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Metal community reacts to passing of Justin Lowe

Thursday, July 23, 2015 6:51 AM PT


Marc Okubo of Veil of Maya and Justin Lowe of After The Burial

Shortly after the tragic news that After The Burial guitarist Justin Lowe had died began to circulate within our small corner of the world yesterday, Lowe's friends and peers took to Facebook, Twitter, etc. to remember and honor him. Here are some of the things being said (this collection is by no means complete):


Dan Carle (After The Burial)
Our lives are forever changed today. I'm so very sorry Justin may you rest easy now my friend. Our thoughts belong with him and his family.

Dan Kenny (Suicide Silence)
The world lost an awesome dude today. Justin "Juice" Lowe was a kind, talented, fun friend to tour, talk, or hang out with. RIP Juice.


Mark Heylmun (Suicide Silence)
RIP Justin Lowe I'm so happy to of known you, learned from you, raged with you, I'll miss our bday phone call, so sad to see you go brother.


Paolo Gregoletto (Trivium)
RIP Justin Lowe - it was great touring with you when we had the chance. Keep his family and After the Burial in your thoughts today.


Sumerian Records
We love you Justin. May you live on forever through your art, friends, family and fans. RIP


Myke Terry (ex-Bury Your Dead)
Damn. RIP Justin Lowe. Condolences to his family all of the After The Burial camp.


Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel)
RIP Justin Lowe, my condolences go out to everyone at the After The Burial camp.


Born of Osiris
RIP Justin. We are truly blessed to have known you. Thank you for all the laughs and incredible journeys we shared. Love you brother.


Reflections
R.I.P. Justin. We are forever grateful that you and the rest of ATB took us out on our first tour back in 2012, and very grateful that we got tour with you again last year. This is all so heartbreaking. You and your band have done so much for our scene. The music, and the inspiration you've given all of us will live on forever so you will never truly be gone.


Lee McKinney (Born of Osiris)
Speechless. Justin was one of the best dudes I've known in this business for a good 10 years now... Hell before any of us were even in this business. I'm so grateful to have traveled the world with him, know him, learn from him in so many ways, the list goes on. I'll never forget the late nights listening to music and laughing with you. There are too many thoughts floating around in my head for a social media post. I can't even put this picture together without tears. I love you brother, rest in peace.


Adam Pierce (Emmure, All Shall Perish)
RIP Justin. At a complete loss of words. Condolences to his family and friends you will be missed homie.


Ronnie Canizaro (Born of Osiris)
Love you brother. Words can't describe how much I'm gonna miss you. Justin was an amazing person, someone I could talk to for hours, go on adventures, listen to 90's rap and nu metal all night and then make bloody Mary's in the morning. I looked up to him in so many ways and how nice of a person he was. Rest in peace my friend. Still can't believe it.


Impending Doom
Rest in peace Justin Lowe. Our prayers go out to his family and the After The Burial camp.


Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence)
RIP brother.


For Today
Our thoughts and prayers today go out to Justin Lowe's family and friends. After The Burial is a band we've toured with several times over the years and have known Justin for nearly a decade. The world lost a great guy and an excellent musician today.


Wovenwar
Our love & support goes out to our friends in After The Burial and the family of Justin Lowe. He was a sweet guy and talented musician. RIP.


Decrepit Birth
This is such sad news frown emoticon we toured with ATB in 2009. R.I.P. Justin, we will always remember you.


Chelsea Grin
RIP Justin Lowe. Way too soon. Our condolences to family, friends and the ATB camp. This is just terrible news.


Emmure
R.I.P Justin Lowe...you left us too soon.


Mike Mulholland (Emmure)
We lost one of the best today. Rest in Power, Juice.


Iwrestledabearonce
So sad.... RIP Justin Lowe... An awesome dude and an amazing musician.


Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders)
It's amazing how quickly things can change. Justin Lowe, you will be missed homie. My condolences to the Lowe family and to the ATB family.


Barrier
RIP Justin Lowe. If you know someone that needs help be there for them.


Battlecross
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of Justin Lowe from After The Burial. R.I.P.


Mark Holcomb (Periphery)
RIP Justin Lowe. So sad.


