Prescription Addiction - Mistakes We Make (Addiction)

A sinister addiction has been ripping it’s way through North America since the early 1990’s and it’s getting worse every year. Dubbed the ‘Opioid Epidemic’ by the mainstream media, overdoses from opioid drugs have claimed over 64,000 lives in 2016 alone.

That’s 64,000 siblings, children, parents and loved ones. For comparison, overdoses accounted for at least 16,000 deaths in 2010 and over 4,000 in 1999; the seriousness of this tragedy cannot be overstated.

 Image Courtesy of HHS.Gov

Image Courtesy of HHS.Gov

How Did This Happen?

While this is a very complicated issue with many different facets, what is known is that during the 1990’s the pharmaceutical companies claimed that prescription opioid pain relievers were not addictive and encouraged doctors to prescribe these medications for pain relief.

Like cigarette companies in the 1930’s who claimed smoking was actually good for your health; these pharmaceutical companies were dead wrong. And just like the cigarette companies - being wrong hasn’t stopped them from profiting immensely from this escalating crisis.

The truth is, these drugs are highly addictive because of the euphoric high they provide. Over time, a user has to take more and more to achieve the same effects and in the process their brain becomes physically dependent on the substance.

Once they become addicted and are unable to get enough from their doctors and pharmacies many turn to street drugs like heroin - OR - Increase their dosage and die from accidental respiratory failure.

Stigma

The sad unfortunate truth about the situation is that society looks at these individuals as criminals instead of the victims that they are.

Addiction is a disease of the brain and we need to start looking at it for what it is - If we have any hope of fixing this problem before losing countless more loved ones, countless additional members of our communities will struggle in silence.

You can be addicted to more than just drugs or a bottle of alcohol, so please stop shaming those who are afflicted by it.

If you or someone you know is affected by any type of addiction, please encourage them to get help.

We need to stop judging each other so harshly because that’s exactly what keeps so many from reaching out for the help they desperately need.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a free, confidential hotline that can be called at any time at 1-800-662-4357. You can also visit their official website to find nearby treatment services.

‘Prescription Addiction’

Now with the stage set, Discovery of an Afterlife would like to announce the release of our latest single “Prescription Addiction” off our upcoming EP “Mistakes We Make.”

This song is about the struggles of various prescribed addiction’s and the disgusting profits pharmaceutical companies have made on the backs of the poor and vulnerable.

Furthermore, it’s about how pill-happy the medical industry has become. We all want a quick fix now to our ailments, our depression, our weight problems, our chronic pain and pharmaceutical companies are more than happy to give it to us for a price.

These issues stem from the very base of our society’s foundation and there is a deeper problem lurking underneath this opioid crisis. Our institutions are fundamentally broken and we’re not sure that anything short of a revolution is going to save us. Medication can’t fix everything and it certainly can’t fix how isolated we’re becoming as a society.

We believe that coming together as a community to support each other is what will overcome this growing feeling of isolation. We are social creatures after all and whether we want to admit it or not; we crave connection.

It may sound idealistic, but if everyone had a community that loved and cared for them, and they truly felt that love; they wouldn’t have a reason to turn to these addictions in the first place.

An Arbitrary War on Drugs

It baffles us that substances like alcohol and cigarettes which claim millions of lives every year are treated as “recreational fun”… yet cannabis, a plant that has resulted in exactly 0 fatalities EVER and has been proven to provide positive medical benefits, is treated as a schedule 1 drug by the DEA.

Now that the establishment is finding profits in the marijuana industry, it’s only a matter of time before this is changed, which is encouraging, but it will never change how many people, especially people of color, that have been locked behind bars over a plant.

This fundamental hypocrisy is what “Prescription Addiction” is about. We’re all very proud to finally be able to release this song and we sincerely hope you enjoy it.

Prescription Addiction is now available on itunes, spotify, amazon, youtube, and all other major music streaming services!

Come on!

