All-Star Quintet IMONOLITH Shares Next Weekly Quarantine Session Video “Instinct” via Gear Gods New Album, “State of Being,” Out Now
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Kicking off their video series “The Quarantine Sessions” last week during their individual COVID-19 isolation, all-star modern metal band IMONOLITH has their the next playthrough ready for fans for the track “Instinct” from their recently released debut album, State of Being.
Watch the playthrough via its premiere on Gear Gods at https://geargods.net/playthrough/imonolith-play-with-instinct-in-this-exclusive-full-band-playthrough/. Drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen comments:
Greetings from the IMONOLITH Camp!
The music industry has been flipped upside down with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are bands suffering worldwide but so are the fans and supporters of these bands… they aren’t getting the live shows and entertainment they’re used to all year long. As a result, we’re getting creative in how to stay engaged with those people who support us.
IMONOLITH came up with an idea called ‘The Quarantine Sessions.’ This is how it works - From our various living rooms/rehearsal spaces in self-isolation, we are recording videos of ourselves playing through each song off of our debut album ‘State of Being.’ You can see how we perform these songs on our respective instruments. We release one song every Monday on our IMONOLITH YouTube page. We already have released ‘Becoming the Enemy.’
You can watch it here.
To keep in touch directly with our supporters, every Tuesday following the video release, we do a live feed on our Instagram page to talk about the song and video we released and do a live Q&A with everyone on the live feed. It’s a great way to stay in touch and keep you all informed about everything to do with IMONOLITH.
This week we’re releasing a playthrough of one of the most popular songs on the album so far, ‘Instinct.’ We’re honoured to have Gear Gods premiering this for us! Hope you guys enjoy it and we look forward to seeing you guys on Tuesday at our Instagram page to talk about the video, answer questions and hang!
Big thanks to Gear Gods for the premiere and to all our supporters for your awesome support.
Be safe out there and stay tuned for much more to come from all of us in the IMONOLITH Camp."
Follow IMONOLITH's videos at the following links:
YouTube Page - https://www.youtube.com/imonolith
Instagram Page - https://www.instagram.com/imonolithband/
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 27. 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.
Check out the videos here:
“Hollow” - here
“Instinct” - here
“Dig” - here
“Becoming the Enemy” - here State of Being is available in exclusive vinyl and CD formats at www.imonolithband.com, or you can stream the album at the service of your choice here: https://lnk.to/stateofbeing.
https://www.instagram.com/imonolithband/ “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