conducted an interview with Kenosha, Wisconsin’s LAZARUS A.D.
on May 16, 2009 when the band played Harpo’s in Detroit, Michigan with TESTAMENT
. Watch the chat in two parts below.
LAZARUS A.D. recently shot a video for the song “Thou Shall Not Fear” in the “storied and (supposedly) haunted Eagle’s Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.”
“Thou Shall Not Fear” comes off LAZARUS A.D.‘s debut album, “The Onslaught”, which was released on March 3 via Metal Blade Records.
Originally known simply as LAZARUS, the band has been pummeling audiences with their brand of modern thrash since the spring of 2005. Have no doubts that LAZARUS A.D. is a thrash band, but merely in attitude as their sound is no simple throwback to the ’80s Bay Area sound. They breathe a breath of fresh air into modern thrash with intelligent, memorable riffs, mid-tempo grooves, and high-flying solos.
In January of 2007, the band recorded “The Onslaught” with Chris Djuricic (SOIL, NOVEMBERS DOOM, MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO) at Studio One. James Murphy (ex-DEATH, TESTAMENT) handled mastering duties and remixed the album for its worldwide release via Metal Blade Records.
LAZARUS A.D. is:
Dan Gapen – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Jeff Paulick – Bass/Lead Vocals
Alex Lackner – Rhythm Guitar
Ryan Shutler – Drums