Loss Becomes


Sat Jul 01 2023 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Space Ballroom | Hamden, CT

with Lybica, Godseyes, He Was A God
About this Event

General Admission Standing Room Only


Perhaps you saw him defeating Bobby Flay on his eponymous show “Beat Bobby Flay”. Or maybe you caught a peek of him leading the kitchen of Mission Sandwich Social. Chef Brian Tsao is not your typical chef, he wants to fill your ears as much as he wants to fill your belly.

So with a heavy appetite for heavy music, Tsao picked up his guitar and was ready for a new adventure. That’s when he reached out to friend Will Gomez.

Will, a hospital radiologic technologist who worked through the Covid outbreak, earned his stripes as the former bassist of NYC bands Johnny Cage is a Fake and Tiger Flowers.

In the bowels of an NYC practice room called Funkadelic, the duo carved and shaped their varying styles, writing together for months until LOSS BECOMES was born. In search of a powerful voice, all roads lead to Anthony Copozzi who earned his vocal chops as lead singer of Long Island metal act Thracian.

Sean Ageman of Washed Up Media would soon join as the man behind the drum kit. Having a long standing relationship with the Loss Becomes, filming & producing the music video for “Healing”, “Grudge” and often handling photography during live shows, Ageman was an easy fit with the skills on the drum kit to back it up.

Anthony Lopardo, who recorded & produced Loss Becomes debut album, would complete the line up on additional guitar duties. Lopardo, owner of Long Island based Westfall Recording Company and with his intimate knowledge & experience working with Loss Becomes would be the perfect candidate to expand & grow Loss Becomes evolving sound.

LOSS BECOMES is a modern take on classic metalcore with hardcore tendencies and a spinkle of Nü Metal vibes. The music is unforgivingly aggressive with Anthony Copozzi’s ferocious enthusiasm heard on every lyric, giving the band what can only be described as a full aural assault.

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Meet Lybica, a dynamic instrumental band from south Florida that seamlessly blends flavorful guitar melody with powerful metallic crunch. Lybica will take you on an epic musical journey of peaks and valleys where the possibilities are endless.

Lybica was first conceived in 2020 when it became clear to Justin Foley (drummer of Killswitch Engage) that he wasn't going to be spending much time with his normal dudes for a while. Quarantine days still needed to be time well spent, and he'd been working on some demos that he finally decided to share with a few local friends in south Florida. "I'd written a bunch of stuff that didn't quite fit into traditional song structures," explains Justin, "and I've always been drawn to bands where the instruments provide hooks, rather than relying on a lyric. It seemed like a good time to start something new and see where it could go."

Justin had met fellow musicians Doug French (Gravel Kings) and Joey Johnson (Gravel Kings, Barriers Now Bridges, Days Spent) back in 2016 and they had repeatedly talked about jamming together but never actually got around to it. Justin and Doug, both drummers, often spoke about trying something different that allowed them each to get out from behind the kit. "I've always wanted to play a stringed instrument", says Doug, "and bass felt natural since it is the other half of the rhythm section."

Guitarist Joey Johnson grew up playing shows all over Florida, heavily influenced by early punk and then both hardcore and metal. "All the good places to get a beer kept asking me if I had met Justin, since they know I play music. I heard about him in our town for about a year before we actually met through mutual friends. We hit it off when we started talking instrumental music."

So, when Doug and Joey eventually received the demos from Justin, they really liked what they heard. For several months the three emailed music back and forth while learning the parts, especially Justin (guitar) and Doug (bass) on instruments they weren't experienced playing. They eventually started playing together with the drum tracks from the demos blasting through the PA speakers. Before too long they had enough music for a full record and the direction of the band was starting to take shape.

The trio soon discovered that they had something else in common besides music. "The three of us are pretty big cat people" Justin points out, "so it only made sense to call the band Lybica." Named after a small wildcat species native to Africa that is widely considered the godfather of the modern house cat, Lybica is the first known feline species to be tamed and domesticated by humans.

Fast forward 10,000 years, and today Lybica the band are as addictive as catnip. With the recent addition of drummer Chris Lane (A Brilliant Lie) to the line-up and plans to release their debut self-titled full-length album later this year, Lybica is poised to make some serious noise in 2022 and beyond, fur-real!

Links: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify


Links: Official Website | Facebook | Instagram | Spotify


Links: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify


Where is it happening?

Space Ballroom, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, United States

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