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Formed: 1998
From: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete A Life Once Lost news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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NEM&HF Pre-Party Lineup Announced

Today the mosh pit instigators behind the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival are pleased to announce the official pre-party lineup.

Set to commence on Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at the Palladium, the precursor to the 15th annual NEMHF takeover will feature performances by Revocation, A Life Once Lost, Fit For An Autopsy, The Greenery, To The Wind, Abiotic, NightBitch, Surrounded By Teeth and an unannounced special guest.

Additionally, NEMHF has added hardcore hooligans Code Orange Kids and crossover veterans Waking The Dead to the ever expanding bill. Check out the array of ticket packages and the full festival lineup right here.

As previously announced, official sponsors All In Merchandise are offering up a chance to win two three-day passes to this year’s event and ten t-shirts of your choice! To enter:

1. “Like” All In Merchandise and The New England Metal And Hardcore Fest on Facebook.

2. Send an email with your facebook ID to: NEMFCONTEST@gmail.com

The festival is celebrating its 15th Anniversary at the historic Worcester Palladium. The event takes place April 19th, 20th, and 21st with a special pre-fest party in the upstairs room at the Palladium on April 18th.

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More Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

Rock Band players: there's still more achievements to be earned and demon goat basses to be unlocked, and this week there's a smattering of new metal on the Rock Band Network to play along with. For those rocking on the Xbox 360, you now have access to these songs:

A Life Once Lost - “Madness is God” (80 MSP)
Ava Inferi - “Onyx” (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - “Synesthesia (2x Bass Pedal)” (80 MSP)
Deception of a Ghost - “American Terrorist (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Fail Emotions - “Transformation Pt. 1” (80 MSP)
I See Stars - “Filth Friends Unite” (160 MSP)
The Dillinger Escape Plan - “Widower” (160 MSP)

PS3 players will instead get two new tracks on 3/12 (North America) and 3/13 (Europe):

Dir En Grey - "Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita" ($1.99)
Vegan Black Metal Chef - "Make the Sauce" ($0.99)

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Season Of Mist Showcase Footage Available

Scion A/V has released exclusive video and audio footage from October 2012's Scion/Season of Mist label showcase at Decibel Magazine here.

Among the footage are interviews with, and live footage of, all the artists who performed (Saint Vitus, The Casualties, Atheist, A Life Once Lost, and Black Sheep Wall) as well behind-the-scenes footage of the label and its staffers.

In addition to the video footage, Scion A/V will release a free, limited edition release featuring live tracks from Saint Vitus and The Casualties. The audio can be streamed or downloaded via Scion A/V here or through the player below. More...

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Author & Punisher Announces New Tour Dates

San Diego's Author & Punisher, the long-running, one-man industrial doom project propagated by sound exhibitionist Tristan Shone, will bring his fascinating sonic defiance to the road this Spring alongside A Life Once Lost (on select dates).

Dubbed "The Man Machine Tour" 2013, the live rituals will commence on March 15th in Tucson, Arizona and work its way through 14 cities with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Shone will be touring in support of the "Ursus Americanus" full-length, released last Spring via Seventh Rule Recordings. More...

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A Life Once Lost Streaming "Ecstatic Trance" Album

A Life Once Lost released new album "Ecstatic Trance" in North America on October 22nd and internationally on November 16th via Season of Mist. The full album is now available online for streaming via Bandcamp or in the player below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Something Awful 04:02
2. Gnawing Lisp 02:55
3. Madness is God 04:04
4. Miracle Worker 03:05
5. Empty Form 04:21
6. I Am 00:45
7. The Blues 03:33
8. People Stare 03:44
9. I See, I Hear 03:16
10. I Sit Ill 03:47

You can also find a listing of the band's upcoming tour dates over at the A Life Once Lost Facebook profile here. More...

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Revocation Kicking Off New Tour Dates

Massachusetts metallers Revocation will kick off their North America headline tour presented by Scion A/V tonight, October 18th in Trenton, NJ. The tour runs through November 17th in Manchester, NH. Support on the tour will come from A Life Once Lost and Ken mode.

In conjunction with the tour, Scion A/V has released a new EP titled "Teratogenesis," which is available as a free download right here. Revocation will also be touring with The Faceless and The HAARP Machine this November and December. A complete list of all dates can be found below.

Drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne commented on the upcoming tours:

"Whats up RevoNation! We're very excited to kick off our US headliner with A Life Once Lost and KEN Mode, and then jump right into our winter tour with The Faceless and The HAARP Machine! Its gonna be a ripping time, with beers, boobs, and blast beats aplenty. So come hang out with us, and be a part of the many good times ahead. See you there!"

Frontman Dave Davidson added:

"Fellow metalheads! We are about to embark on our headliner starting tomorrow with A Life Once Lost and KEN Mode and we couldn't be more excited to hit the road! We'll be playing material spanning all our releases including a few choice cuts from our new EP Teratogenesis. As soon as our headliner ends we'll be heading back out with the Faceless and The HAARP Machine for further shredtastic adventures. See you fuckers soon!!!" More...

