A Life Once Lost

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A Life Once Lost
Also known as ALOL
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres Metalcore, progressive metal, groove metal[1]
Years active 1999—2013
Labels Ferret Music
Deathwish Inc.
Robotic Empire
Season of Mist (2011–2013)
Past members Robert Meadows
Douglas Sabolick
Jordan Crouse
Nick Frasca
Nick Hale
Mike Sabolick
Richard Arnold
Alin Ashraf
Justin Graves
TJ De Blois
Vadim Taver
Robert Carpenter

A Life Once Lost was an American metalcore band based in Pennsylvania.


A Life Once Lost formed in 1999 in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After the release of their first album, Open Your Mouth for the Speechless...In Case of Those Appointed to Die on Robotic Empire, they toured with Canadian band The End.[2] After a second release on Deathwish Inc., A Life Once Lost released their third album, Hunter on Ferret Music in 2005. The group supported the release by touring with Throwdown, Zao, As I Lay Dying, Lamb of God, Clutch, Opeth, Strapping Young Lad, and took Part in the Ozzfest 2006.

In September 2007 the album, Iron Gag was released, 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 headed to Scandinavia and later performed two shows in Russia. In April 2009 the band headed to Alaska for three performances. In May 2009, the band embarked on the "You've Got Mail" Tour with Thy Will Be Done as direct support.

In March 2012, the band began recording a fifth studio album with producer Andreas Magnusson. Titled Ecstatic Trance, it was released on October 23, 2012.[3] The band toured throughout the fall of 2012 to support the album as an opener for Revocation, along with Canadian band KEN mode.

The band announced their breakup on July 12, 2013.


Final Lineup[edit]

  • Robert Meadows - vocals (1998–2013)
  • Douglas Sabolick - guitar, backing vocals (1998–2013)
  • Jordan Crouse - drums (2011–2013)
  • John Roth- guitar, backing vocals (2012-2013)
  • Chris Weyh- bass guitar (2012-2013)

Past members[edit]

  • TJ De Blois - drums (1998–2002)
  • Justin Graves - drums (2002–2011)
  • Nick Frasca - bass guitar (2003–2005)
  • Robert Carpenter - guitar (2001–2011)
  • Vadim Taver - guitar (1998–2001)
  • Richard Arnold - bass guitar (1998–2001)
  • Nick Hale - bass guitar
  • Mike Sabolick - bass guitar
  • Alin Ashraf- bass guitar


Studio albums


  1. ^ Debenedictis, Matt (23 February 2011). "A Life Once Lost Took 'an Outsider's Point of View' During Time Off". Noisecreep. AOL. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  2. ^ Garry Sharpe-Young (2005). New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Zonda Books Limited. pp. 315–. ISBN 978-0-9582684-0-0. 
  3. ^ "A Life Once Lost: New Album Title, Release Date Announced". Blabbermouth.net. 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2015-10-25.