LORD VOLTURE TO SUPPORT RAVEN

New show incoming! On Friday August 16th we will be supporting legendary NWOBHM/speed metal band RAVEN for their show at the South of Heaven venue in Bilzen, Belgium.

It will be our third show with guitarist Dennis Moree in our midst, and boy, he's on fire! So, make sure to catch this one.

More info and tickets? Click here.

Photo credits: Seth Abrikoos

Posted on 07 Jun 2023

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: POPELUCHT OPEN AIR

We are thrilled to announce we are playing the Popelucht festival on Sunday 25th of August. We will tear up the grass of the Oderkerkpark in Etten-Leur together with The 925, Revölvo, The Ax Effect and a Rolling Stones tribute band.

This is a two-day FREE festival!! So come down and enjoy some sunshine, a couple of beers and some heavy metal!

Posted on 11 Apr 2024

DENNIS MOREE JOINS LORD VOLTURE ON GUITARS

Let us introduce to you: LORD VOLTURE's new axe-man: Dennis Moree! We are very excited to have him on board and we can't wait to hit stages all across Europe soon.

Here are some words from the man himself:

"Hey fellow headbangers, I'm Dennis, the new axe-slinger for Lord Volture. Since my teenage years, I've been hooked to the genre, and during that time I started ripping on the guitar, trying to channel the same energy that fueled my love for heavy metal.

My playing style is heavily influenced by the '80s shred legends – think George Lynch, Warren DeMartini, and Jake E Lee. Now, being part of Lord Volture, I can't express how excited I am to unleash our brand of metal magic.

Mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and let's create some unforgettable moments together. See you at the shows!"

WELCOME TO THE LORD VOLTURE CAMP, DENNIS!

Upcoming shows with Dennis Moree:
29.03.2024 - Kid's Rhythm 'n' Blues Kaffee / Antwerp / Belgium
06.04.2024 - Metalyard / Arnhem / Netherlands

Posted on 28 Feb 202

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: ANTWERP, BELGIUM

We are keen to announce that LORD VOLTURE will revisit Kid's Rhythm 'n' Blues Kaffee for a show in the beautiful city of Antwerp, Belgium, on Friday March 29th, 2024. Sharing the stage with us will be the Belgian metallers of HUNTER.

The event will mark our first live appearance in Belgium since the release of our "Live 'em Up!" album. We will bring the album on CD as well as vinyl, so make sure to come down to the show and pick up a copy!

For further details about the event, please refer to the Facebook event.

Posted on 22 Feb 202

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: METALYARD FESTIVAL

In case you missed Tuesday's announcement on our Facebook page, we are delighted to announce that LORD VOLTURE will play a show at the Metalyard Festival in the Willemeen venue in Arnhem city.

The first LORD VOLTURE gig at Willemeen was over 10 years ago when we headlined the cafe stage while we were supported by our buddies in CONORACH. In 2017, we came to Arnhem's eminent metal venue again to open the main stage for none less than Seattle metal icons SANCTUARY. On April 6th, 2024, LORD VOLTURE will make their third live appearance in Willemeen at the Metalyard Festival.

Check out the Facebook event for details. Hope to see you all in Arnhem!

Posted on 06 Jan 2024

NEW LIVE 'EM UP! T-SHIRTS AND GIRLIES

Our latest release "Live 'em Up!" has been out for some weeks now. We want to thank you, our loyal fans, for buying the physical album on LP or CD and downloading and streaming the album online. As of now, you can also support LORD VOLTURE and show off to your friends with our new Live 'em Up! T-shirts, designed by our very own Erik Verheij!

We are offering these T-shirts to you in cooperation with our label Freya Records / Dutch Music Works. The Live 'em Up! shirts are available as regular unisex T-shirts (sizes S to 5XL) as well as girlie T-shirts (sizes S to 2XL) and are sold exclusively online.

To order a Live 'em Up! Unisex T-Shirt, click here.

To order a Live 'em Up! Girlie T-Shirt, click here.

Posted on 23 Nov 2023

LIVE 'EM UP! RELEASES TODAY

Today is release day! Finally, we launch our brand new live album "Live 'em Up!" via Freya Records. The album is now available on vinyl and on CD and digitally on all the major platforms.

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!

Tracklist:
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

Get the album on vinyl or CD from our official website:
http://www.lordvolture.com/merch

Get the album on vinyl, CD or as digital download from Bandcamp:
http://www.lordvolture.bandcamp.com

Stream the album on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/2FLRSV4wC0n0oHVsa0XOB0...