This establishment is terrified of everything

Anything that might make you

Open up and see that there is more than just one way

To live a life, to make a move


I dare you to take a stand they say

I dare you to resist abuse

For review perception makes up all reality

And their religion is the profit school


It’s no secret, there’s no future

Vices come in more shapes than a bottle of alcohol

It won’t heal if, there’s no sutures

You can be addicted to the scent of an afterthought

Some people live above the law

And some people can’t afford to ever get caught

So why try at all when you already know you’ve lost?


She only wants the things she knows she cannot have

She says it tastes the best when someone says you can’t

I try to do the right thing I try to if I can

But more and more I’m finding

That’s hard to understand


Every piece of me

Is screaming for relief

I’d give it all

To make it stop

It turns out

That everything they ever told

Was just another lie to control

I might come back someday

But for now I just want to waste away


Just like that, abandoned and locked away

Without a thought labeled a menace to society

Looked at like she’s some creature

Ripped straight from jeepers creepers


She feels this pressure all the time

The pain is always on her mind


Her dealer wears a white coat

And always has the perfect dose

He doesn’t make house calls

Business hours on the wall


This endless war has got to stop

We’re only fighting the symptoms

There has to be a deeper cause

For all this self medication


I reach in, an attempt to find myself again

It’s then I know I am never coming back from this

Resist temptation

Here comes the tidal wave


Look down your nose and cast your shame

but you’ve got your own sick habits

Your addiction’s written on your grave

Your time spent throwing stones at glasses

You know you’ll always be this way

Exposing faults in others just to cover up your pain


Every piece of me

Is screaming for relief

I’d give it all

To make it stop

It turns out

That everything they ever told

Was just another lie to control

I might come back someday

But for now I just want to waste away


If I could find a way to turn back time

(To turn back time)

I’d fix it all I’d lead the perfect life

(The perfect life)

But these mistakes we make they do define

(They do define)

The line we draw between what’s wrong and right

What’s wrong and right?




The Mid-Summer Throwdown at Club Red in Review

Last Saturday, August 18th, we returned to Club Red in Mesa for the Mid-Summer Throwdown hosted by Superior Booking. Thank you to all the bands and fans that made it out to support us and the other acts. It was great to return to Club Red and rock their other stage this time. 

 Discovery of an Afterlife Photo by Fink Photography

Discovery of an Afterlife Photo by Fink Photography

 Superior Booking is a nationwide booking agency and concert production company.

Superior Booking is a nationwide booking agency and concert production company.

Shoutout to Superior Booking for inviting us to perform. We are super thankful to have been a part of the show. Even more thank yous go out to the sponsors of the show, PosterMyWall.com, Rip It Energy Fuel, and TicketLeap.

 Discovery of an Afterlife performing at The Mid-Summer Throwdown Saturday August 18, 2018

Discovery of an Afterlife performing at The Mid-Summer Throwdown Saturday August 18, 2018

 Dan, Josh, Jon, Leon, and Jayne posing for a photo after their set.

Dan, Josh, Jon, Leon, and Jayne posing for a photo after their set.

The show was a hodgepodge of different artists under the umbrella of rock and everyone did a fantastic job. Be sure to show the other bands some love and check them out below!

Pushing Pluto

On Opening Night

Janae Dunn

Icelus

Killing Sunday

Without Falter

Avenda

Moxytones

We Revolt

Silk Stockings

Sore Eyes

Thanks to Club Red and their staff for keeping the night safe and fun! Last but certainly not least thank you for reading this. Where should we perform next? Let us know in the comments below!

I know we keep saying this but new music is coming soon. Be prepared for us to drop our upcoming EP 'Mistakes We Make' any day now. 

The Mid-Summer Throwdown at Club Red

We have been invited to perform at The Mid-Summer Throwdown and will be returning to Club Red on Saturday August 18, 2018. This is going to be a huge show with over 10 artists performing so be sure not to miss out! For more details keep reading.

 Special thanks to  PosterMyWall.com ,  Superior Booking ,  Rip it Energy Fuel , and  TicketLeap  for making it all happen!

Special thanks to PosterMyWall.com, Superior Booking, Rip it Energy Fuel, and TicketLeap for making it all happen!

