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Tag Archives: A Life Once Lost

Vexes (ex-A Life Once Lost) flexes with “Lift”

Posted by on September 28, 2017

You might not be familiar with Vexes, but you probably have a working knowledge of some of it’s members. Featuring former members of A Life Once Lost, Fury of Five, Vessl and Downstage, the New Jersey band draws influences from a number of post-metal influences including Cave-In, Helmet and Thrice. They’re all apparent on “Lift,” […]

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Cruise the Astral Plane with Ecstatic Vision

Posted by on July 16, 2015

After A Life Once Lost broke up in 2013, soon after the release of Ecstatic Trance the year before, guitarist Doug Sabolick formed psychedelic rock / metal band Ecstatic Vision with former ALOL drummer Jordan Crouse. Their debut album came earlier this month on Relapse Records, and now the band just released a 13 minute music video for the song “Astral […]

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An Ecstatic Vision arises from A Life Once Lost

Posted by on May 7, 2015

We ran into Doug Sabolick, formerly of A Life Once Lost, last year at a show, and he gave us a CD from his new project, Ecstatic Vision. It was one song, and it couldn’t have been more of a departure from his former band, trading in the Meshuggah-like rhythms of ALOL for psychedelia, it […]

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Relapse Records joyously sign Ecstatic Vision

Posted by on September 3, 2014

Ecstatic Vision, a band half-made of former A Life Once Lost members, have signed with Relapse Records. Said vocalist and guitarist Doug Sabolick,  “We are currently recording our debut album at various studios around Philly. The album is a great mix of trance inducing primitive African tribal meets heavy psych a la Hawkwind.  We are stoked to […]

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A Life Once Lost Have Broken Up

Posted by on July 12, 2013

While you wouldn’t know it from looking at their Facebook page, A Life Once Lost have broken up. In an interview with Doylestown PA magazine Fig, frontman Robert  Meadows reveals that he’s stepped aside from the band to focus on carpentry. On the eve of his first art opening, Meadows discussed his decision to leave the […]

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Scion Rocks Memphis, TN: Review and Photos From Scion Rock Fest, 6/1/13

Posted by on June 7, 2013

Scion Rock Fest took place on June 1st across 5 venues along Beale St. in Memphis, TN.  The full festival lineup included a myriad of bands from different metal subgenres, giving fans a diverse lineup to check out all day long.  To make things even better, tickets were 100% free. The day itself was supposed […]

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Testament, Corrosion Of Conformity, Whitechapel And More Added To Scion Rock Fest 2013

Posted by on March 26, 2013

Last week, part of the lineup to the 2013 edition of the Scion Rock Fest was revealed. Today, though, the full lineup was revealed, and holy crap does it look awesome. Testament has been confirmed as the additional co-headliner (along with the Melvins), while bands like Corrosion Of Conformity, Whitechapel, Royal Thunder, Touche Amore and […]

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Best Metal Performances At SXSW

Posted by on March 20, 2013

6. Howl MetalSucks presents South By South Death at the Dirty Dog Prior to this performance I was only casually acquainted with the band’s fifth full length Full of Hell, which is quite solid. Since then, Vincent Hausman dropped the guitar to focus fully on vocals which seems to have been beneficial for the band. his performance […]

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Melvins, Municipal Waste, Six Feet Under Among First Bands Announced For This Year’s Scion Rock Fest

Posted by on March 20, 2013

At the beginning of March, Scion A/V revealed that the fifth annual Scion Rock Fest would take place on June 1 in Memphis, TN. And yesterday, the first batch of bands were confirmed for the festival, and it’s already shaping up to be a killer billing. One of the co-headliners has been confirmed to be […]

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A SXSW Guide To Metal Events

Posted by on March 8, 2013

With the interactive portion of the 27th annual SXSW festival kicking off today, downtown Austin is transforming into a shitshow of epic proportions. Literally thousands of bands, hundreds of vendors, countless other companies, and a four-story tall Doritos vending machine are transforming the usually semi-sedate streets of Austin into nine days of marketing, branding and music […]

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