The debut album by the heavy metal / prog band appeared on Vertigo Records. The English singer John Lawton, guitarist Peter Hesslein and bassist Dieter Horns on the front, all seasoned warriors of the European rock scene, licking the hard rock flames of Lucifer's Friend in the realm of Uriah Heep (where Laughton in 1977 lead singer was) and Led Zeppelin. Despite critics' jubilation Lawton had then also join the Les Humphries Singers (in order to pay the rent). One of the first Metal LPs ever.
Remastered 1974 album, released on the collectable Vertigo label in Europe. Fourth album by the legendary German rock band, fronted by British singer John Lawton. This album featured the band temper their usual hard rock style with a Santana-esque jazz-fusion edge, with help from a full brass section. Rated their most progressive album by fans. Five lengthy band-penned tracks, with standout opening pirate-themed ‘Spanish Galleon’ and the string-enhanced ballad ‘Sorrow’.
Compilation album "Awakening" with 4 new songs released 6th April 2015. Disc One includes a re-mastered selection of the "most popular" Lucifer's Friend songs. Disc Two includes four hot new original studio tracks recorded in Oct-Nov 2014. Uriah Heep certainly comes to mind when you hear Lucifer's Friend, as do Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath to some extent, although you can't accuse the Friend of cloning them as none had attained their notoriety as yet. The band started off as Astrix in 1970, with frontman and future Uriah Heep vocalist John Lawton teaming up with guitarist Peter Hesslein, keyboardist Peter Hecht, bassist Dieter Horns and drummer Joachim Rietenbach. Through various personnel changes over the course of twelve years - including Lawton exiting in '76 and then returning for a last gasp in '81 - the band released nine studio albums and two compliations…
All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend is the debut studio album by young Norwegian female singer Aurora Aksnes. The album received general acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 80, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 8 reviews.