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

Latest A Life Once Lost News

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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Musicians Talk About Their Metal Gateway Bands

Metal Injection's new series "Ask The Artist" is back with a new episode. This edition asks "What band got you into heavy metal?" Watch the clip below as members of Job For A Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, Dying Fetus, A Life Once Lost, Times of Grace, The Ocean, Revocation, Lazarus A.D., Lionheart, Volumes, Struc/tures, and The Contortionist talk about their gateway bands into metal.


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Musicians Discuss What They Would Do Besides Music

Metal Injection has launched a new series titled "Ask The Artist," in which one question is asked to numerous bands to see their responses. In this edition Metal Injection asked members of Between the Buried And Me, Times of Grace, A Life Once Lost, Dying Fetus, Cephalic Carnage, The Ocean, LaZarus AD, Revocation, Structures, Lionheart and more about what profession they would choose if they weren't a touring musician. You can see the band's answers below.


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New England Metal Fest Footage Available

Metal Injection has posted a video clip online from the New England Metal and Hardcore festival that includes appearances from members of Job For A Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, Dying Fetus, Times of Grace, A Life Once Lost, Volumes, Structures, The Ocean, Lionheart, and Lazarus A.D. discussing their experiences at the fest and what playing the show means to them. The video clip can be viewed below.


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A Life Once Lost Announces New Drummer

A Life Once Lost has announced the addition of a new drummer to the band's ranks. After the departure of previous drummer Justin Graves earlier this year, the band auditioned several drummers and landed upon drummers and landed upon fellow Philadelphia resident Jordan Crouse.

“I’m stoked to be joining up with A Life Once Lost,” affirms Jordan. “Performing at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival two weeks ago was definitely a great experience and I’m looking forward to touring and working on the new record due out later this year.”

The band is currently finishing the follow-up to 2007’s "Iron Gag." Paul Romano (Mastodon, Trivium, The Red Chord), designer of the album art for previous A Life Once Lost records "Hunter" and "Iron Gag," is confirmed to illustrate the album art. The upcoming record will be released during the fall of 2011 on the band's new label, Season of Mist.

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New England Metalfest 2011 Lineup Announced

The full list of bands and dates for which they will appear has been announced for the forthcoming New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between Thursday April 14, Friday April 15, and Saturday April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussets. The festival lineup is as follows:

Thursday, April 14:
ATTACK ATTACK!
VANNA
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE
OUR LAST NIGHT
STRAY FROM THE PATH
ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS
BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY
LIONS LIONS
ARMOR FOR THE BROKEN
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
I THE BREATHER
ACROSS THE SUN
TOO LATE THE HERO
ATTILA
A PLEA FOR PURGING
DR. ACULA
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
LEGACY
COUNTERPARTS
LEGION More...

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Atheist Announces North American Shows

Season of Mist has issued the following announcement about new North American tour dates from Atheist:

"After 17 long years, the progressive metal forefathers return to the North American tour trail! Atheist are personally delivering the monumental sounds of the critically acclaimed new album 'Jupiter' to seven lucky cities. Main support will come from Philadelphia's metalcore champs and new fellow label mates A Life Once Lost, Relapse Records recording artists Revocation and Prosthetic recording artists Last Chance To Reason. Be sure to catch this rare appearance and return of Atheist."

The dates are as follows:

March 4 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
March 5 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater / Scion Rock Fest
March 7 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
March 8 Montreal, QC @ Le Petit Campus
March 9 New York, NY @ Santo's Party House
March 10 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
March 12 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

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A Life Once Lost Signs To Season Of Mist

Season of Mist has officially inked a record deal with U.S. groove metal act A Life Once Lost. "After over a year and a half of working on this record and setback after setback we can finally announce that [our next album] is coming out on Season of Mist in 2011," affirms guitarist Doug Sabolick. "Taking time away from the road helped us look at the band from an outside perspective, which then helped mold a record that encompasses our collective mood over the past few years in typical ALOL fashion. Musically, the theme of this record is to pummel the listener into submission via ignorant riffs. We are finishing writing and demoing as we speak and look forward to working hand in hand with Season of Mist to deliver our vision to the masses."

