The second part of a new video diary from SAINT ASONIA, the new act featuring ex-THREE DAYS GRACE frontman Adam Gontier and STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok, can be seen below.
SAINT ASONIA was announced earlier this year, with Mushok and Gontier joined in the band by ex-FINGER ELEVEN drummer Rich Beddoe and STUCK MOJO and DARK NEW DAY bassist Corey Lowery.
SAINT ASONIA released its self-titled debut album on July 31. Gontier told The Pulse Of Radio about the musical direction of the band band: “I’d say it’s some of the heaviest stuff that I’ve ever written, some of the heaviest riffs and heaviest music that I’ve ever, you know, sang on top of, that sort of stuff. And it’s also got a couple of the most straightforward acoustic guitar-vocal tracks. So it’s kind of all over the place, but really it’s mainly, you know, heavy.”
Asked if he sees SAINT ASONIA as a long-term band, Mushok told Rock.About.com: “That’s the plan, to keep this thing going. It was a lot of fun making this record. There were songs that we finished that are not on the record. There were songs that we didn’t finish because we didn’t really need them. There’s plenty of music there. Plenty of things that we haven’t even looked at as far as songs that Adam has and I have. And now Corey is in the band and he writes and is super talented. So I don’t think coming up with music will be too difficult. But it’s just taking it somewhere new and having it be fresh and exciting, not only for us but for the fans as well.”
Gontier and Mushok penned a Top 10 rock radio hit together in “Better Place”, the first single off “Saint Asonia”. Between them, Gontier and Mushok have composed or co-written 27 previous Top 10 singles, with 17 of them hitting No. 1. This marks the first time the two musicians have done it as part of the same group.