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Formative Years: 5 album picks – 3. LAGO’s Cole Jabobsen

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 9:44 PM (PST)

Everyone has records that first got them into rock n roll, metal, rap, smooth jazz or whatever. Formative Years is our new feature delving into the brains of various people in the scene to see what made them choose the realm of music as a focus. Jason from IKILLYA did one HERE and I also kicked it off HERE, and we have more cool artists to come in the future. Really this seed was planted by me interviewing Kayla from Witch Mountain awhile ago about her vocal influences, one of the posts that we sadly lost when we were hacked and lost almost a year of content recently. But in memory of that awesomeness we have made a whole ongoing thing out of influences in general, so thanks Kayla!

Anyhow, this round we have the one and only Mr. Cole Jacobsen of Arizona death metallers Lago. They’ve been one of my very favorite up and coming extreme metal bands ever since I first heard them, just nailing all the right components that makes death metal unkillable.  Peep their recent split with mighty Calm Hatchery HERE (you will fucking thank me later if you aren’t throttled to a pulp).

Check out Cole’s choices for albums that inspired him as a young rager BELOW and stay tuned for big things from this band in the future.

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Lago tour announcement, vinyl “Tyranny” release

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 6:58 AM (PST)


My favorite new blackened death metal band (and hopefully soon yours) Lago from Arizona have announced some West Coast Tour news.

The band’s recent ferocious Tyranny (see our interview on the album HERE) will see its vinyl debut on March 16th, with 100 copies on blood red and 200 on standard black vinyl. In addition, LAGO also just secured an ESP guitar endorsement, only solidifying the band’s deadly capabilities even more. I’d also like to say that Cole from the band is a stand up dude and extend thanks to him for his kind condolences when my father recently passed away.

 Pre Order info for Tyranny and full list of dates BELOW!

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I want our songs to grip people that listen to them. I want the kid standing in front of the 
stage to be pumped up and head bang. I think even in the dark world of metal there is a positive side. Wanting someone to 
just get a release out of what you’re doing, and wanting someone to enjoy your music is a positive force for sure. – Cole Jacobsen

Kind of not into the more overtly technical trends or Sumerian-core influenced styles that have been going on latey? That’s your perogative, for sure.If you don’t find something to make you rage when you hear Arizona firebrand’s Lago’s Tyranny however, you just plain don’t love real death metal.

Delivered with a grand darkness, the album pulls a cloud over you like a stage curtain dropping, but under the veil is a world you will become addicted to. In the end, it is an empowering record that makes you want to confront the tyranny around you, when lies won’t cut it anymore. A wise man once said ,” It’s what people know about themselves inside that makes ’em afraid.”

Lago on a more direct level just plain kick ass and make you want to bang your head, howl at the sky or grip invisibles oranges in an insane/inane manner. The few rough patches are minor in the scheme of their recordings and honestly lend it a more human essence that makes it rule more.It’s a perfect blend of classic death metal influences with blackened edges and just enough technicality to not be mere re-hash. Drawing from stuff as divergent as Metallica and Behemoth to their own inner landscapes, the Lago boys are blazing a powerful trail into the black.

For more read BELOW.

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