Lagerstein is a seven-piece drinking, rocking, pirating rock/folk/metal powerhouse hailing from the distant shores of Brisbane, Australia. Featuring The Majestic Beast's majestic shredding skills, Neil Rummy Rackers' tighter-than-a-virgin-tuna rhythmic walls, The Imobilzers thundering bass hangovers, Mother Junkst's cheap and rotten power synth, Ol' mate Dazzle on drunken drums topped with the mighty power of Ultralord's grog-fuelled cries - all at the helm of the mighty flying pirate ship!
Lagerstein formed in 2010 after a 12 Kings hangover and decided that there weren't enough drinking bands out there. Something had to be done! So here we are to show that we can perform epic, drinking, folk, pirate metal whilst drinking unfathomable amounts of whatever we can get our hands on through our trusty beer bongs.
Lagerstein first started out in early 2011, hitting all the usual places around Brisbane and near by cities, basically what ever shows they could get their hands on. Word quickly spread around about a band that would play cheesy pirate songs, whilst drinking what is surly enough alcohol to kill a small whale. More and more people started coming to shows, dressing up and just making a night out of going to see this band, then it dawned on us that we had created a cult following of beer guzzling ho down dancing pirates.
As Lagerstein progressed to play more shows and get more fans, the next logical step would be to record an album. So in March 2012, the lads set off to see Mr Adam Merker at Studio Anderz Deberz, to record their first full length album 'Drink Til We Die'.
This saw Lagerstein on a short break from their previously full gig schedule, and this is where they really saw how crazy the fans had become. September 7th 2012, Lagerstein takes to the HiFi stage in Brisbane to headline an almost sold out show, walking out on stage and seeing everyone in costume chanting Lagerstein! Lagerstein! Lagerstein!
After doing several more shows in Brisbane, it was announced that Lagerstein would be going to Europe to share the stage with pirate brothers Alestorm and Ex-Deo.
March 2013 see Lagerstein off to Europe to play shows in France, Italy, Spain, Hungry, Slovenia and Switzerland to sold out shows, dressed like pirates and drinking all the beir, it was time to party! Upon return, it was with a heavy heart to see the front man Ultralord (Dale J Williams) to leave Lagerstein to pursue different goals.
With a few months off to train up a new singer Captain Gregarrrrrrrghh, keyboardist Jacob and the move of Mother Junkst to violin, the crew were ready to party once more. In 2014 the band supported international folk giants Korpiklaani (Finland), Finntroll (Finland), Birds Of Tokyo (Australia) and embarked on their very first 12 date Australian tour with Scottish Power Metallers Gloryhammer.
Lagerstein are set to record their 2nd album this coming September and are heading to the UK in October for Piratefest for 19 dates with Alestorm, Red Rum and Rainbowdragoneyes.
Hold on to your butts, its about to get drunk.
Feb 1, 2016
LAGERSTEIN: Release Video For Drink The Rum! Album out tomorrow!
Lightning struck the ships below and fate behold all their booze now belongs to the LagerCrew! However, there's one little problem. The S.S Plunderberg is completely grounded by this ...
Jan 23, 2016
LAGERSTEIN: Announce Australian Tour with Rainbowdragoneyes - Feb/March - New album Feb 2!
The seven-piece, all drinking, all rocking, all pirating rock/folk/metal powerhouse from Brisbane, Australia known as Lagerstein have come ashore to release their latest collection of eleven sea ...
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Jul 25, 2015 Jubilee Hotel in Brisbane, QLD
This was my first time to this festival so I will provide a concise history. Starting in 2009, two people wanted to celebrate everything on the darker side of music covering but not limited to ...