Charlotte, North Carolina quartet Another Lost Year (known to fans as "ALY") combine the melodic with the heavy on hard-hitting rock in the vein of Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin.
Formed in 2011, the band got its start after a chance meeting at an open-mike night between lead singer/guitarist Clinton Cunanan and bassist/vocalist Adam Hall. To complete the lineup, they enlisted drummer/vocalist Nathan Walker and guitarist/vocalist Jorge Sotomarino. Another Lost Year signed to Mirage M'hal Records and, with producer Jose Urquiza, recorded their 2012 debut, Better Days. That album featured chugging guitar riffs, pounding drums, and vocal harmonies provided by all members of the band. Two years later, they released The Revolution, Pt. 1: The Other Side. In 2016, amidst continuous U.S. touring, they released the single "Wolves." ~ Neil Z. Yeung