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1 week ago

Vivien Lalu
It's coming! (Sooner than you think)Artwork by the great Travis Smith as usual (Devin Townsend, Opeth, Megadeth etc.) ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Vivien Lalu
Happy birthday to this gentleman! One of the best singers I’ve had the pleasure to work with—also a great dude! 🙏🏻❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Vivien Lalu
"Après la pluie vient le beau temps" as we say in France.Friday is finally here. Wishing you a good week-end in advance!(Photo by Eleftheria Zavalis) ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Vivien Lalu
I've joined a band last year...I can now share the details with you:"Musically, A-Z is melodic and progressive, bringing to mind the classic Fates Warning-era of albums like Parallels and Pleasant Shade Of Grey, while recalling the hooks of classic 70's and 80's hard rock artists. The band's upcoming debut will be the first time Alder and Zonder have recorded together since 2004, and it will surely please both Fates Warning and melodic hard rock fans alike. Stay tuned for more news about A-Z coming soon!"Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome A-Z to its worldwide roster! A-Z (pronounced "A through Z") equals Ray Alder (Fates Warning), Mark Zonder + Philip Bynoe (Warlord) and Joop Wolters + Vivien Lalu (Steve Walsh). Check out their signing message with Brian Slagel HERE: youtu.be/j6O-jWIYKGoMusically, A-Z is melodic and progressive, bringing to mind the classic Fates Warning-era of albums like Parallels and Pleasant Shade Of Grey, while recalling the hooks of classic 70's and 80's hard rock artists. The band's upcoming debut will be the first time Alder and Zonder have recorded together since 2004, and it will surely please both Fates Warning and melodic hard rock fans alike. Stay tuned for more news about A-Z coming soon!A-Z online:www.a-zband.com/www.facebook.com/A-Z-104283315288910twitter.com/AthruZBandwww.instagram.com/athruzband/ ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

Vivien Lalu
Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the signing of the progressive metal act LALU to the label for a multi-album deal. LALU is a musical project originally founded in 2004 by the French composer and producer Vivien Lalu, son of Noelle and Michel Lalu (members of the ‘70s French progressive act Polène). ‘Paint The Sky’ will be the first album, and third album overall from the band, released under the new partnership between Vivien and Frontiers. It is easily the most accomplished and mature album put together by Vivien thus far in his career.Being the son of two progressive musicians from the '70s and growing up surrounded by progressive music, Vivien always wanted to craft a true-to-its-roots progressive rock album. He spent a lot of time laying down the basics for the new effort and along with this new album comes a change in vocalist specifically designed for this more progressive version of LALU. In May 2020, Vivien announced Damian Wilson (Arena, Headspace, Threshold) as the lead vocalist for ´Paint The Sky’.LALU's lineup on the album is rounded out by Jelly Caldarelli (on drums) and Joop Wolters (guitars and bass). More special guests will be announced in the coming months, so be sure to follow LALU's social media to stay up-to-date. LALU's first full-length album, ‘Oniric Metal’ garnered critical acclaim upon its release, including being named ‘Album of the Month’ in Rock Hard Magazine, and marked a new chapter for Vivien and his insatiable need to create mind-expanding, cinematic music.After collaborating with Shadow Gallery on ‘Digital Ghosts’, working with Lazlo Jones on his debut album, and the original soundtrack of Warner Bros. movie ‘Seuls Two’, Lalu finally settled in and began work on the second LALU opus, 'Atomic Ark'. Handling all composition and songwriting duties, as well as all keyboards, Lalu weaved the cloth of the new album together with vocalist Martin LeMar, bassist Mike LePond (Symphony X), guitarist Simone Mularoni (DGM), and world class drummer Virgil Donati (Planet X, Steve Vai, Allan Holdsworth). The album was produced by Vivien in his own studio and mixed at Boumbox Studio in Paris by Yan Memmi (Dio ‘Lock Up The Wolves’). Additional contributions came from Jens Johansson (Stratovarius), Joop Wolters, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie), Mike Andersson (Cloudscape) and Peter Wildoer (James LaBrie). The final product, boasting over fifty minutes of exceptional, massive cinematic, atmospheric metal was dubbed ‘Atomic Ark’. The album was released worldwide in 2013.Spring 2014 saw Vivien venturing out on a unique live tour, hosting only a few select shows featuring the all-star Atomic Ark line-up of Martin LeMar, Mike LePond, Simone Mularoni, and Virgil Donati, adding Joop Wolters as a second guitarist on stage. After a few weeks’ practice, the tour culminated in the live recording of their set during the final stop. Produced by Vivien and mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio, the digital only ‘Live at P60’ was released in June 2015.www.facebook.com/vivlaluwww.instagram.com/vivlalu ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

Vivien Lalu
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7 months ago

Vivien Lalu
LALU turns 14 today 🥳What can I say? Thanks to my dear family, my friends, and my supportive fans around the world. I would literally not exist without you—My family gave me life, I celebrate it every single day with friends, and the fans make it possible to continue it all.Let's 'Paint the Sky' together (very soon ;))~Vivien Lalu ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

Vivien Lalu
Photo by Eleftheria Zavalis Artwork by Travis Smith ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

Vivien Lalu
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9 months ago

Vivien Lalu
Today I am proud, and happy to finally reveal the beautiful cover for PAINT THE SKY, the third outing of the LALU project, illustrated by the amazing Travis Smith once again—as well as the track-listing:01. Reset To Preset02. Won’t Rest Until The Heat Of The Earth Burns The Soles Of Our Feet Down To The Bone03. Emotionalised04. Paint The Sky feat. Steve Walsh05. Witness To The World06. Lost In Conversation07. Standing At The Gates Of Hell08. The Chosen Ones09. Sweet Asylum (Instrumental)10. We Are Strong11. All Of the Lights12. Paint The Sky feat. Simon Phillips (Bonus)Can't wait to present this album to you all! I can only guarantee it's been a labor of love ❤ ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

Vivien Lalu
Now mixing LALU vocals delivered by the two talented (and badass) gentlemen on this photo (Damian Wilson, Clive Nolan)... Yes, it's happening folks!! This pandemic did not stop us 😉PS: Big thanks from the bottom of my heart for the hundreds of birthday wishes from all over the world! I've read every single one, I have no words ❤️Viv #lalu3 #vocals #nobetterwaytospendyourbirthday ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

Vivien Lalu
Photo 📷: Michel Lalu ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

Vivien Lalu
More Lalu previews. It continues! Fans of my debut album "Oniric Metal" should hopefully enjoy the middle part of this song.As usual if you like what you hear, please don't hesitate to 'Like' Jelly's YouTube video, and maybe subscribe to his channel. His work on the album is nothing short of astounding—Exceptional musicians (and humans) deserve exceptional support IMHO. Thank you my friends! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

Vivien Lalu
Happy to carry the “progressive torch”, mom ❤️From the 70s until today....prog lives on!#Lalu ... See MoreSee Less
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