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Iron Gag
9/18/2007

Hunter (Deluxe Edition)
6/27/2006

The Fourth Plague: Flies (reissue)
8/9/2005
 
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January 30, 2010
Southern California extremists, Oblige, who seemed to have fallen off the grid for some time with no real news or updates, have returned with a scathing brand new track entitled "Drip Drip", which can be streamed now via the band's Official Myspace page.

UK Death Metallers, Martyr Defiled, have posted a brand new song entitled "Plaguebearer" on their Official Myspace page. The track, which is taken from their as yet untitled forthcoming full length album, features a guest vocal appearance from Steve Regan (Annotations Of An Autopsy).

Polish extreme metallers, Before A Burning Earth (B.A.B.E.) have made songs from their 'Doomsday Is Coming' EP release available for free download at this location. The EP is also available for purchase through the band and comes in Digipack format with a t-shirt.

Belgian tech melodic death metallers, The End Of All Reason will be heading into the studio tomorrow for the first day of vocal recordings. Updates on the bands progress in the studio will be posted on the band'y Myspace page as well as here when they are made available.

Philly metallers, A Life Once Lost, who much like Oblige have been hibernating for far too long already, have finally posted an update via the band's Myspace page: "Working on finishing writing the album starting this week...bout time. We were a sleeping giant...New album will shred." Look forward to a new album later this year.

Washington's Xtian metalcore titans, Demon Hunter, as a part of their "50 Days Of Demon Hunter" campaign leading up to the release of their new album 'The World Is A Thorn', have posted a Photo Shoot Vlog at this location.

Chicago's own meshuggahcore titans, Veil Of Maya, have issued the following update via their official myspace blog: "We have completed the tracking on our new album titled [id]. The album was produced by Michael Keene (The Faceless), and is expected to see an April 2010 release date. A brand new song from the album will premier the second week of February on this Myspace page . Until then, you can hear a couple new songs live on our headline tour with support from Animals As Leaders, Circle Of Contempt and Periphery. Following the headliner we will take part in this year's Atticus Metal Tour II w/ Unearth, Stick To Your Guns, The Ghost Inside and Carnifex."
 
 
 
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Buried Inside Announce First U.S. Dates In Support Of Album
April 16, 2009
Ottawa, ON’s Buried Inside have announced a handful of shows in New York state for early May, their first run Stateside since the release of their brand new album, 'Spoils Of Failure'. Buried Inside will be teamed up with A Life Once Lost and Rosetta for this quick run that will also include a performance as part of the Pitchfork Media presents “Show No Mercy” series in Brooklyn. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below with additional summer dates to be announced soon.

Buried Inside are currently streaming 'Spoils Of Failure' in its entirety at this location. 'Spoils Of Failure' saw its North American release on March 3rd (March 9th internationally) and is the band’s first full-length release in four years.

Buried Inside Tour Dates:
4/25 - Kingston, ON - The Artel
5/02 - Ithaca, NY - Ithaca Underground Pirate House (w/ Rosetta)
5/03 - Brooklyn, NY - Public Assembly (w/ A Life Once Lost, Rosetta)
5/04 - Middletown, NY - The Classroom (w/ A Life Once Lost)
5/05 - Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade (w/ A Life Once Lost)

For more news and info on Buried Inside, visit the Relapse Records website at www.relapse.com, the Buried Inside Official website at www.BuriedInside.com, or the band's Official MySpace page.
 
 
 
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Arsis Debut Animated Video For 'We Are The Nightmare'
May 7, 2008
Virginia-based technical melodic death metal outfit, Arsis, have debuted the animated video for the title track of their new album, 'We Are the Nightmare'.

The video can be viewed here, along with a commentary from director David Brodsky on how it was like working with the band and the story behind the animation of the video. The video itself can also be viewed below.

Beginning on May 2, Arsis will jump on tour with The Black Dahlia Murder and A Life Once Lost in the USA. Immediately following that, Arsis will replace Soilent Green from June 4 to June 13 on the upcoming "In Thrash We Trust" tour, which features co-headliners Death Angel and God Forbid, as well as Light This City.