Stream the album on Deezer:
https://deezer.page.link/1bRCDSmv1rfkuwVU6

Come join us live as we are promoting the album at the following upcoming shows:

Tour ‘em Up! Live Dates
21.10.2023 - Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival / Amstelveen / Netherlands
27.10.2023 - Soundcheck One / Waldbronn / Germany
28.10.2023 - Na Vinici / Blatná / Czech Republic
04.11.2023 - Holland Heavy Festival / Drachten / Netherlands

Posted on 12 Oct 2023

TAIGA SINGLE OUT NOW!

Today we released 'Taiga', the second single of our upcoming Live 'em Up! album. Taiga is now available on all the major streaming platforms and it can also be downloaded from our own Bandcamp page.

We chose for Taiga as it is one of our older and more majestic songs. With its epic intro, crunchy riffs, and sing-along choruses, it is one of those songs that will probably be part our our live set until the end of time.

Taiga was recorded back in 2014 during our set at the mighty SOS Festival in Radcliffe, Manchester in the United Kingdom. It was our first time in England (though not our first time in the UK) and we cherish a lot of wonderful memories of that night.

There are only three weeks to go until the release of Live 'em Up!. If you haven't yet, you can still pre-order the album on CD or vinyl from our webstore or our Bandcamp page and catch a signed photograph and set of custom guitar picks along with it for free.

In the meantime, we are sincerely kicking off our small run of live dates in promotion of the album. So we hope to see you at one or more of the upcoming gigs!

Tour 'em Up!:
23.09.2023 - Beukfeest / Vierlingsbeek / Netherlands
30.09.2023 - Ben's Metal Fest / Aalsmeer / Netherlands
21.10.2023 - Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival / Amstelveen / Netherlands
27.10.2023 - Soundcheck One / Waldbronn / Germany
28.10.2023 - Na Vinici / Blatná / Czech Republic
04.11.2023 - Holland Heavy Festival / Drachten / Netherlands

Posted on 21 Sep 2023

LINE 'EM UP! VIDEO SINGLE LAUNCHED

"Line 'em Up!", the first single and official music video for our upcoming Live 'em Up! album, is out now! The album can now be pre-ordered from our online store.

The single can be streamed on all the well known platforms and we have uploaded the video to our own Youtube channel. Check it out en leave a comment if you like the song and the video!

Today we have also opened the pre-order for the Live 'em Up! album. By pre-ordering the album you can support the band even before the album hits the streets. Moreover, we have some free gifts that come along with the first 100 CDs and/or vinyl copies sold. The free gifts include a set of custom Live 'em Up! guitar picks (1 Paul Marcelis signature guitar pick and 1 Simon Geurts signature bass pick) and a double-sided post card that is handsigned by both the current and the old band members of LORD VOLTURE.

Live 'em Up! is available in three physical formats:

* VINYL - 140 grams black vinyl with a full colour double-sided inlay. The vinyl edition is hand numbered and limited to 250 units!
* CD - Digisleeve with an 8-page booklet
* EVERYTHING LIVE 'EM UP! - This is a special fan package that includes one of the vinyl test pressings, the regular vinyl, the CD, the custom guitar pick set, the signed postcard, an embroided patch and a button. Only 3 fans pack available!

Head over to our online store to choose one of the pre-order options!

Posted on 01 Sep 2023

LINE 'EM UP! VIDEO SINGLE ANNOUNCEMENT

With the release date of our brand new live album "Live 'em Up!" (October 12th) coming closer, we are excited to announce that we will be releasing the first single for the album in less than two weeks time!

The song chosen for the new single is "Line 'em Up!". The single will be available from August 31st on all major streaming platforms. You can already presave the single on Spotify. Moreover, we will release a full music video for this single, so also make sure you subscribe to our Youtube channel!

And that is not all. The date of the first single will also coincide with the opening date of the pre-order for the Live 'em Up! physical album. The live album will appear on limited vinyl and on CD. The first 100 copies will come with a few goodies especially selected for our hardcore fans.

The cover artwork for the Line 'em Up! single was designed by our own drummer, Mr Erik Verheij himself. Check it out!

Posted on 18 Aug 2023

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: VIERLINGSBEEK, NETHERLANDS

What an absolute pleasure to return to Beukfeest in Gryphus! The first time we played there was over 10 years ago. We are looking forward to seeing old friends again and hopefully make some new ones!

