|Kenny Brown of Fuel the Scene reviewed a recent show and exclaimed, “LANiiDAE is the band EVERYONE in the Charlotte metal scene’s been talking about, and this was the show we’ve all been waiting for. Over the past few years LANiiDAE has dropped song after song of unrelenting awesomeness that have had us all dying to hear it played live. And it finally happened. The excitement in the crowd as they packed into Amos’ Southend was undeniable, everyone was ready for this show. Everyone NEEDED this show.”
Kris Engelhart published this in Uber Rock UK, “Laniidae is the real deal. They are everything that’s great about a metal band. Can we have some savage drums please? Check. What about punishing bass lines, the kind you feel deep down in your chest? Check. Nasty riffs and blistering guitars? Check. Merciless vocals? Check. You get the idea now right? Let’s through in some grooving beats and brutal breakdowns and you have the metal machine that is Laniidae. Led by frontman Chris Deitz, their set was epic in every way. Heads were banging and bodies were slamming and you can’t ask for anything better than that…revel in the glory that is Laniidae. You can thank me later.”
Catch LANiiDAE live:
June 10 at Ampfest 3 – The Pit at Helheim, 3081 Chapman Road, Wytheville,VA
July 22 at Amos’ Southend – 1423 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
LANiiDAE formed in January 2018, originating as a partnership between Chris Dietz and Joey Park, who had been looking for a vocalist. Six months later, LANiiDAE dropped it’s first EP Misery Scripture. The second EP, featuring seven songs of unbridled rage, You Get Nothing was released in 2019. Chris Dietz says, “From there our sound evolved and we began to add more elements of punk, pop, rock, and even some Hip Hop, to eventually become the LANiiDAE you know now. ”
Four B-Side tracks that departed from the balls-to-the-wall deathcore style LANiiDAE had been producing up until this point followed, seeing the release of “Muse,” “dis(Communicate),” “Surface Level” and “Desert Ghost”. All were released between September and December of 2019.
In 2020, Kyle Dameron and Larry Tekulsky join the band. Chris Dietz adds “Since the fall of 2019 its been a never ending stream of singles, ranging from smooth pop jams like “Rhythm in You” to the absolute ass-beater “821”. We’ve also enlisted some of our best friends, and the baddest musicians around to help take our sound, songwriting, and live performance to a new level.”
Along with a slew of other songs released during the COVID lockdown, LANiiDAE dropped fan-favorite “Skyfall.” Metalcore anthem “The Boys” followed in January 2021 along with a timely music video bringing awareness to mental health. Down Moda (aka Justin Stewart) joins the band at the year’s end and the band release “Away.”
February 2022 sees the band’s first live show to a packed Amos’ Southend. LANiiDAE continues playing shows for the rest of the year, with several headlining slots, and release, arguably the band’s most popular track, “MODA-5” accompanied by an incredible video directed by Kiefer Andrew.
“DOWNHILL” is released in July with a video shot and directed by LANiiDAE’s own Justin Stewart along with Andrew Huggins.
2023 brings “Darker Everyday,” single and live music video (released in February), shot by Kiefer Andrew. LANiiDAE’S new EP Episodes: I-V drops June 2nd.
Joey Park – guitarist (Violent Life Violent Death, AUXILIA)
Chris Deitz- vocalist (Kairos, Blaakhol)
Justin Stewart- vocalist, synth (Down Moda, Voraflux)
Kyle Dameron- bass (Life Right Now, It Lies Within, Deception of a Ghost)
Larry Tekulsky- drums (Machines, AUXILIA)
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