Lars Are Nedland (born the May 13, 1976), also known as Lazare, from Kristiansand, Norway, is the vocalist, drummer and keyboardist for the highly acclaimed avant-garde metal band Solefald. He also composes much of the music and made all the arrangements for violin and cello on Solefald's most recent releases, Red For Fire: An Icelandic Odyssey Part 1 and Black For Death: An Icelandic Odyssey Part 2. He also has written some lyrics for the band, including the songs "04.34 PM", "Fluorescent", and "White Frost Queen." He and vocalist/guitarist/bassist/main lyricist Cornelius Jakhelln started Solefald in August 1995.
Over the years Lazare has joined a variety of bands, playing drums on the black metal band Carpathian Forest's 1998 album, Black Shining Leather, joining progressive metal band Borknagar to play piano, keyboard, synthesizer and Hammond organ, sing back-up vocals, and write lyrics, in 2000, and arranging sessions on drums for other bands (Böh, Grail, God.com)
In 2003 he joined folk/Viking metal band, Ásmegin, in which he sings all clean male vocals. In 2004 he was asked to join the avant-garde metal band Age Of Silence as singer and main lyricist, which includes members such as Andy Winter from the band Winds, and Hellhammer from bands such as Arcturus, Mayhem, Winds.
Lazare is also a researcher/reporter/proprietor for the Norwegian television station TVNORGE, where he books guests, puts up cases, and goes out to report.
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