Critically acclaimed Philadelphia, PA hard rock unit ALOL (A LIFE ONCE LOST) has announced a U.S. tour in support of its much-talked-about forthcoming release “IRON GAG”. ALOL will hit the road alongside New Jersey tech-rockers The Dillinger Escape Plan for a planned three week trek that will launch on October 9 in Cleveland, OH.
Set to drop on September 18, “IRON GAG” delivers a massive wallop of scorched-out, supercharged hard rock. Supremely well-paced, the release exhibits the sound of a band injecting a brazen swagger into its wide musical palette. The music dovetails its blend of raw-power metal and fuzz-tripping rock, combining each in various permutations: the rock coming to the forefront in the songs ‘Firewater Joyride’ and the crunching ‘Detest’; the more deliberate side of the band emerging in the bruising ‘Worship’ and the snide, slow-boil of ‘THE WANDERER’.
ALOL has posted another brand new song from “IRON GAG” online. The heavy-handed track “Worship” has been uploaded to the band’s MySpace page and can be heard at this location.
The final track listing for “IRON GAG” is as follows:
1.) Firewater Joyride
3.) THE WANDERER
5.) All Teeth
6.) Meth Mouth
9.) Others Die
11.) Ill Will
ALOL features vocalist Robert Meadows, guitarist Doug Sabolick, guitarist Robert Carpenter, bassist Nick Frasca and drummer Justin Graves.
“blinding…an idiosyncratic approach to songwriting…an unrepentant shout to forge ahead” – REVOLVER
“a perfect balance between listenability and heaviness…incredible” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“A Life Once Lost makes it look easy” – PHOENIX NEW TIMES
“simply stunning” – KERRANG!
“emulous molten songwriting…blackened power ballad riffage…interstellar overdrive…something tells me ALOL are just getting started.” – DECIBEL
ALOL (A LIFE ONCE LOST) tour dates:
September 11 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox Laundrolounge
September 12 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
September 13 Harrisonburg, VA Guzmans
September 14 Wilmington, DE The Harmony Grange
September 15 Lemoyne, PA Championship
September 16 Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft @ The Chance
U.S. TOUR WITH THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
*Additional dates TBA*
(all dates include support from Behold…The Arctopus and Genghis Tron)
October 4 Cleveland, OH Peabodyâ€™s
October 5 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre
October 6 Chicago, IL Subterranean
October 7 Saint Paul, MN Station 4
October 8 Papillion, NE The Rock
October 9 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
October 14 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
October 17 Spring, TX Java Jazz
October 20 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
October 21 Orlando, FL Backbooth
October 23 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
October 24 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
October 25 Cambridge, MA The Middle East