A Life Once Lost also has the following upcoming tour dates:

04 Feb 11 Baltimore, MD (US) Sonar
05 Feb 11 Springfield, VA (US) Jaxx
06 Feb 11 Richmond, VA (US) The Hat Factory
07 Feb 11 Long Island, NY (US) EHS
08 Mar 11 Montreal, QC (CA) Le Petit Campus (+ Atheist)
09 Mar 11 New York, NY (US) Santo's Party House (+ Atheist)
10 Mar 11 Baltimore, MD (US) Sonar (+ Atheist)
12 Mar 11 Atlanta, GA (US) Masquerade (+ Atheist)

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A Life Once Lost Checks In With Band Update

A Life Once Lost vocalist Robert Meadows is currently offering musical vocal lessons in Manhattan, NYC. Under the guidance of vocal coach Melissa Cross, Meadows will teach techniques in breathing, delivery, pronunciation and career development for vocalists. Meadows offers to teach students the fundamentals of screaming, and more information can be found at this location.

A Life Once Lost has also added on a new show this Friday the 17th in the band's hometown of Philadelphia, PA at the First Unitarian Church. Other bands performing at the event are Job For a Cowboy, Skeletonwitch, Misery Index and Trap Them. The band also checked in with the following update about appearing at Stillborn Fest and working on a new album:

"A Life Once Lost is scheduled to perform on this year’s Stillborn Fest! The trek begins in Syracuse, NY on December 27th, and heads through to Hartford, CT on December 30th. See below for all current tour dates. A Life Once Lost is currently in the process of finishing the follow-up to 2007’s Billboard charting Iron Gag. The band is looking forward to releasing the upcoming record during the summer of 2011." More...

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A Life Once Lost Posts Pre-production Song Online

A Life Once Lost has posted a new pre-production song on their MySpace page.

The band comments on the song, "Its a pre-production track we threw up to let people know we have been working. We have about 12 songs in the bag and are closing in on recording the album for real once we lock down some good labels to back it."

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Hatebreed To Headline Stillborn Festival

Connecticut hardcore veterans Hatebreed have announced the dates and support bands for its annual Stillborn Festival. The four dates, all taking place in late December, feature support from Four Years Strong, A Life Once Lost, This Is Hell, Trapped Under Ice, H20, The World We Knew, Thy Will Be Done and Strength For A Reason. The dates, venues and bands are as follows:

December 27 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
HATEBREED
A LIFE ONCE LOST
THY WILL BE DONE
THE WORLD WE KNEW
HATE YOUR GUTS

December 28 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
HATEBREED
FOUR YEAR STRONG
H2O
TRAPPED UNDER ICE
THIS IS HELL
THY WILL BE DONE
THE WORLD WE KNEW
STRENGTH FOR A REASON

December 29 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
HATEBREED
FOUR YEAR STRONG
A LIFE ONCE LOST
TRAPPED UNDER ICE
FIREWORKS
THIS IS HELL
THY WILL BE DONE
THE WORLD WE KNEW
STRENGTH FOR A REASON

December 30 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
HATEBREED
A LIFE ONCE LOST
THIS IS HELL
THY WILL BE DONE
HATE YOUR GUTS
THE WORLD WE KNEW
STRENGTH FOR A REASON

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Helcaraxe Announces Show With A Life Once Lost

New Jersey death metal band Helcaraxe has announced the confirmation of their first live show. the details of the show are as follows:

November 5th, 2010 at The Polish Club in Phoenixville, PA - Doors at 6:30pm, $12, All Ages - With A Life Once Lost, Rock Bottom, Willing Swords, Her Virgin Womb, and Burdens.

Helcaraxe's lineup is as follows:

Jesse Traynor - Vocals
Bill Henderson - Guitars
Pat Henry - Bass
Jon Tarella - Guitars
Mike Donatelli - Drums

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A Life Once Lost Announces New Shows

Pennsylvania metallers A Life Once Lost have just added a Phoenixville headlining date to their upcoming shows. The all ages show will take place at the Polish Club on Friday, November 5th. The band is currently in the process of finishing the follow-up to 2007’s "Iron Gag," and hopes to have the album released before 2011. A Life Once Lost's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

10/15 Lemoyne, PA @ The Championship
10/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa @ CMJ
11/05 Phoenixville, PA @ The Polish Club

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Evergreen Terrace Posts New Song Online

Jacksonville, Florida metal band, Evergreen Terrace, has posted the first single from their upcoming full length, “Almost Home.” “Enemy Sex” is now available to stream on the band's MySpace page.

