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Lazarus A.D.

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Formed: 2005
From: Kenosha, WI, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Lazarus A.D. News

Below is our complete Lazarus A.D. 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.

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Lazarus A.D. Confirmed For Loud Park Festival

Kenosha, WI's Lazarus A.D. have come a long way in the last year, having re-released The Onslaught through Metal Blade and touring US and Canada with the likes of Amon Amarth, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch and most recently Testament and Unearth. Lazarus A.D. will now be taking their energetic and enthralling stage show overseas to the fans at Japan's infamous Loud Park festival! Bassist/vocalist, Jeff Paulick, describes being invited to play as “an unbelievable honor” and the band is unanimous in their excitement about doing a festival of this magnitude this early in their career. Also confirmed so far for this year's Loud Park also are Poison The Well, Napalm Death, Arch Enemy, Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Slayer and the legendary Judas Priest.

Lead guitarist Dan Gapen sums it up: “All I can say is wow. I am so honored to play a festival of such magnitude. I can't wait to experience the Japanese culture…Sake anyone?!?!”

Lazarus A.D.'s touring onslaught will continue in just a few short weeks with label mates, Bison b.c. and Woe of Tyrants, on the Baptized In Beer tour.

Baptized In Beer
Tour w/ Bison b.c., Barnburner
07/08 Vancouver, BC Biltmore no Barnburner w/ Bogus Tokus
07/09 Kelowna, BC Habitat
07/10 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
07/11 Calgary, AB Dickens
07/13 Banff, AB Wild Bills
07/14 Saskatoon, SK Amigo's
07/15 Regina, SK The Exchange
07/16 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert Hotel
Tour w/ Bison b.c.
07/17 St. Paul, MN Triple Rock
07/18 Mokena, IL Pearl Room
07/19 Sandusky, OH Underground
Bison b.c., Woe Of Tyrants
07/21 Raleigh, NC Volume 11
07/22 Nashville, TN The Muse
07/23 Jackson, MS Club Fire
07/24 Fayetteville, AR The Gypsy
07/25 Amarillo, TX War Legion Underground
07/26 Ft Worth, TX Ridglea Theater
07/27 Window Rock, AZ Day Customs
07/28 Tempe, AZ Club 910
07/29 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
07/30 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
07/31 San Jose, CA VooDoo Lounge
08/01 Portland, OR Ash St Saloon
08/02 Seattle, WA El Corazon

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Judas Priest To Headline Loud Park Festival

British heavy metal gods Judas Priest has been confirmed as the headliners for Japan's Loud Park Festival. The event takes place between October 17th and 18th in Tokyo. Other bands on the bill include Slayer, Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Napalm Death, Fair Warning, Outrage, Poison The Well and Lazarus A.D. with more to be announced soon.

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Testament Guitarist Checks In from the Road

Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick has checked in with the following tour update:

"We're in the homestretch of the tour and it's hard to believe it's almost over. This one really whizzed by, as we've hit a lot of places we were long overdue to play, such as Atlanta, New Orleans and St. Louis. Despite the fact that Testament, Unearth and Lazarus AD are three different generations of bands, there is a strong sense of camaraderie. Highlights include Sayreville, NJ, where we were joined on stage for 'Disciples Of The Watch,' by Sirius XM Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin, proving that he can sing metal, as well as spin it. At that same show, Buzz from Unearth did a stage dive, causing the wrath of a security guard who, not realizing who he was tried to throw him out unsuccesfully, as we watched from the stage (it was a wild night). More and more fans have been participating in the VIP packages, and it's been fun to get to know them better and let them in on the set up process with the shows. We're in the great state of Texas now, working our way West. Just over a week to go before we wrap in Cali for the last three gigs, Sand Diego, LA and SF. Thanks to all the fans for making this a great tour for all three bands!"

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Bison b.c. Announces Baptized in Beer Tour

Vancouver four-piece Bison b.c. have just announced they're heading out on tour with fellow thrashers Lazarus A.D. for the Baptized in Beer tour, which will take them across both the U.S. and Canada.

“We can't wait to crawl back into the blue bitch and drive from town to town melting faces and damaging livers - so lock up yer liquor cabinets, we will see you in the future,” Bison b.c. said in a statement released through their record label, Metal Blade.

Support on select dates will come from Barnburner, and label-mates Woe of Tyrants. More...

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Testament Practices What they Preach in Detroit

Testament is currently headlining their own North American Tour, supporting their 2008 album “The Formation of Damnation.” This is after a stint on the Metal Masters tour last summer, when they were disappointingly relegated to be the first band on stage, and ended up playing only 25 minutes a night. While that may seems reasonable when the other bands are Judas Priest, Heaven & Hell and Motorhead, it is still a disappointment to see a band like Testament get the shaft. This tour is the complete opposite, with Testament ruling the night despite strong performances from Unearth and Lazarus A.D. While the openers gave a good shot at upstaging the headliner, in the end everyone knew their place.

