“Five Minutes With” Canadian heavy metal band Imonolith

IMONOLITH was formed in January 2018 by Drummer, Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen (ex-Devin Townsend Project/Band) and Guitarist, Brian Waddell (ex-Devin Townsend Project/Band). The pair originally started writing music together for the then untitled band in 2015, while respectively playing in the Devin Townsend Project (2009-2017). Bassist – Byron Stroud (Ex-Strapping Young Lad, Ex-Fear Factory, Ex- 3 Inches of Blood, Zimmers Hole), Vocalist – Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Arkaea) and 2nd Guitarist – Kai Huppunen (Methods of Mayhem, Noise Therapy) complete Imonolith as a band.

IMONOLITH is a hard working and devoted group of accomplished musicians, who have amassed a ton of professional experience touring the world in their various bands over the years. Their collective live experience includes performing on mainstage’s at European festivals such as, Wacken Open Air, Download Festival, Hellfest, Summer Breeze and many more to playing sold-out iconic venues like, Royal Albert Hall and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. In just a few months they’ve amassed a fanbase of thousands worldwide through their Social Media pages.

IMONOLITH’s music is best described as a heavy, driven, and transcendent genre of metal. You can count on strong hooks, captivating and energetic vocals, backed by creative guitars and drumming.


Name: Imonolith

Genre: Metal

Founded: February 2018

# of Albums: 1

Latest Release: To be released 2019

Latest Video: Hollow

Latest Single: Hollow

Favourite Local Restaurant:

Boon Burger (All Vegan burger joint)

Favourite band as a teenager:

Nirvana got me into playing guitar and singing as a teenager. Then I found bands like Metallica, Pantera and Korn.

Favourite band now:

Soilwork, Lamb Of God, Alice In Chains, Fear Factory, A Perfect Circle

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Anything from Much Dance 1999

Live Show Ritual: Not sucking!

Favourite local artist:

Baptized In Blood, Monster Truck, Threat Signal of course!

EP or LP?

I’ve always been a fan of LP. The more material from an artist the better. However EPs are cool between albums, short and sweet

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird for sure. Love getting the day started early. Catch that sunrise

Road or studio?

I love traveling, seeing places, and meeting people. Also love creating and recording music. Its great to balance both worlds.

Where can we follow you?

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Any shows or albums coming up?

We are recording our debut album in March for a mid 2019 release. Scheduled shows include:

The Red Room
February 23rd, 2019 – Vancouver, BC
Doors: 7pm (Early Show)
Online Tickets

Dickens Pub
March 1st, 2019 – Calgary, AB
Doors: 8pm
Online Tickets

The Starlite Room (Temple)
March 2nd, 2019 – Edmonton, AB
Doors: 8pm
Online Tickets