Since their formation in 2010 the Phoenix, Az’s LAGO have consistently proven to be one of the most interesting upcoming death metal bands currently going. That same year the band released their first EP Marianas on Pale Horse Records. The EP was met with widespread critical acclaim and led to the band’s signing with Battleground Records, who would release the group’s debut LP Tyranny in 2014.
The release of Tyranny saw LAGO truly eurpt onto the national scene. With its vicious blend of old school influenced modern death metal, blackened atmospherics, and an unrelentingly oppressive atmosphere Tyranny showed the group’s mastery of extreme metal and promised an extremely bright future for LAGO. Once again met with critical praise, the group began supporting the album with shows throughout the Southwest.
Personnel changes slowed the band’s momentum throughout the next year, but LAGO reemerged in 2016 stronger than ever. The band quickly demonstrated the power of the new lineup by releasing a split 7″ with Poland’s Calm Hatchery. The release saw a more focused, ferocious, and technically demanding LAGO than had been previously seen with Loudwire describing the band as “drill-to-the-core-of-the-e
Phoenix, Az based critically acclaimed death metal group LAGO premiered a Matti Way (From the North Films) directed music video for their song “Soiled Is The Crown” on May 2 via Metalsucks. The track, which saw Metalsucks commenting “If you like your DM with guts churned, ear drums rattled and knees shaken, this is the stuff for you!”, comes from their highly anticipated Unique Leader debut Sea of Duress which will see a June 8th release date and sees the band further refining their blackened, menacing brand of old school influenced death metal.
Watch the video for “Soiled Is The Crown” here via Metalsucks.
LAGO have also released pro shot live footage of their full set from the Sea of Duress album release show in Mesa, Az last month. The video, filmed by Matti Way (From The North Films), shows the band unleashing their massive, atmospheric heaviness on the crowd and captures the devastating live prowess of the critically acclaimed band.
Watch the video here on our YouTube channel.
Physical bundles for Sea Of Duress can be found on our IndieMerch store.
Kansas City based tech sickos AHTME and Phoenix, Az’s monolithic death metal titans LAGO have announced that they will be touring alongside headliner Micawber in September as part of “The September Scum Tour”. The tour will run from September 14 – 29 and hit a large chunk of the east coast, midwest, and Texas.
9/14 Austin, Tx @ Come and Take It Live
9/15 Ft Worth, Tx @ Tomcats West
9/16 Houston, Tx @ Acadia Bar
9/17 New Orleans, La @ Santos Bar
9/19 Greenville, Sc @ The Green Room
9/21 Frederick, Md @ Cafe 611
9/22 Trenton, Nj @ Championship Bar
9/23 Brooklyn, Ny @ The Kingsland
9/25 Pittsburgh, Pa @ The Smiling Moose
9/27 Chicago, Il @ GMan
9/29 Denver, Co @ Trailside Saloon