LILLAKE [lil-ik] is a musical project created by Founder and Owner, Nico Santora. The debut album entitled ‘Become’ was written and recorded between March - November of 2015, and released on July 19th, 2016.
The album features professional musicians Nico Santora, Eric Moore, and Evan Brewer.
Nico Santora is the sole writer and producer for all the music and lyrics in 'Become', and also recorded all the guitars and vocals on the album. Nico is best known for his guitar playing in Suicidal Tendencies between
2012 - 2016, as well as having filled in on guitar for the tech-metal band The Faceless. Nico parted ways with Suicidal Tendencies in April of 2016 to focus on LILLAKE full time.
Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies, T.R.A.M., Bobby Brown) is a world-renowned drummer, winner of the 2003 Guitar Center Drum-Off, and a 7-year bandmate in Suicidal Tendencies (4 years shared with Nico). Eric offers his world class drumming to a darker side of music in 'Become', a setting most unfamiliar with his style.
Evan Brewer (former bassist of The Faceless and Animosity, currently in Entheos) is also a world renowned musician, releasing two solo albums featuring his talents on the bass guitar. Evan and Nico toured together with The Faceless on the 2014 Summer Slaughter Tour, leading to their collaboration in LILLAKE.
The end product, ‘Become’, has been well received by metal press websites such as Metal Injection, Metal Sucks, Blabbermouth, etc. Metal Injection went as far as naming ‘Become’ one of 2016’s top 15 metal albums of the year.
Since the release of the debut album ‘Become’ on July 19th of 2016, LILLAKE has started a partnership with Justis Mustaine, who is now the band's manager. The current touring unit consists of Nico Santora on guitar and vocals, Steven Funderburk (Wretched, Through The Eyes of the Dead) on guitar, Alex Vazquez (Abiotic) on bass, and Eric Moore on drums.