Mastodon, At the Drive-In, Queens of the Stone Age members form supergroup Gone is Gone
The newly formed band are planning to release an EP and album this year
'I've got the best beard here, so sod the lot of you!' Mastodon at Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival, August 2006. Pic: Danny North NME News Desk, 13th April 2016 Members of Mastodon, At the Drive-In and Queens of the Stone Age have formed a new band, Gone is Gone.
The line-up of the experimental metal supergroup consists of Mastodon singer/bassist Troy Sanders, QOTSA guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, At the Drive-In drummer Tony Hajjar, and multi-instrumentalist Mike Zarin.
Gone is Gone will make their live debut at Los Angeles' Dragonfly on April 27, reports Rolling Stone. They plan to release an EP this summer and have made its lead single, ‘Violescent’, available to stream today. A 13-track album is also earmarked for release for later this year.
Hajjar and Zarin have worked together on a string of projects over the past seven years. The duo have scored several film trailers, as well as the 2013 video game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
"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," Hajjar told Rolling Stone, adding “Our goal is to be able to do more of this within this project."
The band’s members are all actively involved in other projects. Mastodon released their last album ‘Once More ‘Round the Sun’ in 2014, QOTSA’s Van Leeuwen is currently touring with Iggy Pop and Josh Homme in support of their album 'Post Pop Depression', and Hajjar is on the road with At the Drive-In as part of their reunion tour.