Lars Are Nedland (born 13 May 1976), known also as Lazare, from Kristiansand, Norway, is the vocalist, drummer, and keyboardist for acclaimed avant-garde black metal band Solefald. He is also keyboardist for the progressive black metal act Borknagar. He composes much of the music and 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.
With Age Of Silence
As session musician/guest musician