Date and Time

Saturday August 18, 2018 (8/18/18)
Doors open at 5:00pm
RSVP to the official Facebook Event Page

Venue

Club Red
1306 W University Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201

Bands

Killing Sunday

Sore Eyes

Says the Preacher

Icelus

Moxytones

Janae Dunn

Without Falter

Avenda

Discovery of an Afterlife

Between the Dark

Silk Stockings

On Opening Night

Tickets

Advance tickets are being sold for $10.00 per ticket. You can purchase them online or by contacting us directly. Tickets will be sold for $12.00 at the door on the day of the show. 
 

Parking

Club Red is located in Mesa and has a vast parking lot to accommodate a big turnout, but as always, show up early for the best parking spots! 

Friday the 13th at the Starlite Lounge in Review - Thank You Soundphoria

For Friday the 13th we had the pleasure of sharing the Starlite Lounge stage in Glendale with some truly amazing talent. It was a great turnout even for a Friday and we had an absolute blast performing one of our longest sets yet. Thank you to everyone that was able to make it out and especially to our friend Jared for catching us after our set and sharing his story. If you're reading this, 'The Meadow' is yours buddy and thanks for being there to sing along!

 Josh, Dan, Leon, Jon, and Jayne performing on Friday July 13, 2018 at the Starlite Lounge 

Josh, Dan, Leon, Jon, and Jayne performing on Friday July 13, 2018 at the Starlite Lounge 

Starlite Lounge Glendale AZ.jpg

A HUGE thank you is in order to Soundphoria for putting on such an amazing show and for being such an advocate of local Arizona artists. I personally would have paid good money for such a great night of entertainment but it was all absolutely FREE! Also thank you to the sponsors Lunasigns and The Best Clothing Company for making it all possible. Be sure to click those links to check them out and show some love.

 Soundphoria Entertainment provides excellent promotional services to local PHX bands

Soundphoria Entertainment provides excellent promotional services to local PHX bands

 Lunasigns is an 'after-hours-friendly' custom print shop based in San Tan Valley

Lunasigns is an 'after-hours-friendly' custom print shop based in San Tan Valley

 The Best Clothing Company provides, you guessed it, the BEST clothing

The Best Clothing Company provides, you guessed it, the BEST clothing

Thank you to all the absolutely amazing bands that came together to put on a night of good vibes and great tunes! I was completely blown away by Ryan, the singer/guitarist for 3 Seconds More, guy can sing just as well as he can shred. 

We've played with Mission G before and they get even better and better each time we do. Johnny, singer/guitarist for Mission G, always has hilarious banter and is another guy who can sing and shred amazingly.

By the time Malo de Dentro went on it was pretty late in the night and the crowd had thinned out a little but they played like there was a stadium of people watching. Excellent performance and they were the only band that started an epic spontaneous mosh pit! 

Be sure to show these awesome bands some love by clicking their names below!

Three Seconds More

 Steve, Stone, and Cris of Malo De Dentro perform live at the Starlite Lounge July 13, 2018

Steve, Stone, and Cris of Malo De Dentro perform live at the Starlite Lounge July 13, 2018

 Leon, Jon, and Jayne at the Starlite Lounge in Glendale, AZ July 13, 2018

Leon, Jon, and Jayne at the Starlite Lounge in Glendale, AZ July 13, 2018

 Dan of Discovery of an Afterlife preparing to perform at the Starlite Lounge July 13, 2018

Dan of Discovery of an Afterlife preparing to perform at the Starlite Lounge July 13, 2018

Last but certainly not least thank YOU for reading through this. Stay tuned for big announcements concerning our upcoming EP 'Mistakes We Make'. It's been a long and arduous road but we'll finally have a release date very soon! 

Discovery of an Afterlife Reviews the Gretsch Catalina Club Drum Set

As a fan of music I've always been curious about what kind of gear and technology my favorite artists use to create my favorite songs. For anyone that's ever shared this curiousity we will be doing reviews on the various things we use to make our music! This week we're having Josh review the drum kit he uses for our live shows.