Check out the Facebook event for details!

Tour 'em Up! '23:
25.08.2023 - De Flux / Zaandam / Netherlands
23.09.2023 - Gryphus / Vierlingsbeek / Netherlands
30.09.2023 - Ben's Metal Fest / Aalsmeer / Netherlands
21.10.2023 - Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival / Amstelveen / Netherlands
27.10.2023 - Soundcheck One / Waldbronn / Germany
28.10.2023 - Na Vinici / Blatná / Czech Republic
04.11.2023 - Holland Heavy Festival / Drachten / Netherlands

Posted on 16 Jul 2023

LIVE 'EM UP! ALBUM DETAILS AND COVER ARTWORK

Here it is, the next and long overdue LORD VOLTURE release! "Live 'em Up!" will be released on 12th October 2023 via Freya Records.

Live '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!

Tracklist:
01 Where the Enemy Sleep
02 Minutes to Madness
03 Taklamakan
04 The Pugilist
05 Will to Power
06 Taiga
07 Wendigo
08 My Sworn Enemy
09 Line ‘em Up!
10 Hearts of Steel

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.

Posted on 06 Jul 2023

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: AMSTELVEEN, NETHERLANDS

Last week it became public knowledge that LORD VOLTURE will be a part of the renowned Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival in 2023! The event will take place on 20th and 21st October 2023 at the P60 venue in Amstelveen, the Netherlands.

The line-up includes OMEN (US), AVENGER (GB), KÜENRING (AT), DESOLATION ANGELS (GB), BURNING (NL), RAZORBLADE MESSIAH (NL), XIRON (DE) and a headliner yet to be announced. LORD VOLTURE will appear on Saturday 21st July.

Tickets & info: https://p60.nl/heavy-metal-maniacs-za

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/625589346215967

Upcoming tour dates:
25.08.2023 - De Flux / Zaandam / Netherlands
23.09.2023 - T.B.A.
30.09.2023 - Ben's Metal Fest / Aalsmeer / Netherlands
21.10.2023 - Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival / Amstelveen / Netherlands
27.10.2023 - Soundcheck One / Waldbronn / Germany
28.10.2023 - Na Vinici / Blatná / Czech Republic
04.11.2023 - Holland Heavy Festival / Drachten / Netherlands

Posted on 04 Jul 2023

LORD VOLTURE SIGNS WITH FREYA RECORDS

We are very pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Freya Records for the release of a new LORD VOLTURE live album due to be released in autumn 2023.

Following the past turbulent years, it was not easy to find the right label for LORD VOLTURE. But we are very confident about our new venture with Freya Records as they are able to provide the kind of band-centered and tailored services that we need. Freya Records is a subsidiary of Dutch Music Works.

With our latest studio album Will to Power dating back to 2014, it is also high time for a new release. The upcoming record will be our first live album. Details about the new live album will be released in a short time, so make sure to follow us on our social media channels. We can't wait to tell you more about it!

Posted on 29 Jun 2023

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: ZAANDAM, NETHERLANDS

Once again LORD VOLTURE teams up with the mighty BLACK KNIGHT to bring the metal to your door step. On 25th August we will play a co-headline show at Poppodium De Flux in the city of Zaandam, the Netherlands. The night will be opened by rising glam stars FOXY VENUS.

Head over to the Facebook event for details and get your tickets now! Several more LORD VOLTURE shows are confirmed and will be announced shortly, so watch this space!

Return of the Beast Tour '22/'23:
19.08.2022 - Zeeltje Rock / Deest / The Netherlands
14.10.2022 - The Jack / Eindhoven / The Netherlands
28.10.2022 - Ragnarok Live Club / Opitter / Belgium
09.12.2022 - Duycker / Hoofddorp / Netherlands
03.02.2023 - Kid's Rhythm 'n' Blues Kaffee / Antwerp / Belgium
18.03.2023 - Asgaard / Gentbrugge / Belgium
06.05.2023 - Kraken Metal Fest / Ittre / Belgium
25.08.2023 - De Flux / Zaandam / Netherlands
30.09.2023 - Ben's Metal Fest / Aalsmeer / Netherlands
27.10.2023 - Soundcheck One / Waldbronn / Germany
28.10.2023 - Na Vinici / Blatná / Czech Republic
04.11.2023 - Holland Heavy Festival / Drachten / Netherlands

Posted on 23 Jun 2023

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: AALSMEER, NETHERLANDS

Delighted we are to announce that LORD VOLTURE will play a show at Ben's Metal Fest 5 at the N201 venue in Aalsmeer (NL) on 30th September 2023.

