A Life Once Lost

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A Life Once Lost Band

Time to reconsider A LIFE ONCE LOST. You will still find the band as angry and relentless as ever since their founding in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the year 1999. Yet with their sixth album the Americans are boldly stepping out of the Metalcore corner they have been painted into. “Ecstatic Trance” thrills with a sinister coldness founded on huge, jagged riffs and churning, syncopated rhythms, which are contrasted by emotive guitar playing, explosive vocals and capturing melodies. A LIFE ONCE LOST founders Doug Sabolick and Bob Meadows create a disturbing vision born out of musical maturity for which they even cut ties with most other members. Their new sonic art fuses influences ranging from KILLING JOKE to CAN, KING CRIMSON to KRAFTWERK, FELA KUTI and more with their own organic soundscapes. A LIFE ONCE LOST set out with their first full-length “Open Your Mouth for the Speechless…In Case of Those Appointed to Die” (2000) and the “The Fourth Plague: Flies” EP (2001) to perform live with locals such as CONVERGE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and LAMB OF GOD. With “A Great Artist” (2003) their dark, rhythmic sound took hold and A LIFE ONCE LOST rose from a Northeast favorite to an all American phenomenon. The more refined “Hunter” (2005) even got the band invited to the prestigious Ozzfest in 2006. With “Iron Gag” (2007) they introduced traditional rock grooves and a more confident swagger into their already explosive sound and toured worldwide alongside HIGH ON FIRE, SUICIDE SILENCE, JOB FOR A COWBOY and others. Now A LIFE ONCE LOST are ready for the next giant step in their continuous evolution. Be warned: “Ecstatic Trance” is not for kids!

This band is no longer active on Season of Mist.

Posted on October 23, 2012

Yesterday saw the release of A LIFE ONCE LOST’s highly-anticipated new album, “Ecstatic Trance” in North America! The album will hit stores internationally on November 16th. To purchase this new classic of American Metal and any other merch items, head to the Season of Mist e-shop! The album is also available at Best Buy and FYE. Newbury Comics orders come with an autographed booklet, InterPunk orders come with a patch and pin, and IndieMerch Store has t-shirts and bundle packs.

Posted on September 18, 2012

A LIFE ONCE LOST will head out on a full U.S. tour with headliners REVOCATION this October and November in support of their new album, “Ecstatic Trance”, due out in North America on its new release date of October 22nd and internationally on November 16th. Support will come from KEN MODE. The tour kicks off on October 18th in Trenton, NJ and comes to a close in Allston, MA on November 13th.

Posted on September 11, 2012

A LIFE ONCE LOST’s new track, ‘Madness is God’, now has a new lyric video to go with it! The video can be viewed on YouTube. Cut from forthcoming album “Ecstatic Trance”, the track is the first single off of the album which is due October 22nd in North America and internationally on November 16th.

Posted on July 31, 2012

A LIFE ONCE LOST recently completed the recording sessions of their upcoming album, so it’s time to unveil its title and release date! The American band’s sixth opus is entitled “Ecstatic Trance” and will be out on October 23rd in North America and on November 16th in the rest of the world.

Posted on April 3, 2012

Philadelphia, PA’s A LIFE ONCE LOST will head out on the road for a brief U.S. tour this summer after putting the finishing touches to their upcoming album. The tour kicks off on June 23rd in Richmond, VA, ending on June 29th in Pittsburgh, PA. The dates link up with California sludge metal outfit and label mates BLACK SHEEP WALL’s full U.S. headline tour.

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