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Below is our complete Lago news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Battleground Records has brought Phoenix, Arizona-based death metal collective Lago into its expanding label roster for the release of the band's upcoming debut album late in the 2014 Summer months. The label comments:
"Heavily influenced by the past, yet with eyes set firmly on the future, LAGO cites Morbid Angel, Decapitated, Aeon and Emperor as influences. The band was founded in January 2010 by guitarist and vocalist Cole Jacobsen, drummer Shawn Reiterman, and lead guitarist Manuel Dominguez.
"Upon completing the lineup with bassist and backing vocalist Garrett Thomas, the band released their first EP, Marianas, on Pale Horse Records to critical acclaim in November 2010. Changes to the lineup occurred throughout 2011 and early 2012, beginning with the departure of Manuel Dominguez.
"After a brief search for a replacement member, the band recruited Andrew Breshears of fellow Phoenix band Excessive Bleeding into the fold. Upon Shawn Reiterman leaving the group, LAGO briefly brought in Six Million Dead skinsman Helbert Trejo, and once he departed, the band welcomed Brian Miller, formerly of Deadspawn, into the family. Having since released a two-song demo in December 2012, and after welcoming Manuel Domminguez back into the fold in October of 2013, the band is set to release their debut full-length, entitled Tyranny, through Battleground Records. More...
Arizona death metallers Lago have just released a new demo entitled "Tyranny." This new demo is the follow up to the band's 2010 debut EP "Marianas," which was released on Pale Horse Recordings.
"Tyranny" consists of two songs and is a taste of the more matured, brutal, and calculating death metal compared to the "Marianas" EP. The main driving force behind Lago, Cole Jacobsen and Andrew Breshears, comment:
"Tyranny is just the next step in what Lago wants to achieve. It's a very focused, in your face, balls to the wall style of old school death metal. There is no over the top 'I bet you can't play this' riffing going on that will lose you. We're still doing what we do best. The harsh in your face death metal approach combined with a dark black metal melody. It's our goal to make sure every song has a life and a story of its own. Lago now has a strong and steady line up ready to put out our debut LP, to deliver our music up close and personal to death metal fans everywhere."
Check out the tracks below. The "Tyranny" demo was recorded at Arcane Digital Recordings (Exhumed, Phobia, Landmine Marathon) in November of 2012. Lago will be hitting the studio in late Spring to record a debut full length. More...
As the first annual Tuscon-based Southwest Terror Fest metal gathering approaches, confirmed to deafen concertgoers for two full days this October, this week several updates to the lineup have been confirmed. As -16- canceled the band's performance due to other touring options during that time, Bereft has been added instead. Several other minor shifts to the overall lineup are reflected on the updated flyer available below.
Set to occupy The Rock club on October 19th and 20th, the main/headlining acts for the maiden voyage of Southwest Terror Fest will include Bereft, Hull, Sons of Tonatiuh, Diseased Reason, Pigeonwing, North, Ladybird, Godhunter, and more. Entrance fee for the event is only $15 per person, for both days, so you can save the rest of your money for merch and booze! Tickets are available right here.
The festival's lineup is as follows: More...
Extreme music fans rejoice, for there’s a brutal new festival coming to U.S. soil this Fall. Today, details on the debut of the Southwest Terror Fest have been disclosed to the public, the first installment of the now annual meeting of intense acts confirmed to invade Tucson, Arizona in October.
Set to occupy The Rock club on October 19th and 20th, the main/headlining acts for the maiden voyage of Southwest Terror Fest will include 16, Hull, Sons of Tonatiuh, Diseased Reason, Pigeonwing, North, Ladybird, Godhunter, and more. Entrance fee for the event is only $15 per person, for both days, so you can save the rest of your money for merch and booze! The following press release was issued about the festival:
"A fully DIY undertaking booked by musicians, for musicians, the Southwest Terror Fest is a low-priced, two-day event featuring an intense conglomeration of acts; its goal, to draw extreme music fans from all ages from the Southwest US and beyond. The event was conceived and booked by Tucson act Godhunter, with Metalifestyle.com sponsoring the second stage and Earsplit PR sponsoring the main stage. Additional sponsorship support is coming from Zia Records, Sticks n’ Strings Music Center, Acid Reflux Records and Axe Of Contrition. Tickets are available now via Zia Records, Sticks n’ Strings Music Center, and The Rock’s Ticketleap location right here."
The lineup is as follows: More...
Poland's Escape From is the latest act to be confirmed for the new Death Zone Compilation Album Vol 2, presented by Bloody Symphony. You can check out the first compilation volume at this location or in the bandcamp player available below.
The currently announced lineup for volume 2 is as follows:
Isolation In Infamy (USA Death Metal)
Vale Of Pnath (USA Death Metal)
Arsenide (Israel Melodic Death metal)
Lago (USA Death Metal)
Viscral (Indonesian Death Metal)
Bloody Symphony (Indonesian Death Metal)
Symbolik (USA Blackened Death Metal)
Agnostic (India Death Metal)
In Case of Carnage (Italy Technical Death Metal)
Death Stumble (Indonesian Death Metal)
Dark Desolation (India Black Metal)
Balescream (AUS Melodic Death)
Writhing (USA Death Metal)
Anachronaeon (Swedish Dark Metal)
Stark Denial (India Black Metal)
Escape From (Polish Death Metal)
The organizers of the compilation are currently looking for more Indonesian metal bands to include on the album. To submit your band, send an email to email@example.com. More...