IMONOLITH Issue Statement Regarding Departure Of Guitarist BRIAN WADDELL And Bassist SCOTT WHALEN; Officially Introduce New Band Members
January 26, 2022, 4 months ago
On December 30th, 2021 Canada's Imonolith parted ways with guitarist Brian 'Beav' Waddell and bassist Scott Whalen. Their official statment is available below.
"We would like to introduce you all to two new members joining Imonolith:
Oswin Wong (Threat Signal, Plaguebringer) - guitar
Conan Freeman (Punchdrunk, Cyanotic) - bass
Oswin is one of the current guitar players in Threat Signal and Plaguebringer. He’s an accomplished Berklee Music Graduate, a guitar teacher and a team player when it comes to being in a band.
Conan has been a respected musician playing in the local Vancouver Metal Scene for many years. He’s a solid, technical and creative bassist. He’s also a great team player, like Oswin.
We’re stoked to have them both in Imonolith. Stay posted for feature posts on both of our new members.
Brian 'Beav' Waddell and Scott Whalen are no longer in Imonolith. It was an amicable, mutual split with zero hard feelings from either side. We’re very grateful for the contributions both members made in the band and wish them both the best in their future endeavours.
Thanks to both Brian and Scott for helping get Imonolith started on the right foot. They’ll always be close friends and a healthy staple of Imonolith’s history. We are excited to move on with Oswin and Conan. Getting on tour ASAP and releasing the ‘Progressions’ EP in early 2022 are our top priorities."
Both Brian and Scott both issued statement regarding making the choice to move on:
Beav: "I am writing this to let you all know I have parted ways with Imonolith. No drama or anything exciting. I just feel with the industry the way its been hit, and travel being constantly changed and whatnot I have decided to stop touring. I've honestly never been a big fan of the travel to begin with, and with how things are trending I think it's time for me to check out of the game.
I wish Imonolith all the best and I am super proud of the State Of Being record we put out together. Even though I may not be in the band now, there is always a recording of a time I was.
Thanks for letting me share some music with ya!"
Scott: "Although I love the guys and team surrounding the band. I have decided to move on from Imonolith to focus on other projects and go back to school.
Since Covid is still a very real thing and the ups & downs of the musical landscape has drastically altered in the world over the last couple of years, I feel like now is a very appropriate time in my life to shift focus and pursue a different path than the one I’ve been on with my Imonolith boys over the last 3 years.
I’m very grateful for the opportunities presented to me while I was in the band and wish them only love and success in the future with everything! See you down the road somewhere. I love you!"
On Friday, January 28th they will release "The Reign" (Remix) featuring Jens Kidman of Meshuggah taken from the forthcoming Progressions EP, which will be out in March 2022. Pre-save here.
Photo by Erich Saide Photography