Harpo’s in Detroit has a unique setup. First off it is a particularly blighted part of Detroit. The evening starts by going through a metal detector while being closely watched by security guards carrying big hand guns. The doors opened at 6:00 pm, but there was hardly anyone there right at 6:00, and the parking lot had no tailgating. After the show the 24-hour Popeye’s next door was completely empty. More...

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Lazarus A.D. Streaming New (Old) Song Online

Lazarus A.D. are currently streaming online the song "Who I Really Am" from their debut album "The Onslaught," which was released in April of 2007. The song can be heard on the band's MySpace page.

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Testament Gets Thrashy in Calgary, AB

There was a lot of buzz around Alberta before Testament unleashed their blistering brand of thrash at the MacEwan Hall Ballroom May 6.

And after their all too short 30-minute set at Monsters of Rock last summer, there were a lot of fans across Alberta awaiting the band's return, this time as headliner.

“After seeing them with absolutely horrible sound & a short set at Monsters Of Rock, it'll be cool to see them with decent sound & a full set,” enthused one Calgary fan before the show. More...

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Unearth Announces June Tour Dates Venue Changes

Unearth has issued the following announcement about venue changes for upcoming tour dates:

"There have been a couple venue changes on the upcoming tour.

"June 7th we are now playing at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO with TESTAMENT

"June 13th we are now playing at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, CA where we are HEADLINING with Lazarus AD and Armed for the Apocalypse for support.

"We apologize for all of the confusion, hope to see you at a show!"

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Lineup Announced For American Waste Fest 2009

The American Waste Festival 2009 will take place on June 6 - 7 at the Beaumont Club in Kansas, City, Missouri.

The currently confirmed bands include Skeletonwitch, Testament, Lazarus A.D., Unearth, Hammerlord, Snake Eater, Coalesce, Battlefields, At the Left Hand of God, and Daleria.

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Unearth Announces Iowa City Headlining Show

UNEARTH will be making a stop on the upcoming Testament Tour in Iowa City to host a HEADLINING show with Lazarus AD as support, here are the details:

Where: Picador / 330 E. Washington St. / Iowa City / IA
When: May 11th, 2009. Doors: 6:00pm

This is in addition to the three headline dates directly following their tour with Testament. The dates are as follows and will feature Lazarus AD and Armed for Apocalypse, as well as local support:

6/13 @ Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA
Doors 6:30 / 7:00pm Show Tickets $15adv / $15 door
6/14 @ The Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA
Doors 6:30 / 7:00pm Show Tickets $15adv / $18 door
6/15 @ Downtown Brewing Co. in San Luis Obispo, CA
Doors 7:30 / 8:00pm Show Tickets $15adv / $15 door

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Lazarus A.D. Video to Be On Headbanger's Ball

Metal Blade band Lazarus A.D. recently shot their first ever video for "Thou Shall Not Fear," a track from their album "The Onslaught." It was shot at the so-called haunted Eagle's Ballroom in the fine city of Milwaukee, WI. The video will debut on Sunday April 19th.

Lazarus A.D. is also hitting the road for a long stint of touring with Unearth, Testament, Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore, and Amon Amarth. Here are the latest tour dates: More...

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Lazarus A.D. Posts New Song, "Rebirth," Online

Lazarus A.D. has posted the track, "Rebirth," to their MySpace page. The song comes off their debut album, "The Onslaught."

Lead guitarist Dan Gapen comments on their tour with Amon Amarth: “The shows have been bad ass and it’s been great meeting all the crazy metal heads across the country. I also have to say that partying with all the guys in Amon Amarth, Goatwhore, and Skeletonwitch has been an event all of its own." More...

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Unearth Comments On Upcoming Tour with Testament

UNEARTH is currently gearing up for their upcoming tour with Testament, which kicks off on May 2nd in Seattle, WA. The band is touring to support their critically acclaimed album, "The March," which hit streets on October 14, 2008 and debuted at #45 on the Billboard Top 200. The upcoming North American tour also features newcomers and label mates Lazarus A.D., rounding out the bill.

Vocalist Trevor Phipps commented on the tour: "I've been a fan of Testament since I was a kid, so it'll be a great time each night for me. It's always fun to play our set, and it'll be awesome to catch Testament after we play. We're gonna have six weeks of good times. It will also be cool to tour with our label mates, Lazarus A.D. They're on their first record with Metal Blade. I heard their album last night, and it had some great shred parts. This whole tour is going to be a shred fest for sure!"