It will be a great pleasure to share the stage again with our friends in MARTYR, SAD IRON and others. Many thanks to Benny for considering LORD VOLTURE!

Check out the Facebook event for more information and get your tickets here a.s.a.p.!

Return of the Beast Tour '22/'23:
19.08.2022 - Zeeltje Rock / Deest / The Netherlands
14.10.2022 - The Jack / Eindhoven / The Netherlands
28.10.2022 - Ragnarok Live Club / Opitter / Belgium
09.12.2022 - Duycker / Hoofddorp / Netherlands
03.02.2023 - Kid's Rhythm 'n' Blues Kaffee / Antwerp / Belgium
18.03.2023 - Asgaard / Gentbrugge / Belgium
06.05.2023 - Kraken Metal Fest / Ittre / Belgium
30.09.2023 - Ben's Metal Fest / Aalsmeer / Netherlands
27.10.2023 - Soundcheck One / Waldbronn / Germany
28.10.2023 - Na Vinici / Blatná / Czech Republic
04.11.2023 - Holland Heavy Festival / Drachten / Netherlands

Posted on 01 Jun 2023

GUITARIST WANTED

Following last week's announcement that Laurent Schijns will leave LORD VOLTURE we now have a vacancy open for the position of lead/rhythm guitarist. We welcome any and all applications.

The guitarist we are looking for is a skilled player at both rhythm and lead guitars. Backing vocals are a big and important plus. We need someone who knows how to give a show and has experience playing live as well as on studio recordings.

We are not a band that has weekly or otherwise regular rehearsals. So applicants have to be able to practice the songs largely in their own time. We need someone who is independent, mobile, flexible and whose gear is in order.

Whenever opportunities arise we tour internationally, but a large number of our gigs is in the Benelux area. Being based in the Netherlands, Flanders or in Germany near the Dutch border is therefore pragmatic.

Last but not least, motivation is essential. You have to be in it for the music and for the adventure. Music is life and life is music.

Have you got what it takes? Hit us up by sending an email and tell us why you are the guitarist we are looking for. Please include some urls of videos of you playing the guitar. We look forward to meeting you!

Posted on 27 May 2023

BREAKING NEWS: LAURENT SCHIJNS LEAVES LORD VOLTURE

We have some sad news to share with you, as guitarist Laurent Schijns will be leaving LORD VOLTURE. Due to important changes in Laurent’s life, it will no longer be possible to match his agenda and that of the band.

A personal message from Laurent:

“With a heavy (metal) heart it saddens me to say that I have to leave LORD VOLTURE. Time passed way too quickly and I didn't expect to have to leave the band this soon. My professional interest in the medical field and developing medical devices is what led me to the difficult decision to quit the band."

"Dear Simon, David, Paul and Erik - I really want to thank you for the cool moments on and off the stage. Shredding twin leads, belting vocal lines and banging my head to the heavy metal LORD VOLTURE beat is something I will cherish for years to come. Because you guys are second to none!

"And to all the fans and friends that I have met on my LORD VOLTURE journey: I'm going to miss you! But remember, LORD VOLTURE will continue to kick heavy metal ass, and I can't wait to see what they've got in store!!!! ROCK ON!”

Laurent first performed with LORD VOLTURE as a session guitarist in 2019 and, after a 2-year break during COVID, he became a full-time band member in 2022. As a lead guitarist, Laurent has become an integral part of LORD VOLTURE and his precise play and shredding solos will be missed sorely. But also on a personal level Laurent is a great fit in the band and his shoes are going to be hard to fill. Although we very much regret Laurent’s departure, we also respect his decision and understand the circumstances that forced him to make this choice.

During the upcoming summer, there will probably be one or two final occasions to see Laurent live with LORD VOLTURE. So, keep an eye out for any concert announcements in July or August. We will soon start looking for a new full-time guitarist, so if you are interested and you think you got what it takes, don’t hesitate to hit us up! All shows booked for September and later will go on as planned.

We wish Laurent all the best in his career, musical endeavours and private life. Cheers mate!