 The Gretsch Catalina Club Kit

The Gretsch Catalina Club Kit

This is not a ‘Metalcore’ or ‘Pop-Punk’ drum kit by any means; but I tune and make everything to my own standards. With a 22”x20” kick drum, not many other kicks can compete in terms of sounding more powerful with a deep punch and slight high-click. I keep my toms flat (slight tone) with heavy attack and quick decay. I use Evans Power Level 360 - D’Addario heads on all toms and snare with Evans EMAD-2 Clear Batter Kick Drum head. I’m a minimalist and only use two toms (high and floor) - I find it more of a challenge to come up with fills but like to keep it simple to have a drum set sound as complex as possible using only the bare necessities. The Gretsch Catalina isn’t a common kit used in the metalcore field, but I've always been a firm believer in using what best suites the mix; and this kit complements ours in DOAA.

If you're interested in having one of these drumsets you can purchase one on Amazon and have it shipped straight to your door. They come in Deep Cherry Burst or Satin Walnut Glaze.


Soundphoria Presents Friday the 13th: Mission G/3 Seconds More/Discovery of an Afterlife/Malo De Dentro

Soundphoria is putting on a free show Friday the 13th, 2018 at the Starlite Lounge in Glendale, AZ. We've been asked to perform alongside Mission G, Sin Shrift, 3 Seconds More, and Malo de Dentro and have happily accepted. Thanks to the sponsors, Lunasigns and The Best Clothing Company, for making this show possible. It's going to be a great night of mischief and superstition so be there or be square! 

Soundphoria Friday July 13 Starlite Lounge Show.jpg

Date and Time

Friday July 13, 2018 (7/13/2018)
Show starts at 7:00pm

Venue

Starlite Lounge
4346 W Olive Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85302

Bands

Mission G

SinShrift

3 Seconds More

Malo de Dentro

Discovery of an Afterlife

Tickets

This is a free show for anyone age 21+ so tickets will not be sold.

Parking

The Starlite Lounge is located in a small shopping center in Glendale. There is usually plenty of parking available but showing up early will give you a better chance of getting a better spot!

Barrels of LaughTour at Joe's Grotto May 23, 2018 in Review

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us opening for Dead Horse Trauma last month at Joe's Grotto for the Barrels of LaughTour 2018 stop in Phoenix, AZ. We had an absolute blast playing with all the bands and hanging out with everybody. Wednesday nights can be a tough time to do a show so we really appreciate that there was such a great turnout. If you didn't make it you missed out on delicious peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and the most metal pillow fight ever fought. 

Special shoutout to our awesome friend Sammy and to Nathanael Reveles for taking some really fantastic photographs of our set.

 Leon and Josh(kind of) - Photo by Nathanael Reveles

Leon and Josh(kind of) - Photo by Nathanael Reveles

Chi Town Dogz once again catered the event serving up amazingly delicious gourmet hot dog creations. Vape Gravy was also there hanging out providing vape juice deals and Weed Wear was helping out with all 420 gear needs.

 Joe's Grotto is located in Northern Phoenix at 13825 N 32nd Street #32 Phoenix, AZ 85032

Joe's Grotto is located in Northern Phoenix at 13825 N 32nd Street #32 Phoenix, AZ 85032

Huge thanks to Audible Assault Entertainment for putting on yet another successful show at Joe's Grotto and of course thanks to all the bands and fans for rocking out on a Wednesday night with us. We'll have to do it all again very soon so stay tuned for an announcement about our upcoming show at the Starlite Lounge in July! Until then show the other bands some love and check out a video of us playing 'The Great Escape' at the show below.

Dead Horse Trauma

Lydia Can't Breathe

Everybody Panic!

Throw Logic

Rumur

Barrels of LaughTour Joe's Grotto Flyer May 23 2018.jpg

Thanks to Mindset Entertainment for taking and uploading our live performance!

