If you’re like most fans of Strapping Young Lad and the Devin Townsend Project, you probably rejoiced in hearing that members of both bands would be forming a new band while Devin taking a break from his most recent band. The band, which still doesn’t have a name, announced that they would be naming their vocalist today, and they did so, welcoming Threat Signal vocalist Jon Howard to the band. Drummer Ryan van Poederooyon made the announcement via his Facebook:
We are proud to announce our frontman/singer, Mr. Jon Howard of Threat Signal and Arkaea acclaim. We were looking into a few other known singers and then, Jon was recommended to us through a mutual good friend, Neil A. Lim Sang. Thanks to, Neil for suggesting, Jon and keeping it on the down-low! We got in touch with Jon and were immediately blown away with the talent this guy possesses. He recorded vocals for a couple demos of ours, just a couple days after talking with him for the first time. Once we heard his vocal demos, we knew we found our guy. Jon can sing, scream and growl with the best of them. He’s showing off his voice in more ways than one in this band. We can’t wait for you to hear the versatility and power of Jon’s voice at our future live shows and on our debut album. Brian ‘Beav’ Waddell, Byron Stroud, Jed Simon and I are beyond stoked to have him fronting the band. Welcome, Jon everyone!
Thanks once again, to all of you for your incredible support, comments and general excitement for this band. We’re really excited for you all to hear our music. We’re also looking forward to performing it live around the globe, and making it ALL happen soon.
Next, we will be announcing the name of the band on Friday morning. There may even be something that YOU guys can have a say in, come Friday 😉Lastly, spread the news, share the posts and let people know about this brand new metal band on the scene! We’re eager, working hard and excited to get this out to you guys ASAP. Stay posted for a lot more news on what to expect from us, our new social media pages, pictures, videos, live feeds, a studio/recording announcement and much more…. – RVP
That’s certainly exciting, as we now have a new band to look forward to that we didn’t even know existed a week ago. The other members in the band consist of Poederooyon’s DTP bandmate Brian Waddell and former SYL members Jed Simon and Byron Stroud. The question remains whether he’ll still be in Threat Signal, who just release d their Disconnect album back in November.