After the Burial guitarist quits Update: 7/22/15 RIP Justin Lowe

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  1. -One-

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    Justin and Trent took this picture with me in 2011, just after the first show I saw them at. They were both unbelievably cool guys. Justin saw my Rareform tattoo, and pulled me up onto the stage after their set to tell me how cool he thought it was that I would get their art tattooed on me, and went to tell the rest of the band. Throughout the rest of the night, they hung out with me, and even took me backstage to watch Veil of Maya play from behind the stage. Justin talked with me about music, and asked me if I played an instrument, which led to a discussion about how I was also a guitarist, and that AtB and VoM were my two primary influences, and that Justin was a big part of why I play an 8-string. At that point, Justin went and got Brandon and Danny from Veil of Maya to come talk with us as well, and I ended up hanging out with them all night. One of the most memorable nights of my life, one of my musical idols taking time out of his day to hang out with me, just because I was a fan, and doing everything he could to ensure I was having as good of a time as he was. Based on every time I've hung out with Justin, I can safely say, he was just that kind of guy. He genuinely cared about every single person he met, and would go out of his way for anybody. I hope you found the peace you needed, Justin. You deserve it.


    For those who haven't heard, this is the most recent batch of music Justin wrote before his passing. It's also some of the best material he's come up with, if you ask me.
     
  2. Slunk Dragon

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    This is such a damn shame. I really hoped this story wouldn't have ended on such a negative note.

    Not a big AtB fan, but rest in peace dude. May things be easier for you now.
     
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    gunch Riff Chugman

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    Same :(
     
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    damn, what a shame...
     
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    Neo Seoul for me. Such a tragic ending. I hope he's in a better place now. Whether its heaven or hell in sure he is showing the gods how to play an 8 string :hbang:
     
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    Rest in peace, man.

    I've been dealing with ptsd and depression for the past several years now and can only imagine what he was dealing with, the whole thing is just sad and I hope he is at peace now. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
     
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    BlackMesa the G-Man's Bitch

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    Damn I hate to hear that. RIP.
     
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    RIP, Justin. Your music is great, and you will be remembered.
     
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    Very sad to hear. I used to listen to After the Burial a lot back when I first started getting into metal. He was a very talented guitarist and he inspired a lot of people to play.
     
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    Sad to hear :( Mental illness is a serious problem that i find is overlooked a bit by most people. As most people with it try and hide it so it's not in your face as much.

    Very sad it came to this for him, that letter he released was sad to read.

    Send lots of love to his family and friends
     
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    Damn, that sucks.

    He had some serious mental problems going on, sounds like paranoid schizophrenia. It usually hits people in the early/mid 20's.

    The band name is really eerie now.
     
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    I just wish they wouldn't link to his rant at the end of EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE. That's pretty insensitive.
     
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    RIP Justin, one of the coolest dudes in metal I have had the pleasure of sharing a beer with.

    You will be missed brother, rest easy.
     
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    this is so sad :(

    Im so thankful that ALOT of people got the oppertunity to get in touch with his music so his art will never be forgotten. He inspired an entire generation of musicians, me included. I will never forget the impact ATB had on me when I discovered them back in 2010!

    RIP brother
     
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    That demo reel was insane. Teared up a couple times while I listened.
     
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    It was really sad to see this. I can't imagine what he went thru to bring him to that final point.
     
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    Wow. There's so much good material here. RIP. This sucks. Really tragic. Aspiration was a favorite of mine.
     
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    I didn't read the entire article, but I think I got the brunt of the story. I'm not trying to be funny or anything but I can almost assure that he was taking, at some point, SSRI antidepressants or anti psychotic drugs. Most people whole do who have psychotic problems and are coming off or withdrawing from their meds. Tragic indeed nonetheless
     
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    Since he disappeared I have been wishing they'd find him curled up somewhere, scared but alive :(

    This is so sad. RIP.
     

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