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Imminent Sonic Destruction

Formed: 2007
From: Detroit, MI, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Working On New Album

Imminent Sonic Destruction is hard at work finishing up the writing process of a new album tentatively titled "Triumphia."

The follow-up to "Recurring Themes" (reviewed here) will be a concept album headed into the 65+ minute range, with the tentative track listing as follows:

1. Overture
2. Distance
3. Something In The Way
4. The Fog
5. Sleepless
6. Lake Of Fire
7. The Knife
8. Arborous Calm

Of the new album, keyboardist Pete Hopersberger had this to say: "Hey guys, 'Triumphia' showcases a stunning level of growth. From beautiful melodic passages to impossibly massive riffs to epic hooks that will have you singing along almost immediately, this is a jaw-dropper, pal. Grab onto your tender bits with both hands, son."

Over the next couple of months the band will be prepping for the studio, and finalizing arrangements, with a Spring 2015 release expected.

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Posts New Video

Detroit-based prog metal band Imminent Sonic Destruction has released a video for the song "Breaking Through."

This live video was recorded in 2012 at the band's album release show at The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI. Check out the 13-minute epic performance video below.

Last month ISD completed the search to replace drummer Pat DeLeon, who left the band earlier this year. After several auditions, ISD has tapped Dan Chapa (Switchline, Rockstar).

ISD is now hard at work on the follow-up to the 2012 debut CD "Recurring Themes" (reviewed here) which was produced by Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson, Sepultura). More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Recruits New Drummer

Detroit-based prog-metal outfit Imminent Sonic Destruction has completed the search to replace drummer Pat DeLeon, who left the band earlier this year. After several auditions, the group has tapped Dan Chapa (Switchline, Rockstar) to be the new member of ISD.

Following a North American tour with Pain of Salvation and Kingcrow, Imminent Sonic Destruction began working on new music. The departure of DeLeon sidetracked this effort temporarily, and the band shifted focus to finding a new member who had the right mix of personality, humor and talent to take over the job. Chapa turned out to be all of those things, as well as an imposing physical specimen at 6'7" tall.

"Dan showed up with a tiny kit and proceeded to blow us away with his rendition of our songs," said guitarist and lead vocalist Tony Piccoli of the audition. "His technical ability, feel, sense of dynamics and showmanship are exactly what we were looking for. Right away, we all knew he was the guy to help us spread our own unique brand of Progressive Super Metal to the far corners of the globe. Which, interestingly, doesn't have corners."

Chapa had this to say: "I was honored to be asked to audition, and thankful to be chosen. This is a great group of people as well as great musicians. Needless to say, I can't wait to get to work!"

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Splits With Drummer

Pat DeLeon has parted ways with Imminent Sonic Destruction. The band comments:

"We are sad to report that Imminent Sonic Destruction drummer, Pat DeLeon, has decided to leave the band. We support Pat as a friend, and are grateful for his contributions over the last 7 years. He will always be a part of the I.S.D. family. The band intends to move forward, continuing to work on what will be the 2nd ISD album, as we search for a new drummer. See you on the road in 2014!"

Pat also released the following statement about his decision to leave the band: "I would like to say thanks to the guys in the band, as well as all the friends and fans of Imminent Sonic Destruction for putting up with me over the years. I wish them all the best of luck as I am stepping down as drummer for the band. More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Issues Tour Recap

Imminent Sonic Destruction recently wrapped up a North American tour with Pain of Salvation and Kingcrow. The band has now checked in with the following tour recap:

"So, as we say in ISD, 'Here, it's over.' The tour is done and we're all back home. What an absolutely amazing experience this has been. We were floored every night by the reception of the incredible fans who came to see Pain of Salvation, but were also eager to soak up all the new music we were bringing them.

"We made so many new friends along this tour, there's nothing like an open-minded prog/metal crowd to make you feel at home! Also, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to the guys in Pain of Salvation and Kingcrow for pushing us to up our game at every show, and for being such outstanding people.