Posted on 23 May 2023

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: GENTBRUGGE, BELGIUM

We love it when a plan comes together! Following the earlier announcements this week of LORD VOLTURE's upcoming shows at Kraken Metal Fest (BE) and Holland Heavy Festival (NL) we are happy to share more gig news with you even before the week is out!

Next Saturday 18th March we will hit the stage at the Asgaard venue in Gentbrugge, Belgium. We will appear alongside our friends in ETERNAL BREATH and German thrashers ADDICT. Unfortunately, the reason for our last minute addition is not so bright as we are replacing METHUSALEM who had to cancel their gig due to their singer Nick Holleman having fallen ill. We wish Nick all the best and a speedy recovery so he can soon show his talents on and off stage again.

More information about the show can be found on the Facebook event and you can purchase your tickets here.

Return of the Beast Tour '22/'23:
19.08.2022 - Zeeltje Rock / Deest / The Netherlands
14.10.2022 - The Jack / Eindhoven / The Netherlands
28.10.2022 - Ragnarok Live Club / Opitter / Belgium
09.12.2022 - Duycker / Hoofddorp / Netherlands
03.02.2023 - Kid's Rhythm 'n' Blues Kaffee / Antwerp / Belgium
18.03.2023 - Asgaard / Gentbrugge / Belgium
06.05.2023 - Kraken Metal Fest / Ittre / Belgium
27.10.2023 - Soundcheck One / Waldbronn / Germany
28.10.2023 - Na Vinici / Blatná / Czech Republic
04.11.2023 - Holland Heavy Festival / Drachten / Netherlands

Posted on 11 Mar 2023

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: ITTRE, BELGIUM

We have a second concert announcement for you this week, as LORD VOLTURE will be playing the Kraken Metal Fest at the Zik-Zak venue in Ittre, Wallonia, Belgium, on May 6th, 2023.

The 2023 edition is the 8th edition of Kraken Metal Fest and we will share the stage with an awesome line-up of Belgian and French bands. Check out the Facebook event for more information or directly get your tickets.

Return of the Beast Tour '22/'23:
19.08.2022 - Zeeltje Rock / Deest / The Netherlands
14.10.2022 - The Jack / Eindhoven / The Netherlands
28.10.2022 - Ragnarok Live Club / Opitter / Belgium
09.12.2022 - Duycker / Hoofddorp / Netherlands
03.02.2023 - Kid's Rhythm 'n' Blues Kaffee / Antwerp / Belgium
06.05.2023 - Kraken Metal Fest / Ittre / Belgium
27.10.2023 - Soundcheck One / Waldbronn / Germany
28.10.2023 - Na Vinici / Blatná / Czech Republic
04.11.2023 - Holland Heavy Festival / Drachten / Netherlands

Posted on 10 Mar 2023

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: DRACHTEN, NETHERLANDS

We have another fantastic show announcement for you metal maniacs. On 4th November 2023, LORD VOLTURE is due to appear at the Holland Heavy Festival - the number one festival of the northern lowlands that celebrates the early Dutch heavy metal scene.

This 4th edition of Holland Heavy Festival will be headlined by VENGEANCE who will play a special reunion show. Other confirmed acts are COBRA SPELL, JURASSIC PARK, MARTYR, BLACK KNIGHT, VEXATION and MAESTRO. Holland Heavy Festival will take place at the Iduna venue in the Frisian town of Drachten, the Netherlands.

For more information on Holland Heavy Festival, check out the Facebook event!

Return of the Beast Tour '22/'23:
19.08.2022 - Zeeltje Rock / Deest / The Netherlands
14.10.2022 - The Jack / Eindhoven / The Netherlands
28.10.2022 - Ragnarok Live Club / Opitter / Belgium
09.12.2022 - Duycker / Hoofddorp / Netherlands
03.02.2023 - Kid's Rhythm 'n' Blues Kaffee / Antwerp / Belgium
27.10.2023 - Soundcheck One / Waldbronn / Germany
28.10.2023 - Na Vinici / Blatná / Czech Republic
04.11.2023 - Holland Heavy Festival / Drachten / Netherlands

Posted on 06 Mar 2023

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: BLATNÁ, CZECH REPUBLIC

October 2023 will see LORD VOLTURE return to Czech Republic! We are looking forward to revisit Blatná, our favourite town in the country, to play Hospoda Na Vinici for a third time!

The first time we played Na Vinici was on a Tuesday night in 2014 while on-route to Slovakia. It was the show with the biggest turn-out on that tour! Then we returned in 2018 together with our Swedish friends from MEAN STREAK. This time we will be joined by our brothers in arms IRON ECHO from Germany.

