LIT SOUL is a hard-driving melodic hard rock band from Los Angeles that advocates liberty in the modern age.
LIT SOUL, known for their substantial views on life and politics, and belief in a better world, are currently in the process of recording their sixth album, ‘Your Crusade,’ with legendary producer Bill Metoyer (Slayer/Armored Saint/Sacred Reich/Fates Warning) and Ronnie Borchert (M!SS CRAZY, Welcome to the Freakshow). The band are in the final mixing stages of the six-song EP and have a tentative release date of November 2017.
The band’s first single off the album is entitled “You Blessed My Eyes With Your Cruelty,” and it truly is a masterpiece. It takes the band to an entirely different level with a new and fuller sound, and it goes in a musical direction they have not touched yet while remaining within the LIT SOUL musical umbrella.
In its full form, YBMEWYC is a whopping seven minutes and forty-four seconds long. Current fans are going to be impressed with this number, and the band definitely will be gaining new fans from untouched markets, such as those into Love Metal and Romanticore.
The video for “You Blessed My Eyes With Your Cruelty” was directed and edited by Matt Zane/Lord Zane Rising, and has been receiving an overwhelmingly positive response in the short time that it’s been out. It touches on important controversial issues that are currently happening in various parts of the world.
‘Your Crusade’ is a follow-up to their 2014 album, ‘Love At War,’ which was released on M!ss Crazy Records at http://www.misscrazyrecords.com/. Previous releases also include ‘Seven Worlds,’ ‘Libertine Dream,’ ‘Poetry,’ and a Birthday Poetry CD that contains some of Rob Chevelle’s most up-close-and-personal art to date.
Founding member Rob Chevelle describes their music as “Dark, yet positive.” He likes the lyrics to be positive and bring people through a whole scale of human emotions. If you really look at LIT SOUL’s lyrics, and some of the links that Rob Chevelle puts on his website and social media, you’ll see that he believes in Liberty, Freedom, and the Truth… What this Country was really built on. To Rob, rock n’ roll has always been about going against the establishment and the status-quo.
LIT SOUL Members
Rob Chevelle – Vocals/Guitar (Founder, Leader, Songwriter, Producer)
Steve Sampson – Lead Guitar
Dan Thomas Sauceda – Bass/Keyboards
Ty Dennis - Drums
Upcoming LIT SOUL Performances and Interviews:
Friday, January 19th - Album Release Party - Rainbow Bar & Brill 11PM
Wednesday, January 31st - Interview on Pop Roxx Radio 7PM - 8PM
Wednesday, February 7th - Interview on Jens Rock Talk on the Block 3PM - 4PM
Official release 9/13/2017.
Music, melody, and lyrics by Rob Chevelle. Piano intro by Dan Thomas Sauceda.
Music performed and recorded by Rob Chevelle, Ty Dennis, Steve Sampson, and Dan Thomas Sauceda.
Recorded by Bill Metoyer. Mixed by Bill Metoyer, Ronnie Borchert, and Rob Chevelle.
Music video directed by Matt Zane, Model Cat DeCuir, Makeup by Jewel Steele