Vocalist and original member of Mindlapse
As of 1/17/2021, Self Imposed Exile signed to Ragebreed Records
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"Dreams can encompass a variety of moods and therefore LAKE OF DREAMS an acoustic doom fantasy project captures those moods to bring you energy through music to flow through the realms of darkness, romance, healing and beauty".
Initially a solo project with the first self titled EP. Lake of Dreams was started by Karina Sher from the band Mindlapse but wanted to do a project which involved concept albums, books and films. Inspired by Tolkien, Karina wanted to create a project which was a dark romantic fantasy project. Richard Chappell was in the band for a year or so and performed with Karina Sher at Ragefest 2019 in Nottingham, UK but in December 2020, Jimi Mitchell has been confirmed as the new guitarist for Lake Of Dreams and the band are already working on the new album and co-writing the album.
Karina Sher has been writing music and performing since 1994 originating from band Neutral Shade and from 1996 the band Mindlapse where Karina was secured a contract with HTT Records. In 2015 after she decided to dissolve Mindlapse, Karina decided to embark on a personal project to work on acoustic material which has elements of a gothic, doom, dark folk and progressive nature influenced from bands such as The Gathering, Southern Isolation, Trees Of Eternity, Lacuna Coil, Opeth (Damnation Album), My Dying Bride, Faun, Dead Can Dance, The Moon & The Nightspirit, Hammock, Anathema, Antimatter and a lot of movie soundtracks, films, poetry and ideas to embark on composition.
"The theme is about an ancient druid witch that uses her magic to heal a high rank soldier of war who's role it is to kill witches and druids. They had forbidden love where they both kept leaving each other because they both would be killed if anyone found out as the druids hated the authorities and the authorities hated witches/druids and would drown them. However they risked losing everything to be together and when together they were happy, when apart miserable but the solider risked losing his life as did she. The love was questioned as he kept trying to leave her but the connection was too strong. In the end they had to make a decision. The first EP is the first chapter in this story. Will they make it?"
LAKE OF DREAMS - LAKE OF DREAMS
(SELF TITLED EP) RELEASED 2016 ON RAGEBREED RECORDS - BUY NOW!
With 6 songs written for the new EP, Karina, has recorded a masterpiece for a debut self titled EP which has been recorded at The Outhouse Recording Studio in Reading with prog genius John Mitchell. The hard copy CD is released via Ragebreed Records and available to buy from www.ragebreed.bigcartel.com along with free signed photo.
Lake of Dreams is available from Itunes, Spotify and most streaming sites.
A new digital single has been released called "The Day After" which can be streamed and bought online.
A new album is being worked on and will be released in 2021 via Ragebreed Records with co-songwriter Jimi Mitchell which will be bringing a neo-classical side to the album. The future looks very exciting indeed!
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