Lazarus A.D. opened up for Cavalera Conspiracy at the House of Blues Hollywood last Thursday 04/28/11. This was my first time seeing Lazarus A.D. perform live, and was quite impressed with their stage presence. They had a very natural sense about the way they played and that was what made their show stand out.
It was obvious they weren’t rehearsing dance moves before the show like some of these bands these days. I mean coordination is cool and depending on what type of show performance you are doing. Unfortunately there are way too many bands that seem so fake from their look to their stage show. Lazarus A.D. is the Real McCoy and I would highly recommend you watch them perform live.
Most importantly their music is fucking sick, and they put on a high energy show. I give this show two horns up \m/ \m/. Here’s a little more info on Lazarus A.D.
In 2006, Lazarus A.D. was selected as an opening act for Anthrax. In 2007, they released their debut album, The Onslaught. The band sent the self released album out to many known metal record labels. The labels turned the band down for a record deal. Later one of the songs off The Onslaught was added to a compilation album by Earache Records. Not long after, the album received rave reviews in metal underground and drew the attention of Metal Blade Records. The band landed a contract with Metal Blade and The Onslaught was re-released in 2009. Lazarus A.D. toured with Amon Amarth and Goatwhore in April 2009, and toured with Testament and Unearth during May and June 2009. Then quickly after, the band toured with Bison B.C. on the Baptized in Beer 2009 tour from July to August of that year then in the inter toured with Ensiferum on the Tour From Afar.
They are finished with their second album, Black Rivers Flow, which was released on February 1, 2011. They embarked on the “North American Retribution Tour” after the release. The lead single from Black Rivers Flow, “The Ultimate Sacrifice,” debuted on Sirius Satellite’s Liquid Metal, and now is also available at Metalbladerecords.com
Heres some live video of Lazarus A.D. performing live at the House of Blues.
Check out these live show photos by Silvia Paveri.