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Imonolith

New Band Featuring Threat Signal, Ex-Strapping Young Lad, Etc. Members Reveal Name


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Imonolith has been revealed to be the moniker chosen for the new band comprised of former members of Strapping Young Lad, The Devin Townsend Project and current Threat Signal frontman Jon Howard. The group’s own Ryan Van Poederooyen made the announcement:

Imonolith (imänəˌliTH)
– The ‘i’ is pronounced like the ‘i’ in the word, impossible.

That is the name of our band. I’m sure the number one question is how did we come up with it ? Well, Jed Simon had a list of over 50 band names he thought of over the years. He sent them to all of us in the band. The word ‘Monolith’ was one of the band names. It caught my attention and I started playing with the word. At first I thought of various names with words in front of, or after the word Monolith, then I thought of ‘I Monolith’.

But it didn’t sound right, so I added the letter ‘i’ to the front of the word, ‘Monolith’ and voila…. Imonolith was born. A brand new word used for a band name. The guys dug it when I brought it up to them. It sounds heavy and is easy to say. So we’re sticking with it! It still somewhat carries the meaning of Monolith, which is a monumental, black stone of significance. Sounds metal enough for us!”

The band are currently seeking fans input on their official logo, you can read more on that over at their Facebook. Their lineup runs as follows:

Vocals – Jon Howard (Threat Signal, etc.)
Guitars – Jed Simon (VIMIC, ex-Strapping Young Lad, etc.)
Guitars – Brian ‘Beav Waddell (ex-The Devin Townsend Project)
Bass – Byron Stroud (ex-Strapping Young Lad/Fear Factory)
Drums – Ryan Van Poederooyen (ex-The Devin Townsend Project)

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