|Prog metal outfit THIRD ION, featuring former members of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and INTO ETERNITY, have signed with the UK’s Glasstone Records for the release of debut album 13/8Bit. Album artwork (below) comes courtesy of Harley K at Necrographix. A winter/spring 2015 release date will be announced in the near future.|
Glasstone Records stated “We are very excited to be working with THIRD ION and to be releasing their debut album!” THIRD ION issued the following statement regarding the signing and upcoming release:
“We are beyond stoked to announce our partnership with Glasstone Records, who approached us several months ago about releasing our debut record, 13/8Bit. They have been great to deal with this whole time, and have a very artist friendly approach – a refreshing change with the times. The album is 99% finished, and same with the artwork, and once it’s all in we will pin down a release date and let you all know! Our hope in working with Glasstone is that it will help us reach a European audience, and result in performing over there as well.
In the mean time, we have decided to share the album cover with you guys, drawn by our friend Harley K at Necrographix – we have been sitting on this for a while, and can’t wait to unveil it. Even if people only collect music digitally, we are nerds and this album cover is important to us! We are also having a CD Listening Party in Regina, SK (Canada) at the Exchange on December 18th at 8PM, so if you’re in our neck of the woods come and hear an early preview of the entire record, and maybe some other surprises.”
|THIRD ION is:|
Justin Bender – Guitar
Aaron Edgar – Drums
Mike Young – Bass
Tyler Gilbert – Vocals
A project talked about, envisioned, and anticipated by Justin and Aaron since the day they met, by chance, in mid-2010. A few of the songs have been in the works since shortly after they met, but meeting Mike and getting him on board was the jump start needed to truly get this band off the ground.
Now with the addition of Tyler on vocals, and the first few songs demoed, everyone is extremely excited about the future of this project and where it could go. Planning is underway for an amazing live show, with an emphasis on minimalism and mood. Every single member of this band comes from a large base of touring and recording experience, and plan to use their resources to get this new project on the road and heard by as many people as possible. Plans are already under way to tour Canada, and seek label or grant funding to support the tours.