LUCIEN formed from English punk Greg Hell (Mr.Zippy/Yellowskin/Angelfuck) and Swedish guitarist Vic Hemgren (Maze Of Torment/Manegarm/Sorg/Sawed-Off/Construcdead) in 2004. Completed with the addition of Stefan 'S.S' on the drums and Johan on the bass.
LUCIEN play the music which they love - fast rock that marries punk and extreme metal without becoming any of them along with sharp socio-political, heartfelt, lyrics and an honest image. Still of course with some musical ability to be showcased! All designed not to really fit into any current genre but to be passionate instead of fashionate, energetic and a bit of an antidote to Sweden's rising genres of safe-playing, asthetic-rock bands.
Dark, Dirty Rock, Punk, just at it should be, and an antidote to all the far-too-safe so called 'rock' or so called 'punk' bands about now. Indie, Glam-revival, Pop and all the bullshit that brainwashes us to be safe and play by "their" rules...not this band!
****** ****** ******
Lucien started when Singer/Guitarist Greg Hell left his UK punk band Mr.Zippy behind and bought a one-way ticket to Sweden. He had been playing in English bands for many years... But he grew weary of England and its watered down scene..He longed once more for passion and truth and his search took him to Stockholm, Sweden.
Before long he had thrown out a search for gunslingers for the posse and hooked up with guitarist Viktor Hemgren who had just been playing with the Örebro rawk band SAWED OFF but transpired had also done stints in other brutal black and death metal notables playing guitar and singing in SORG, singing in MÅNEGARM and played with MAZE OF TORMENT and CONSTRUCDEAD.
****** ****** ******
Vic knew drummer Stephan 'S.S' who had been playing for several Metal and Hardcore bands before, they were impressed with his ruthless drumming style and he was the obvious choice to form the solid backbone of what was to become.
In mid 2006, original Lucien bassist Ekwe Nordin sadly moved away from the band and started a new life for himself. During the UK tour of 2006 our good friend Cloffe Caspersson filled in for our hour of need. The latest addition to the clan is the 21-year old four-string muthafucker Johan who we have poached from the band Ohwebe.
Of course! we love to play anywhere.
We come from a background of undergound and DIY punk and Extreme (black/death) metal bands. Right now we have a lot of influences, mostly stuff like Zeke, the ealry Hellacopters, Later Entombed, Carcass, some newer bands like Fucked Up, and classic stuff lile Thin Lizzy, Stooges, MC5 etc
we are endorsed by EAGLE guitars from Sweden.