Saint Asonia Release Brand New Song “The Hunted” f/Godsmack’s Sully Erna
Saint Asonia, founded by current & former members of Staind & Three Days Grace, featuring vocalist Adam Gontier, guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist Cale Gontier, and drummer Sal Giancarelli — have just dropped “The Hunted,” the first single from their forthcoming second album and Spinefarm Records debut “Flawed Design,” due out this fall.
“‘The Hunted’ is a song about struggling to find your place in life,” Gontier said. “It’s a solid representation of the direction Saint Asonia is headed. I’m excited to share this with the world. And it’s an awesome bonus having Sully from Godsmack guesting on it.”
Mushok concurs, “I’m very excited for everyone to get a taste of what the new Saint Asonia album is going to sound like and I think that having ‘The Hunted’ as our first single is a great representation of where the band is going. It’s also a huge honor to have a longtime friend — Sully Erna, whose musicianship I’ve admired for years — be a guest on this song.”
Right from the start, Saint Asonia – named Loudwire’s Best New Artist of 2015 – have been fueled by a single vision: to put music and emotion first and to deliver recordings that aren’t overly produced or messed around with. It’s a vision that’s reflected in the very name of the band, which is derived, with a grin, from the desire to block out distraction and focus on the purely creative. “Asonia” is the term for “tone deafness” and it’s a vision that very much underpins the latest studio recordings.
Saint Asonia sparked into life four years ago when former Three Days Grace frontman Gontier and Staind guitarist/founding member Mike Mushok (also an important part of the Newsted setup in 2013) decided to turn their joint ambition to make music that is “raw, real, and straight from our hearts” into a new band and a fully-fledged studio outing.