When I get in, everyone is glue to the TV and the soundcheck is delayed, so they are not letting us in the second room before 8pm. But it’s all good for me, as I manage to find Lucifer Star Machine’s management and get lead singer Tor Abyss for an interview in what I can only described as a super tiny corridor convert into backstage. Read the interview here, if you want to know more about them and their future plans!
After a long wait, we finally have first act of the night; Sleazy garage punk / dirty rock and roll five piece from London, The Blue Carpet Band.
The band was formed in 2015, but had a line-up changed in 2018, with only lead singer Djamel Abina as the only original member. They played alongside and supported a big variety of artists such as TV Smith, Discharge, Slaughter And The Dogs, UK Subs, The Outcasts, 999 and many more.
The Blue Carpet Band definitely have a pretty unique sound that would make them fit in a lot of different genres but one of their characteristics is their electrifying rock‘n’roll and primordial punk.
Their performance is wild with incredible energy coming from all the band members, but Djamel clearly know how to own the stage like a party animal! His style and moves remind me a lot of Elvis Presley but definitely with a punk, rock‘n’roll vibe!
It is great to see so many fans of the band in the room and they are all singing and dancing along! The Blue Carpet Band say they’re on a mission to bring back good real music instead of the boring mainstream and oh boy, nothing of what I witnessed tonight was boring!
After a very quick change of scenery, we are now ready for Germany based heavy rock‘n’roll band Lucifer Star Machine.
The 5-piece was originally formed in 2002 in London and since then the band toured several times across Europe, sharing stages with artists like Nashville Pussy and Demented Are Go. From intimate sweat halls to festivals stages across over ten countries, the band has challenged the audience more than once.
In 2012 founder and band leader Tor Abyss moved back to his home country of Germany, whilst the rest of the band remained in England. Over time as the logistics were becoming too difficult, he decided to give the band a fresh start, so since Autumn 2014, Lucifer Star Machine is now based in Hamburg, Germany.
In 2019 the band signed a record deal with Swedish label The Sign Records. The group’s fourth album “The Devil’s Breath” was released worldwide in April 2020 and received praise by the international press. But unfortunately, since covid hit they were not able to tour the album and needed to wait till all the restrictions were lifted which led them to tour the record extensively this year; in fact, tonight’s show is part of the second leg of the promotional tour of the album.
Something great come out of the pandemic, cause Lucifer Star Machine managed to write a record a new full-length album “Satanic Age”, due to be released in April 2023.
But let’s now go back to what really makes Lucifer Star Machine the band that everyone is crazy about: their high energy live shows in where they show all their talent and raw passion for hardcore rock‘n’roll tied together by wanton brutality in their heartfelt and catchy melodies that makes you wanting more like a siren does with their prey.
It is nothing less than dirty punk and heavy hard rock which leaves you plenty of satisfaction once you walked away after one of their live shows.
Tor has a rough and powerful voice which blends perfectly with the powerful guitar riffs from Mickey Necro and Mighty Ramon (ex-Mad Sin, ex-Demented Scumcats), Benny Zin’s (ex-Frantic Flintstones) bass note and Captain Fettsau (ex-Teenage Love Guns) violent drums.
Needless to say, that Lucifer Star Machine are ready to make you party and definitely kick some ass!
Lucifer Star Machine Setlist:
- Hammer Me Dead
- Dark Water
- Poison Arrows
- A Touch of Death
- Sulphur & Speed
- The Void
- Dead and Gone
- El Camino Real
- Baby, When You Cry
- Dwell in Misery
- Evil Blood
- Eat Dust
- Cancer Daddy
- Death or Jail
- Hold Me Down
- Cruel Hearts / Last Caress