Every Metalcore Band Has Its Drama

We regret to announce that the screamer for Discovery of an Afterlife, Conner Posz, has abruptly and unexpectedly parted ways with the band. At the time of this announcement we have not been able to get in contact with Conner but we wish him the best in his future endeavors. We will spare you the drama and instead announce that we will be keeping our obligation to the May 23rd Barrels of Laughtour 2018 tour date at Joe's Grotto and to our indiegogo campaign funders by releasing our EP Mistakes We Make as soon as possible.  At this time we will be moving forward as a 5 member band with Jon and Leon taking over all screaming parts. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and continues to support us. Look forward to an official release date for brand new music very soon!

 Discovery of an Afterlife will perform live at Joe's Grotto on Wednesday May 23, 2018

Discovery of an Afterlife will perform live at Joe's Grotto on Wednesday May 23, 2018

PantsOnFire - Mistakes We Make (Betrayal)

Everybody lies. What shade of 'good' or 'bad' it is ultimately depends on where you're standing and what angle you're observing it from.

What is a Lie?

According to Webster a white lie is 'A lie about a small or unimportant matter that someone tells to avoid hurting another person.'

For example, you might tell someone you love that you really enjoy that new song their band just released and that you think it's really going to be their breakout hit even though their music really isn't your thing and the song kind of sounds like every other one they've shown you so far.

You love them and want to support their passion though, and I mean certain parts are kind of catchy so you give them words of encouragement in the form of a harmless and helpful white lie.

Other lies get a little more complicated. Whether we like to admit it or not, it feels good to fit in. Fitting in usually comes with peer recognition, love, safety, and a myriad of other feelings we crave as biological, social creatures. We like feeling like we're a part of something, something more than us.

A History of Lying

For our ancestors, being distinguishably similar to each other was literally a matter of life and death. They had to decide very quickly whether the creature in front of them was friend or foe to stay out of danger and keep on living. The surest way to fit into a new group that you know very little about is to lie.

Depending on your personal moral compass and intention behind the lie, it can end up benefiting you and the new group you're trying to assimilate into. Lying is at the heart of the adage 'fake it until you make it.'

Pants On Fire

The lyrics for the first single off of Mistakes We Make are about how we all lie about things sometimes, whether it's to fit in, to keep from hurting someone's feelings, for malicious intentions, and countless other reasons. For most people, excessive or unnecessary lying will create feelings of guilt and internal conflict.

However, certain people are able to compulsively and manipulatively lie on a constant basis to get what they want because they are incapable of empathy - incapable of seeing that their lies hurt others. Since moving to Arizona I've come into contact with at least two people like this and I'm sure I've met countless more without even realizing it.

PantsOnFire is about how, because we all engage in this game of lying, we create the conditions to allow these psychopaths to climb the social ladder and do things like become President of the United States. Instead of calling these people out on their lies, we let them get away with it for fear someone will call us out on our own lies.

It's important to understand that as individuals we are unable to change these people. The best we can do is recognize them and remove them from our social circles. Until every single person on earth refuses to accept their behavior they will continue to do it again and again and again.

PantsOnFire is now available on itunes, spotify, amazon, youtube, and all other major music streaming services!

Trust
Treasure so easily broken
weight and worth intangible
Sometimes repair is not an option
burn it down and build anew
 A broken cup will never be as strong as it once was
Reassemble all the shards and the substance will seep through

But that's not what we came for
What's all this wasting time?
No, that's not what we stand for
So this is where we say goodbye

I'm only hoping for this
We're only coping with it
They're only losing what was-
Someone stop me now!
The price they pay to fit in
we're paying taxes on sin
With all these secrets tell me
how do you know who you are?

Every time you lied to me I would look the other way
Who am I to judge a fiend?
Every time you lied to them
another fly caught in your web
Deep inside do you know you're sick?
I know the world played a part
but you can't just blame them
Every time you lied to me I'd just look the other way
I've got my own insecurities
 and I can't save you if I can't save me

But that's not what we came for
What's all this wasting time?
No, that's not what we stand for
So this is where we say goodbye

I'm only hoping for this
We're only coping with it
They're only losing what was-
 Someone stop me now!
The price they pay to fit in
we're paying taxes on sin
With all these secrets tell me
how do you know who you are?