"We couldn't have asked for a better group of guys to tour with. Not to mention the tour manager, Brian, who ran himself ragged but kept it all rolling, and Milton at Intromental for having the crazy idea to ask us to join this tour in the first place! It means the world to us, and we're only looking to improve and grow from this point forward! The end of the tour, but if feels like the beginning of a new, better chapter in ISD. THANKS!" More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Checks In From The Road

Imminent Sonic Destruction has checked in with the following road report while out on tour with Pain of Salvation:

"Last we spoke, NYC was in our rear view mirror and the alluring moose call of Canada was beckoning. If you've been following along, you might think we're making some of this up, but seriously you guys, there has been craziness every single day of this tour. And we wouldn't change any of it. Well, maybe one or two things.

"Crossing the border was expected to be an issue for 3 bands from 3 different countries with 2 buses and 2 trailers full of gear. Oh, and due to our loss of a driver in NYC, we didn't cross until 3:30am. However, we only ended up waiting about 30 minutes before being sent on our way to the land where everyone lives in igloos and eats only what they can kill with their bare hands. At least, that's what we thought. Turns out we had a lot to learn.

"First up was Quebec City. Right about the time we were crossing into the city, we got a call that the show was cancelled due to Daniel from PoS being very ill. While this was bad news, we knew he needed rest so that a string of shows wouldn't be cancelled. So now, what to do? We're already in Quebec City... With a night to kill. One word answered our questions and put us on the one way road to unmitigated joy and intestinal distress: POUTINE! A local pointed us to the best place to get it, so we had a great first sample. really good, you guys. We strolled around the beautiful downtown area, ended up in a little local bar to watch Montreal and Ottawa for a period, then headed towards Montreal for the next night's show. More...

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Pain Of Salvation Cancels Tonight's Show

Pain of Salvation is currently out on the road with Imminent Sonic Destruction, and the band has now announced tonight's show is cancelled due to health issues with band member Daniel Gildenlow. Pain of Salvation comments:

"Due to Daniel's deteriorating condition we regret to inform our Quebec City fans that tonight's concert has been cancelled. Daniel is very sorry to make this difficult decision.

"This is the first cancellation in Pain of Salvation's history. At this time the Montreal show is unaffected. Again our deepest apologies to our understanding fans in Quebec City."

Remaining dates on the tour are:

May 8th--Montreal, QB @ Foufounes Electriques
May 9th--Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
May 10th--Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
May 11th--Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Issues Road Report

Imminent Sonic Destruction is hitting the road with Pain of Salvation, and the band has now checked in with the following road report:

"Well well well... Here we are, in Virginia. We had a couple days before we had to play, so it's all about relaxing and driving, while we had the chance. Both of which are very nice. Beautiful scenery, and being able to stop for a band cookout was great. I have to say, the people we've run into at these truck stops so far have been very nice. Southern hospitality is alive and well, I'm happy to report. Dental hygiene, however, is apparently on life support. But I digress.

"When we stopped to fix our flat tire, a truck stop employee (Timothy, who sounded EXACTLY like Gomer Pyle) treated us very well, and creeped us out at the same time. Once we got up, had an authentic down home breakfast at Waffle House (had to do it once... Seriously. ONCE), and got back on the road, we were feeling much better. The sun was back out, and the drive was beautiful. We headed for a rest stop to set up and enjoy the aforementioned cookout, and it was then that I realized we are having a pretty damn awesome time. This isn't bad. The sleeping arrangements and showers are sketchy, but still... TOUR. More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Posts Road Report

Imminent Sonic Destruction is currently in the midst of the band's first ever North American tour with Pain of Salvation and Kingcrow. An additional show featuring ISD and Pain of Salvation only has been added for May 3rd in Pittsburgh, PA at Dead Horse Cantina.

Full details on the run are available after the jump. The band has also now checked in with the following road report:

"You've been clamoring for this, even if you don't realize it. Trust me. So here you go!
This will be the longest one, being the inaugural post. We have a few things to cover, class, so I'm going to get right to it. Grab a beer (or a beer, we're not giving you options here) and get comfy. First show, Atlanta GA at the Masquerade. VERY cool place. Used to be an old mill, more character in that place than a Tolkien novel. More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Posts Tour Teaser

Imminent Sonic Destruction's North American tour will begin by playing shows with Kingcrow starting April the 28th, before hitting the road with Pain of Salvation on May 1st in West Springfield, VA.

A teaser trailer for the trek has now been posted online and can be viewed below. Dates are available after the jump.

