ive ‘em Up! was recorded at various gigs and tours in Europe during the first decade in the existence of LORD VOLTURE. To be specific, it contains tracks from our sets at SOS Festival 2014 in Manchester, UK, from Wizzfest 2016 in Lotenhulle, Belgium, and from De Verlichte Geest in Roeselare, also Belgium, recorded while we were on the Reign Of Darkness Over Europe Tour with CIRCLE II CIRCLE in 2016. The audience samples used on this album were taken from recordings and fan footage of roughly 60 different European Lord Volture shows.
Especially in the years 2012-2016 the band was on the road a lot, playing close to 200 shows across 19 different countries. Some of the highlights of that period include our European tours in support of CIRCLE II CIRCLE and TIM RIPPER OWENS, festival appearances such as SOS Festival in Manchester and Wildfire Festival in Scotland, opening for established acts like Y&T, SANCTUARY, PRIMAL FEAR and FIREWIND, and delivering the steel to remote places in countries such as Lithuania, Estonia, Slovakia, Spain and Ireland. So many adventures lie in our past and so many others are yet to come. Playing live in front of our fans was, is and ever will be one of our greatest pleasures. We believe that we were able to capture that same energy on this live record. So, set your volume to 11, and Live ‘em Up!
01 Where the Enemy Sleep 6:03
02 Minutes to Madness 4:29
03 Taklamakan 3:49
04 The Pugilist 6:40
05 Will to Power 4:13
06 Taiga 7:29
07 Wendigo 4:08
08 My Sworn Enemy 3:34
09 Line ‘em Up! 5:56
10 Hearts of Steel 6:23
The album was recorded and produced by Bart Wyns and Yuma van Eekelen, while it was mixed and mastered by Yuma van Eekelen.
The cover artwork was made by Aleh Zielankievic. Layout by Erik Verheij.
Live ‘em Up! will appear on vinyl, CD and on all the major download and streaming platforms. The vinyl edition will be limited to 250 units and we have something special for those who buy the first 100 LPs/CDs. The release date is set to Thursday 12th October 2023. Pre-orders will open early September.
Photo by Cindy Stegeman (Original Cin)
‘The majesty of a lordship, the power and velocity of an electrical charge and the beastly ruggedness of a scavenging vulture’
LORD VOLTURE are a Dutch heavy metal outfit in the tradition of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Iced Earth, led by vocalist David Marcelis. After an explosive take-off in 2010 with the release of debut album ‘Beast of Thunder’ (feat. Jeff Waters of Annihilator) the band rapidly rose to find themselves in the frontier of the Dutch heavy metal scene. With their follow-up releases ‘Never Cry Wolf’ (feat. Sean Peck of Cage) in 2011 and “Will to Power” (Mausoleum Records, feat. Chris Poland, ex-Megadeth) in 2014 the band set their definitive style while increasingly gaining recognition everywhere they were heard. With all three albums being well received by reviewers worldwide, LORD VOLTURE have gained significant presence in the global metal community. This massive exposure opened doors to many festivals and support slots. As a result, LORD VOLTURE have shared the stage with Y&T, Primal Fear, Firewind, Sanctuary, Circle II Circle, Tim Ripper Owens, Blaze Bayley, Vicious Rumors, Blitzkrieg and numerous others, while touring through the larger part of Europe. From the British Isles to eastern Europe and from the Baltics to the Mediterranean, LORD VOLTURE have made their mark. Now, with a new line-up, LORD VOLTURE are promoting their first live album entitled “Live ‘em Up!”. The band is sharper than ever before and ready to unleash more high-pitched power vocals, mind boggling guitar solos and pure unpolished heavy metal onto the world. For all who bear a heart of steel, LORD VOLTURE is a definite MUST!
Lord Volture are: David Marcelis – vocals, Paul Marcelis – guitars, Laurent Schijns – guitars, Simon Geurts – bass, Erik Verheij – drums