Greetings Afterlife Army,
Here is the latest edition of the 'Afterlife Army' newsletter and there are lots of things to talk about this month.
It's officially spooky time, one of our favorite parts of the year, as October has officially arrived. In this edition I'll talk about how much fun we had at Soundphoria 3, give you some more exclusive pics from our video shoot for 'Lapis Lazuli,' wish our drummer Josh a very Happy Birthday, and tell you about our latest live acoustic video for 'Global Mourning.'
Thanks for Joining Us at Soundphoria 3
The opening image for this edition of the newsletter was taken at Soundphoria 3 and for those of you who were able to make it out and stayed all the way to the end just to see us play we say thank you thank you thank you so very very much.
All the bands were amazing and we had an absolute blast performing alongside such awesome talent. It's always a great time catching Crowning Thieves playing and I was personally super stoked to finally play a show with Silence the Voice.
Huge shoutout to Gavin of Soundphoria for inviting us to play and for everything he does for the Phoenix Arizona local music scene. This was the last show of the year for us and it was a great one to end on for sure.
More Behind the Scenes Shots from ‘Lapis Lazuli’ Video Shoot
Unfortunately we don't have any new updates on the music video yet. A 4-6 week turnaround time on the video puts us at the end of this month so hopefully we will have more news for you very, very soon. In the meantime here are a few more shots from the shoot.
From the looks of these pictures it definitely looks like some creepy stuff is going on in our new music video. Enjoy this creepy red imagery just in time for the Halloween season!
Happy (Early) Birthday Josh!
For those of you who don't know our very own drummer Josh has a birthday this month. He was born on October 30th, right before Halloween, which is his favorite holiday, and as a huge horror nerd he was definitely born at the right time.
Josh is such an integral and important piece of what makes this band what it is. He does whatever is needed of him to make things work and we are all extremely appreciative of the hard work and sacrifice he puts into Discovery of an Afterlife.
Fun fact, Josh is the one who records, mixes, and produces all of our music. The only thing he doesn't do is master the tracks, and that's not for a lack of trying. He is also the artist behind the cover art for both 'Something More Than Us' and 'Mistakes We Make.'
I could go on and on about the many amazing things he does for this band but just know without him we wouldn't be anywhere near where where we are today.
So if you're a fan of this band (which hopefully you are if you're reading this newsletter) be sure to head over to his instagram page on the 30th to wish this incredibly talented guy a happy birthday and a happy Halloween! He will definitely appreciate the love.
Climate Change is Not a Hoax!
Hopefully this isn't news to you but our planet is currently facing a terrible crisis in the form of climate change brought on by the actions of humans. It is absolutely ludicrous that scientific data and facts have become a political stance, but here we are.
The truth is if we don't act soon we are going to be facing mass extinction. Just looking here at Phoenix, AZ we see that the record for hottest temperature recorded is pushed higher and higher every summer. Eventually, humans will be physically incapable of living here any longer if this trend continues.
On our debut album 'Something More Than Us' this issue was the inspiration for our song 'Global Mourning' which is about the death of planet Earth. Recently Leon and I recorded a live acoustic version of this song and asked for donations to the Alliance for Climate Change Education.
If you haven't seen our performance yet, check it out on youtube and please think about donating to this great organization. I still have hope that we can turn this thing around and literally save the world, but things are not looking good right now.
Sorry to end on a grim note, but in the spirit of the Halloween season think of it as a real life horror movie that we're all a part of.
As usual I will end on a question for you. This one is simple and fun, don't worry. What are you thinking of going as for Halloween this year?
I know it might be early for some of you but hopefully this question gets you thinking about costume ideas at the very least. Be sure to comment below with your answer and I look forward to hearing from you!
Much Love From AZ,
Discovery of an Afterlife
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