'We Are The Nightmare' was released on April 15 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records. The package contains a bonus 45-minute DVD that includes the band's time in the studio, off-stage antics, and some general goofing around.

For more information and upcoming tour dates, please visit www.myspace.com/arsis.
 
 
 
 
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Skeletonwitch Confirms Tour Dates With Arsis, Veil Of Maya
February 9, 2008
Athens, OH-based metal band Skeletonwitch have confirmed a three week US tour alongside Arsis and Veil of Maya. Joining the troupe for the first four days will be Philadelphia’s A Life Once Lost. Currently out on the road with Job For A Cowboy and The Red Chord, Skeletonwitch will return home for two weeks before again hitting the road.

Skeletonwitch guitarist Scott Hedrick is also posting exclusive tour blogs with Revolver magazine while out on the current dates. Part one is available here, and a second installment is coming shortly.

Skeletonwitch continues to support its Prosthetic Records debut, ‘Beyond The Permafrost,’ which saw an October 2007 release. Recorded with producer Corey Smoot (GWAR, Municipal Waste) and featuring art from John Baizley (Kylesa, Baroness, Darkest Hour), features a handful of brand new Skeletonwitch songs alongside a few songs that previously appeared on the self-released Skeletonwitch records ‘Worship the Witch’ and ‘At One With The Shadows.’ The band has already logged time on the road in support of the record alongside Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust, Nachtmystium, Dying Fetus, Cephalic Carnage and labelmates Year of Desolation, among others.

Skeletonwitch on tour:
w/ Job For A Cowboy, The Red Chord:
2/08 - Nashville, TN - Rockettown
2/09 - Joplin, MO – The Foundry
2/10 - Oklahoma City, OK – Bricktown Ballroom
2/11 - Manhattan, KS – PJ’s Pub

w/ A Life Once Lost, Arsis, Veil of Maya:
2/24 - West Hollywood, CA – The Whisky (no Arsis)
2/25 - Victorville, CA – KARMA
2/26 - Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s
2/27 - Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

w/ Arsis, Veil of Maya:
2/28 - San Marcos, CA – Jumping Turtle
2/29 - Tucson, AZ – The Rock
3/01 - El Paso, TX – Chic’s Bar & Billiards
3/02 - Lewisville, TX – Fat Daddy’s Sound Shack
3/03 - Tulsa, OK – Crush Lounge
3/04 - Salina, KS – The Blue Goat
3/06 - Rogers, MN – Showcase Skatepark
3/07 - La Crosse, WI – Warehouse Nightclub
3/08 - Milwaukee, WI – Shorewood Legion Hall
3/09 - Tinley Park, IL – Mojoe’s
3/10 - Covington, KY – The Madhatter
3/11 - Huntington, WV – Paradox
3/12 - Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway
3/13 - Danville, VA – Plan B
3/14 - Pompton Lakes, NJ – Mainstage
3/15 - Wilmington, DE – The Harmony Grange Hall
3/16 - Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
 
 
 
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The Brotherhood Of Riffs And Spliffs Tour Rumors
January 12, 2008
Philadelphia stoner metallers A Life Once Lost have posted the following message via their official Myspace Page:

"Rumor has it ALOL will be out headlining across America on "The Brotherhood of Riffs and Spliffs" tour in late february/march with Skeletonwitch, Arsis, and Veil of Maya as support. Rumor has it there will be alot of So Cal dates as well as Midwest dates. Just rumors for now people!"

A Life Once Lost are about to hit the road with Bay Area Stoner rock band High On Fire. The tour will kick off on Jan. 17th in Santa Cruz, CA and will come full circle finishing up in Oakland, CA on Feb. 23rd.

