That's a wrap! All of the orders have been shipped. We would like to thank everyone that has waited so patiently over the course of the PledgeMusic campaign. As many of you may have seen, the way PledgeMusic has been handling their business has all come to light publicly now and thankfully we managed to get the funds when we did. For anyone who's purchased anything whether from the pledge or from us, we'd love to see some selfies so send them on over 🤘
Announcement for Promoters, Booking Agents, Bands & Festivals etc. We are now ready to begin playing live once again from 2019 onward. For all inquiries, please contact us via our email address: [email protected] or by sending us a message through our Facebook page. We're extremely excited to getting back on the stage once again and we will have an announcement to make very shortly for everyone about our first show of 2019 and our first show since 2012
Thank you to Sonic Perspectives for giving us 'SURPRISE PROG-METAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR' Take a look at the post including their top 10 list here: https://www.sonicperspectives.com/features/the-2018-best-progressive-metal-albums/
Renascence CD's are now available over at http://www.litband.co.uk/store There is only a limited quantity of these, grab yours whilst they're in stock
The CD's have arrived! We'll be shipping out the remaining orders from the PledgeMusic campaign over the next few days and for anyone looking to purchase a Renascence CD, we'll keep you posted on when they'll be available in the store on our website https://www.litband.co.uk
Check out David's guitar playthrough of Absolution, from our latest album Renascence https://youtu.be/lgnXgdhQJHA
The T-shirts have arrived and they're looking rather good indeed. A big thanks to Merch Asylum for the amazing and quick service! We're still waiting on the CD's to arrive, they should be with us within the next week but we are now able to begin the shipping of the items from our PledgeMusic campaign to all of you. Thanks to all of you for waiting 🤘
We've been listed in Matt Spall - manofmuchmetal.com top 30 Album Of The Year list at an amazing number 7!!! To Quote: ‘Renascence’ is the highly anticipated follow-up to this UK prog metal band’s well-received debut, ‘Opus Arise’. It took the better part of eight years to materialise and, whilst I hoped it’d be good, I didn’t necessarily expect it to be this good. The album is incredible, from start to finish. And so, having listened to it back to back over the course of a few days, I realised I wasn’t done with it. I wanted to listen to it more and, when I did so, it got even better. Thank you very much Matt!!! https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/12/21/album-of-the-year-2018-number-7/
Very happy indeed to have the #8 spot of Progressive Music Planet's top 20 albums of 2018 Check out the page here! https://progressivemusicplanet.com/2018/12/11/top-20-of-2018-restless-amoeba-edition/
A quick interim FYI post Until we set up our website with the new stock of CD's etc. The 'Shop Now' button on this page will direct you to our digital album on the Amazon website. Amazon has a section called 'AmazonSmile' which allows you to donate towards a charity of your choice whilst buying your chosen goods. This has absolutely no impact on the price you pay, in fact, it simply allows you to make a regular purchase and part of the proceeds go to your selected charity. Excerpt from Amazon: AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon..co..uk, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Renascence-Lost-Thought/dp/B07K3Y8GMZ
PledgeMusic Update This update is for anyone who has pledged for physical items during our PledgeMusic campaign and will explain the situation we are currently in with PledgeMusic. Before we get into the finer details we would like to stress to anyone who has purchased anything that we have already taken matters into our own hands which we shall explain in further detail below. Unfortunately, at this current point in time, we have still not received any of the funds from PledgeMusic. We should have received our first payment from them, which is the main bulk of the funds which was to be used to pay for the manufacturing of the items, when we hit 100% of our goal which was back in November 1st. We have tried to get answers from them since then but until very recently, we struggled to get a response most times and then when we did, we couldn't get any concrete information from them. However, we are now in talks with the Managing Director & President from PledgeMusic, trying to secure the funds which we have been told that we will receive over the coming days but only time will tell if that will actually be the case. We have now decided to take matters into our own hands and we have paid for the manufacturing of the items using our own money to try and minimize the inconvenience to everyone who has pledged. As a result of the situation we have been put