After destroying the metal world with their recent cracking singles ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Your God‘ and ‘Ashes and Fire‘, Last Temptation are set to launch another aural assault with their new single ‘Stronger Than Fate’, an absolute traditional metal scorcher and will be in the running for the best pure metal song of 2021.
‘Stronger Than Fate’ is a fast paced, Ozzy Osbourne-style track with a chanting chorus and shredding guitars. The track describes people who feel they can do anything, be stronger than anyone and seem to forget that they can’t beat death.These people do or say stupid things and believe nothing can reach them until their day comes to face the music.
Last Temptation are setting the Metal world on fire with their traditional metal onslaught and are definitely set for bigger things. This is metal how it should be, super musicianship, soaring vocals and anthemic tunes.
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About Last Temptation
The first important step has been mastered effortlessly; now Last Temptation are going the whole hog. Following their successful album debut and enthusiastic reviews in countless music rags, shows with bands such as Dream Theater, plus festivals such as Hellfest, the band surrounding guitarist Peter Scheithauer (Killing Machine, Belladonna, Temple of Brutality) and vocalist Butcho Vukovic (Watcha) is all set to embark on the second stage of its career in summer 2021. Last Temptation have signed a new record deal with Crusader Records/Golden Robot Records and are ready to present several new singles between June 2021 and January 2022, followed by their brand-new album ‘Ashes ’N’ Fire‘ in February 2022.
“You can feel that we’ve made a major step forward, both as a live band and as songwriters, all thanks to the shows we’ve played so far.” – Peter Scheithauer
Talking of the new line-up: In bassist Julien Rimaire (Los Dissidentes Del Sucio Motel) and drummer Vince Brisach (Mitch Ryder), along with Scheithauer and Vukovic, the band have a whole new rhythm section supporting them on ‘Ashes ’N’ Fire‘. While Last Temptation’s self-titled debut still boasted a number of international guests, such as Bob Daisley, Vinny Appice, Don Airey, James Lomenzo and Rudy Sarzo, the band now consists exclusively of European musicians. “This step was necessary to make Last Temptation more flexible when it comes to the organizational side,” explains Scheithauer. “The new line-up makes it so much easier to rehearse spontaneously, play gigs at short notice and prepare album productions.”
No doubt about it: Last Temptation have grown into an even tighter unit, musically as well as logistically, and are positively bursting with enthusiasm. The songwriting team consisting of Scheithauer and Vukovic, together coming up with 16 tracks for ‘Ashes ’N’ Fire‘, eleven of which have made it onto the album. They range from uptempo numbers such as ‘Stronger Than Fate’ and ‘Free Strong And Loud’ to the Black Sabbath-esque ‘Going Crazy’ and the ballad ‘In The Mirror’. The choice of subjects covered by songwriter Vukovic on the new offering is similarly interesting.
“‘I Don’t Wanna Be Your God’, for example, has God addressing mankind to explain that he no longer feels responsible for them due to the alarming way they have been treating each other. He says, ‘Sorry, but I’m giving up’! At our shows, we always pay close attention to what kind of songs go down best with our audience, which is something that ‘Ashes ’N’ Fire‘ definitely benefits from. Our upcoming tours – which will hopefully happen soon – will prove how well the new numbers fit into our live set. I hope we’ll see you when we’re back on tour!” – Peter Scheithauer