Imonolith, like most of the world, has been stuck in their homes to avoid the Coronavirus pandemic. Are they getting fat playing video games and binge-watching Netflix shows? Yeah, probably. But they’re ALSO recording and releasing play-through videos of their entire new album, State Of Being which was released on March 27th, 2020.
For those who don’t know, Imonolith was formed in early 2018 by Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen (Drummer for Devin Townsend Project) and Brian Waddell (Guitarist in Devin Townsend Project). They started working on Imonolith music in 2015 while still playing in Devin Townsend Project. The guys added Jon Howard (from Threat Signal / Arkaea) and another guitarist, Kai Huppunen (from Methods of Mayhem / Noise Therapy) and of course the most important instrument in any band, bass: Scott Whalen (Econoline Crush).
So yeah, you could make a rock supergroup… or you could make Imonolith. Only one of those gets to premiere a video to all 10 people visiting SkullsNBones each day. #selfburn
The videos are done quite well (we’ve posted all of the currently released songs below) and we’re more than happy to premiere the latest track, “The Reign.” If you’re into it, please help support this hard-working band of amazingly talented musicians. Here’s what Ryan had to say about this track:
It’s Monday, which means it’s time for a brand new ‘Quarantine Session’ from Imonolith! These videos have been a great way to give you all a glimpse into how we play these songs since we cannot tour at the moment. 2020 has been a tough year for the entire world in so many different ways. We’re hoping these play through videos will help entertain and get you guys through these tough times, even if just a little bit.
This week we are releasing the heaviest play through song off of our debut album ’State of Being’. This beast of a song is called ’The Reign’. This is by far the heaviest and most brutal track on our debut album. We have a special guest appearance by the incredible, Jens Kidman from Meshuggah. It was an honour to have Jens guest on this song. He absolutely killed his vocal guest appearance and hearing his voice along with Jon’s vocals was surreal and crushing all in one. Intense would be the best single word to describe ’The Reign’. It’s fast at times but it maintains a heavy hypnotic groove throughout. Our goal was to create an intense song from start finish that you could still move to…. I think we accomplished that goal
Lyrically the song is about being yourself and not conforming to what society or others think you should be. Don’t conform to ’The Reign’, which is basically peer pressure from society. You have one life to live, make the most of it doing what YOU want to do with your life. It’s a simple but powerful message. These lyrics can come off harsh at times, like some other lyrics on the album, but it’s truly about getting the message across with an underlying positive message.
Hope you guys enjoy this play through, we had a ton of fun making it! Thanks as always for your ongoing support and feedback on all our social pages. We love conversing and hearing from you all. Subscribe to our YouTube Page to catch all the videos we make and give a like to our FB, IG and Twitter pages if you haven’t already!! We appreciate your support.
Check out our live feed on instagram tomorrow at 12:30 Pacific time. Members of Imonolith will be discussing the play through video live, and will answer any questions you throw down!
Be safe out there, take care of each other and all the best to you all from the Imonolith Camp! – RVP
Imonolith, “The Reign” – The Quarantine Sessions
Ready for more? Here are the other songs already released!
Imonolith, “Becoming The Enemy” – The Quarantine Sessions
Imonolith, “Instinct” – The Quarantine Sessions
Imonolith, RVP Drum Cam “Forgone” – The Quarantine Sessions
Imonolith, “Dig” – The Quarantine Sessions
Imonolith, “Forgone” – The Quarantine Sessions
Official Website: https://imonolithband.com/