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LAST TEMPTATION
Fuel For My Soul
Crusader Records
Release: 20 May 2022

LAST TEMPTATION release release new video for album title track, new album ‘Fuel For My Soul’ is out now on Crusader Records.

European metal powerhouse LAST TEMPTATION returns with a brand-new album Fuel for My Soul, which is out now on CD and digital via Crusader Records. A vinyl release will follow September 2.

Stream/buy ‘Fuel for My Soul’ HERE
 
To celebrate the release of the album LAST TEMPTATION have dropped a video for the title track. ‘Fuel for my Soul’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB8UtIQCRiY – shows that music and art brings everyone together, whether you’re stupid or cool, rich or poor or black or white. This is true spirituality, where religions divide and arts unite. It is the fuel of our souls. 
 
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. 
 
FUEL FOR MY SOUL
TRACKLISTING
1. Ashes and Fire
2. I Believe
3. Stronger Than Fate
4. I Don’t Wanna be Your God
5. Fuel for My Soul
6. Carousel of Hell
7. Free, Strong and Loud
8. In the Mirror
9. Main Attraction
10. The Answer
11. Going Crazy

Track By Track: 
ASHES AND FIRE
‘Ashes and Fire’ is the fear of being left behind in this world. We want to leave an imprint in this world at all costs. In the end we will all be like our ancestors – totally forgotten.
BELIEVE
Everyone knows it, but they turn a blind eye to the inevitable – our self-destruction. ‘I Believe’ is about the denial of our society that makes us believe everything is preventable.
STRONGER THAN FATE
‘Stronger than Fate’ is about egos, and how they are often very big. This prevents us from seeing the reality of things. We are still in denial and we are convinced that we are stronger than destiny – big mistake.
I DON’T WANNA BE YOUR GO
‘Don’t Wanna Be Your God’ has a very simple view. It shows God resigning because he is tired of seeing men behaving like idiots.
FUEL FOR MY SOUL
‘Fuel for my Soul’ shows that music and art brings everyone together. Whether you’re stupid or cool, you’re rich or poor or black or white. This is true spirituality, where religions divide and arts unite. It is the fuel of our souls.
CAROUSEL OF HELL
‘Carrousel of Hell’ is a song that speaks of this world, and how it is ruled by fear. Everyone blames the others for all problems, without ever questioning themselves.
FREE, STRONG AND LOUD
This track speaks of freedom, without expecting anything from others. ‘Free, Strong and Loud’ shows people living things to the fullest, as every second counts.
IN THE MIRROR
‘In the Mirror’ is the bitter observation of our lives. We spent time complaining and pushing back opportunities. At the end, we regret that we didn’t do the things that are now too late to do. It is a one-on-one conversation between ourselves and death.
MAIN ATTRACTION
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.
THE ANSWER
‘The Answer’ is about the big question that everyone is asking: why are we on earth? What is our goal? The answer will surely not come from us, but from within.
GOING CRAZY
‘Going Crazy’ is a track about the need to be afraid of fear, as it has always haunted humanity. The fear of death, failures and refusals, when you start to think about it, it can sometimes drive us insane.

Stream/buy ‘Fuel for My Soul’ HERE
 
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.
 
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. 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. “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.

Last Temptation – Fuel For My Soul

Last Temptation – Stronger Than Fate

Last Temptation – Ashes And Fire

Last Temptation – I Don’t Wanna Be Your God

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