A Life Once Lost Complete Album And Announce Tracklisting
Philadelphia, PA rock powerhouse A LIFE ONCE LOST has completed work on its new album, entitled "Iron Gag".
Set for a September 18, 2007 release, "Iron Gag" is a strong record by a band nearing an ideal of cohesion. A LIFE ONCE LOST's ever-catchy, artful assault remains, but the mood is electric, with tracks such as "Firewater Joyride" revealing the sound of a band that's on the threshold of a much broader audience. Known for flattening clubs with its firepower, A LIFE ONCE LOST have captured the intensity of its live show on the forthcoming release, the ever-mutating quintet merging continued artistic growth with an intense, wizened roar. The album was self-produced by the band and mastered at West West Side Music by the venerable Alan Douches.
The follow-up to 2005 album "Hunter", "Iron Gag" delivers a massive wallop of scorched-out, supercharged Hard Rock. Supremely well-paced, the release exhibits the sound of a band injecting a brazen swagger into its wide musical palette. The music dovetails its blend of raw Power Metal and fuzz-tripping Rock, combining each in various permutations: the Rock coming to the forefront in the songs "Firewater Joyride" and the crunching "Detest"; the more deliberate side of the band emerging in the bruising "Worship" and the snide, slow-boil of "The Wanderer". Like a shark, this band can only go forward and the deeper reaches of "Iron Gag" are very clearly the sound of A LIFE ONCE LOST finding new waters in which to hunt.
A sneak peak at what "Iron Gag" holds in store for its listener is now available as the new track "Firewater Joyride" has been posted online on the band's MySpace page.
"Today we bestow upon you the future classic known only as 'Firewater Joyride'," comments A LIFE ONCE LOST guitarist Doug "Snake Sustain" Sabolick. "Since we are known mostly for the ultra heavy, we figure we'd throw out a curve ball and release a f*ckin' rocker. It's time for the real motherf**kers to take the reins."
"There's a lot of things I wanted to say to a lot of people on this record," A LIFE ONCE LOST frontman Bob Meadows explains. "Even within a song, there could be two or three people I'm talking about. It was inspired by a lot of things I've wanted to say but haven't because I had to watch myself. There are so many ugly things going on in the music scene and life, and I was just like, 'F--- it, if I say something that's going to piss someone off, then it wasn't meant to be anyway. Let me just get this all off my chest.' So, this album's just really pissed, and it's very vicious."
"The songs are just way more fierce," he continues. "There's an element about it that Hunter didn't have, and I think maybe that was because of us doing it ourselves. It was us learning from [Hunter producer and ANTHRAX guitarist] Rob Caggiano how to actually approach the songs and my working with [LAM OF GOD's] Randy Blythe on the vocal production, which taught me how to approach the songs well. And with all of that working together, we've definitely put out a record that's going to move a lot of heads - make people turn around and be like, 'Holy sh--.' It's a monster of a release."
Here is the complete track listing for "Iron Gag":
01. Firewater Joyride
03. The Wanderer
05. All Teeth
06. Meth Mouth
09. Others Die
11. Ill Will
A LIFE ONCE LOST will hit the road this August in support of "Iron Gag", touring as direct support to fast-rising Metal unit JOB FOR A COWBOY with further touring plans to be announced soon. Here are the band's upcoming live dates:
* w/ JOB FOR A COWBOY
June 29 - Hartland, WI - Robot Mosh Fest
June 30 - Covington, KY - Anthem Project Festival
July 8 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theater
Aug. 13 - Troy, NY - Revolution Hall *
Aug. 15 - Huntington, WV - the Monkey Bar *
Aug. 16 - Thomasville, NC - the Soundvent *
Aug. 17 - Nashville, TN - Rocket Town *
Aug. 18 - Augusta, GA - Sector 7G *
Aug. 22 - Memphis, TN - The Complex *
Aug. 23 - Little Rock, AR - Vino's *
Aug. 25 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory *
Aug. 27 - El Paso, TX - Chic's *
Aug. 28 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad *
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