (for all intents and purposes, LORD is DUNGEON: Mark II anyway). It's got all of the things you enjoyed about DUNGEON — fast songs, lots of big catchy choruses, solos galore, amazing drumming and heaps of diversity from song to song, since we're fans of all styles of metal."
Australian metallers LORD have announced the addition of guitarist Mark Furtner to the group's ranks.
According to the band, "LORD's original guitarist Mav Stevens left the band in December 2006 to relocate to the UK, being replaced live temporarily by our good friend Shane Linfoot of TRANSCENDING MORTALITY and then by Mark from FROMBEYOND for the remainder of the year.
"The chemistry on stage and off between Mark and the rest of the band was so good, we asked him to be a part of it permanently. Mark will now contribute writing and playing to the next LORD album, and of course continue to scare the hell out of audiences with his terrifying shredding live in 2008 and beyond. Anyone who has heard his guest solos on our 'Ascendence' album will know what we mean by that!
"This is a good way to round off the year for us, and we expect 2008 to be a pretty big year — there's a lot of really massive things in the works behind the scenes that we can't wait to tell you about when we're able to do so."
Australia's LORD have updated their tour schedule to announce two dates in support of SAXON later this month.
The dates include:
24 - The Forum - Sydney, Australia
25 - The Hi-Fi - Melbourne, Australia
LORD's latest album, Ascendence (artwork pictured), is available in Japan via Soundholic Records, and in Australia through Modern Invasion Music.
Lord Tim, frontman for Australia's LORD, has issued the following update via MySpace:
“So, aside from bonus tracks, we've now reached the end of all of the songs on our new album, Ascendence, and what a great way to end!
‘Legacy’ is the album's epic - lots of solos, millions of guitar layers, insane drums and a huge choir of vocals (featuring the amazing voices of Tania Moran and "G" from Veil).
Some of you may have noticed that a couple of the songs were based on the transition from DUNGEON into LORD, and this song is the end of that story. Anyone interested in checking out the lyrics and liner notes for this song (and all of the songs from Ascendence) can go to www.lord.net.au and go to MUSIC -> LYRICS -> ASCENDENCE.
We hope you like this one, it's one of our favourites! Let us know what you think!”
Go to this location to check out 'Legacy'.
LORD, featuring former DUNGEON frontman Lord Tim, have issued the following update:
"We'd like to welcome our good friend Mark Furtner, the brains behind the awesome FROMBEYOND project, as our new live guitarist!"
"Until now, we've had Shane from TRANSCENDING MORTALITY filling in for our live shows in Mav's wake, but given the incredible workload that TM have coming up this year as well as the complexity of both bands' material that had to be played to world-class standards, it was really unfair to ask Shane to commit any more time to Lord." More...
LORD has unveiled the cover of this year's forthcoming album, "Ascendence." The cover art may be viewed online here.
The cover art was created by Felipe Machado Franco with T-shirt art based on this design going into production in the next couple of months.
The band will also be hitting the live circuit again with an intimate show at the Palm Court Hotel in Wollongong on March 18, and a spot on the huge Overcranked Festival in Brisbane on March 24. More shows are in the final stages of being locked in around the middle of the year in support of the release of "Ascendence".
As recently announced, guitarist Mav Stevens left the band in December 2006 due to non band related personal reasons. LORD is continuing to audition replacement guitarists but as yet no decision has been made. For all upcoming gigs, LORD will be joined by Shane Linfoot, guitarist of rising Sydney melodic metal stars Transcending Mortality, until a permanent guitarist can be added.
Pre-production of "Ascendence" has commenced and the band expect a June release though Modern Invasion in Australia and New Zealand, with negotiations well underway for releases in other international territories.