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A Life Once Lost Streams New Track

A Life Once Lost has just launched a new official band website at this location, which features tickets for upcoming tour and band news. The website launch comes just one week before the release of the band’s new album, "Ecstatic Trance," due out in North America on October 22nd and internationally on November 16th via Season of Mist.

To give fans another taste of "Ecstatic Trance," Stereokiller.com is currently streaming another new track titled "Empty Form." Stream the track right here.

A Life Once Lost recently announced a full U.S. tour with Revocation, visiting a venue near you this October and November. Support will come from Ken Mode. The tour kicks off this Thursday, October 18th in Trenton, NJ and comes to a close in Manchester, NH on November 17th with another A Life Once Lost only date capping on November 18th in Amityville, NY. More...

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A Life Once Lost Posts New Studio Video

A Life Once Lost and Lambgoat.com have released a second exclusive in-studio video update today, which highlights the recording of guitars, drums, organs and more.

The video was taken during the band's time in the studio recording new album "Ecstatic Trance," due out in North America on its new release date of October 22nd and internationally on November 16th via Season of Mist. Check out the video via Lamgboat or in the player below.

A Life Once Lost recently announced a full U.S. tour with Revocation, visiting a venue near you this October and November. 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 with another A Life Once Lost only date capping on November 18th in Amityville, NY. More...

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Revocation Announces North American Tour

In addition to previously announced September and October tour dates with Dying Fetus, Revocation has now announced a new string of North American shows with A Life Once Lost and Ken Mode. This new trek is presented by Scion A/V Metal and the dates are as follows:

Oct 18 Trenton, NJ Championships Bar (No Ken Mode)
Oct 19 Montreal, QC L'Union Commercial
Oct 20 Toronto, ON Wreck Room
Oct 21 Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar
Oct 22 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge
Oct 23 St. Paul, MN Station 4
Oct 24 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo
Oct 26 Calgary, AB Vern’s
Oct 27 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop
Oct 29 Tacoma, WA The Loch’s
Oct 30 Seattle, WA El Corazon Lounge
Oct 31 Portland, OR Rotture
Nov 1 San Francisco, CA The Sub Mission
Nov 2 Fullerton, CA Sidebar
Nov 3 Scottsdale, AZ Chaser’s
Nov 4 El Paso, TX House of Rock
Nov 5 San Antonio, TX Korova
Nov 6 Austin, TX Red 7
Nov 8 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Nov 9 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
Nov 10 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
Nov 11 Albany, NY Bogies
Nov 12 New York, NY The Studio At Webster Hall
Nov 13 Allston, MA Great Scott
Nov 14 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Electriques More...

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A Life Once Lost Releases Lyric Video

A Life Once Lost's new track, "Madness is God," now has an official lyric video to go with it. The video can be viewed below.

Cut from upcoming new album "Ecstatic Trance," the track is the first single off of the album which is due out in North America on October 22nd and internationally on November 16th via Season of Mist. The track listing is:

1. Something Awful
2. Gnawing Lisp
3. Madness Is God
4. Miracle Worker
5. Empty Form
6. I Am
7. The Blues
8. People Stare
9. I See, I Hear
10. I Sit Ill More...

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A Life Once Lost Streaming New Song

A Life Once Lost has just released a brand new track, "Madness is God," cut from the band's new album "Ecstatic Trance," due out in North America on October 23rd and internationally on November 16th via Season of Mist.

The track is available now at the band’s Facebook page, under the BandPage tab. "Madness is God" is the first single and third track on the new album (see below for full track listing).

1. Something Awful
2. Gnawing Lisp
3. Madness Is God
4. Miracle Worker
5. Empty Form
6. I Am
7. The Blues
8. People Stare
9. I See, I Hear
10. I Sit Ill

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A Life Once Lost Posts Studio Update

A Life Once Lost and Lambgoat.com have just leaked a brand new update from inside Planet Red during the recording of the band’s new album, "Ecstatic Trance." The album is due out in North America on October 23rd and internationally on November 16th via Season of Mist.

The video includes snippets of new music set to be unveiled to the world very soon. Check out the clip at this location or in the layer below. More...

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A Life Once Lost Checks In From The Studio

Philadelphia, PA’s A Life Once Lost has issued a new update from Planet Red in Richmond, VA on the recording of the band's upcoming full-length release with Season of Mist. Planet Red is owned and operated by producer Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Impending Doom).

“We are hustling along here with this album,” states vocalist Bob Meadows. “It’s going to be a beast of a record and fans can expect a little more honesty both musically and lyrically with an amalgamation of the ALOL signature style and some other surprises that have yet to be over played within the metal community. We are making this record because we enjoy the art of making music, not because we have to make a new record. As long as we are happy playing in ALOL, we will continue to grow and take our sound further.”

After only several days in the studio, the band is making quick progress without sacrificing important details. Meadows adds, “Right now we’re halfway done with guitars and bass. I’ve finished vocals for several tracks and we’re looking to finish basic recording and then fine-tune everything for the next few weeks. We’re going to be posting some video updates in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for those.” More...

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A Life Once Lost Announces U.S. Shows

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 on an 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 Black Sheep Wall’s full U.S. headline tour.

