Bassist/vocalist Jeff Paulick of American thrashers LAZARUS A.D. has issued an update:
“What the fuck is up! Just issuing a little update here; we have been home for about a month now since our last tour with Bison and Woe of Tyrants. The tour was great, especially Canada, but it ended slightly short with Dan breaking his hand. But, we will have you know, the hand is fine and has about 2 weeks left to heal and things will be better than ever. He has still been playing guitar as much as possible and actually has been practicing his finger picking techniques as thats about all he can do with his right hand right now haha! Nonetheless, Alex and I have been hard at work writing new material as well and we will resume writing in a couple weeks as a band. We have some down time here and are going to make the best of it. I can assure you the new material we have been jamming on is much more mature and we simply can’t wait to get back into the studio. But more touring is in the works b4 that happens, rest assured. We obviously have Loud Park coming up and we are extremely stoked on that. Traveling to other countries and performing is a great feeling, the paperwork and process however is not! It takes alot of time and shit as a musician you just don’t want to deal with, but another good reason we are currently home. After Japan we have some things being thrown around, hopefully another US tour to wrap up the year and then back to the grind after the holidays. A couple more music videos are being put together, be on the lookout for that. We have some great HD footage of our gig at Milwaukee’s Summerfest which will be made into a live video very shortly here. Other than that, keep checkin back for updates and we will see everyone out there after we undoubtedly return home hungover and jet lagged to shit from Japan!!!”
Kenosha, WI’s Lazarus A.D. have come a long way in the last year, having re-released The Onslaught through Metal Blade and touring US and Canada with the likes of Amon Amarth, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Testament, Unearth and most recently Bison b.c. and Woe Of Tyrants. Lazarus A.D. will now be taking their energetic and enthralling stage show overseas to the fans at Japan’s largest heavy metal festival – Loud Park! Bassist/vocalist, Jeff Paulick, describes being invited to play as “an unbelievable honor” and the band is unanimous in their excitement about doing a festival of this magnitude this early in their career. Also confirmed so far for this year’s Loud Park also are Poison The Well, Napalm Death, Arch Enemy, Children Of Bodom, Hatebreed, Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Slayer and the legendary Judas Priest! Loud Park is scheduled for October 17th and 18th – more info can be found on http://www.loudpark.com/09/.
Lead guitarist Dan Gapen sums it up: “All I can say is wow. I am so honored to play a festival of such magnitude. I can’t wait to experience the Japanese culture…Sake anyone?!?!”
Read Rocket’s 2009 review of Lazarus A.D.’s “The Onslaught” here.