Jed Simon (ex-Strapping Young Lad, Scar The Martyr, etc.), Brian “Beav” Waddell (The Devin Townsend Project), Byron Stroud (ex-Strapping Young Lad, etc.), Ryan Van Poederooyen (The Devin Townsend Project), and Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea) have officially confirmed that their new band will be called Imonolith. Van Poederooyen made the following post regarding that:
It was previously revealed that Jed Simon (ex-Strapping Young Lad, Scar The Martyr, etc.), Brian “Beav” Waddell (The Devin Townsend Project), Byron Stroud (ex-Strapping Young Lad, etc.), and Ryan Van Poederooyen (The Devin Townsend Project) were working on a new project together. Now, the group have also confirmed that they have welcomed vocalist Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea) to their lineup.
Ryan Van Poederooyen commented:
“We are proud to announce our frontman/singer, Mr. Jon Howard of Threat Signal and Arkaea acclaim. We were looking into a few other known singers and then, Jon was recommended to us through a mutual good friend, Neil A. Lim Sang. Thanks to, Neil for suggesting, Jon and keeping it on the down-low!
We got in touch with Jon and were immediately blown away with the talent this guy possesses. He recorded vocals for a couple demos of ours, just a couple days after talking with him for the first time. Once we heard his vocal demos, we knew we found our guy. Jon can sing, scream and growl with the best of them.
He’s showing off his voice in more ways than one in this band. We can’t wait for you to hear the versatility and power of Jon‘s voice at our future live shows and on our debut album. Brian ‘Beav’ Waddell, Byron Stroud, Jed Simon and I are beyond stoked to have him fronting the band. Welcome, Jon everyone!
Thanks once again, to all of you for your incredible support, comments and general excitement for this band. We’re really excited for you all to hear our music. We’re also looking forward to performing it live around the globe, and making it ALL happen soon.
Next, we will be announcing the name of the band on Friday morning. There may even be something that YOU guys can have a say in, come Friday 😉 Lastly, spread the news, share the posts and let people know about this brand new metal band on the scene! We’re eager, working hard and excited to get this out to you guys ASAP. Stay posted for a lot more news on what to expect from us, our new social media pages, pictures, videos, live feeds, a studio/recording announcement and much more…. – RVP”
Rings Of Saturn’s Lucas Mann has joined forces with Berried Alive’s Charles Caswell for a new collaborative album and animated series called “DADS.” The two have launched an Indiegogo campaign for the project, which will also feature a number of special guests.
Considering Devin Townsend recently put The Devin Townsend Project on hiatus, members of the group have joined forces with ex-Strapping Young Lad members in a new band. The lineup includes Jed Simon (ex-Strapping Young Lad, Scar The Martyr, etc.), Brian “Beav” Waddell (The Devin Townsend Project), Byron Stroud (ex-Strapping Young Lad, etc.), Ryan Van Poederooyen (The Devin Townsend Project), and a mystery singer, who is expected to be revealed on March 14.
King 810’s David Gunn has apparently launched a rap side project simply called Gunn. You can check out some of his tracks below:
[via The PRP]
It looks like Fred Sablan (ex-Marilyn Manson, Goon Moon), Alex Lopez (Suicide Silence), Piggy D (Rob Zombie), and Sara Taylor (Youth Code) are working on a new project together. Sablan made a private Instagram post with the caption “Just wait until you hear what we’re doing…”. Piggy D also made his own post as well:
[via The PRP]
Former HIM members Mikko “Linde” Lindström and Gas Lipstick (ex-HIM) have joined forces with Niclas Etelävuori (ex-Amorphis) and Anttoni “Anthony” Pikkarainen (Polanski) in a new band called Flat Earth. The group are recording their debut album at Finnvox in Helsinki with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa. More info can be found HERE.
The press release said the following about the band:
“Flat Earth is anything but your run-of-the-mill ‘supergroup. The fearsome foursome is an ideal amalgamation of love for music, every bandmember’s unique skillset and battle-tested charisma, completed with a dynamic of a band that has been playing together for aeons.
The audible musical signposts point to the heydays of alternative rock, take a nonchalant bow to the forefathers of all things heavy with a pinch of wistful psychedelia,” the press release continues. “Magnetically melodic, playful, exhilaratingly unconstrained and thoroughly permeated by vocalist Anthony’s passionately melancholic overtones, FLAT EARTH delivers in the same parcel both the beauty and the beast.
“Gas and Niclas’s robust-yet-subtle rhythmic dynamic work pave the perfect runway for Linde’s guitar solos to freewheel and Anthony’s maudlin-yet-contemplative singing that gives the band’s sound a tint of mawkish desperation that sets them apart from any other band you’ve heard.”