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Remember video nasties, rubber monsters and glorious below-par, B-Movie acting from the 1980s? Well Irish-based Punk/Horror/Rockers, LUGOSI are here to remind us all just how fantastically cheesy and tongue-in-cheek this forgotten era was.

The bands’ sophomore album ‘Video Nasty’ is set for release on March 12th and is jam-packed with eight slices of Rock n’ Horror madness that channels the spirit of Clutch drinking with members of The Cramps and Misfits, while GWAR roll the next joint.

This is B-Movie soundtrack gold, marinated with a true sense of Rock n’ Roll and zero fucks given.

This Friday will see their brand new video premiere right here on Overdrive.

So, if anyone out there needs to be schooled on who Lugosi are, please kick back and let us educate you…

Who the fuck are LUGOSI?

Formed in 2016, and influenced by the unholy quadrilogy of beer, books, movies and

music, they embarked on a mission to make heavy music informed by horror and science fiction, infused with singular humour and delivered with groove and style.

Best described as a sonic Ed Wood movie transmitted through rock and roll, LUGOSI have created a cartoon catalogue of monsters and myths, aliens, witches, vampires, secret societies and much, much more.

Stylistically, the band have been influenced by Danzig, Misfits, Clutch and Black Sabbath, with a smattering of Django Rheinhardt thrown in for good measure.

After a couple of years of honing their live performances and exploring the dusty back shelves of the local public library, the band recorded and launched their debut album “Rise from the Grave” in 2019.

The studio album consisted of 8 tracks, four of which were released as singles, supported by videos and shows across the island of Ireland.

2020 arrived and brought LUGOSI’s interior horror movie reality to the general public in the form of a global pandemic. Continuing their strange obsession with the number 8, and recorded in short spurts between various lockdowns, their second album “Video Nasty” is an 8-track trip to the corner video store.

Covering strange and diverse unhallowed ground lyrically, this album delivers even more drive and punch than the first.

Due for release 12th March 2021, it will be supported by several singles and videos. Lugosi can’t wait to bring this album to the general public and to once again bring their unique vision to the live stage. Bring on 2021, Lugosi are ready

Tune into Overdrive on Friday [Feb 5th] for the video premiere of ‘They Came From Outer Space‘.

Oran O’Beirne 2021