Supergrouuuuup alerrrrt! Your new potential favorite band is called Gone Is Gone, and it's got Mastodon co-frontman/bassist Troy Sanders (above), Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen (Troys on Troys!), drummer Tony Hajjar of the newly reunited At the Drive-In and guitarist/keyboardist Mike Zarin.
"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 tells Rolling Stone. The foursome will drop an EP this summer on their own imprint, and they're playing their debut show alongside New Language at L.A.'s Dragonfly on April 27.
Sample Gone Is Gone's heavy-as-hell sound in the teaser below:
Sanders has experience in this area, as he also rocks with Killer Be Killed, which features members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sepultura and Converge. But Gone Is Gone is no lark. Hajjar told Rolling Stone:
"Gone is Gone is a project that can live even when we are working with our other entities as well. The goal is to be able to compose remotely, if needed, on film, trailers, or on anything else that comes up ... It feels good to know that all this music will see the light of day soon."
Next, check out this Mastodon interview from the Fuse vault: