By the end of 2004, the infernal machine of the Dutch based The Lucifer Principle took a brutal start.
Within 8 months, the band released two well received demos ("Burn!" and "Flamethrower") in which they showed their original approach of an old and heavy genre. he use of a stand up bass make The Lucifer Principle different to all other death metal bands. Instead of an electric one, the stand up bass underlines the groovy character of the songs. The music of The Lucifer Principle is best described as Stomping Death Metal, a mixture between old school heavy metal, rock n roll and groove, all connected by a firm and edgy death metal base.
What' s in a name:
The band found a great source of inspiration in Howard Bloom's "The Lucifer Principle". The book describes the origin of human nature, in which violence and evil are the basic ingredients. Human beings grow up with the thought that violence doesn't solve anything. History however, has already proven numerous times that violence does solve a great deal of problems. The greatest civilisations (including their problems) all have fallen victim to violence and disappeared to make place for a new way of thinking. The Lucifer Principle stand for the avalanche effect, or action = reaction, something The Lucifer Principle practice while playing live.
The Lucifer Principle have played with a wide variety of bands (Obituary, Devildriver, Napalm Death, Holy Moses,Entombed,...). In a very short period of time, their live reputation became one in which energy and interaction became the mainingredients. 2007 brought some great life moments on tours with bands like Entomed and festivals like Graspop Metal Meeting (with Iron Maiden, Kiss, Whitesnake and many more) and Loud From The South (with Soulfly, Carcass and many more). It's just a matter of Action = Reaction!
In the heat of the moment:
After the release of two successful demos and loads of shows, The Lucifer Principle are ready to turn the page and to take a next step in the band's future. At the beginning of 2007 The Lucifer Principle started working on a debut album. With the help of engineer Cees Pols (case i/0 studio, Steenwijk) The Lucifer Principle started recording "Pitch Black Dawn". Besides a selection of three re-recorded demo tracks, the band recorded six brand new tunes. "Pitch Black Dawn" was mixed and mastered by Textures' guitar player Jochem Jacobs at Split Second Sound.
The result is best described as an old school death metal sound with a modern twist.
At the moment the band is working on the folow-up album for "Pitch Black Dawn", which will be released early 2009!