Prosthetic Records
It's always tough to lose a member of the metal community, especially one so young. RIP Justin Lowe.


The Browning
Rip Justin Lowe. Legends never die.


The Word Alive
Our thoughts go out to our friend Justin Lowe, his family, and the After The Burial family. All great people we have had the pleasure of touring with and getting to know over the years. RIP our friend, we hope you found the peace you were seeking.


Diego Farias (Volumes)
RIP Justin Lowe


Intervals
My sincerest condolences go out to the ATB/Lowe family. It is an absolute tragedy to have seen this unravel. I remember meeting Justin for the first time years back when one of my first bands had the pleasure of supporting ATB here in Toronto and I will always remember the impact that watching him perform had on me. We all take the trivial minutia of our day to day lives for granted, yet the only thing that truly matters, is life itself. Mental illness is not to be taken lightly. I'm so sorry it ended this way. RIP Justin.


Ryan Neff (Miss May I)
So sad to hear about the passing of Justin Lowe. Keep his family, friends, and band mates in your thoughts today. RIP pal.


BJ Stead (Miss May I)
RIP Justin Lowe. One of the most talented musicians I've ever toured with, and best dudes to have to pleasure of touring with. Super sad day.


Darkest Hour
FUCK! This is so tragic! We toured with Justin and After The Burial many times. Our hearts and thoughts are with their whole camp. Justin was always a blast to be around and nothing more then a stand up dude. Forever in spirit!


Monuments
RIP Justin. You were an incredible human being, We love you. Our hearts go out to the family, band members and all friends.


Dark Sermon
This is pretty unreal. Best wishes to his friends, family, and the After The Burial camp. Rest in peace to one of the most talented guitarists I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.


Chris George (Sworn In)
RIP Justin Lowe. So sad.


Annotations Of An Autopsy
Our thoughts go out to his friends and family, a truly horrible situation from the start that has ended in the worst way.


Jamie Hanks (I Declare War)
I toured with after the burial last year. I didn't get to know Justin very well but seems like a lot of people did. Sad to hear about this.


Jeremy Saffer
bummed to hear about Justin. such a good guy. very sad situation. mental illness should always be taken seriously/seek help. RIP Justin Lowe.


Jayden Panesso (Sylar)
RIP Justin Lowe. This dude was awesome to me along with the rest of ATB on my first tour ever. Insanely sad. Sad day.


Josh Gilbert (Wovenwar, As I Lay Dying)
We're all gonna miss you, Justin.


Vincent Bennett (The Acacia Strain)
Very sad to hear about Justin. This is a truly terrible day.


Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord)
Rest in peace, Justin Lowe.


Wes Hauch (ex-The Faceless)
You're a sweetheart dude. We will hang again someday.


Doc Coyle (ex-God Forbid)
RIP Justin Lowe


Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me)
I never knew Justin Lowe, but we're on tour with some of his buds and have a lot of mutual friends. His passing affects us all. RIP.


Mutiny Within
Our thoughts go out to the After The Burial camp. We're sorry to hear about their loss. MW shared management with them, Justin Lowe was a powerhouse musician who influenced us greatly. This is tragic. Please go drop them a line on their FB page in support.


Shai Hulud
Our hearts go out Justin Lowe's family and friends. Love, respect, and fortitude to our friends in After The Burial.


Gwar
GWAR's thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of Justin Lowe from After The Burial R.I.P.


Thy Will Be Done
Absolutely heartbroken to hear of Justin's passing!! A kind guy to tour with and talk music with. He will be missed. If you or someone you know is going through ANY difficult times, PLEASE listen to them and help them! Love and Light to his Loved Ones; you're in our thoughts.


33 comments


anonymous
7/23/2015 7:11:56 AM
Rest in power dude.

anonymous
7/23/2015 7:12:53 AM
lol at today's "metal community".

anonymous
7/23/2015 7:59:10 AM
Deleting comments !?

anonymous
7/23/2015 8:02:57 AM
Where is Fronzilla ?

anonymous
7/23/2015 8:06:42 AM
Been following Lambgoat for years now. It would be amazing if you would turn comments off on serious stories such as this and other deaths. You have to know that is the right thing to do at this point in the history of lambgoat. It really gives us all a bad name having to read these kinds of comments. Step it up and be professional. That being said, this hits home for a lot of people. May Justin Rest in Peace now. He has touched many and will be missed.

