Line-up:Snake Sustaine - Guitar / VocalsBobby Insaner - GuitarJustin Graves - DrumsNick Frasca- Bass / VocalsBob Meadows - Vocals
A Life Once Lost is a five-piece band from Philadelphia. They started as a metalcore band before the scene became huge and after their first album, Open Your Mouth for the Speechless, came out on the indie label Robotic Empire. They then signed to Deathwish Records, (Converge's lead singer Jacob Bannon's label). When A Great Artist came out, they had evolved into a Meshuggah influenced band, still featuring a hardcore bite but with plenty of tempo changes. From there, their influence started to drift more towards metal than hardcore and their 2005 record, Hunter, on Ferret Records (their current label), showed a more a metallic sound with influences from bands such as Pantera and Lamb of God. In fact, Randy Blythe, Lamb of God's singer, taught Bob Meadows how to control his scream. He also did guest vocals on the song "Vulture" from the same album. Since then they have toured with Cephalic Carnage, among others, and were on the second stage of the 2006 Ozzfest. They released Iron Gag under Ferret again in 2007, while featuring vocals by Randy Blythe from Lamb of God and Anthony Green from Circa Survive.
A Life Once Lost is an American metalcore band formed in 1999 in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After releases on Robotic Empire and Deathwish Inc., A Life Once Lost released their successful album, Hunter on Ferret Music in 2005. The group supported the release by touring with groups such as Throwdown, Zao, As I Lay Dying, Lamb of God, Clutch, Opeth, Strapping Young Lad, and took Part in the Ozzfest 2006.
September 2007 saw the release of their latest album, Iron Gag, featuring musical guests Devin Townsend of Strapping Young Lad, Anthony Green of Circa Survive, and Randy Blythe of Lamb of God. The band supported the album with tours alongside High on Fire, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Saviours, Suicide Silence, and Job for a Cowboy.
The band toured Europe twice in 2008 alongside Himsa and War From a Harlots Mouth, respectively. In 2008, the band head to Scandinavia as well as performing two shows in Russia. In April 2009 the band took a break from writing a new album and headed to Alaska for 3 dates. In May of 2009, the band embarked on the "You've Got Mail" Tour with Thy Will Be Done as direct support.