SAINT ASONIA Performs Live For First Time!
Saint Asonia, the new group led by former Three Days Grace singer Adam Gontier, with the rest of the group consisting of Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, ex-Finger Eleven drummer Rich Beddoe and bassist Corey Lowery, made its live debut this past Saturday (May 16) at the Rock On The Range festival!
Speaking about the formation of Saint Asonia, Adam told the Boise, Idaho radio station 100.3 The X Rocks: “Basically, when I left my old band, Mike was one of the first guys to reach out and say, ‘Hey.’ Mike’s always writing music and that sort of thing, and I just basically asked if he wanted to get together and do some writing, and so we did. And we didn’t really have the intention of necessarily creating a band or making a record or anything like that; it was just to get together and just creatively make some music. It turned out the writing process went really well — we wrote fifteen songs — and we made a record and here are we. We’ve got a band.”
Mushok also spoke about Saint Asonia’s forthcoming debut album, which is tentatively due this summer. He said: “I’m super proud of the way the record came out. I think it definitely exceeded what we were trying to accomplish; we definitely did it. I mean, the record kind of runs the gamut — there’s some pretty heavy stuff, and there’s a couple of songs on there that are just beautiful songs.”
Saint Asonia’s album was helmed by acclaimed rock producer Johnny K, who has previously worked with Disturbed, Megadeth, Staind and Sevendust, among others. A single, “Better Place”, has just been released digitally via Spotify and iTunes.
Gontier has kept a low profile since leaving Three Days Grace in December 2012. The band replaced him with Matt Walst and recently release a new album called “Human”.
Check out a couple songs from Saint Asonia’s Rock on the Range appearance!
Band photo credit: Travis Shinn