It has been said that in the world of rock n' roll, there is nothing like packing up your belongings and going on tour. Sometimes, however, a journey gives you much more in return than you expect. Such was the case with Lost Disciples, when they embarked on a whirlwind tour of the Southwestern United States in September of 2001 ... a tour that not only changed their outlook on the world of rock n' roll, but one that also changed their views of their band, one another, and of life itself. As the story goes, shortly after 9-11, Lost Disciples' bus broke down in Albuquerque, New Mexico. With their vehicle dead, little money in their pockets, and absolutely no place to go, the band was on their own ... and at the mercy of a repair shop that had little time for them as the country reeled from the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Over the course of one very intense and emotional week, the band bonded in a manner that few bands ever get to experience. They laughed, they cried, and they wrote some brilliant music in the hot desert city. The Lost Disciples learned a great deal about one another that week, and the surreal chapter in Albuquerque came to a close with the band singing karaoke tunes in a dive bar with an 80-year-old woman as CNN played on a television in the background. Who knew that one intense week in Albuquerque would create an unbreakable bond of brotherhood among four men who could not be more different than one anotherand create a band whose musical chemistry can now only be described as magical. The Disciples #1 hit 'Seed' describes a man losing truth and his mind in the process, 'On my feet I'm walking /Down the street I'm talking /To myself but I'm not alone /Hide my head I'm falling /Deeper in this open crevice /I'm loosing self-control /In the wake of a fire / There's the light of a man who knows his time /There's the light of man who knows his crime /There's a light of the man who lost his soul /Catch me now /I'm falling deeper /In this open crevice /I'm losing all my self-control /I fade away.' In 'Message to a Lunatic,' Lost Disciples send a clear and poignant message to Osama Bin Laden and like-minded Fanatics ...'Hold tight to something as this battle's soon to soar /New generations' aristocracy is born /X marks the spot where we have staked our claim and made our stand / Let's roll /Coming for you /Catch us if you can /Catch us if you can/Line in the sand/Catch me if you can/Making my stand.' The bands' eclectic mix of four completely different personalities creates a unique musical chemistry that lends itself well to their powerful driving music. Beyond the obvious well-written hooks, fist-pumping drum licks and ripping bass lines, Lost Disciples' music has a heart, a soul and a powerful message ... a message that can be interpreted in many different ways by many different people. At it's core, The Journey Home is a hard rock mix that revolves around a personal spiritual journey coupled with thinly-veiled references to the emotional impact of 9-11 on the American psyche. Lost Disciples have garnered awards and critical praise with the pre-release of singles from their new album. 'Seed' has hit #1 on the Broadjam charts in six different categories, including #1 Rock, #1 in California, and #1 in male vocals. Music critic Dylan Roberts said, 'It's refreshing to find a deeper male voice showing for the lead vocals, something that's all but vanished since those early hippie days when rock 'n roll still had it's macho edge.' If what they say is true that 'Variety is the spice of life,' then Lost Disciples exemplify it, as the rock world would be hard-pressed to find a band with four such unique musicians. Beyond the awards, album sales and critical praise, Lost Disciples have a powerful message and rock n' roll that you can pump your fist to. Sometimes, a journey gives you much more in return than you might expect. Such is the case with Lost Disciples.
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