A Life Once Lost w/ High On Fire:
1/17 - Veterans Hall - Santa Cruz, CA
1/18 - Blank Club - San Jose, CA
1/19 - Glasshouse - Pomona, CA
1/20 - Plush - Tuscon, AZ
1/22 - Jakes Backroom - Lubbock, TX
1/23 - The Compound - Corpus Christi, TX
1/24 - Rubber Gloves - Denton, TX
1/25 - Revolution Music Room - Little Rock, AK
1/26 - Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
1/27 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN
1/29 - Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
1/30 - E.A.R.L. - Atlanta, GA
1/31 - Backbooth - Orlando, FL
2/1 - Churchills - Miami, FL
2/2 - Crowbar - Tampa, FL
2/3 - Common Grounds - Gainesville, FL
2/5 - The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
2/6 - Cats Cradle - Carrboro, NC
2/7 - Steppin Out - Virginia Beach, VA
2/8 - Mojo 13 - Wilmintgton, DE
2/9 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
2/10 - Europa - Brooklyn, NY
2/11 - Daniel Street - Milford, CT
2/14 - Diesel - Pittsburgh, PA
2/15 - Ravari Room - Columbus, OH
2/16 - Uncle Pleasants - Louisville, KY
2/17 - 2 Cents Plain - St Louis, MO
2/18 - The Picador - Iowa City, IA
2/19 - Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
2/20 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
2/22 - Blue Lamp - Sacramento, CA
2/23 - Uptown Nightclub - Oakland, CA
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1999
HOME TOWN: Philadelphia, PA
MEMBERS:
Robert Meadows (vocals)
Robert Carpenter (guitar)
Douglas Sabolick (guitar)
Nick Frasca (bass)
Justin Graves (drums)

A Life Once Lost is the latest musical inferno to blaze brightly from yet another creative spark out of the crackling ember that blackens and burns the dark underbelly of Philadelphia's extreme counterculture.There's something in the air, in the ground, in the water perhaps, within the Northeastern United States that continually gives birth to the most progressively pulverizing metallic hardcore behemoths the world has ever known, from the erratic, calculating mathematics of Dillinger Escape Plan, the psychotic poetry of Deadguy, the slow-burn hypnosis of Isis and the self-torturing artisans in Converge.A Life Once Lost proudly holds that banner aloft, charging forward with the brutal angst of their peers, but themselves uniquely informed by a mesmerizing combination of the cornerstone groove of Sabbath, the staccato punch of Meshuggah and the punishing vocal sensibilities of lamented Midwestern sons Coalesce."We've always looked up to bands that are doing things that are unique and not carbon-copied, that push limits," proclaims vocalist Robert Meadows. "We want to be in that place with those bands, right up there with them. And we feel like we can do that."And they are about to stake their claim.In 2005 A Life Once Lost will enter the studio to craft 'HUNTER' , their debut album for Ferret, which is sure to capitalize on the dark but urgent promise of "A Great Artist," and will grab ahold of even the cursory onlooker with artwork by the man responsible for Mastadon's album sleeves, Paul Romano."The whole idea behind 'HUNTER' is about going out and taking what it is that you want. It's about not settling with going to school, having a job, having a family. It's about not settling with someone else telling you you're not good enough. It's just about saying 'fuck you' and doing what you want to do," Meadows explains. "It's about going out there and taking it."It is precisely those instincts, that hunger, that has sustained the band since they formed in 1999. Guitarists Douglas Sabolick and Robert Carpenter (who joined in 2001, when "the band became serious," according to Meadows) form A Life Once Lost's musical backbone, with drummer Justin Graves more than holding up his end since he came onboard before the recording of their best known album, "A Great Artist."A Life Once Lost had released material through hardcore tastemakers Loudnet Records and Robotic Empire before hooking up with Converge singer Jake Bannon's Deathwish imprint, who issued the vinyl for "The Fourth Plague: Flies" in addition to their underground breakthrough. It was the strength of the "A Great Artist" recording - its size, its scope, its metallic brutality - that won the band the attention of Ferret Music's Carl Severson, who got to know the guys when he'd pass through Philly with his band, Nora."A Great Artist" also helped get them on the road with a number of likeminded bands, like Breather Resist, Between the Buried and Me, Throwdown, Dead To Fall and God Forbid, taking them all through North America including treks to Mexico and Canada.When its all said and done what A Life Once Lost sounds simple, though for lesser bands, its often proven to be elusive: "I want to be remembered for never conforming to any kind of label or fashion," Meadows says flatly. "Nothing has ever slowed us down. We are a band that saw what we wanted and did what we wanted to do. We've never conformed to anything, and we'll never follow any rules."