LORD OF THE LOST
NEW DOUBLE ALBUM, JUDAS, OUT NOW! #2 ON AUSTRALIAN ITUNES METAL CHART! & RELEASES THIRD SINGLE AND CONTROVERSIAL OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “THE GOSPEL OF JUDAS”
“And nothing do they know!”
German genrefluid visionaries LORD OF THE LOST set free another visually stunning piece of art with the impressive music video for their third single “The Gospel Of Judas”, cut from their brand new double album JUDAS, which is out today!
After releasing the first single “Priest”, followed by sophomore “For They Know Not What They Do” (with nearly a combined 900k views on YouTube), the German frontrunners prove their exceptional standing as free spirits and artists once more, far away from any sort of genre boundaries and musical fetters. The new music video for "The Gospel Of Judas” serves as a strong statement against discrimination and oppression of any kind, further illustrating the unit’s outspoken support of the LGBTQIA+ community and related hypocrisies in society and religion.
Together, all songs on LORD OF THE LOST’s "Magnum Opus" (La Heavy Magazine), JUDAS, form a grand narrative of black and white, good and evil, and loud and quiet, that represent the band’s most innovative and mature record to date!
Pi Stoffers on the video for “The Gospel Of Judas”:
"The biblical figure "Judas Iskarioth" is considered in the conventional narrative of the Bible not only as a traitor, but above all as "the outcast". Our song "The Gospel Of Judas" is primarily about this designation, but in a social sense rather than a biblical one. While we like to boast about being tolerant, open-minded and individual, it is mainly these people who live out their individual way of loving, believing and looking, who are outcast by society.
Why? Because there is no way to assign these people to a pigeonhole, which people desperately seek in order not to feel disoriented themselves, or to have to question them. However, we would like to question whether it is important at all to be able to categorize people, let alone oneself. The real strength lies in our diversity and individuality. We have recognized that for ourselves as a band. And with "The Gospel Of Judas" we want to remind everyone that one's own limits only begin where one gives up one's individuality."
Watch the official video for “The Gospel Of Judas”
On their new offering JUDAS, LORD OF THE LOST draw the listener into a conflict that has lasted for thousands of centuries and is as old as mankind itself: The conflict between good and evil. On JUDAS, LORD OF THE LOST tell of this conflict from the perception of the character of Judas Iskarioth, known as highly diverse, and the so-called Gospel of Judas, a paper that's said to consist of conversations between Jesus Christ and Judas Iskarioth and casts a different light on religious history as it's told in the Bible's New Testament.
LORD OF THE LOST on JUDAS:
“Don’t judge a book by its cover. This sentence could hardly apply any better to someone in theological history than to the figure of Judas Iskarioth, who represents only one thing at first glance: Betrayal. If you take a closer look, almost endless possibilities of interpretation open up here: from "Judas the murderer" to "Judas the redeemer" and "Judas the actual martyr", who, if you believe in it, could only find room in hell for his salvific betrayal after dying for what he did, in complete contrast to Jesus Christ. This field of tension and the apocryphal writings of the "Gospel of Judas" are the basis for a double album that not only illuminates the dark and light side of history, but above all the grey areas in between, in which we move emotionally and ideologically throughout our lives and try to find our place.”
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JUDAS is out TODAY!