After The Burial
Rhythm guitarist Justin Lowe quit After The Burial on 06/24/2015. In a statement, Lowe cited a massive lifelong paranoia believing that the band, their record label (Sumerian Records) and most of the people in his life were out to ruin him.
The band released their own statement the following day stating that Lowe was "safe and in the care of his family" after suffering an apparent mental breakdown.
"This is a very sad and hurtful situation for us to grasp, and unfortunately it is one we still don't fully understand," read the band statement. "Our dear friend, our brother onstage and off, has fallen into a very broken state of mind. A state that, despite our continued efforts, we have been powerless to get him out of."
Less than a month later (7/21), Lowe was found dead after apparently falling from a bridge. His car was nearby. Lowe was 32.
Over a decade earlier, the Metalcore group After The Burial formed in the Twin Cities. Their debut, "Forging A Future Self," was released in '06 on Corrosive Records.
Grant Luoma handled vocals for '08's sophomore set "Rareform." But Luoma's creative output was deemed lacking so he was replaced Anthony Notarmaso. The band decided to re-release "Rareform" with Notarmaso's vocals a year later.
Third full-length album, "In Dreams" was After The Burial's breakthrough going to #3 on the Heatseeker chart and #12 on the U.S. Hard Rock chart.
Sumerian Records released a three song EP entitled "This Life Is All We Have" in '13.
That same year, "Wolves Within," the group's fourth studio effort came out. It did better than the previous album, peaking at #2 on Heatseekers and #9 on the U.S. Hard Rock survey.
2006 Forging A Future Self
2010 In Dreams
2013 Wolves Within