The last few years have been full of ups and downs and plenty of rumours when it comes to American metal band A Life Once Lost who haven't released an album since 2007! I can hardly believe that! Last year they also lost original member and guitarist Rob Carpenter as well as long time drummer Justin Graves. Many had speculated that the band had broken up due to a lack of touring and for goodness sakes... they STILL don't even have a proper Facebook page... geez! Well in the past few months we've started to get some updates from the ALOL camp so here's the round-up.
1) January 2011 --> Justin Graves (drummer since 1999) leaves band to pursue other endevours.
2) November 2011 --> Rob Carpenter (guitarist since 1999) leaves band to focus on family.
3) April 2011 --> Justin Course is added to the band as the new drummer
4) March 2012 --> A Life Once Lost set to record new album in April 2012. To be released later this year on Seasons of the Mist label.
5) June 2012 --> Mini tour with Black Sheep Wall. Dates below:
6/23 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom6/24 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
Glad to see this band has picked themselves up and gotten back into the swing of things. They put out some of the best and most progressive metal in the 2000s that has influenced countless acts. I saw them at Sounds of the Underground and remember them putting on a such a solid show, especially vocally. Can't wait to hear some new tunes.