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BOOM Round 3, Week 4: Luanjie vs. Lost Elysium

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:33 -- webmaster

The polls have been closed for this pair of bands. Congratulations to Luanjie for collecting the most votes in this battle!

BOOM isn't just about picking favorites - it's also about promoting and supporting local music. Even though it's too late to vote, get to know the bands below, give them a listen, and if you hear something you like the best way to show support is to check them out in person when possible!

You can find more weekly battles in the BOOM Archives!


Lost Elysium

Band bio: Luanjie is a 3 piece band from Buffalo NY, and has existed in one form or another for a little over ten years now. The sound they have cultivated is a mixture of jamband/indie/progressive/punk rock with overtones of extreme funk. Some have described the sound as “funk-rock.”

Band members: Ryan Rindfleisch - drums / Cameron James - guitar, vocals / Andy Steiner - bass, vocals

You might like us if: like blues rock, punk, face melting guitar solos, soul crushing drums, and bowel releasing slap bass.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: We have spent many years practicing in dank basements to bring our music to the people of Buffalo and it would be amazing to win and use that money towards putting an album out.


Band bio: Lost Elysium balances its symphonic, hard, driving rock style with raw and unforgettable melodies that highlight the, almost, recklessly intimate lyrics. Most often compared to bands like Evanescence, Within Temptation, and Lacuna Coil because of the powerhouse vocals of lead singer Ashley Elle and the resonating lyrics she writes. Lost Elysium has garnered much attention with their successful sampler EP.

Band members: Ashley Elle - vocals, keys / Brian Muller - guitars / Ricky Guard - drums / Devin Kyle - bass

You might like us if: like Lacuna Coil, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Evanescence.

Why you should win the Online Battle of Original Music: Lost Elysium is about loyalty. We are loyal to the city that made us, Buffalo, and to every fan that listens to one of our songs. It’s because of all of their support that we can create such great musical landscapes and reach people with our message. The $5,000 would help us create more music and get proper transportation so we can tour more and share this great original music created in Buffalo with everyone we come in contact with.


What did you think about this week's contestants? Feel free to discuss below. Please keep comments friendly, and please remember a comment is not the same as a vote - if you'd like to vote, cast your ballot above!