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Gone Is Gone, Another Super Group Featuring Mastodon, QOTSA And At The Drive-In Members



We live in a new age of super groups, now every new group is a super group, and many of them may have already de-banded as we speak, but there is a new one in view. Gone is Gone features multi instrumentalist Mike Zarin and members of major bands like Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, QOTSA’s Troy Van Leeuwen (yes a second Troy!) and At The Drive-In’s Tony Hajjar, and I have heard about it because I follow QOTSA of course.

The snippet they have shared is called ‘Violescent’ and is filled with heavy distorted guitars and uber-male riffs, it’s 30 seconds in full metal mode which could announces a very bloody battle but at the end it may simply remind you a lot of the metal groups already cited. Zarin and Hajjar have already collaborated to score a few movie trailers and video games, which is not difficult to understand.

‘The thought behind this band is to combine what most of us know from many years of being in touring/recording entities and our love of scoring,’ explained Hajjar to Rolling Stone, ‘Mike and I have had the privilege of being part of some amazing movie trailer campaigns and scored the game Splinter Cell: Blacklist together as well. Our goal is to be able to do more of this within this project.’

‘The vibe from day one was, and has been, very therapeutic and refreshing for me,’ added Sanders. ‘The chemistry was immediate. I can only dedicate myself to something that rewards me purely, and we are all in this for the right reasons.’

They will release an EP this summer via Rise/BMG then a 13-track LP later this year, and according to Rolling Stone, they are supposed to make a LA debut at the Dragonfly on April 27th… I know the place, it’s quite small so prepare your earplugs! Tickets go on sale Friday, April 15th at 10 a.m. PST via Ticketmaster.


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