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Saint Asonia

Saint Asonia
Adam Gontier in performance.jpg
The band's lead vocalist Adam Gontier in 2015.
Background information
S?INT ?SONI?
Origin Toronto, Canada
Genres
2015-present
Labels RCA
Website saintasonia.com
Members

Saint Asonia (stylized as S?INT ?SONI?) is a Canadian-American rock band consisting of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Adam Gontier, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist and backing vocalist Cale Gontier, and drummer Sal Giancarelli. In 2017, the band's original drummer, Rich Beddoe, left the band and was replaced by Mushok's Staind bandmate Sal Giancarelli. Formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2015 after Gontier's departure from Three Days Grace in 2013, they released their debut studio album Saint Asonia on July 31, 2015.

History

The band released their first teaser early May 2015, which featured the fact that "25 Top Ten Rock Singles" were shared between each member, 17 of which are number ones, and teased the band's first single, logo and clips of the band, speculation believed that the line up would consist of ex-Three Days Grace singer Adam Gontier, ex-Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, ex-Finger Eleven drummer Rich Beddoe, and ex-Dark New Day bassist Corey Lowery, however nothing was confirmed until May 16 when the band officially released their first single titled "Better Place", confirming the band's line up in the process[4][5] When asked about the title of the band, Gontier stated that they are "...more like refugees that just hit it off creatively". Johnny K was secured as the producer for their debut album, which was released on July 31, 2015, along with tour announcements.[5]

The band made their debut live performance at Rock on the Range as the opening act for the main stage on May 16, and were billed as a special guest.[3] Along with their first single, the band performed other original songs such as "Fairy Tale", "Dying Slowly" and "Let Me Live My Life", but also performed cover songs of Three Days Grace, such as "I Hate Everything About You" and songs from Mushok's past band, Staind, like Mudshovel (Dyfunction) and For You (Break The Cycle). The band announced that their debut album will be released on July 31 that same year via RCA Records and will feature 11 tracks.[6] The band released their second single, "Blow Me Wide Open", on June 29.[7] Saint Asonia booked a short headlining tour in August 2015, as well as a tour with Seether in the fall of 2015.[8] In February 2016, Saint Asonia joined the first part of the 2016 Disturbed tour, as an opening act.[9]

On May 2, 2016, Saint Asonia released a cover of the Phil Collins song, "I Don't Care Anymore",[10] which was later released on iTunes on May 6, 2016.[11]

In February 2017, Adam Gontier discussed the making of a second album with Saint Asonia.[12] On June 5, 2017, drummer Rich Beddoe confirmed that he had left Saint Asonia on good terms to do other things. On July 12, 2017, the band played their first show with Mike Mushok's former Staind bandmate Sal Giancarelli on drums. Lowery departed the band in June of 2018 to join Seether full time. The band recruited Art of Dying bassist and Gontier's cousin Cale Gontier to be a member of Saint Asonia.

Band members

Timeline

Discography

Saint Asonia discography
Studio albums 1
Music videos 2
Singles 3

Studio albums

Title Year US[13] CAN[14]
Saint Asonia 2015
29
9
Saint Asonia 2 TBA
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-

Singles

Title Year US
Main.
CAN
Rock
Album
"Better Place"[5] 2015
8
4[15]
Saint Asonia
"Let Me Live My Life"
10
6
"I Don't Care Anymore" 2016
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Non-album single

Music videos

Title Year Album Director(s)
"Better Place"[16] 2015 Saint Asonia P. R. Brown, Adam Gontier
"Fairy Tale"[17] 2017

Awards

Loudwire Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result[]
2015 Saint Asonia Best New Artist Won

References

  1. ^ James Christopher Monger. "Saint Asonia - Saint Asonia". AllMusic.
  2. ^ a b "Let There Be Rock School's Zombie Kids to rock PPL Park Saturday". Delaware County Daily Times. October 8, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Daly, Joe. "Rock on the Range 2015 Day Two". Metal Hammer. TeamRock. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Is Saint Asonia Rock's Next Supergroup?". Loudwire.com. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Childers, Chad. "Saint Asonia Reveal Official Lineup, Lead Single 'Better Place'". Loudwire.com. Loudwire. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Saint Asonia Announces Debut Album Release Date". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Saint Asonia unleash new single 'Blow Me Wide Open'". Loudwire.com. Loudwire. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Seether And Saint Asonia Touring Together/". Audioinkradio.com. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Disturbed Announce 2016 Canadian Tour With Saint Asonia + Age of Days". Loudwire. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Saint Asonia". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "I Don't Care Anymore - Single by Saint Asonia on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "SAINT ASONIA Is 'Taking A Step Forward' With Sophomore Album, Says ADAM GONTIER". blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/saint-asonia/chart-history/billboard-200. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/saint-asonia/chart-history/canadian-albums. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ "Canadian Active Rock of July 4, 2015". Americasmusiccharts.com. Americasmusiccharts. Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ "Video Premiere: Saint Asonia's 'Better Place'". Blabbermouth.net. Blabber Mouth. Retrieved 2015.
  17. ^ Aegerter, Karen (30 June 2017). "Saint Asonia Take a Virtual Reality Trip With 'Fairytale' Video". Loudwire. Retrieved 2018.

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