Meet Lag Spike

What's the story behind your band's founding? How did your band get its name?

Lag Spike began in the middle of a Draigoch raid, when Draigoch had long since become routine. Suddenly, someone on voice chat warned, "Lag spike!" and someone else said, "That'd be a good name for a band."

How did your members meet one another?

We met each other on Imladris in the Tarciryan Knights kinship. When we started to get involved with the music side of LOTRO, we picked up any TK member that expressed an interest in helping out. How else are we going to play some of those 8 part songs we created? Heck a few more and we can play full orchestral arrangements!

How would you describe your band's music?

We have a wide variety of musical interests, but our roots are steeped in raid parodies and blatant attacks on the fourth wall. The parodies are usually started as a joke someone says or sings out during some group content, and then one of the arrangers gets started on the music, while our lyricists work their magic crafting the words.

How do you decide which songs to play?

Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock? Well, almost. We usually just start asking each other what we want to play and everyone chips in with a few suggestions.

Do you have a signature song?

There are many that we like, but our signature song probably has to be The Duck Song by Bryant Oden. It is probably our most requested song.

What's the highlight of your band's time together?

Well, this one time at band camp…

Do you have any embarrassing stories about a time when things didn't go so well?

Oh, there are too many to list here, but...

Psallo: Something doesn't sound right...

Iorviel: I think Davco is playing the wrong instrument.

Davco: Look, let's not go putting names to things, alright? Just say, "Something unexpected happened. We don't know exactly what it was, but it's the little mysteries in life that keep things interesting!"...but yeah, I was totally rockin' that lute part with a drum.

Does your band play a regular concert? If so, when and where?

No regular concert. We like to keep our fans guessing.

Does your band have a website, Twitter feed or links to any performances?

A few older videos from one of our concerts can be found on Psallo's LOTRO Channel

Is there anything else you'd like to mention?

Our amps go to 11...and we don't even have amps!