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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.
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!"
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...
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...
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.
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...
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!"
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.
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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!"
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...
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
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.
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)
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
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.
Headlining Friday will be All That Remains, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants Lamb of God as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.
Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon. More...
Metal Blade records has issued the following update about the new album "The Onslaught" from Lazarus AD:
"Southeastern Wisconsin thrashers Lazarus A.D. have just released the cover art and track listing to their Metal Blade Records debut "The Onslaught," which will be released everywhere March 3rd 2009. The Onslaught was mixed by famed thrasher James Murphy of Testament and contains 10 tracks with a supreme level of creativity and musicianship. Have no doubt that LAZARUS AD is a thrash band, but are not simply a throwback to the 80s bay area sound. They breathe a breath of fresh air into modern thrash with intelligent and memorable riffs, thrash breakdowns, mid-tempo grooves, and high-flying solos."
The cover art can be viewed at Lazarus A.D.s official Myspace page.
Track listing for The Onslaught:
1. Last Breath
2. Thou Shall Not Fear
3. Damnation for the Weak
4. Absolute Power
8. Forged In Blood
9. Every Word Unheard
10. Who I Really Am