Let it burn!
Let it burn!

How could you do this?
How could you hurt someone who gave you everything?
How could you burn the trust of everyone
as if it's someone else's blame?
There are no monsters under beds
or in the closets of your home
They walk the streets in skins and skeletons,
like people you may know.
I should have known it anyways
you can't trust anyone these days
My heart goes out to the ones so deep
they'll never get out!
These strings they are pulling you down!

I'm only hoping for this
We're only coping with it
They're only losing what was-
 Someone stop me now!
The price they pay to fit in
we’re paying taxes on sin
With all these secrets tell me
how do you know who you are?

This is not my problem anymore
It's not my fault if you get hurt
It’s not my problem anymore
It's not my fault if you get hurt

Audible Assault Entertainment Presents: The Barrels of LaughTOUR 2018 - Dead Horse Trauma with Discovery of an Afterlife

Audible Assault Entertainment has invited us to open for national headlining act Dead Horse Trauma when they come through Phoenix this May on their Barrels of LaughTOUR 2018. We love working with Audible Assault and quickly jumped at the opportunity to open for such awesome acts. Be sure to check out Dead Horse Trauma's latest music video for 'Massacre' which features a ton of awesome live footage of the band. Below you'll find all the details on the other supporting acts and on the show itself which is once again at Joe's Grotto! 

DoaA Barrels of LaughTOUR Poster.png

Date and Time

Wednesday May 23, 2018 (5/23/18)
Doors Open 6:00pm
First Act Starts at 7:00pm
Be sure to RSVP to the official Facebook Event Page and leave us a comment with what songs you'd like to hear us play. 

Venue

Joe's Grotto
13825 N 32nd Street Suite 32
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Bands

Dead Horse Trauma

Lydia Can't Breathe

Throw Logic

Rumur

Discovery of an Afterlife

Tickets

Pre-Sale: $10.00
At the Door: TBA

Contact us by emailing discoveryofanafterlife@gmail.com to request tickets at the pre-sale price. Please be sure to let the attendant at the door know that you're there to see Discovery of an Afterlife when you first enter the venue. 

Parking

Joe's Grotto is located in northern Phoenix in a small shopping complex. There is usually plenty of parking but showing up early will ensure you get a good spot!

Audible Assault Entertainment's 1 Year Anniversary Show Thank You!

On Saturday night we had the pleasure of playing with some absolutely amazing bands over at Joe's Grotto in Nothern Phoenix for Audible Assault Entertainment's Official 1 Year Anniversary Show. There was cake, pizza, Chi-Town Dogz, vape life with Vape Gravy and Mt Baker Vapor, and amazing music at an amazing venue. This was an especially special show for me because my mom and younger brother came all the way from Reno, NV just to see Discovery of an Afterlife for the first time! Furthermore, Leon's parents decided to spend their ANNIVERSARY rocking out with us at this show which made it approximately 1283947329847 times better. 

 Discovery of an Afterlife live on the Back Stage at Joe's Grotto Feb 10, 2018

Discovery of an Afterlife live on the Back Stage at Joe's Grotto Feb 10, 2018

A HUGE congratulations to Audible Assault Entertainment on turning a year old and a very special thank you to Steph over there for thinking of us when putting together the lineup for this fantastic occasion! We really appreciate that whether you're a small local band at your first show or a national headlining act she will treat you with the same amount of respect and make sure you are well-taken care of. We obviously don't do this for the money but it is nice to know that when working with Steph you won't have to worry about hunting someone down at the end of the night to get paid!

 Happy Birthday to Audible Assault Entertainment, LLC

Happy Birthday to Audible Assault Entertainment, LLC

Thank you to all of the incredibly talented bands that showed up to celebrate and rock out all night. Be sure to show some love and check out their music by clicking on each artist's name below!