A Life Once Lost recently booked studio time at Planet Red in Richmond, VA to record the follow-up to the 2007 album, "Iron Gag." Planet Red is owned and operated by producer Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Impending Doom). The band will release the currently untitled new album with international label Season of Mist and the album art will be illustrated by Baltimore, MD based artist Brian Baker.

The band has the following upcoming tour dates

6/23 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
6/24 – Washington, DC @ DC9
6/25 – New York, NY @ Lit Lounge
6/26 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
6/27 – Keene, NH @ The Railroad Tavern
6/28 – Rochester, NY @ The Dubland Underground
6/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project

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A Life Once Lost To Record New Album

Philadelphia, PA’s A Life Once Lost can now officially confirm that the band will be heading to Planet Red in Richmond, VA on April 10th, 2012 to record the follow-up to the 2007 album "Iron Gag." Planet Red is owned and operated by famed producer Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Impending Doom). According to a press release, the band has been "experimenting with new sounds and styles while staying true to its groove-tinged roots, promising to appeal to old and new fans alike."

“I have a lot of new material to work with here so it will be a breeze for us to make a super epic record,” states producer Andreas Magnusson.

“We are excited to be working with an old friend on this upcoming record,” adds frontman Bob Meadows. “Andreas has worked on some cool stuff and the chemistry between him and the band works out great. Stay tuned for some video clips of our time in the studio and random news blurbs on our Facebook and Twitter pages.”

The band will release the currently untitled new album with international label Season of Mist. A Life Once Lost recently chose Baltimore, MD based artist Brian Baker to illustrate the album art.

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Bands Talk Worst Snow Storms On Tour

Every band dreads touring in a snowstorm, and it can get dangerous. Metal Injection spoke with members of God Forbid, A Life Once Lost, Fight Amp, Black Tusk, DAATH, Last Chance To Reason, Howl, Magrudergrind, Cannabis Corpse, Obscura, Prime Evil, Rosetta, This Is Hell, and Ramming Speed about what the worst snowstorm they ever drove through was in the latest edition of the web show "Ask The Artist."

Check out their answers in the video below, or you can watch the previous Ask The Artist videos at this location. More...

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Bands Talk The Most Metal Gift They've Received

At the MetalSuckFest in New York City, Metal Injection asked members of A Life Once Lost, Fight Amp, Black Tusk, DAATH, Last Chance To Reason, Howl, Magrudergrind, Cannabis Corpse, Ultrageist, Obscura, Prime Evil, Rosetta, This Is Hell and Ramming Speed what the most metal gift they ever received was. Find out their answers in the video below. More...

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Lake Bukkake Added To Metal Suckfest

The Metal Suckfest -- the 2-day, 20-band, MetalSucks-curated metal festival being held at NYC's Gramercy Theater on November 4th and 5th -- has made a last minute addition to its Day 1 roster: NYC pornogrind act Lake Bukkake will open the fest, prior to headliners Municipal Waste, God Forbid, Today is the Day, Howl, Black Tusk, and many more. Metalsucks commented:

"After months and months and months of negotiations — and by 'negotiations,' we mean 'us pestering and begging them constantly' — the group has FINALLY agreed to emerge from their shell to play the opening set on Day 1 of The Metal Suckfest, one week from today, Friday, November 4. The band will play both I Left My Heart…and 1996's Shut Up it’s Good for Your Complexion in their entirety. (The combined running time of both albums is less than fifteen minutes.)

"They also PROMISED us to debut at LEAST two songs from Chinese Bukkakacy, which they have, indeed, been working on for awhile (although apparently it may not be called that anymore — 'The idea seemed pretty funny in 2006, not so much anymore,' the band told us by e-mail)."

The full Metal Sucks fest lineup is as follows: More...

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More Bands Added To The Metal Suckfest Lineup

The inaugural Metal Suckfest, a 2-day metal festival set to take place on November 4th and 5th at New York City's Gramercy Theater, has announced four additional bands have been added to the lineup. All Pigs Must Die and This is Hell will appear on Friday, November 4th alongside Municipal Waste, while Three and Last Chance to Reason will open for Cynic on Saturday, November 5th. The lineup is as follows:

Thursday, November 3rd (PRE-GAME)

Mayhem
Keep of Kalessin
Hate
Abigail Williams
Woe

Friday, November 4th More...

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More Bands Announced For Metal Suckfest

MetalSucks has announced the latest batch of bands to appear at The Metal Suckfest, a concert event this fall spanning two days and featuring 20 bands. As previously announced, Municipal Waste will headline the first night, Friday, November 4th, while Cynic will headline the second night, Saturday, November 5th, at NYC's Gramercy Theater.

The lineup so far is shaping up as such:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Municipal Waste
God Forbid
Today is the Day
Howl
Black Tusk
Magrudergrind
Ramming Speed
Prime Evil

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Cynic
Obscura
The Red Chord
A Life Once Lost
Scale the Summit
Fight Amp
Rosetta
Ultrageist

The remaining four bands to play the festival will be announced soon. Tickets for the festival will go on sale this Friday, September 9th, at 10am at LiveNation.com.

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