On the band’s short, glorious journey, they were able to release two incredible masterpieces; The Onslaught released in 2007 and the Black Rivers Flow in 2011. Black Rivers Flow was the band’s last album recorded with their drummer Ryan Shutler after his death of heart attack on May 17, 2015.

The Onslaught (2007)

Released: April 30, 2007

Re-released: 2009 under Metal Blade


  1.     “Last Breath”
  2.    “Thou Shall Not Fear”
  3.    “Damnation for the Weak”
  4.    “Absolute Power”
  5.    “The Onslaught Pt. 1 – Revolution”
  6.    “The Onslaught Pt. 2 – Rebirth”
  7.    “Lust”      Paulick
  8.    “Forged in Blood”
  9.    “Every Word Unheard”
  10.    “Who I Really Am”

Black Rivers Flow (2011)

Released: February 1, 2011

  1.    “American Dreams”
  2.    “The Ultimate Sacrifice”
  3.    “The Strong Prevail”
  4.    “Black Rivers Flow”
  5.    “Casting Forward”
  6.    “Light a City (Up in Smoke)”
  7.    “Through Your Eyes”
  8.    “Beneath the Waves of Hatred”
  9.    “Eternal Vengeance”
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We did our best to put all the information we know from the old and new sources around the web. Here are a quick overview and timeframe of how Lazarus A.D. spent their glorious days basking in their fame for being talented individuals in thrash metal.


This is the year where Lazarus A.D. had their first-ever big break after being formed in 2005. They were given an opportunity to perform as the opening act for Anthrax, an American thrash metal band from the city of New York.


The band released their first-ever full-length album, The Onslaught. Although like any other starting group, they received much disapproval and rejected proposals but then soon one of the songs in their first album was included in a rock metal compilation album under Earache Records. After their album had received overwhelming feedback and awesome reviews, the band had an offer from Metal Blade Records which landed them a contract.


After signing a contract with Metal Blade Records, The Onslaught album was once again re-released. Lazarus A.D. joined a North American tour with Testament and Unearth in May and June 2009. The well-known metal bands toured in cities like Toronto, Montreal, Philadelphia, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco. They also performed alongside Armed of Apocalypse in California. Shortly after, the band headed on the Baptized in Beer Canadian Tour with Bison B.C in July 2009. The watchers noted the event to be intense and a balance of retro and forward-thinking. On November the same year, the band headed on their Ensiferum US tour along with Hypocrisy, Blackguard, and Swashbuckle.


This year, the Kreator North American Tour happened. It was the band’s North American tour comeback who perform along with other talented metal bands such as Kataklysm and Evile. The tour went to 22 cities in North America. The following month the band continued scheduling a North American Retribution Tour with Death Angel and Bonded by Blood.


The band‘s second album, Black Rivers Flow, was released in February 2011 and headed on their North American tour afterward. The band’s last tour was in Europe together with Bonded by Blood. The metal bands performed from early March until the first two days of April 2011. The band’s final release called “The Ultimate Sacrifice” also debuted the same year on Sirius Satellite’s Liquid Metal.


After a ten-year fun and intense tours, Lazarus A.D. was unfortunately disbanded due to the sudden death of their drummer, Ryan Shutler last May 17 in Sacramento California.… Read more

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The band Lazarus A.D. is widely known in the heavy rock music industry. They are noted to be highly-spirited individuals who carry the motto “Thrash or Die” and lived by it throughout their career. Most people recognize the band to be quite professional and incredibly creative minds expressing oneself through the art of thrash metal. The band was formed in the spring of 2005 at the Southeastern of Wisconsin. They were formerly known as Lazarus but added the A.D. right after to avoid legal complications. Four spirited young individuals only form the band: Gapen on guitars and vocals, Jeff Paulick to the bass and as the lead vocals also, Alex Lackner playing the guitars, and Ryan Shutler to the drums. Their fans recall them as aggressive and free-spirited persons onstage. Lazarus is always on the experimentation of the right mix between keeping the traditional thrash metal and incorporating new rock metal tempo to keep both oldies and present generation hooked on the music.

The career of Lazarus A.D. embarked on success earlier in their career through their three free demo songs. The members worked so hard and showcased what they got which bear fruits and lead them to their first big break during the summer of 2006. They had the honor to perform at the grand opening day of the well-known ANTHRAX. In January of 2007, the band continued their tour in Midwest and finally started on their first full-length album. The band’s first album “The Onslaught” was released shortly after the group’s hard work under Studio One with Chris Djuricic and James Murphy. Afterward, the band continues their tour to Denver, CO wherein they receive massive positive feedbacks and praises. Soon, Earache Records made an offer to the band for a metal album compilation.

During Spring of 2008, Metal Blade Records made an offer to the band for “The Onslaught” remixed under the creative touch of James Murphy. It was later on released worldwide under Metal Blade. Lazarus A.D. went on their first-ever full US tour in 2009 along with other well-known people in the industry such as Amon Amarth, with metal veterans Goatwhore and Skeletonwitch. However, the band had to cut off and head back during their tour to catch up on San Francisco’s thrash icons event. Lazarus A.D. performed alongside label mates such as hardcore pioneers, Unearth, and Slayer, Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Hatebreed during their participation at pan’s Loud Park festival 2009.… Read more

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Welcome to the fan-made website of Lazarus A.D! This site is dedicated to upbringing the art of heavy metal music genre through showcasing the great talents of each member in Lazarus A.D. The band is known for their amazing skills presenting the thrash metal genre, a subgenre of heavy metal music.

Thrash metal is widely known as an extreme form of music and a more aggressive type than heavy metal. The arrangements of the song and the instruments together have fast beats, low-sounding guitar riffs that are overlaid with a shredding style of lead. It originated from hardcore punk in the early 1980s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany. Most instruments used in this genre of music are electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, and vocals. Before we even discussed how heavy rock metal is known to be for weirdos, Lazarus A.D. is a group composed of talented individuals; Jeff Paulick, Dan Gapen, Alex Lackner, and Ryan Shutler. Both who all worked so hard for the music they are dedicated so much. Although they have been already disbanded after their drummer, Ryan Shutler, died in 2015, many rock metal fans are still looking up to the glory of the band and their masterpiece.

homeimage1Anyhow, even though many people think that heavy rock metal is a form of music to call out or summon evil spirits or music for who knows who, listen here; the University of Westminster in the U.K conducted research on how metal music affects one thinking, in psychological terms, and guess what? They discovered that rock metal fans and people who are into it are sharing a common pattern of personality traits. In their study, participated by a total of 414 participants, whom half of it are college students, listened to a total of 10 songs from heavy rock metal bands and asked them to rate each song. There is also a survey wherein it would determine their big five personality traits, how unique they are, the level of their self-esteem, and attitudes in regards to religion and authority. The results were amazing. It only shows that most fans of rock metal are males who are not comfortable with authority above them and they usually had the urge to be unique and to stand out from the crowd. Rock metal artists and fans are connected to an openness character because heavy metal music is intense and engaging. The research also concludes that this group of people has relatively low self-esteem who mostly depend on rock music to boost self-worth.

However you look at heavy rock metal bands like Lazarus A.D, it’s good to remember that music actually helps. Their music is an inspiration to others. If you have additions to the information presented on this website, please to the contact page.… Read more

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