After Last Temptation released their second album ‘Fuel for my Soul‘ earlier in the year, you can now own the 11 eclectic tracks on limited edition vinyl via Crusader Records/Golden Robot.
‘Fuel for my Soul‘ is a great step forward compared to Last Temptation’s first album. Recorded in a week, the band took their time to rehearse the new songs, and had over 40 demos. Eventually, the band narrowed down the tracks to a list of 11 songs they wanted to have on the record.
‘Fuel for my Soul‘ has a very different production style compared to the last album. They recorded live all the rhythm tracks, bass, drums and guitars, and it’s more eclectic as far as the songs go. Last Temptation still maintain the Ozzy/Black Sabbathinfluences, but add a grungy twist as well as a 80’s vibe with big choruses.
The band also pushed lead singer Peter Scheithauer with melodies in some lead parts. “That’s really not what I like but it felt right. I must admit, sound-wise, it’s live again but with better mixing and mastering. We are excited to play these songs live.”
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About Last Temptation
The first important step has been mastered effortlessly. 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 2022.
“You can feel that we’ve made a major step forward, both as a live band and as songwriters, thanks to the shows we’ve played so far,” Scheithauer rejoices over his band’s remarkable development.
‘Fuel for my Soul‘ benefits mainly from the new material’s broader stylistic range. Scheithauer says, “Our classic hard rock definitely features a wider selection of styles. The Ozzy Osbourne influence, which we didn’t want to deny on our debut, is still there, but in addition there are also a number of more modern tracks, plus two fast numbers and a Kiss-style song. Last Temptation didn’t feature such a wide variety of musical directions. Listening to the material, you can hear that the new line-up practiced the songs intensively at the rehearsal room, which makes them sound absolutely homogeneous and cohesive.”
Talking of the new line-up, bassist Julien Rimaire (Los Dissidentes Del Sucio Motel) and drummer Farid Mejabe (Trust), Scheithauer and Vukovic have a whole new rhythm section supporting them for ‘Fuel for my Soul‘.
While Last Temptation’s self-titled debut still boasted a number of international guests, such as Bob Daisley, Vinny Appice, Stet Howland, James Lomenzo, Don Airey and Rudy Sarzo, the band now consists exclusively of European musicians.