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Lucifer Burn Crucifixes For You on New Single “Crucifix (I Burn For You)”


“Crucifix (I Burn For You),” the latest banger from stoner/trad metal crucifix burners Lucifer, got me thinking about rock and metal’s long history of song titles that have unnecessary parentheses. Naturally folks have made some pretty comprehensive lists of some of the all-time greatest parenthetically-endowed rock songs — i.e. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” or “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)” — but I can’t find one for metal. So I pose it to you, MetalSucks readers: what are some of the greatest of the great? Sound off in the comments.

As for Lucifer, I happen to like this particular song a lot. It’s got some killer vintage stoner riffage and a hella catchy chorus, and really what else do you want from this genre and this band? The bridge ratchets up the spooky factor followed by a classic classic rock (see what I did there?) guitar solo for some extra special sauce.

The band comments:

“We are thrilled to release the music video for our new single ‘Crucifix (I Burn For You)’. The sequel to our last video ‘Bring Me His Head’ was shot in one take with a vintage ’70s tube camera just like its predecessor by photographer Crille Forsberg and directed by Amir Chamdin. It has been a true honor to work with them, especially considering the astonishing portfolios they have under their belt. They’ve literally worked with anyone from The Hellacopters to Adele, from Ghost to Pharrell Williams. Very notable for me personally was Crille shooting David Bowie’s very last video ‘Lazarus’, that shook me to the bone. Well, and now they’ve worked with Lucifer. And what a bloody workday it was!”

Check out the video for “Crucifix (I Burn For You)” below. Don’t forget to check out previous singles “Bring Me His Head” and “Wild Hearses.” And, of course, leave those parenthetical song titles in the comments.

Lucifer IV arrives October 29 via Century Media; pre-order here.

Upcoming tour dates:


11/12 Metal Hammer Paradise Festival, DE [tickets]
11/13 Apeldoorn, Gigant, NL [tickets]
11/14 Breda, Mezz, NL [tickets]
11/16 Pratteln, Z7, CH [tickets]
11/17 Stuttgart, Universum, DE [tickets]
11/18 Munich, Backstage Halle, DE [tickets]
11/19 Graz, Explosiv, AT [tickets]
11/20 Budapest, Instant, HU [tickets]
11/21 Wien, Arena, AT [tickets]
11/23 Frankfurt, Das Bett, DE [tickets]
11/24 Bremen, Tower, DE [tickets]
11/25 Bielefeld, Movie, DE [tickets]
11/26 Kiel, Räucherei, DE [tickets]
11/27 Kolding, Godset, DK [tickets]
11/28 Oslo, John Dee, NO [tickets]


02/03 Hamburg, Knust, DE [tickets]
02/04 Köln, Helios 37, DE [tickets]
02/05 Essen, Turock, DE [tickets]
02/06 Den Bosch, Willem Twee, NL [tickets]
02/07 Zappa, Antwerp, BE [tickets]
02/09 Paris, Backstage, FR [tickets]
02/10 Strasbourg, La Laiterie, FR [tickets]
02/11 Kaiserslautern, Kammgarn, DE [tickets]
02/12 Praha, Nová Chmelnice, CZ [tickets]
02/13 Nürnberg, Hirsch, DE [tickets]
02/15 Poznan, U Bazyla, PL [tickets]
02/16 Dresden, Beatpol, DE [tickets]
02/17 Berlin, Hole 44, DE [tickets]
02/18 Hannover, Béi Chéz Heinz, DE [tickets]
02/19 Odense, Posten, DK [tickets]
02/25 Gothenburg, Pustervik, SE [tickets]
02/26 Stockholm, Debaser Strand, SE [tickets]
03/18 Sankt Petersburg, MOD, RU [tickets]
03/19 Moscow, Aglomerat, RU [tickets]
05/19 Barcelona, Bóveda, ES [tickets]
05/20 Murcia, Rem, ES [tickets]
05/21 Madrid, Copernico, ES [tickets]
05/22 Bilbao, Kafe Antzokia, ES [tickets]
07/08 Rock Harz Open Air, DE [tickets]
08/05 Wacken Open Air, DE [tickets]

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