Apr 052023

We were a bit late in leaping aboard the Lucifuge hell-train, but quickly realized what a high-adrenaline rush that is. In 2021 we premiered their fourth full-length Infernal Power and spilled a lot of words on it, ending with these: “This really is a hell of a good album, with a lot more going on in the songs than discharges of blast-furnace heat and berserker mayhem. It definitely WILL get your motor running fast and hot, but the songs’ addictive appeal goes beyond that.”

The band followed up that album by releasing a split with Italy’s Bunker 666 last fall (Of Night and Lust), and we had the fiendish pleasure of premiering that one too, accompanied by another torrent of words, which included the erudite exclamation that the music of Lucifuge was “fucking glorious”.

And now we’re once again in the fortunate position of sharing new Lucifuge music with the world, this time through the premiere of a song off their forthcoming fifth album, Monoliths of Wrath. This one, like the two records identified above, will be discharged by Dying Victims Productions.

In hindsight, the new record proves that we picked a good time to get on board with this German band two years ago, because especially starting then and continuing through the new album, they’ve been increasingly spreading their creative wings (bat-shaped to be sure), resulting now in their most accomplished and varied work to date. Continue reading »

Oct 182022

It’s our fiendish pleasure today to present the premiere stream of a new split mini-album by the Italy’s Bunker 66 and Germany’s Lucifuge. Aptly etitled Of Night and Lust, it combines three exclusive tracks by each band, and it will be discharged on October 21st via Dying Victims Productions.

The press materials for the split brand it as “24 minutes of ancient speed metal sleaze and metalpunk ghoulishness”, and that’s true, but there’s a lot more going on here, the kind of music that will get heads spinning as well as hammering. Feral lust does indeed live in the music, but there’s hellish magic as well, and fiery glory. And like most excellent splits, the music of the two bands shares a kindred spirit, but with differences that contrast with, as well as complement, each other. Continue reading »

Apr 262021


The German band Lucifuge was born in 2018 as the solo project of Equinox, who wasted no time rapidly discharging a demo, an EP, and the Ride the Beast debut album that same year. The creative fires burned just as hot and bright in 2019, resulting in two more EPs and a second album, Der AntiChrist.

And just last year, Lucifuge released yet another full-length (The One Great Curse) and a single that proved to be the title track to Infernal Power, the latest and most accomplished Lucifuge album yet, which is rapidly approaching its April 30 release date via Dying Victims Productions — and which we’re premiering today. Continue reading »