Throw Logic

Mission G

Volatile Minds

Hazen

Absolute Threshold

Iscah

Crowning Thieves

Thoughts Like Rockets

Fire Glass

Audible Assault Entertainment Feb 10 Show  Official Flyer.jpg
 Dan, Jayne, Leon, and Jon hanging out in the Vape Gravy Lounge at Joe's Grotto

Dan, Jayne, Leon, and Jon hanging out in the Vape Gravy Lounge at Joe's Grotto

For those not familiar with the venue, Joe's Grotto has an awesome little front area with convenient bar access for when you need a little fresh air in between sets. This is where smokers often congregate for obvious reasons so, of course, the good folks from Vape Gravy and Mt Baker Vapor were hanging out converting smokers to vaping and hooking it up with sweet deals on delicious vape juice flavors. 

 Chi-Town Dogz provided delicious dogz for hungry patrons during the show

Chi-Town Dogz provided delicious dogz for hungry patrons during the show

For everybody that didn't make it there in time to get in on the pizza and cake action there was Chi-Town Dogz offering unique and delicious hot dog creations for sale out in front of the venue. I was sporting my fabulous Ron Burgundy inspired outfit so opted just to get a boring old regular hot dog (which was delicious) but Conner got the 'Fire Chi PIzza Dog' and said it tastes just like a pizza! Stewart, the owner, offers catering via his Chicago style food truck (or Chicago style FJ cruiser in his case) and is planning on opening a physical location in Phoenix very soon so for our foodie fans be sure to check him out on Facebook and Instagram to see the full menu and maybe drop by and try one if you're in the area. Tell him Discovery of an Afterlife sent you!

 13825 N 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85032

13825 N 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85032

A huge thank you to Joe and to the staff of Joe's Grotto. When I first moved to Phoenix this was the first venue I ever went to a show at and I immediately fell in love with the aquatic theme and decor. We absolutely love playing here and can't wait for our next chance to come back again. Thank you to Soundphoria for promoting the show and the Phoenix local music scene in general! And of course thank you thank you thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and came out to support us and to all you beautiful people who bought something from or even just stopped by our merch booth. We're always really amazed at the turnout for our shows and they seem to just keep getting bigger and bigger, and for that we are deeply and forever appreciative. 

Stay tuned for more great shows and brand new music from Discovery of an Afterlife in 2018! 

Mistakes We Make IndieGoGo Campaign!

Hello Afterlife Army!

We are excited to announce that we've been hard at work in the studio writing, mixing and recording our latest EP 'Mistakes We Make!'

Check out our first single off the new EP, 'PantOnFire' and let us know what you think! NOW AVAILABLE on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and all other major media streaming outlets! 

We've also launched an IndieGoGo campaign loaded with awesome and highly limited perks for those who choose to donate. Even if you're not able to donate, you can help us immensely simply by sharing this video on social media and with your friends and family. 


THE STORY IS --- Earlier this year, we lost hundreds of hours of nearly finished work and back-up data due to circumstances beyond our control. We learned the hard way that sometimes repair is not an option and you have burn it down and build anew. This time we're setting up a campaign so anyone can give a little (or a lot) to help us recover and finally make this new EP a reality.

As always thank you for your continued support and love!
-DoaA

IndieGoGo Campaign Websit (Click Here to Donate Now!)

IndieGoGo Campaign Video

"Pants On Fire" Official Lyric Video
 

DoaA and Spence at The Rebel Lounge September 2017

Our friends in Spence are on tour again and asked us to come play a show at The Rebel Lounge in September when they pass through Phoenix. We had a blast playing with these guys for the first time back in April at The Rogue Bar, and we are so stoked that they liked us enough to let us share the stage again! Until the show check out Spence's latest video for 'What Ya Got' and the other awesome bands we'll be playing with that night. Full details below!

Date and Time 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (9/19/17) 
Doors Open 7:00pm
First Act Starts 7:30pm
Be sure to RSVP to the official Facebook Event Page and let us know what songs you want to hear! Feel free to leave requests in the comments below as well. 

Venue

The Rebel Lounge
2303 E Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Bands

Spence

Hazen

Latency

The World In My Eyes

Discovery of an Afterlife

 

Tickets

Pre-Sale: $8.00
At the Door: $10.00

Contact us by emailing discoveryofanafterlife@gmail.com for the best price on tickets, and be sure to let the person at the door know you're there to see Discovery of an Afterlife when you arrive the night of the show.

