Lucid AfterLife – ‘Occult Mafia Mistress’ (EP) (2016)
Release Date: TBA
For fans of Queens Of The Stone Age, Monster Magnet, RATM, Red Hot Chilli Peppers
“Known for their genre-bending sound, which mixes metal, hip-hop, and spoken word, among others. The four-piece is revered for their live theatrical performances, consistently captivating audiences on tours across North America.” – Van City Buzz
“Lucid After Life is more than a music band, its part spiritual revival, part theatre, part music festival that can’t be classified as one genre, their broad sound covers rap, heavy metal, spoken word, with a touch of hip-hop vibe. It really is like going to a music festival and hearing a collaboration of genres; there’s something for everybody.” – Live2RocknRoll
Lucid After Life consists of:
Guitars: Diego Avila
Bass: Kyle Arellano
Drums: Matthew Shearlaw
Lead Vocals: Nathaniel Jack
Vancouver progressive groove rockers Lucid AfterLife are challenging musical composition with each song that they have been writing since 2012. Their name is more of a destination than a title for vocalist Nat Jack who hopes to inspire fans to be as unbridled as their music. The collective vision for the band is driven by Nat at the forefront, guitarist Thom Turner (Freya), Miles Morrsion on Bass, and Matthew Shearlaw on drums. Lucid AfterLife have had a chance to open for Ill Nino, Bobaflex, Moka Only, and ONYX.
The band’s diversity allows them to explore all creative avenues and continue to be a flexible band that could be hailed for their hip-hop sensibilities and rock dynamics in one review. Instrumentally they draw on their myriad of influences including David Bowie, Monster Magnet, Wu-Tang Clan, Led Zeppelin, and finally A Perfect Circle. ‘Meltdown’ was an EP for the band where their individual personalities began to fuse and create a sound that represented the band as an entity. In 2015 they release their first full-length ‘I AM’ proclaiming their solidified sound and identity as Lucid AfterLife.
Their next EP ‘Occult Mafia Mistress’ is a collection of songs that lyrically conjure out a certain aspect of Jack’s psyche, a part he is learning to respect and accept. It represents the part of humanity that remains hidden and needs to be drawn out from an internal dialogue that fans can have with each song. The writing process begins to take shape in the lyrics which touch on indulgence and encouraging everyone to enjoy all pleasurable aspects of life. ‘Occult Mafia Mistress’ will be available online at Spotify and iTunes. Release date to be determined.
Corporate sponsors / artist endorsements:
EMG pickups Equillibrium Guitars (Thom Turner)