Power. Diversity. Passion.
Australia’s LORD is the embodiment of all of these things.
Originally known as DUNGEON, the band began in the arid desert of the Australian Outback, home of Mad Max – The Road Warrior, and hundreds of kilometres away from the nearest major city. This isolation proved to be no obstacle, however, and the band recorded a demo that received glowing reviews in music magazines across the country.
After relocating to Sydney, DUNGEON went on to take the Australian heavy music scene by storm with national tour supports with bands such as MEGADETH, EDGUY, NIGHTWISH, ANGRA, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, OPETH, DESTRUCTION, MAYHEM… the list goes on, as well as multiple international tours to Japan and Europe, once as a personally selected guest of MEGADETH.
By 2005, DUNGEON had released nine albums and a DVD internationally, and was known as one of the highest profile Australian melodic metal bands. It was in this year that there was a shift in line-up, the name DUNGEON was dropped, and the new moniker of LORD was adopted. LORD was originally the name of a side project that frontman L.T. had created but had now essentially become “DUNGEON mark II”, continuing to play the DUNGEON back-catalogue and expanding on the core sound that DUNGEON had firmly established as their own.
Within weeks of the name change, LORD immediately embarked on a widespread Australian tour and then went on to support bands such as QUEENSRYCHE, GAMMA RAY, ICED EARTH, NEVERMORE, NIGHTWISH and SAXON, and toured internationally with bands such as DORO and JADED HEART and featured at festivals in Japan and Europe.
LORD has released two EPs and four full length albums. 2009’s “Set In Stone” spawned five video clips and featured guest performances from members of DIO, MEGADETH, AMARANTHE, HAREM SCAREM, ANGRA and more.
2013 saw the release of LORD’s latest effort “Digital Lies.” All of the familiar hallmarks of the style that began with DUNGEON and has carried through the entire history of the band remain: an eclectic mix of traditional metal, thrash, melodic rock, progressive and aggressive power metal, but this time with an undertone of a dark technology vibe runing throughout the album. Once again, the cover art was handled by renowned artist Felipe Machado, known for his work with BLIND GUARDIAN, ICED EARTH, IRON SAVIOR, RHAPSODY and GAMMA RAY.
The year ahead is already proving to be a busy one for LORD. The band is half way through an extensive promotional tour for “Digital Lies” which has already taken them from New Zealand, to Europe and several times around Australia, with more dates continually being added to the schedule.
LORD is a band that proves that while names and faces may change, the desire to deliver world class music with passion and integrity is the motivation that makes LORD a unstoppable force in the Australian and international music scene.
“We’ll reach for the morning sky, tomorrow is yours and mine”