Lluther was formed in 2003 by multi-instrumentalist / songwriter / vocalist Gerry Owens. With the demise of Electronic Rock Band ‘Skindive‘, Owens targeted a more aggressive and unorthodox sound. Having worked with such names as Danny Saber (Blade Soundtrack, Bowie, U2, Black Grape), Dave ‘Rave’ Ogilvie (Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, and Skinny Puppy), Adrian Sherwood (Ministry, Sinead O’Connor), Nick Ingman (Madonna, Shakespeare In Love Soundtrack) and Scott Humphries (Rob Zombie), Owens has been able to develop and expand his creative and technical abilities extensively.
The result was ‘Agents of Empire‘, which fuses the darkest and heaviest elements of rock with unsettling vocals and a sharp edge. The album was produced by Gerry Owens & mixed by Mark Carolan (Muse, The Cure, JJ72). Once complete, Lluther began to play the live circuit in Ireland before licensing the album to Daniel Heerdman‘s ‘Teifdruck Musik‘ label in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. From that point on, Lluther toured in Europe extensively, playing multiple venues and festivals in Germany and Austria, as well as Switzerland, Italy, Hungry, Slovakia and Romania.
Lluther’s live line-up for the ‘Agents’ album included such outstanding musicians as DeK Hynes (Guitar), David ‘Chief’ Blanc (Bass), Anthony Kiernan (Samples/Guitar), Ger Farrell (Drums), Sarah Fox (Bass), Gavin Fox (Bass), Jay Doyle (Drums) and Marcel Zucher (Guitar).
Lluther’s second album, the ‘Rise Of The Reptile King’ was written as a concept album. Based on a fictitious circus character called ‘The Reptile King’, the 15 song album was written and produced by Owens. Recorded at Owens’ The Cell Studios, the album was mixed by Chris O’Brien and Graham Murphy at the Production Suite, Dublin and Mastered by Richard Dowling at Wav Mastering, Ireland. Lluther set about focusing on the US market with ‘Rise Of The Reptile King’ and toured there extensively. For the Rise Of The Reptile King album and tour, Lluther’s live line-up solidified into Hytham Martin (Guitar), Leon Guilfoyle (Bass), Damien Murphy (Drums), with Owens on Vocals and Guitar.
After a 10 month US tour in 2011, Owens took a break from Lluther to produce Trailers for Hollywood movies such as ‘Thor The Dark World’, ‘The Edge Of Tomorrow’, ‘San Andreas’, ‘Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation’, ‘The Lone Ranger’ and ‘Tomorrowland’. He also created and produced the ‘New York, New York’ cover for ‘EA’s Crysis 2‘ trailer. After a self confessed ‘complete burn out’, Owens distanced himself from music for 5 years. “I didn’t want to just churn music out because that’s what I was ‘supposed’ to do. It wouldn’t have been genuine, so I just stopped”
At the beginning of 2019, Owens began to write material for a new Lluther album. “I realised that I’d been living more or less as a recluse for years. I hadn’t even released ‘Agents’ and the ‘Reptile King’ on-line. I didn’t care. Then in January 2019, something switched in my head, and suddenly the fire returned”.
Lots more to come on that…………
“The first LP of Lluther is a real smasher! A wall of sound with mighty electro effects in addition to amazing guitar and bass playing.”Wasting.com
“New industrial highlight of the month. The Irish group Lluther who are on target to become the next Industrial-Rock superstars create an explosive Debut-LP. Mostly brilliant with simple guitar riffs building the prelude to those fantastic songs. Real Genre defining jewels.”Sonic Seducer
“An awesome debut, which convinces immediately after the first listen”Hard Rock Magazine
“An orgiastic dose of industrial anger”Subway Magazine
“You have to listen to this LP to recognize, feel and be touched by the real genius. I urge you to listen to Lluther. It’s a real smasher, a revelation”.Sonic Seducer Magazine
“An insider tip – they are going to go far”Moshock Magazine
“This is a balance between furious guitar eruptions, machine-like drumbeats and heartfelt vocals that go from a whisper to a scream. Lluther gives the genre a new twist”Gothtronic Magazine