Mastodon singer/bassist Troy Sanders (pictured), QOTSA guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, At the Drive-In drummer Tony Hajjar, and multi-instrumentalist Mike Zarin have teamed up to form a new band, Gone is Gone.
“The chemistry was immediate,” Sanders tells Rolling Stone. “I can only dedicate myself to something that rewards me purely, and we are all in this for the right reasons.”
The band will play their first show on 27th April at the Dragonfly in Los Angeles and plan to release a self-titled EP on July 8th through the band’s own imprint, in partnership with Rise Records/BMG.
Hear lead single ‘Violescent’ below.
The band also intend to release a 13-track album later this year, with material taken from the EP sessions.
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Loads of bands have contributed previously unreleased songs to the project.