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Got to see Imonolith’s lead singer, Jon Howard perform with his band, Threat Signal last night in Vancouver. They absolutely killed it and man am I excited to get Jon on stage with Imonolith. He commanded that stage and absolutely nailed his vocal parts. Killer performance. TS have some dates across Canada and then their tour is done. If you get the chance, check them out! It’s a great live show!

#jonhoward #ryanvanpoederooyen #Imonolith #threatsignal #live #concert #leadvocals #singer #frontman #metal #metalmusic #crushing #newmusic #newband
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Ryan Van Poederooyen created a poll.

Here you have it guys... two completely new Imonolith logo's to choose from. Vote for which one you like best below! The winner of this logo will go up against our other logo design in a final poll. We will officially have our band logo with YOUR help with that final poll! We think it's important to include our supporters whenever we can. This has been a fun process with you all! Thanks for your art suggestions and input, but please realize the band has also decided to move forward with these specific logo's and artist's. All we want is your opinion on which one to move forward with. Thanks again guys..... vote away!
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Ryan Van Poederooyen created a poll.

We will be doing Round 2 of the Imonolith band logo poll in the next day or two with two completely new designs to choose from. Out of interest, do you like the current winning logo with or without the sphere above it ? Vote below. Two brand new logo designs will be up in the next few days, from another artist we're working with. Once you vote for a winner between the two new designs, we will take the two winning logo's and have YOU guys decide what our final logo will be!
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Teaching my Drumstudent, Aldrix on my SONOR DRUMS Prolite Series kit loaded with my SABIAN cymbals. He loves learning on it as much as I love teaching with it! Good times watching drum students grow and become better players. Grateful!
#drumlessons #sonor #prolite #teaching #drums #drumming #learning #sabian #goodtimes #students #grateful
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Hey guys! If you haven't heard yet, Zimmers Hole (Feat. Jed Simon and Byron Stroud - Ex-Strapping Young Lad) are doing a Zimmers Hole 'PledgeMusic Campaign' Apr.9-June.8, to re-release some albums on vinyl, check out everything at the link provided below! I've always loved watching this band over the years and their music is awesome too! Support 'The Hole!' ... See MoreSee Less

So many roads seem daunting and ridden with fear. The more we worry about fear, the more fear takes over. Step outside your comfort zone, face fear, believe in yourself, take action towards your desires, and persevere to overcome fear. They will all end up being stepping stones to your success!

-Ryan Van Poederooyen
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Ryan Van Poederooyen with Imonolith.

When I was clearing my drums out of the DTP Rehearsal Space to move them to the new Imonolith Rehearsal Space, I came across this specific rehearsal set list hidden up higher on one of the walls in the room. It's the setlist we rehearsed for 'The Retinal Circus' concert we did at The Roundhouse in London, England back in 2012. It's a pretty cool piece of DTP history. That show was really cool on many levels. Our first big production in front of a big crowd, we played a bunch of Dev songs never played live before, we played two SYL songs (Detox and Love) and we had a bunch of guest appearances which included Anneke Van Giersbergen and Jed Simon. Who knew that Jed, Brian 'Beav' Waddell and I would be playing in a band together (Imonolith) years later ? Life works in awesome, yet mysterious ways! So many great memories flooded back when seeing this 'setlist' again. I'll always be grateful for my time in the DTP, I'll take nothing but good memories from those years. Thanks to Devin, Dave, Beav and Mike, our crew. Dev's Management and especially ALL you supporters in helping make those years something to remember. None of it was possible without your support! Now it's time to create some new experiences and memories moving forward with a new band and new music with Imonolith. I haven't been this excited about music in years. Onwards....
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Yesterday, I got to catch up with a good friend of mine, Kai Hahto from @nightwishband. Kai is one of the nicest people I know and an absolutely incredible drummer. Was a pleasure seeing him. Grateful for all the friends I’ve made over the years from touring. Looking forward to making more when I get back out on the road!
#kaihahto #nightwish #metal #prog #queenelizabeththeatre #vancouver #britishcolumbia #canada #goodfriends #goodpeople #drummers #drums #drumming #drummersofinstagram #grateful
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Ryan Van Poederooyen shared Victoria Drum Fest's post.

