Phoenix, Az based critically acclaimed death metal group LAGO have premiered a Matti Way (From the North Films) directed music video for their song “Soiled Is The Crown” today 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.
LAGO commented on the video, “This was our first experience making a video, so we were VERY apprehensive about the idea. We tend to have a mentality of “less is more” in terms of our artistic direction, so the fear of doing something over the top and ridiculous was definitely there. This video is honestly the brain child of Matti Way. We had a really simple idea and he really took it and ran. We were thrilled with how it turned out. The textures, the graininess, the cuts and especially the lighting turned out incredible! This video really encompasses the tone of the whole album in our opinion.” Matti Way added, “So what I wanted to do with the video was really bring out Lago’s eerie and ominous musical vibes that are interwoven throughout Sea of Duress…”
Watch the video for “Soiled Is The Crown” here via Metalsucks.
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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