IMONOLITH features Drummer Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen (ex-Devin Townsend Project/Band), Guitarist Brian Waddell (ex-Devin Townsend Project/Band), Guitarist Kai Huppunen (Methods of Mayhem, Noise Therapy), Bassist Byron Stroud (Ex-Strapping Young Lad, Ex-Fear Factory, Ex- 3 Inches of Blood, Zimmers Hole), Vocalist Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea).
Show Dates: February 23 – Vancouver, BC @ The Red Room March 1 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens March 2 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room (Temple)
Check out their debut single ‘HOLLOW’ below:
IMONOLITH is a compelling, 5 piece Canadian based Hard Rock/Metal band made up of an impressive pedigree of musicians. They demand attention from their entrancing and memorable vocal melodies to their crushing, unforgettable guitar riﬀs right up to their driven, hypnotic grooves. IMONOLITH has everything that relates to the current heavy music enthusiast whether it’s hard-hitting metal or catchy active rock radio music. They’re a diverse band that will not be ignored.
IMONOLITH was formed in February 2018 by Drummer, Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen (Devin Townsend Project/Band) and Guitarist, Brian Waddell (Devin Townsend Project/ Band). The pair originally started writing IMONOLITH’s brand of music in 2015, while respectively playing in the Devin Townsend Project (2009-2018). ‘RVP’ and Waddell pursued Bassist – Byron Stroud (Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory), Vocalist – Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea) and 2nd Guitarist – Kai Huppunen (Methods of Mayhem, Noise Therapy) to complete IMONOLITH as a band.
Each members professionalism, experience, dedication and perseverance over the past 15+ years has allowed them all to tour worldwide with various famous musical acts. Their background, know-how, and drive have bled into what IMONOLITH has become today and only adds to the potential of what the band will ultimately become. Their previous touring experience has granted them opportunities to collectively perform live throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Their passion for playing live is also their motivation to execute their brand of music worldwide in as many venues and live settings as possible. This is a band that unitedly craves the energy from a profound, zealous crowd, and they know how to encourage this type of live experience.
IMONOLITH has already amassed a dedicated legion of supporters worldwide and their following continues to expand by the thousands as the band continues to grow. The interaction between IMONOLITH and their supporters is paramount to their long term vision… that’s why the connection to their devotees through their social media network is robust and of the greatest importance to them, along with their music. IMONOLITH’s debut single and video, Hollow was produced, recorded and mixed by the powerhouse production team made up of, Brian Howes and Jay Van Poederooyen (Nickelback, Chris Cornell, Airbourne, Hinder, Daughtry) at Van Howes Studios in Los Angeles, California. IMONOLITH’s debut album is being scheduled to be released in the summer of 2019 and followed up with extensive touring.
In closing, IMONOLITH will surprise its followers and any newcomer with their invigorating approach to music. Their musical direction is ever evolving and the band’s work ethic is undeniable. This combination of principles will surely strengthen the solidity of their brand of music and the foundation the band was firmly built on. IMONOLITH has arrived.
IMONOLITH is: Jon Howard – Vocals Brian Waddell – Guitars Kai Huppunen – Guitars Byron Stroud – Bass Ryan Van Poederooyen – Drums