Then some other news, our upcoming gig with IRON ECHO in Waldbronn, Germany, scheduled for 25th February will be postponed to 27th October 2023. Find the updated touring schedule below.

Return of the Beast Tour '22/'23:
19.08.2022 - Zeeltje Rock / Deest / The Netherlands
14.10.2022 - The Jack / Eindhoven / The Netherlands
28.10.2022 - Ragnarok Live Club / Opitter / Belgium
09.12.2022 - Duycker / Hoofddorp / Netherlands
03.02.2023 - Kid's Rhythm 'n' Blues Kaffee / Antwerp / Belgium
27.10.2023 - Soundcheck One / Waldbronn / Germany
28.10.2023 - Na Vinici / Blatná / Czech Republic

Photo credits: Jakub Loula

Posted on 12 Jan 2023

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: WALDBRONN, GERMANY

LORD VOLTURE are going back to Germany! We haven't played that country since 2018, so it's about time we return. We're teaming up with our buddies from IRON ECHO to set the Soundcheck One venue in Waldbronn on fire on 25th February 2023.

We have some great memories of our previous gigs at Soundcheck One in 2014 and 2016 during the Lost in the Black Forest Tour Pt. I & II. At that time we shared the stage with top acts NICK HELLFORT, FORENSICK and WILDFIRE. We hope to see many of our fans in the area again.

So: come in and get crazy!

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Return of the Beast Tour '22/'23:
19.08.2022 - Zeeltje Rock / Deest / The Netherlands
14.10.2022 - The Jack / Eindhoven / The Netherlands
28.10.2022 - Ragnarok Live Club / Opitter / Belgium
09.12.2022 - Duycker / Hoofddorp / Netherlands
03.02.2023 - Kid's Rhythm 'n' Blues Kaffee / Antwerp / Belgium
25.02.2023 - Soundcheck One / Waldbronn / Germany

Posted on 24 Nov 2022

NEW T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE

We are happy to present to you our brand new LORD VOLTURE Logo T-shirts. They are now available from our webshop. Also we have restocked our Never Cry Wolf T-shirts, which had been sold out for a number of years.

The new Logo T-shirts have our logo printed on the front and on the back, as well as a textual reference to one of our favourite songs "Line 'em Up!" on the back. The Logo T-shirts are available in five separate colours: black, dark heather, military green, sapphire blue and cardinal red.

The Never Cry Wolf T-shirts bear the cover artwork of the album by the same name on the front side and the LORD VOLTURE logo on both the front and the back. The Never Cry Wolf T-shirts are available in black, dark heather and light graphite.

Both designs come in the sizes Small, Medium, Large, Xtra large, and Xtra Xtra Large. They are made of Gildan Heavy Cotton (selected size-colour combinations are Gildan Softstyle).

Go directly to webshop.

Posted on 24 Oct 2022

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: HOOFDDORP, NETHERLANDS

LORD VOLTURE will be playing during the Metal Dive-In at Poppodium Duycker on December 9, 2022.

We'll be sharing the stage with BLACK KNIGHT and VEXATION. So, this is going to be one hell of a metal party!

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Return of the Beast Tour '22/'23:
19.08.2022 - Zeeltje Rock / Deest / The Netherlands
14.10.2022 - The Jack / Eindhoven / The Netherlands
28.10.2022 - Ragnarok Live Club / Opitter / Belgium
09.12.2022 - Duycker / Hoofddorp / Netherlands
03.02.2023 - Kid's Rhythm 'n' Blues Kaffee / Antwerp / Belgium

Posted on 07 Oct 2022

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS

We're happy to announce that more gigs are being booked and that we will revisit one of our all time favourite metal bars, as on October 14th LORD VOLTURE will return to The Jack in Eindhoven city; the Metal Capital of the world!

Over the years we have played The Jack several times, including one occasion where we opened for the mighty CAGE hailing from San Diego. This time we will play a headliner set and we will be supported by our good friends IRON ECHO, one of Germany's finest rising heavy metal acts. So put October 14th in you calendar and get rockin'!

