Published Jan 27, 2011Long-running groovecore outfit A Life Once Lost have hit up more than a few metal labels to release their crushing music over the years. Back in 2003, the outfit loosed their A Great Artist on Converge singer Jacob Bannon's Deathwish Inc. imprint, they landed themselves on Robotic Empire for 2004's Open Your Mouth for the Speechless and their mid-2000s output saw release on metalcore-minded label Ferret. It's been four years since the Philadelphia bangers released their last full-length, Iron Gag, but the troupe have announced that they're about to hit the studio. Perhaps fittingly, A Life Once Lost are also letting it be known that they've switched labels yet again.
Via a press release, the group explain that they have now hooked up with Season of Mist, home to other metal powerhouses like Kylesa, Watain and the Dillinger Escape Plan. A Life Once Lost are apparently just about done writing their upcoming record, which is primed for a summer release.
"After over a year and a half of working on this record and setback after setback, we can finally announce that it is coming out on Season of Mist in 2011," guitarist Doug Sabolick said in a statement, adding that the as-yet-untitled album will be an outright wrecker. "Musically, the theme of this record is to pummel the listener into submission via ignorant riffs. We are finishing writing and demo-ing as we speak and look forward to working hand in hand with Season of Mist to deliver our vision to the masses."
If you're impatiently awaiting some new tunes, you can check out A Life Once Lost on their upcoming tour with new labelmates Atheist this spring. A lone Canadian date takes place March 8 in Montreal. You can see the rest of the dates below.
2/4 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
2/5 West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
2/6 Richmond, VA - The Hat Factory
2/7 Long Island, NY - EHS
3/8 Montreal, QC - Le Petit campus *
3/9 New York, NY - Santo's Party House *
3/10 Baltimore, MD - Sonar *
3/12 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade*
* with Atheist, Revocation, Last Chance To Reason