Formerly called Khang. Bryan Outlaw (Threads) quit during the process of writing Khang's second LP because he disliked the direction the music
was going in (too slow and heavy). The band recorded the album anyway without vocals. A mutual friend suggested that Paul Catten (The
Sontaran Experiment), a vocalist the band admires, could use the position, so they let him hear the CD and 30 seconds into the first track he
said he needed to be involved. They changed their name during the recording of the 2004 demo because the feel was much different from
Khang, and Lazarus Blackstar was born. In March 2008 Mikhell replaced Paul on vocals.