Dan Lively
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Background information
Born 15 January
Occupation Musician, Graphic Designer
Genres Doom Metal, Psychedelic Rock, Traditional Doom
Instrument(s) Guitar, Bass, Theremin, Drums, Vocals
Years active Early 1990s - Present
Labels Stone Groove Records, Svart
Associated acts HypNoGoG, Jet Black Vicar, Sweet Cicada, Place of Skulls, Victor Griffin's In-Graved, Ziklag Chase

Dan Lively is a multi-instrumentalist based out of West Virginia. Since at least 1998 he has been involved with several musical projects in the genres of doom metal, psychedelic rock, stoner metal and much more.

His first project would be the stoner/doom/free improvisation project known as HypNoGoG, curated by Lively along with various other collaborators. The project would be entirely improvisational with minimal overdubs at best. Eventually this project would release a full-length entitled Syndrig Times in 2013 via Stone Groove Records.

Lively would begin involvement in two more projects in the early 2000s: Sweet Cicada (A stoner/psychedelic/doom power trio formed in 2001) and Riffkraft (a heavy doom project formed in 2003), the former releasing an EP in 2004 entitled Switch and the latter collaborating with the likes of Jeff "Oly" Olson, Scott Reed, Tim Pyne and Sonny Glazzard.

In 2013 Lively would join Victor Griffin for the "In-Graved" project, performing bass on "Love Song For The Dead". Victor Griffin's In-Graved would be released on 22 March 2013 via Svart Records. Lively would perform bass for the In-Graved project, notably at Days of The Doomed[1] and a motorcycle festival in Maryville, Tennessee.[2]

Lively would also work as the guitar and bass tech, stage production and security for Pentagram from 2014 - 2016. He would join Pete Campbell and Victor Griffin for a tour of Europe in 2016, performing as the Victor Griffin trio for a handful of dates but also performing shows with Place of Skulls, including a headlining appearance at Malta Doom Festival.

In the mid 2010s Lively would sign with Stone Groove Records and begin working as a graphic designer for Framewerks Graphics, a company that is in association with the label. Several of his projects would see a digital release through the label.

Bands[edit | edit source]

  • Ziklag Chase - Guitar, Vocals (early to mid 1990s)
  • HypNoGoG - All Instruments, Vocals (1998 - Present)
  • Sweet Cicada - Guitar, Lead Vocals (2001 - Present)
  • Riffkraft - Guitar, Bass, Theremin, Vocals (2003 - Present)
  • In-Graved - Live Bass, Backing Vocals (2013)
  • Jet Black Vicar - Guitar, Bass, Vocals (2015 - Present)
  • Place of Skulls - Live Bass, Vocals (2016 - Present)

Selected Discography[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

V·T·E Place of Skulls
Current Members Victor GriffinLee AbneyTim Tomaselli
Past Members Ron HolznerGreg TurleyScott Weinrich • Dennis Cornelius • Pete Campbell • Dan Lively • Russell Lee Padgett
Studio Albums NailedWith VisionThe Black Is Never FarAs A Dog Returns
Other Releases Place of Skulls Live!Death Row Reunion 2000Love Through Blood
Associated Bands, Artists, Etc. Death RowPentagramThe ObsessedTroubleRevelationCathedralLate For An Early GraveVictor Griffin's In-Graved
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