Return of the Beast Tour '22/'23:
19.08.2022 - Zeeltje Rock / Deest / The Netherlands
14.10.2022 - The Jack / Eindhoven / The Netherlands
28.10.2022 - Ragnarok Live Club / Opitter / Belgium
03.02.2023 - Kid's Rhythm 'n' Blues Kaffee / Antwerp / Belgium

Photo credits: Shane J Horan

Posted on 29 Jul 2022

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: OPITTER, BELGIUM

Bookings are coming in fast! We will play the Ragnarok Live Club in Opitter, Belgium, on October 28th, 2022.

Did you know that LORD VOLTURE's very first live appearance in Belgium ever was back in 2012 at another club called Jan Hertog, and that this club was owned by the same people who currently own Ragnarok Live Club? Yes, we go way back with Koen and Jeke! At that time we opened for TIM RIPPER OWENS as the first of a string of dates in Belgium, France and Spain. So, naturally we look forward to this special gig, 10 years after our Belgian debut!

Upcoming LORD VOLTURE tour dates:
19.08.2022 - Zeeltje Rock / Deest / The Netherlands
28.10.2022 - Ragnarok Live Club / Opitter / Belgium
03.02.2023 - Kid's Rhythm 'n' Blues Kaffee / Antwerp / Belgium

Photo credits: Jakub Loula

Posted on 07 Jun 2022

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: ANTWERP, BELGIUM

Now that we have a complete line-up again we are eager to hit the stage. So we are booking some new gigs before we head into the studio to record LORD VOLTURE's yet untitled fourth full-length album, the first of which we will announce today.

On Friday February 3rd, 2023, we will head down to Belgium to play the Kid's Rhythm 'n' Blues Kaffee in the beautiful city of Antwerp. The last time we played in Antwerp was back in 2014, so we look forward to return there once more!! Other concerts announcements will follow soon...

Upcoming LORD VOLTURE tour dates:
19.08.2022 - Zeeltje Rock / Deest / The Netherlands
03.02.2023 - Kid's Rhythm 'n' Blues Kaffee / Antwerp / Belgium

Photo credits: Luc Ghyselen

Posted on 05 Jun 2022

NEW LINE-UP REVEAL

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT - Following the departure of guitarist Leon Hermans and drummer Frank Wintermans and the outbreak of the corona pandemic in 2020, little news has come from the LORD VOLTURE camp. However, behind the scenes we have been actively searching for the best musicians to fill the vacancies of lead guitarist and drummer. And now, we are finally able to reveal the new LORD VOLTURE line-up to you!

We proudly present respectively on guitars and on drums, the amazing Laurent Schijns and, the machine-turned-man, Erik Verheij!!

Laurent has played the guitar for over 20 years and took part in countless original bands, cover bands and other musical projects. His key trade marks, besides his long hair and good looks, are fast shredding riffs and epic guitar solos. The fact that the guitar tandem Paul Marcelis-Laurent Schijns is already well oiled from their previous engagements in UP THE IRONS will surely elevate LORD VOLTURE's six-string sections to unprecendented levels of metal magnificence.

Erik is best known from his work with the band SYSTEM OVERTHROW, but he has also occupied the drum stool in numerous other outfits. Despite his obvious friendly nature, Erik is the living embodiement of a true metalhead. A thrasher through and through, he pounds the drums with a ceaseless amount of energy compared to which a lightning storm would seem a tiny light bulb. He is truly a Beast of Thunder!

In the coming weeks, we will post more background information about both Laurent and Erik on our Facebook, Instagram and new Youtube channel. So make sure that you follow us and subscribe to our socials!

If you can't wait and you already want to learn more, head over to the Band page where you will be able to view all the new band photos and check out the personal profile of each band member.

Our first live performance with the new line-up is due for August 19th, 2022, at the Zeeltje Rock festival in Deest, the Netherlands. We'll be playing a mixed set with classics from all LORD VOLTURE albums. So make sure you get your tickets in time!

LORD VOLTURE are:
David Marcelis - vocals
Paul Marcelis - guitars
Laurent Schijns - guitars
Simon Geurts - bass
Erik Verheij - drums

Photo credits: Original Cin Photography

Posted on 27 May 2022

ZEELTJE ROCK 2022: FIRST SHOW POST-COVID

Yes, it is true! LORD VOLTURE will be back at Zeeltje Rock on August 19, 2022!!

It has been 8 years since LORD VOLTURE played the Zeeltje Rock festival and it will be our first live performance since 2019. But more importantly, it will be our first show with the new line-up!! The new band members will be revealed soon, so stay tuned...

