As of 1/17/2021, Self Imposed Exile signed to Ragebreed Records
Born in the Year of the Love, Peace and Hotdogs era, under the name John H. Chadwick Jr. (A U.S. Army Bratt, born in the Old School of his Dad in Europe).
Johnny, moved to the States with his family in 1975 and then back to Germany (Stuttgart) in 1986. In 1988, Johnny moved back to the States and lived in Florida and California. Then, Johnny moved back to Stuttgart, Germany from Orlando, Florida in 1989. Even then, Johnny fell in Love with the Great Sounds of ROCK, like Jimmi Hendrix, Led Zep, VanHalen, ect…
A Natural Talent on the Bass Guitar, Johnny joined and started lots of Bands, like CERBERUS, SCAVENGER, Violent Touch, P.I.M.P, Preacher’s Pit and last but Not Least, Rough ‘N’ Rude…
A new line-up and a new label, the band signed to UK and International label Ragebreed Records and have been plugged nationally and internationally via media channels with interviews and TV appearances such "In The Hot Seat" and Johnny has his own show on Ragebreed Radio called "Johnny's Rock Corner" which will also be featured in the magazine also. The band are set to go on tour in 2022 in England and will be booking for an international tour including festival appearances at Ragebreed Open Air festival.
Tim Louie , Aquarian weekly
Management: Frank Sommers at Metal Noize
"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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