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  • Jason Hesley

LARES to release the Album "Et in Arcadia Ego" on April 12th, 2024.

"After four years contemplating the spatio-temporal void that opened up beneath our feet during Covid, Lares is thrilled to announce our renewed collaboration with Argonauta Records for the release of our third album “Et in Arcadia Ego”."Et in Arcadia Ego" was recorded live in our rehearsal studio, mixed by Luca Leprotti (David di Donatello Awards for Best Sound on "Volevo Nascondermi" by Giorgio Dritti) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege studio in Portland OR (SUNN O))), Sleep, Magma, Obituary) The album is an accidental concept born from the first session we managed to play together after a long and frustrating break necessitated by lockdowns, band members in high risk categories, and mental illness. Without looking for it we found death, isolation, boredom, uncertainty, rage, and an energy that we decided instantly to try to capture and preserve as it was. No additives, no major editing. In the uncertainty of the times, we began to collect recording equipment, slowly transforming our rehearsal space into a recording studio. We developed a ritual of playing and replaying, without click, the whole 27 minutes, until we got better than close to the original, to the perfect simulacra. There is a bonus track included in the album called “10 Hygiea” that is part of the soundtrack of "Music Appreciation", a short horror movie we collaborated with."- says the bandAlbum tracklisting:

  • Et in Arcadia Ego

Founded in Berlin in 2015, the international quartet released 2 albums,  "Mask of Discomfort" in 2017, and "Towards Nothingness" in 2020  (Argonauta Records), critically acclaimed by the major platforms like Cult  Nation, Deaf Forever, Rock Hard, Metal Hammer and more. The idea of the name Lares originates from an archaic Roman Etruscan word which means "heroes" and "demons“. A faceless god, an entity that could be molded into any desired shape, believed to observe, protect and influence fate. 

Since the beginning, the band explored different music genres, creating a unique sound in continuous evolution that mixes elements of Doom, Black and Sludge metal, strongly influenced by the 60s and 70s psychedelia and  90s grunge/noise. 

Lares has played and organised concerts locally since the foundation of the band, slowly creating a devoted fan base in Berlin and surrounding areas.  

During this process, especially in the last 2 years, they developed a live sound performance that was captured in a live recording session in their rehearsal studio and that became their third concept album, “Et In Arcadia  Ego". 

 “Et in Arcadia Ego” marks their renewed collaboration with Argonauta  Records and a new chapter for the band, which is looking forward to touring around Europe and releasing more material in the near future. 

"Animos Daemones Ex Hominibus Fieri Lares"

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