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Montreal, QC – April 21, 2020
All-Star Quintet IMONOLITH Announces Weekly Quarantine Sessions With Tracks Off New Album “State of Being”
L-R: Kai Huppunen (Guitars), Brian Waddell (Guitars), Jon Howard (Vocals), Scott Whalen (Bass), Ryan Van Poederooyen (Drums)
Photo by Erich Saide
All-star modern metal band Imonolith released their highly anticipated debut album “State of Being” this past March. Like many bands in the music industry, they have been affected by the COVID 19 pandemic and were forced to cancel their European tour dates in March and April.
While the guys have isolated themselves at home, they’re still in daily contact with each other, keeping their creative juices flowing. Even though they are separated across the globe from each other, the members of Imonolith have been able to put together something special for fans entitled “The Quarantine Sessions”.
Drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen explains in further detail:
“It’s tough times for everyone world-wide with COVID-19. The music industry and bands world-wide have literally been shut down from touring, from doing press tours and anything to do with public appearances. The one thing COVID-19 has not disrupted is the Internet and Social Media. Many bands are getting creative and doing live stream concerts and more….
Imonolith has come up with the ‘Quarantine Sessions’ for our supporters in correlation with our debut album release ‘State of Being’, which came out on March 27th, 2020. What are the ‘Quarantine Sessions’? They are videos released on our YouTube page, each Monday at 8am PST of the full band playing through a song on our debut album. We will be releasing a new song every Monday until we have finished all 10 songs on our album. Then on every Tuesday, at 9am PST we will be doing a ‘Quarantine Session Live Feed’ on our Instagram page to talk about the song we released on Monday. We’ll go into many behind-the-scenes specifics about each song we release and do a live Q&A with you all. Let’s hang, have some fun and catch up, while self-isolating at home during these challenging times!
This is our Quarantine offering to our loyal and new supporters to show how we play our material and to be able to chat with you all, albeit in Quarantine from our homes. This is Self Isolation at it’s finest while helping flatten the curve of COVID-19. Finding the positive in the negative 😉
Tune in on Mondays for our new video and see you on Tuesdays for our live feed discussion. Be safe out there!”
Check out the first episode ‘Becoming the Enemy’ at the following link on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vXst8oOpT0
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Imonolith features drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (Devin Townsend Project) guitarist Brian ‘Beav’ Wadell (Devin Townsend Project), Jon Howard (Threat Signal), guitarist Kai Huppunen (Methods of Mayhem, Noise Therapy) and Scott Whalen (Econoline Crush). The collective of heavy-hitting players is at the top of their game recently releasing their debut album “State of Being” on March 27th. The album features special guest appearances from Jens Kidman (Meshuggah) and famed Swedish vocalist Johannes Eckerström and is made up of 10 hook-laden, riff-heavy tracks that center around the theme of how people deal with various stages of life.
The album has already seen the release of four singles and videos – ‘Hollow’, the 2019 debut single that made big waves, racking up 216K Spotify streams, ‘Instinct’, ‘Dig’; and the most recent single, ‘Becoming The Enemy’. With the release of these singles, Imonolith has already received worldwide praise that has garnered them a massive number of streams and attention from the media and fans alike.
1. State of Being (1:17) (intro)
2. Becoming The Enemy (3:44) (feat. Johannes Eckerstrom)
3. Instinct (3:43)
4. Dig (4:12)
5. The Mourning (3:13)
6. Forgone (4:37)
7. Breathe (3:49)
8. The Reign (3:41) (feat. Jens Kidman)
9. We Never Forget (4:06)
10. Hollow (3:39)
11. Persevere (4:06)
Album Length: 40:12
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“A force to be reckoned with.” – Metal Hammer
“Given the members’ diverse musical backgrounds, IMONOLITH don’t fit any obvious metal genre tag. Van Poederooyen and Wadell bring elements of prog, while Howard’s vocals are rooted in the metalcore and extreme metal.” – Consequence of Sound
“‘State of Being’ is built on a backbone of pure heaviness, hard-hitting riffs and irresistible hooks which keep the album burning at high intensity from start to finish.” – Sonic Perspectives
“Those looking for something that knows how to groove hard, offer a catchy chorus, or knock you flat on your back over the course of an album will find ‘State of Being’ to be an immersive listen.” – Dead Rhetoric
“A winning combination that works perfectly.” – The Rock Pit
ASHER MEDIA RELATIONS
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