Speaking on the significance of the new album's title, James says, “We are a touring band, and it feels like we are forever saying we're ‘almost home.' Touring is something that nothing compares to, but there's a feeling of almost being home that resonates with all of us. In a way the band has come full circle back to its original home. We started this band for fun, and it lead us to success. Writing this album has brought us back to the beginning. It has been fun, crazy, frustrating, insomniatic and even with the inevitable pressure, pretty carefree.” More...

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See Great Metal Bands At Shaun Luu Horror Fest

If you're in the Syracuse, NY area, there is a really awesome fest to go to this weekend. This fest combines two great things: b-movies and metal/hxc/punk music.

The Shaun Luu Horror Fest is an annual music/movie festival held in memory of Shaun Luu, who died in 2005 from brain cancer. From the fest site:

"Shaun was an amazing guy who was a big part of the Syracuse, NY hardcore/metal community. He sang for Word As A Virus and was a constant face in the crowd at pretty much every kind of show around here. He meant a lot to a lot of people and the fest is our way of remembering him and giving something back.

All the money made gets donated in Shaun's name to fight cancer. The first few years of the festival the money was donated to the American Cancer Society. Last year we decided that the money should stay local so we set up a few funds at University Hospital/Golisano Childrens Hospital in Shaun's name. One of the funds is to support brain cancer treatment and research at University Hospital, one fund is to get some new games and things for the activity room on the cancer ward in the children's hospital (the current activity room is run down and sparse...there are kids there that spend months stuck in the hospital, sick, and depressed as hell...it'd be nice to get some better things in there for them. Keeping peoples spirits up can make all the difference in fighting a disease), and the last fund is to raise money to build a new nurses station in the new children's hospital that will be marked in memory of Shaun."

So you can see eight movies for $20 on Saturday, then for $10 you can see twelve great bands, and at the same time help give some hope to cancer-stricken youth. You'll see the itinerary and all information after the jump.
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A Life Once Lost Vocalist Forms Staggered Works

A Life Once Lost vocalist Robert Meadows has announced the launch of his new record label, Staggered Works Music. The label’s first release is slated for April 17th with Doylestown, PA hardcore band War Pigs.

Staggered Works Music is a spin-off of the Bucks County and Philadelphia booking agency Staggered Works, which was founded by Meadows in 2006. Since 06’, Robert Meadows has gathered like-minded individuals and Staggered Works has grown to be a collective of concert promoters, musicians and artists organizing anywhere from 5-15 all ages/21 + shows a month in Bucks County & Philadelphia. “With so many great bands emerging from Bucks County, Philadelphia and everywhere else under the sun, it just made sense to build a home for artists and bands that feel the way we do about music.” says Meadows.

Staggered Works Music has plans to release several more albums over the next year in genres ranging from hardcore to metal to even experimental rock and pop punk. “We are going to be bringing something to a music scene that has been lacking for years now, in my opinion - THE TRUE PASSION FOR MUSIC. This has been a dream of mine now for years, to be able to release music that is affordable and also exceptional in every way. This is supposed to be fun, remember.” says Meadows.

Staggered Works Music has a record release show planned for War Pigs’ new album “Degeneration” on April 17th at The Moose Lodge in Doylestown, PA. War Pigs will share the stage that night with SHIPWRECK A.D., LAYIN WASTE (featuring Robert Meadows), EATING GLASS, BONGRIPPER, and BURDENS. The new album is now on presale at the SW Distro store by visiting www.staggeredworks.org. The album will also be available through Revelation Records as well as a few other distributors. War Pigs will also be performing with Madball May 10th and going on an 11 day tour of the east coast starting May 21st. More information about Staggered Works, Staggered Works Music and War Pigs can be found at www.staggeredworks.org. War Pigs’ new album can also be streamed on their Myspace profile.

