Today, Shadow Kingdom Records sets November 24th as the international release date for Lucifer's Hammer's brand new mini-album, Victory is Mine, on CD and cassette tape formats. The 12" vinyl version shall be released later, on December 29th.
Aptly titled, Victory is Mine follows soon after the widespread critical acclaim afforded last year's Beyond the Omens debut full-length, further proving that this Chilean heavy metal force simply cannot be stopped! But here, on Victory is Mine, Lucifer's Hammer show more sides to their enviable arsenal and go down a darker path. Where Beyond the Omens burst forth with a brightness that could've come from radio metal circa 1984, Victory is Mine explodes with an immediacy that's moodier and more epic. Still well within the realm of classic, post-NWOBHM heavy metal, here Lucifer's Hammer deliver four winding epics that alternately pulse with steely passion and drift like lingering fog. Whereas Beyond the Omens could very well be their "party" record, Victory is Mine is more like the party's aftermath - and Lucifer's Hammer is guiding the revelers to the grave. But despite a subtly pronounced profusion of doom, Victory is Mine nevertheless retains the addicting energy for which the band became so beloved on their demo and debut album. For heavy metal is an eternal fight, and Victory is Mine!
Begin that eternal fight with the new track "The Valley of the Shadow of Death / Justice Denied" HERE at Shadow Kingdom 's Bandcamp, where all three formats of the EP can be preordered. Cover and tracklisting are as follows: