Live ‘em Up! was recorded at various gigs and tours in Europe during the first decade in the existence of Lord Volture. 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
Tracks 1-5, 9 and 10 recorded at De Verlichte Geest in Roeselare, Belgium, during the Reign Of Darkness Over Europe Tour with Circle II Circle in 2016. Track 6 recorded at SOS Festival 2014 in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, UK. Tracks 7 and 8 recorded at Wizzfest 2016 in Lotenhulle, Belgium.
The audience samples used on this album were taken from recordings and fan footage of roughly 60 different European Lord Volture shows. If you have seen Lord Volture live, there is a fat chance that your voice is somewhere on this record.
Produced by Bart Wyns and Yuma van Eekelen. Mixed and mastered by Yuma van Eekelen. Cover artwork by Aleh Zielankievic. Layout by Erik Verheij.
Lord Volture are:
David Marcelis – Vocals (2010-present)
Paul Marcelis – Guitars (2010-present)
Leon Hermans – Guitars (2010-2020)
Laurent Schijns – Guitars (2022-2023)
Simon Geurts – Bass (2010-present)
Frank Wintermans – Drums (2010-2020)
Erik Verheij – Drums (2022-present)
Photo by Cindy Stegeman (Original Cin)
Tour ‘em Up! Live Dates
25.08.2023 – HARD!, De Flux, Zaandam (NL)
23.09.2023 – Beukfeest, Gryphus, Vierlingsbeek (NL)
30.09.2023 – Ben’s Metal Fest, N201, Aalsmeer (NL)
21.10.2023 – Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival, P60, Amstelveen (NL)
27.10.2023 – Soundcheck One, Waldbronn (DE)
28.10.2023 – Hospoda Na Vinici, Blatná (CZ)
04.11.2023 – Holland Heavy Festival, Iduna, Drachten (NL)