Last Temptation announce new album ‘Fuel for My Soul’ and release new single ‘Main Attraction’

Last Temptation

LAST TEMPTATION returns with a brand-new single ‘Main Attraction‘, the perfect set up for their upcoming new album ‘Fuel for My Soul‘, due for release on May 20 on both CD and digital, with vinyl out on September 2 via Crusader Records, available for pre-order/add/save now.

‘Main Attraction’ is an absolute screamer, soaked with the best traditional metal influences. The message is; once again, humanity tries to reassure itself about its life. ‘Main Attraction’ touches on the idea that sometimes we have the impression of doing things well, with the end being quite the opposite. It’s already too late to change anything.

‘Fuel for my Soul’ is a great step forward for LAST TEMPTATION. Recorded in a week, the band took their time to rehearse the new songs and had over 40 demos before eventually narrowing it down to 11 hard-hitting tracks.

‘Fuel for my Soul’ has an entirely different production style compared to the last album. All the rhythm tracks, bass, drums and guitars were recorded live, and the songs are far more eclectic than previous releases. While LAST TEMPTATION still maintain their Ozzy/Black Sabbath influences, they add a grungy twist, along with big choruses that give an 80’s vibe.

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.

“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 ‘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.

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 song-writing team consisting of Scheithauer and Vukovic, together coming up with 16 tracks for ‘Fuel for My Soul’, eleven of which have made it onto the album. They range from up-tempo 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!’ This is a clear contrast to the band’s philosophy, especially with regard to their fans.

‘At our shows, we always pay close attention to what kind of songs go down best with our audience, which is something that ‘Fuel for my Soul’ 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



Last Temptation - Fuel For My Soul