With an artistry and groove that is never less than inspiring and absorbing, new German Hard Rock project LAZARUS DREAM featuring multi-instrumentalist Markus Pfeffer and powerhouse vocalist Carsten Lizard Schulz gives a pleasure as immense and deep as the sounds and abilities which pour from their album „Alive“.

Carsten Lizard-Schulz delivers a powerful, emotion filled performance and makes this an album full of incredibly poignant vocals listeners worldwide are used to get delivered from him and appreciate on critically appraised albums by EVIDENCE ONE, DOMAIN, DEAD END HEROES and MIDNITE CLUB, to name only a few. 

Markus Pfeffer used to be a member of internationally praised German AOR-band SCARLETT in the early nineties and delivers riffing and fret board acrobatics you rarely get to hear him play on albums by his main band WINTERLAND, which used to top the German Amazon Download charts in late 2010. On the LAZARUS DREAM album, he not only plays guitar, but also bass and keys.

The powerhouse drumming by guest Markus Kullmann (SINNER, VOODOO CIRCLE, Glenn Hughes) not only completes the hearing pleasure but also adds an incredible groove which lifts the songs to a new level. More musical guests featured are percussionist Thomas Rieder, flute player Sabrina Roth and Thomas Nitschke on Hammond and synths.

The album was mastered by Markus Teske at Bazement Studios (VANDEN PLAS, SAGA, MOB RULES,…)

Highlights on „Alive“ range from undoubtedly immensely catchy chorusses and stunningly melodic twin guitar solos in songs like „Wings Of An Eagle“ and „Hotel Overload“ to progressive arrangements in extra-long tracks like „Dawn Of Time“ and „Fleshburn“, which also surprises the listener with an Arabian flute intro (and guaranteed goose bumps, by the way). Groovy guitar riffing gets combined with massive vocal arrangements and reflective lyrics especially in songs like „The Healing Echoes“, „House Of Cards“, „Desert Mind“ and „Can’t Take My Soul Away“.

All in all, LAZARUS DREAM brings a fresh, vivid and eager breath to melodic hard rock and classic progressive metal without the need for indulgence and spurious tricks and charms… Pfeffer and Schulz build a strong songwriting duo and thus the foundation for the album and deliver inspired, melodic hard rock bliss which should appeal to fans of bands such as QUEENSRYCHE and DOKKEN.

Alcyona

Aldaria

AlmaH

Ammouri

Angelwings

Ani Lo. Projekt

Asgard

Asphalt Horsemen

Avenford

Backwood Spirit

Badge

Beneath My Sins

Benegas, Adrian

Berggren, Stefan

Black Majesty

Black Paisley

Bonfire

Bormann, Michael

Born Again

Bridge To Mars

Buckets Rebel Heart

Crusade Of Bards

Crying Steel

Crystal Tears

Danger Zone

Dead Of Night

DeVicious

Domination Black

Dominoe

Echoes

Eigensinn

Elegy Of Madness

Empire

Eternal Dream

Eunomia

Falaschi, Edu

Floating Worlds

Foreign

Free From Sin

Ghostreaper

Glasya

Hartmann

Hellsmoke

Incertain

Innfight

Jet Jaguar

Jimi Anderson Group

KARO

Kings Of Broadway

Last Days Of Eden

Lazarus Dream

Lichtgestalt

Lioncage

Lugnet

Madison

MASS

ONCE

Operus

Orion's Reign

Psyco Drama

Qantice

Re-Machined

REXORIA

Rigoni, Alberto

Sapphire Eyes

Season Of Dreams

Sebastien

Secret Rule

Sede Vacante

Sellitto, Luca

Shadow Breaker

Shadow Tribe

She Bites

Sign X

Soul Secret

Spiral Key

Squealer

Stamina

Starsick System

T.A.N.K

Tainted Nation

Tarchon Fist

Terra Atlantica

The Radio Sun

The Soul Exchange

The Summit

Tina Schüssler

Tragedian

Universe Infinity

Vice

Vivaldi Metal Project

Voodoma

Winter's Verge

 

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