Honoured and proud to be playing at this years Victoria Drum Fest in May, 2018! For any of you in the Victoria, BC, area... come hang and check out all the great drummers playing this year. It's going to be awesome! Thanks to Murray Creed at VDF and of course my awesome endorsements, SONOR DRUMS, Sonor Drums Canada SABIAN and Evans Drumheads for the support and help making it happen!
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2018 Victoria Drum Fest Artist Announcement... Ryan Van Poederooyen! Ryan is a Juno award winning progressive metal drummer. He's been recording and touring the planet with the Devin Townsend Project since 2002 and recently started a new project called Imonolith. Things are gonna get loud!!! Thanks to Sonor Drums Canada, SABIAN and Evans Drumheads for making this happen.

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Ryan Van Poederooyen with Long & McQuade Musical Instruments.

RVP Private Drum Lessons via Long & McQuade Musical Instruments

Hey guys, so I teach weekly private drum lessons at a couple L&M Education Centre's in Vancouver. I teach at the Long & McQuade - Vancouver location and the Long & McQuade - Port Coquitlam location. I'm going to start teaching Sunday's at the Vancouver location in mid-April. My other day there is fully booked. I also have a couple slots that just opened at the Port Coquitlam location too.

If you're interested in some one on one lessons with me, just contact the respective Education Centre's to book a slot. They get booked fast when announced and it is a first come first serve basis.

Have a great day!

RVP
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Learn from yesterday, be grateful for today and excited for tomorrow. Life is full of opportunities, for you to make the best of, on any day. - Ryan Van Poederooyen ... See MoreSee Less

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Imonolith is officially certified metal on Twitter.... 666 followers 🤘
Thanks to ALL of you for following us on all our Social Media pages and for the early support!

Instagram - www.instagram.com/imonolithband/
Twitter - twitter.com/imonolithband
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Hey everyone,

After discussing with our producer and management, we feel it's important to release audio once the album has been professionally mixed and mastered. We really wanted to show a hint of our music now, but we do want it represented in a professional manner. Sorry for the false alarm, stay tuned.... thanks for your patience, we're working hard on the album as we speak!

Imonolith and Management

Photo Credit: LIM SANG Photography
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So.... Brian 'Beav' Waddell is playing guitar in Imonolith and is just finishing up his tracks. As you all know, he played bass in the DTP, but guitar is his native instrument. TOMORROW, at some point we will release a small audio clip to one of our songs we're recording in the studio. It will not be fully mixed or mastered, just a sneak peek of what we're recording. This is where you'll get the chance to get an idea of what we sound like 😉 Stay posted!

Photo Credit: LIM SANG Photography
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Ryan Van Poederooyen added 2 new photos.

Byron Stroud has laid down some bad ass bass tracks for
Imonolith. His signature sound is all over this recording. Our producer, Jason Van Poederooyen, got Young Bros. Productions to help out with recording some Guitars and Bass. Everything is sounding huge right now and we're looking forward to releasing a little behind the scenes sound clip for you all this week, so you can get an idea of what we sound like.... stay posted!
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Ryan Van Poederooyen is at Armoury Studios.

I've been asked a lot about the drum microphone setup for the Imonolith studio recording. Here's a pic of what it looked like. As for what microphones we used..... many!!! 😂 I don't know all the different microphones that were used, I leave that to our awesome producer/engineer - Jay Van Poederooyen. All I know, is this is easily the best drum sound I've had dialled up for me out of any recording I've ever done in my career. End of story, and I'm picky about my drum sounds! Stoked for you guys to hear it....

Photo Credit - LIM SANG Photography
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