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Posted on 04 Mar 2022

LEON AND FRANK LEAVE LORD VOLTURE

Veterans of 10 years Leon Hermans (guitars) and Frank Wintermans (drums) leave LORD VOLTURE. Consequently, all planned 10th Anniversary shows are cancelled. BLACK KNIGHT will replace LORD VOLTURE at the Zeeltje Rock festival.

Frank comments:

“I’ve had some of my most memorable moments with LORD VOLTURE. It always felt special to share the stage and other adventures with the great personalities and musicians that David, Paul, Leon and Simon are. But sometimes to move forward, difficult decisions have to be made, which is why I’ve decided to quit LORD VOLTURE."

"It became clear that our musical paths were heading in different directions and that parting ways was the best option for both LORD VOLTURE and me to keep progressing. I have no doubt that LORD VOLTURE will continue to spread their heavy metal across the globe and I wish them the best of luck with all of their future endeavours. A massive thanks to everyone who contributed to LORD VOLTURE in their own way for the past 10 years! Off to some new adventures!”

Leon would like to add to that:

“Hey guys, when David asked me back in late 2009 to join his new band LORD VOLTURE, I was honored and very pleased to play with him and of course the rest of the band. What followed was a big adventure of recording three studio albums; many tours through Europe and last but not least; lots, lots of fun. We have many memorable highlights as a band, which are also highlights in my personal career as a musician and guitarist and I am grateful for that. After being a part of this heavy metal machine for a decade, I decided it’s time for me to move on and concentrate on other musical projects. I’m sure the LORD VOLTURE machine will continue creating and making great music. I want to thank all the fans and everybody who came at the shows and bought our albums. I wish David, Paul, Simon and Frank all the best and want to thank them for all the unforgettable moments. I’d like to end with one my favorite choir parts of the LORD VOLTURE shows… STEEL!!!”

David shares his view on the future for LORD VOLTURE:

“Personally, I am very saddened to see Leon and Frank leave the band. With their excellent musical performances, both in the studio and on stage, they have contributed heavily to my creative brainchild which is LORD VOLTURE. Following about 200 live shows in close to 20 different countries, sharing many miles on the road, meeting diverse people, experiencing ups and downs, sharing adventure, dealing with setbacks, but bringing the steel with passion and fire every single night without exception, Leon and Frank have become my close friends and, like Paul (obviously) and Simon, I consider them as brothers. I wish both of them all the best in their further musical careers and I expect that our paths will cross again in the future. I do hope so."

"For LORD VOLTURE, the focus in the coming months will be on finalising the draft songs for the fourth studio album. With ‘Will To Power’ from 2014 being the latest release the new album is long overdue. But as with everything else in life, if you want to do it right you take your time. Once the songs are ready we’ll start looking for fulltime band members to replace Leon and Frank. I’m confident that we will be able to find high level musicians, although the band will not sound the same."

"Last but not least, I am sorry to the promotors whose events we had to cancel and to the fans who looked forward to seeing LORD VOLTURE live there. But I am glad that at least at the Zeeltje Rock festival I am able to hit the stage with BLACK KNIGHT. LORD VOLTURE will be back!”

Photo credits: Radek Šich

Posted on 04 Feb 2020

10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW AT ZEELTJE ROCK 2020

With pride we eagerly announce that LORD VOLTURE will play the main stage of the Zeeltje Rock festival in 2020. We are planning an exclusive special "10th Anniversary" set that will not be performed elsewhere in the Netherlands.

The 2020 edition of Zeeltje Rock will be the second time that LORD VOLTURE will make an appearance at the festival, as in 2014 we were part of the line-up as well. We look forward to doing that again!

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Posted on 11 Oct 2019

LORD VOLTURE RETURN TO ROCK THE DEVIL

It has been 16 months since LORD VOLTURE was last seen on stage. It has been 24 months since LORD VOLTURE last played the Benelux. But finally, the steel hearted outfit from the Low Lands returns to headline the Devils Rock For An Angel festival in Belgium.

The festival's earnings are used to support no less than three charity organisations that support children that suffer from cancer and other life threatening diseases. Naturally, we are very proud that with our music we are able to contribute to this noble cause. The event takes place on 28th September 2019 in the town of Zillebeke, near Ypres, Belgium.

It is unlikely that we will play another concert in 2019, so grab your chance and head down to the fields of Flanders for some screaming heavy metal!

Tickets: www.devilsrockforanangel.be

Posted on 14 Aug 2019

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