in by PledgeMusic, there will unfortunately be a small delay in getting all of the items sent out to everyone by then fulfillment date of December 20th. We are going to try and get everything sent out to everyone by the end of the New Year but with the busy holiday period ahead of us, this may slow the delivery times down but we are positive you should all receive your items within January 2019. We are extremely disappointed in the way PledgeMusic has handled all of this and we can only apologise for the extra wait for your items that has now occurred as a result. On a more positive note, for anyone who missed out on a physical CD of Renascence during the PledgeMusic campaign, we have decided to have 300 physical copies of Renascence made, which will mean we will have 200 additional copies for sale which you will be able to purchase directly from us when we receive the stock shortly
Ascendance, the second track from our latest album Renascence has just been added to Tunesofmetal Melodic Metal playlist on Spotify You can check it out on the playlist link below along with some other amazing bands https://open.spotify.com/user/q3aw3up5aseqghw4u6tsny4zb/playlist/2SFSObmoYSFSmrar8kdRus?si=RstO5XopRxeeHFaMFS2m5g
Renascence just made album of the month over at Power Of Metal.dk 🤘 If you've not seen it yet, you can check out the review via the link below; https://powerofmetal.dk/album-review/lost-in-thought-renascence
Renascence has been included in a top 50 albums of 2018 round up list!! Thanks Glenn!! ProgPower USA http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/threads/top-50-albums-of-2018.1385599/ #Renascence #LostInThought #NewAlbum #ProgPower
A big thanks to Diamond Dave at Lady Obscure Music Magazine for the amazing album review of Renascence. You can check it out via the link below 🤘 "Not only has Lost in Thought returned, they have come back with a vengeance! Without a doubt, Renascence will be on repeat for a long time to come. Yes, it’s that good!"
https://powerofmetal.dk/album-review/lost-in-thought-renascence The great people over at Power Of Metal.dk have just reviewed Renascence and gave us our first 10/10 score. Head on over and check it out. "This is a bonafide prog-metal masterpiece. Everything is there – the smoothly-oiled engine room (bass and drums are absolutely on fire), the sky vocals, the anthemic riffs, the incredible lead playing, the ethereal keys. Time after time, track after track, they continue to nail down Prog Metal 101"
Need a playlist to listen to all 17 songs across #Renascence and #OpusArise? https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4UJY6vyHNfgfvJ5ouaw66G
The lovely people over at Musipedia of Metal have given their thoughts about Renascence. You can check it out below; "It’s been seven long years since Swansea based progressive metallers Lost In Thought released their debut album Opus Arise and this band has overcome a lot in that period from a horrific road accident which completely derailed the band to the band pretty much splitting into two to members leaving and for a while it looked like we would never get a second album out of the band. Thankfully with the addition of new members album number two Renascence is finally here and it has very much been worth the wait. The original members of the band remaining are guitarist David Grey and drummer Chris Billingham and they have been joined by bassist Josh Heard, keyboardist Diego Zapatero and vocalist Deane Lazenby. The vocals by original vocalist Nate Loosemore were a definite highlight of the debut album but with Deane they have most an ever better singer with an incredibly rich powerful voice and an incredible range. The musicianship and songwriting throughout the album is second to none. The band is still very reminiscent of European progressive metal bands such as Anubis Gate, Pagan’s Mind and Vanden Plas but there’s a definite influence from bands such as Haken and Leprous this time round especially with the contemporary sounding keyboards and some of the guitar riffs almost veer into djent territory but this is by no means a bad thing with Lost In Thought ensuring that their progressive power metal style sounds very modern and up to date. Renascence had me in awe from the get go with the opening double punch of A New Life and Ascendance sending my mouth agape and the hairs on my arms standing on end. The quality remains at this astonishingly high level throughout the entirety of the album with other notable songs being the melodic Save me whilst the heaviness is brought forth on Delirium and Legacy and the band reach epic proportions on the massive album closer Absolution. It’s clearly evident that an incredible amount of love and hard work has gone into this album as it easily surpasses Opus Arise in terms of quality and Opus Arise is a brilliant album. Progressive metal fans seriously need to hear this album as it’s easily one of the finest releases of the year. A huge welcome back to Lost In Thought. 9/10"