In late March, Imonolith — the freshly minted supergroup featuring current and former members of Threat Signal, Devin Townsend Project, Econoline Crush and more — dropped their blistering debut album, State of Being, which features guest appearances by Meshuggah's Jens Kidman and Avatar's Johannes Eckerström. Of course, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdown, the band hasn't been able to properly promote said LP, but they have gotten creative about getting the word out, launching a weekly video series called "The Quarantine Sessions." Each Monday episode sees the band members tearing through a different cut off State of Being together from their respective bunkers, and then, the Tuesday after, the group hosts an Instagram Live Q&A during which they discuss the song and video. Today (May 11th), Imonolith have teamed with Revolver to unleash their latest quarantine playthrough, of State of Being standout "Dig" — watch it above, and read singer Jon Howard's comments below.
"WaaaaaSuuuup!? Jon here," the singer says. "As you may know our 'Quarantine Session' videos are being released every Monday. What you may not know is each week I gather videos from the guys, and use my editing skills to create the play through videos myself! I work very hard on these and aim to make them a bit different each time for your viewing pleasure.
"The latest quarantine video release is for our song 'Dig' from our debut album, State of Being. ... 'Dig' has a really heavy groove and hits hard — I can't help but bang my head when this tune comes on! The lyrics can come across pretty harsh, as well, for example, "Taste the dirt before you close your eyes." Basically, I feel like I'm yelling at someone who is digging their own grave with all the bad choices they've made. ... I am screaming directly into the camera during this video, so it'll seem like I'm yelling at you? Haha. Whatever it takes to get the vibe across!
"Anyways. It was a really fun video to make and it comes across really intense! 'Dig' is a heavy hitter and does not let up. Hope you dig it! Cheers."