Phoenix, Arizona’s death metal outfit, Lago was founded in January 2010 by guitarist and vocalist Cole Jacobsen, drummer Shawn Reiterman, and lead guitarist Manuel Dominguez. Upon completing the lineup with bassist and backing vocalist Garrett Thomas, the band released their first EP, “Marianas” on Pale Horse Records to critical acclaim in November 2010. Changes to the lineup occurred throughout 2011 and early 2012, beginning with the departure of Manuel Dominguez. After a brief search for a replacement member, the band recruited Andrew Breshears, also drummer for fellow Phoenix band Depraved Heretic, into the fold. Upon Shawn Reiterman leaving the group, Lago briefly brought in Six Million Dead skinsman Helbert Trejo, and once he departed, the band welcomed Brian Miller, formerly of Deadspawn, into the family. Heavily influenced by the past, yet with eyes set firmly on the future, Lago cite Morbid Angel, Decapitated, Aeon, and Emperor as influences. Having now released a 2 song demo in December 2012, the band is currently recording an as-of-yet untitled full length record for release in late 2013/early 2014.