Not Yet Lost is a band originating from the heart of Maine. With various musical influences such as Tool,  Alice in Chains, Faith No More, and Chevelle they tend to break the rules when it comes to their musical creations. As a result, they refuse to fall into a specific musical classification, feeling that to do so would limit their creativity. Currently unsigned, they have released a 4 song EP in 2013 under their previous band name 'The Secret of Esrever' entitled 'The Bleeding Skies'. The first song on the EP "Reverse" is where the  former band name originated. Esrever being reverse spelled...in reverse. Additionally, the EP contained studio releases of the bands songs "Nothing More", "Kidney Punch (Not Today)", and "The Question Within". Also, the band released an 11 song full length album entitled 'Cryptozoic' (also under their former name 'The Secret of Esrever') in July 2014. November 2014 saw the band part ways with drummer Randy Hamm and they were joined by current drummer Nate Dorman. During this change it felt appropriate as ever to change the band name to a much more marketable and easier to pronounce 'Not Yet Lost'. Now ramping up for an amazing 2015 the band is busier than ever playing shows and writing new material!


Now available at Bull Moose online and in stores!




Name change in full swing! 

Our name change from 'The Secret of Esrever' to 'Not Yet Lost' is in full swing. It's a bit of a process behind closed doors to get all the things such as websites, media and artwork updated but it's come together nicely so far. We have had to delete our Youtube profile and create a new one, but that's the only hiccup along the way...not too shabby! So, we are glad to say that with our new band name we have some new merch on order! T-shirts and stickers will be arriving shortly! These will be sold at our shows, but if anyone would like one please feel free to message us and we can process the order for you. -Cheers!


Happy New Year! To bring in the new year we are putting our album 'Cryptozoic' on sale down to $5 a copy! grab one HERE at our web store or at CDBaby for the sale price! (CDBaby price will update in the next 24 hours of this post)

Welcome aboard Nate! 

December 13 2014 - We'd like to officially welcome Nate Dorman as our new drummer! You may know Nate---he's the frontman for Bangor based band SirEEL. Nate's an amazing drummer and comes to us with lot's of experience! Welcome aboard Nate!

Moving onwards and upwards! 

11/20/2014 - We've decided to part ways with our drummer Randall Hamm. Randy is a fantastic musician and we wish him the absolute best in all his future endeavors. However, we must move forward with what is ultimately the most conducive and nonvolatile environment for the band. As many know, we've already begun auditioning for a replacement. We are looking for a drummer with the talent, demeanor and dedication.

Lastly, with our lineup change we will also be going forward with a band name change. We have some amazing names being considered and we are in the process of narrowing down which one is THE one.

Love you all - THANK YOU -

- Chris, Josh, and Kyle

October 18th! 

Saturday, October 18th Bridge Street Tavern will be the place to be! Shipyard Brewing Company presents Fifth Freedom with special guests: The Resistance, The Secret of Esverer, and Loki! 21+! Fifth Freedom's first show since returning home to Maine after a successful national tour with Black Stone Cherry! They'll have limited edition tour T-shirts and plenty of special giveaways! Drink specials on Shipyard too! Mark your calendar - Don't miss out!

Bull Moose and CD Release Party!!! 

We are a few steps ahead of the game! Our CD's are being delivered to us today via UPS and Bull Moose has been fantastic as always with helping us get prepared to get Cryptozoic into the hands of our fans state wide. We are set up on Bull Moose.com (as you can see by clicking the link below) and as soon as we have our CD's in hand we'll be setting up a date to hand deliver them to stores! We'll be sure to get pics! Thank you Bull Moose and thank you everyone! Also, we have a CD release party being planned for August 30th @ Champions Bar in Biddeford with Left on the Outside, Lone Wolf James and MisGYdED!!! It's going to be a great celebration! -Cheers

UPDATE: Our CD's are in all Maine Bull Moose locations (minus Sanford --- we'll get it down there soon!) SO CLICK BELOW OR GO GRAB A COPY AT YOUR LOCAL BULL MOOSE AND CRANK IT UP!!!

Cryptozoic is Crypto-complete! 

It's DONE! We are finalizing the artwork and preparing to send our 11 song album - Cryptozoic - into production! A huge thank you to Mark Francis at My Thrill Studio for his hard work and dedication to this endeavor. We also owe a great deal of thanks to our families, fans and friends. You've all truly shown us the meaning behind one of our most favorite quotes.

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well" 
— Voltaire

We appreciate each and every one of you!

An exact release date will be announced before the 4th of July...we're expected to have them for the Northern Maine Rock and Metal Fest on July 18th and 19th!!!
Expect a CD RELEASE PARTY to be announced soon too!

Busy times! 

As we work at getting the finishing touches on our CD, we've also been busy planning out our summer schedule! We have exciting shows coming up at Geno's and the Skybox in Portland followed by back to back cancer benefits...one at the Brewer Performing Arts Center and one at The Asylum in Portland. In July we are heading to the Northern Maine Rock and Metal Fest in Howland for a 2 day show with some of Maine's finest! As if that wasn't enough...in August we are heading to Staten Island, New York for a featured spot at the North-East Music Festival! There are still more shows coming too! Make sure to come see us while we make our rounds across Maine and then some! Thank you fans, we are blessed!


We had a great time with our friends from Fifth Freedom and The Resistance and we'd like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts that came out to the show! From the show we've got our first video to post since nearly a year ago when we had just started off as a band! Here's a pretty cool recording of our performance of 'Wicked' @ Club Texas last night! ---Cheers!     CLICK HERE

Here's something NEW 

We just couldn't wait any longer! Streaming from our music player is one of the songs from our album 'Cryptozoic' coming this Spring!!! Give it a listen! As always thanks to Mark at My Thrill Studio for being such an amazing human being.


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