SEALAKES: Casey Lagos of The Warriors and Stick to Your Guns Kicks off Sideproject
SEALAKES, the new solo project from Casey Lagos, has debuted a video of the song “Go Again“. An EP will be released shortly. Check out more info over at MySpace.com/sealakes.
Casey Lagos was a founding member of STICK TO YOUR GUNS who released their first album on Sumerian Records when he was sixteen. Around the same time Lagos was playing drums for rhythmic hardcore unit, THE WARRIORS. After years of touring and contributing writing for a significant portion of Stick To Your Guns sophomore album Comes From The Heart (Century Media) Lagos left to pursue a different path.
“After I was done playing with Stick To Your Guns I wasn’t sure what direction to head in. I knew music was the only thing I ever did well in but there weren’t any doors open at the time. It’s a crazy story but I went to a prayer group that’s part of my church. I told the lady running it that I just needed to see God’s direction clear as water and after praying she said God would give me a voice and he wants me to use it for him. I had always had a clean singing voice since I was a kid, but that hit me like a ton of bricks. On the drive home I tried to scream, which i could never do before, and it came out with ease, every time I got goosebumps. I then had all the pieces to the puzzle, seeing as I could already write music, the vocals were all of a sudden there, and I knew what I had to do.”
Australian metal-core heroes PARKWAY DRIVE then recruited Casey Lagos to drum for them on several tours in 2009.
“After playing with Parkway Drive it motivated me so much. I experienced great things, it left me hungry to accomplish the same for my own music. With the encouragement from them and others I decided to really go full on with my solo music. My name is Casey, my last name means ‘lakes’ in spanish, so I just decided to call it ‘sealakes.’ I didn’t want some super hardcore name for the project. It’s basically my name, so I stuck with it.”