"Being such big fans of Testament, and to see this new appreciation of heavy thrash music, especially with the kids, is really something special," added drummer Derek Kerswill. "Between Testament, us, and Lazarus A.D., it's a cool family of traveling thrash ridiculousness. We're thankful to be out with a band that we're not only fans of, but that slays as hard as they do. It blows my mind that the guys in Testament are in their 40's, and they're throwing down harder than kids in their 20's. We're out there preaching the metal gospel, so the kids better bring a helmet cuz we'll be knocking down walls everywhere we play!"

The tour is being presented by Revolver Magazine, with tickets and VIP packages available now.

Here are the latest tour dates featuring Testament, Unearth and Lazarus A.D.: More...

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Amon Amarth Announce Finnish and Venezuelan Gigs

Amon Amarth has announced their appearance at the Finnish festival Ankkarock on August 2nd.

The band will also be playing in Sala Ana Julia Rojas at Ateneo de Caracas, Venezuela on May 12th as part of the Twilight of the Thunder God Latin America Tour 2009.

Here are the upcoming Amon Amarth tour dates: More...

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The Absence To Play Three Shows With Amon Amarth

Florida metallers The Absence have issued the following announcement about replacing Lazarus A.D. on the final three shows of the Amon Amarth tour:

"Hey there kids, Amon Amarth is touring the U.S. and Lazuraus AD aparently can not play the last three dates of that tour and we have been asked to do those shows. We will be playing the Atlanta, Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale shows. We hope to see you there head banging and thrashing your faces off!"

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Unearth To Shoot Video for "Grave of Opportunity"

UNEARTH is teaming up with Artificial Army to shoot a video for their song "Grave of Opportunity" from their latest album, "The March," on Thursday March 19th. The video is set for release during their North American tour with Testament and Lazarus A.D., which kicks off in Seattle on May 2nd.

Vocalist Trevor Phipps comments, "This video will be a lot different than any of our other videos. We are looking to mix things up and not just make the same old boring ass videos most everyone else makes. It might rule and it might suck. My money is on ruling."

Here are the latest UNEARTH tour dates with Testament and Lazarus A.D.: More...

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Testament Announces North American Tour Dates

Bay Area thrash metal legends Testament has announced a headlining tour of North America. Joining them on the tour will be Unearth and Lazarus AD.

Lead singer Chuck Billy states: "It was really exciting last summer touring with Judas Priest, Heaven and Hell, and Motorhead, playing in front of all the old-school as well as new-school metalheads. Now we look forward to CRUSHING on our first headline tour on the Damnation Vacation US run. Heavy metal forever!!!"

The tour dates are as follows:

5/2 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
5/3 - Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
5/4 - Vancouver, BC – Commodore
5/6 - Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
5/7 - Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre
5/9 - Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
5/10 - Maplewood, MN – The Rock
5/12 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Theater
5/13 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s
5/15 - Chicago, IL – House of Blues
5/16 - Detroit, MI – Harpos
5/17 - Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
5/18 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
5/20 - Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
5/21 - Montreal, QC – Metropolis
5/22 - Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
5/23 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
5/24 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
5/26 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
5/27 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
5/28 – Norfolk, VA – Norva
5/29 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
5/30 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
5/31 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
6/2 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
6/3 – San Antonio – Scout Bar
6/4 – Ft. Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
6/6 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont
6/7 – Denver, CO – Cervantes
6/9 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
6/10 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
6/11 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
6/12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

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Lazarus A.D. Streaming New Song Online

Wisconsin thrashers Lazarus A.D. are currently streaming a new song online from their Metal Blade Records debut album "The Onslaught." The track "Last Breath" can be heard on the band's MySpace page.

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Amon Amarth Announces More U.S. Shows

Viking metal favourites Amon Amarth has announced some more tour dates on their trek across the United States in April. Joining them on the bill will be Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch and Lazarus A.D.

The tour schedule is now as follows:

April 10 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee (New Show)
April 11 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
April 12 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
April 14 - St. Louis, MO - Pops
April 15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
April 16 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
April 17 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
April 18 - Houston, TX - Meridian
April 20 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
April 21 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
April 22 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
April 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
April 24 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
April 25 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
April 26 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
April 27 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock (New Show)
April 28 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVA
April 29 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
April 30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
May 1 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone
May 2 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution (New Show)

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Amon Amarth Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Amon Amarth will be teaming up with Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore and Lazarus A.D. for a tour of the United States in April.

The first tour dates are as follows:

11 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
12 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
14 - St. Louis, MO - Pops
15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
16 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
17 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
18 - Houston, TX - Meridian
20 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
21 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
22 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
24 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
25 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
26 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
28 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVA
29 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade

1 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone

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