Parking

The Rebel Lounge has limited parking at the venue itself, but there is plenty of residential street parking in the nearby neighborhood. Arrive early for the best parking and just be sure to not block anyone's driveway! 

 

 

 

Photoshoot With Jacob Reynolds!

On Saturday we had an amazing opportunity to work with a local celebrity, Jacob Reynolds, on a photo shoot to create some killer professional pictures of the band. Jacob is an extremely talented photographer and videographer based out of Chandler, AZ and he has made some very cool stuff with some very talented bands in the Phoenix area. His portfolio includes work for The Dead Rabbitts, American Standards, Never Let This Go, and many more. His music videos frequently catch the attention of Alternative Press

 Jayne, Josh, Conner, Jacob, Dan, Jon, and Leon at Tempe Town Lake 

Jayne, Josh, Conner, Jacob, Dan, Jon, and Leon at Tempe Town Lake 

We had so much fun working with Jacob and it was quite obvious quite quickly why he is in such high demand. This being our first professional shoot we weren't completely sure of what to expect, but Jacob made the whole process very simple and comfortable. He is very easy to talk to and joke around with, all while still being able to get the job done effectively. Because he has been part of the local music scene for so long he has the experience and expertise to cater to the needs of a band like us. Afterward he even hung around to take a band selfie with us and chatted a little longer about horror films and some of the bands we'll never stop listening to. 

We highly recommend Jacob's services to anyone in the Phoenix area, and we hope to work with him again on future Discovery of an Afterlife projects. If you'd like to hang out with Jacob and take some awesome pictures like we did you can catch him at the next New Found Glory concert or by heading over to his website, Photos by Jacob, and contacting him there. 

 

Welcome Jayne!

For those of you that were able to make it out to see us perform our set at the Marquee Theatre's Local Showcase in Tempe back in June, let us start our very first official blog post by saying thank you so much for coming out and rocking out at our biggest turnout yet! Seriously, let us repeat that again - thank you sooooo much. We had an absolutely amazing time and it was such an honor to share the stage with some of Arizona's finest talent, including  Emerald Isle and The Heartless, to name just a few! If you were there you got to meet our brand new lead guitarist. If you didn't get a chance to see her shred firsthand, then let us be the first to introduce you to and officially welcome Jayne to Discovery of an Afterlife!

Welcome Jayne

Here are a few words she has to share about herself.

My name is Jayne and I’m the new guitarist of DoaA. I’ve been at this whole guitar thing for over a decade and DoaA really is the best band I could ever have hoped to be a part of. I’ve been out of the scene for over a year and this great group of dudes really made me feel welcome and gave me shot. I’ll be trying my hardest bring my own talents where I can to make DoaA as awesome as can be.

As for a little more about me: I’ve lived in Arizona most of my life. I pretty much grew up on hard rock and metal classics like AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Ozzy Osbourne, and so many others. When I eventually made it to high school, I saw there was a guitar class so I begged my parents to get me a guitar so I could join. I ended up getting kicked out of my guitar class because I had to switch some other classes around. After figuring out I could learn songs on my own, I kept playing, learning new songs to learn new abilities, and I never stopped. I ended up developing my love of heavy hitting riffs, face melting solos, elegant harmonies, and brutal, unique breakdowns.

Guitar really helped get me through some personal and mental issues through high school and my time at college. It helped me feel like I could at least control my ability to get better at my instrument even when I couldn’t control the world around me. After playing in the Phoenix rock and metal scenes from 2009-2015, my band at the time broke up and I took a break from playing in bands to get myself in better working order.

Now I’m here, ready to shred and help DoaA take the local scene, and the whole world, by storm!

Jayne is an incredibly talented individual and we are so thrilled to have found her. We are really looking forward to playing more shows and writing new music in this next chapter of our band, so stay tuned for more awesome DoaA goodness coming your way soon!