Shabby Hasan of All Access Live has uploaded video footage of SAINT ASONIA, the new act featuring ex-THREE DAYS GRACE frontman Adam Gontier and STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok, performing on August 14 at Kattfest in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Check it out below.
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.”
SAINT ASONIA also includes STUCK MOJO bassist Corey Lowery and former FINGER ELEVEN drummer Rich Beddoe.
Mushok said about the new disc: “I’m really proud that we created such a cohesive body of work. I hope when people hear it they want to see a show! That’s why you do it.”
The group played its first live show at Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio in May. A fall trek as guests of SEETHER is also on the calendar.
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.”