7/23/2015 8:09:58 AM
Screw you. We've moderated a ton of comments. Go look at the comments on some of the other sites and stop worrying about the bad name you (an anonymous user) might receive.

anonymous
7/23/2015 8:12:09 AM
there hasn't been this big of a list of shit bands since nan inventory cycle count at hot topic.

anonymous
7/23/2015 8:28:10 AM
Emmure should be on this
wait...

anonymous
7/23/2015 8:34:26 AM
Impending Doom is stoked.

anonymous
7/23/2015 8:39:17 AM
Rest in peace,glad the battle fighting your demons is over.May you have a long eternal rest.Prayers go out to ATB/and Lowe family.

7/23/2015 8:43:10 AM
what drives a person to not see the damaging effects of committing suicide. must be really fcked up not to see. suicide silence commenting on suicide lol

anonymous
7/23/2015 8:43:24 AM
Thanks four everything, Jason.

anonymous
7/23/2015 8:49:28 AM
My comment about emmure got erased

anonymous
7/23/2015 9:28:49 AM
"frown emoticon" well said Decrepit Birth. That about sums it up though. Haven't listened to these guys since middle school but this is a bummer to hear none the less.

7/23/2015 9:30:44 AM
fcking garbage clickbait.

anonymous
7/23/2015 10:22:58 AM
Screw you. We've moderated a ton of comments. Go look at the comments on some of the other sites and stop worrying about the bad name you (an anonymous user) might receive.


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7/23/2015 10:23:45 AM
perfect list of bands to never listen to

anonymous
7/23/2015 10:44:59 AM
Camps are stoked

anonymous
7/23/2015 11:24:11 AM
lol @ crying about lambgoat comments in 2015. Get a sense of humor you pussies

7/23/2015 11:45:00 AM
fcking sad. R.i.p. dude.

anonymous
7/23/2015 11:51:55 AM
No, screw you.

anonymous
7/23/2015 11:58:50 AM
RIP dude, wouldn't have had the chance to experience the music I love today if it weren't for your work in the community.

anonymous
7/23/2015 12:32:09 PM
hiding behind anonymous comments to bash a man whos life spiraled out of control. shame on you.

anonymous
7/23/2015 1:58:43 PM
Real sad... Im sorry Justin

anonymous
7/23/2015 3:08:31 PM
Chris George from Sworn In lol

anonymous
7/23/2015 6:43:25 PM
dont understand why you don't just have people sign up like a forum would instead of having people posting dumb shit anonymously. so lambgoat can moderate the retards that are constantly thinking they are funny. the guy had a mental illness, shouldnt be taken lightly. sucks to hear that this happened to someone who desperately needed help. hope he found his peace. prayers and thoughts to the family

anonymous
7/23/2015 7:10:35 PM
From No care

anonymous
7/24/2015 2:00:22 AM
frown emoticon frown emoticon frown emoticon frown emoticon frown emoticon frown emoticon frown emoticon frown emoticon frown emoticon frown emoticon frown emoticon frown emoticon frown emoticon frown emoticon

anonymous
7/24/2015 3:52:07 AM
You put in the statements from Lee, Ronnie, and Adam Pierce twice

anonymous
7/24/2015 5:11:01 AM
this is the first time I've seen metalcore pop stars not be exciting for harm against others - interesting

9/19/2015 8:27:12 PM
So what's gonna happen after the burial?

anonymous
12/11/2015 8:33:22 AM
psst... "Snoopy" you are not funny in the least bit...
you're a corny ass gimmick, i would personally love the chance to smash your face in -with a bag of hardened cement filled condoms...

anonymous
8/18/2016 4:19:19 AM
The "this is lambgoat , so get over it pussies" card doesn't make any sense. I've always been into lambgoat through all my phases and being in touring bands etc... Always been a decent site but suck it up and disable comments or moderate them heavily when stuff like this is the topic. It's crazy how not relevant most users of this site never were nor will be.