Imonolith - The Story
IMONOLITH is a hard hitting, 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 its crushing metal, or catchy active rock radio music. They’re a versatile band that will not be ignored.
IMONOLITH energetically exposed themselves to the world music scene in 2019. The dynamic songwriting team of Ryan 'RVP' Van Poederooyen (Devin Townsend Project) and Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea) currently lead the diverse Imonolith sound along with contributions from the other band members Kai Huppunen (Methods of Mayhem, Noise Therapy), Oswin Wong (Threat Signal) and Conan Freeman (PunchDrunk).
Each members professionalism, experience, dedication and perseverance over the past 20 years has allowed them all to tour world-wide with various famous musical acts. Their background, know how and drive has conformed 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, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. Their passion for playing live is also their motivation to execute their brand of music world-wide 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’s debut single and video, Hollow was released on January 18th, 2019. Hollow was produced, recorded and mixed by the powerhouse production team made up of, Brian Howes and Jay Van Poederooyen (Nickelback, Chris Cornell, Skillet, Airbourne, Daughtry, Simple Plan) at Van Howes Studios in Los Angeles, California. The song saw great success debuting at #6 on the USA Top 30 NACC Charts. It remained at #6 for 3 weeks straight and stayed in the Top 30 for 4 weeks.
The bands debut album, ‘State of Being’ was released on their own record label, Imonolith Music. It was Produced, Recorded, and Mixed by Jason 'JVP' Van Poederooyen in Vancouver, BC, Canada and Los Angeles, California, USA. Their 11 track album was released on March 27th and debuted on the NACC USA Album Charts at #13 and stayed in the Top 30 for a few weeks. The album received huge acclaim from big music publications like Metal Hammer (UK), Revolver (USA), Kerrang (UK), Rock Hard (DE) and many more publications world-wide.
IMONOLITH’s sophomore album, Progressions, is once again being released on Imonolith Music and is being Produced, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Jason 'JVP' Van Poederooyen. The album is slated to come out on May 20th, 2022.
The Five Piece are currently booking tours to support the upcoming release of Progressions. Due to the Pandemic, several tours for the State of Being album cycle (2020-2022) were unfortunately canceled or rescheduled. They have announced a full Headlining European/UK Tour scheduled to start on January 25th, 2023 and end on March 5th, 2023 with more tours in the works for 2022 and all of 2023.
IMONOLITH have already amassed a dedicated legion of supporters world-wide 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.
In closing, IMONOLITH will surprise its followers and any newcomer with their invigorating approach to music. Their musical direction is ever evolving and the bands 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 in the studio and live.
IMONOLITH has arrived.
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