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Just For Fun

Decibel Asks "What If Bands Were Beers?"

Decibel Magazine's site has an entry that poses the question "What If Bands Were Beers?" where they mesh band names and logos/album artwork with beers and beer labels. It's nothing amazing but is pretty well done.

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Tony Danza, A Life Once Lost, Arsonists To Tour

Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza will be touring Canada following some brief North Eastern U.S. dates. Joining Danza on the "Ripped Across Canada" tour will be A Life Once Lost (Ferret) and Arsonists Get All the Girls (Century Media). Here are the tour dates:

11/04 - Manchester, CT @ American Legion
11/05 - Albany, NY @ Valentines
11/06 - St. Catherine, ON @ L3
11/07 - Windsor, ON @ Chubby Pickle
11/08 - London, ON @ The Embassy
11/09 - Toronto, ON @ Reverb
11/10 – Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh
11/11 – Ottawa, ON @ Bayou
11/13 – Montreal, QC @ Underworld
11/14 – Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Rock Cafe Le Stage
11/15 – Quebec City, QC @ L' Anti
11/16 - Burlington, VT @ Annex
11/17 - Maplewood, NJ @ Garden State Music Factory
11/18 - Reading, PA @ The Silo

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A Life Once Lost Announces Tour Dates

A Life Once Lost have announced "The Brothers of Brutality Tour" with EMMURE, TONY DANZA TAPDANCE EXTRAVAGANZA, and VEIL OF MAYA. Dates are as follows:

6/29 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
6/30 - Danville, VA @ Plan B
7/01 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
7/02 - Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox
7/03 - Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
7/04 – (Cannot announce until May 31)
7/05 - Mobile, AL @ The Sound Room
7/06 - Montgomery, AL @ Off The Wagon
7/07 - Memphis, TN @ SPOM (Memphis Skatepark)
7/08 - Little Rock, AR @ Vinos
7/09 - Shawnee, OK @ Fusion Affect - EMMURE/ALOL ONLY
7/10 - Wichita, KS @ Eagles Lodge
7/11 - Joplin, MO @ The Foundry
7/12 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
7/14 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
7/15 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
7/16 - Casper, WY @ American Legion Hall
7/17 - Rapid City, SD @ Imperial Inn w/ AUGUST BURNS RED
7/18 - LaCrosse, WI @ Warehouse
7/19 - Buffalo, MN @ The Vault
7/20 - West Dundee (Chicago), IL @ Clearwater Theatre
7/21 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
7/22 - Creve Coeur (Peoria), IL @ Creve Coeur VFW
7/23 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
7/24 - Dayton, OH @ The Attic
7/25 - Lake Station, IN @ Lake Station Eagles
7/26 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Rooftop
7/27 - Toledo, OH @ Frankies
7/28 - Charleroi, PA @ Club Octane
7/29 - BUffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
7/31 - Huntington, WV @ Monkey Bar
8/01 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
8/02 - Milwaukee, WI @ Robot Mosh Fest

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Periphery To Open For A Life Once Lost on US Tour

Maryland metallers, Periphery, issue the following update on their MySpace page:

"Hello ladies and gentlemen,"

"We will be supporting A Life Once Lost and Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza on a small portion of their tour later this month, please come out and show everyone what the fuck is up with Periphery! Buy t-shirts so we can do more tours, OOOHRAH!"

"Please note that while we will be at the New England Metal Hardcore Festival we will not be performing, we will however be selling t-shirts and giving away free production advice! SO COME THE FUCK OUT AND HANG OUT WITH YOUR WANG OUT! (we do not want to see your wang)."

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Withersoul To Open for Candlemass In Virginia

Virginia metallers, Withersoul, announce the following upcoming shows:

4/19 - Williamsburg, Virginia - William & Mary Metalfest w/ A LIFE ONCE LOST & Immortal Avenger
5/10 - Richmond, VA, Virginia - VMA gig with Behelmod @ Rocks
5/19 - Springfield, Virginia - Jaxx w/ CANDLEMASS, Daylight Dies, Twisted Tower Dire

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