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Gearing Up For Tour

Imminent Sonic Destruction's North American tour will begin by playing shows with Kingcrow starting April the 28th, before hitting the road with Pain of Salvation on May 1st in West Springfield, VA. The dates are currently scheduled to run through May 11th in Minneapolis, MN.

The band membmers are gearing up to hit the road and have posted a video blog, showing themselves getting ready, signing albums and thanking all of the fans that helped support them on their recent indiegogo campaign. Check out the clip below.

Imminent Sonic Destruction released debut Recurring Themes (reviewed here) in 2012. Catch the band supporting the album live: More...

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ISD Launches IndieGoGo Campaign

Imminent Sonic Destruction's North American tour will begin by playing shows with Kingcrow starting April the 28th, before hitting the road with Pain of Salvation on May 1st in West Springfield, VA. The dates are currently scheduled to run through May 11th in Minneapolis, MN.

The band has also started an indiegogo campaign to help raise money for all of the expenses they will incur on tour. Many bands that are signed to record labels are afforded tour support from those labels. ISD, which is not on a label yet, does not have that luxury. Therefore, fans can help the band by donating to the indiegogo campaign, which has killer perks. More info, including a list of perks and donation details can be found here.

The band commented on the campaign and the upcoming tour: "We would really deeply love you and appreciate your help for this to happen. We've been hoping for an opportunity like this for years now, and it's finally happened. We want to bring you guys our experience, right to your face. We have plenty of friends and fans who haven't seen us yet because they don't live in our area. With this tour, not only will we be able to completely cave your face in (musically), we'll also be able to connect with people who haven't seen us for years. To make new friends and fans. To visit places we've never been. We're going to Canada! Do you guys realize the amount of Molson we're about to drink?" More...

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Pain Of Salvation Returning To North America

After several years of waiting, Pain of Salvation is finally returning to North America. Check the dates below to see when the band will be coming to a city near you:

w/ Kingcrow, Imminent Sonic Destruction
May 1st--West Springfield, VA @ Empire
May 2nd--White Marsh, MD @ House of Rock
May 4th--Gettysburg, PA @ Rosfest **PAIN OF SALVATION only**
May 5th--New York, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
May 7th--Quebec City, QB @ Le Cercle
May 8th--Montreal, QB @ Foufounes Electriques
May 9th--Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
May 10th--Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
May 11th--Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4

This tour will coincide with the band's upcoming album release via InsideOut Music, which features newly recorded acoustic versions of classic Pain of Salvation songs. More details about this special album project will be announced soon, so stay tuned.

Pain of Salvation's latest album, "Road Salt Two," entered the official national charts in the following European countries upon its release in Fall 2011: Sweden #24, The Netherlands #82, Finland #31, and Norway #51 in its second week (first week was at #94).

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Announces Tour Dates

American progressive metallers Imminent Sonic Destruction are pleased to announce that they will be embarking on a North American tour this May supporting Sweden's Pain of Salvation.

ISD will play a show in Atlanta, GA on April 28th before hitting the road with Pain of Salvation May 1st in West Springfield, VA. The dates are currently scheduled to run through May 11th in Minneapolis, MN. Additional dates are expected to be announced shortly.

Frontman Tony Piccoli commented on the upcoming tour: "This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us, and we're looking forward to making a lot of new friends and fans!" More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Releases Video Clip

Earlier this year Imminent Sonic Destruction released debut album "Recurring Themes" (reviewed here), and recently ISD completed work on a video for the song "Monster."

The video is receiving its exclusive premiere today courtesy of Noisecreep. Check out the clip in the player below or over at Noisecreep.com.

As a special holiday gift for the fans, ISD is having a 50 percent off sale on everything in the "destructStore" including their debut album Recurring Themes. Check out the sale over here. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Imminent Sonic Destruction is the brainchild of Detroit-based guitarist, vocalist and metal innovator Tony Piccoli. Influenced by the raw power of bands such as Strapping Young Lad, Meshuggah and Pantera, as well as the disciplined complexities of progressive groups like Dream Theater and Genesis, Piccoli set out to change the face of metal. His blend of crushing guitars, ethereal overtones, a combination of vocal styles and wonderful melody are wrapped in subtly complex time signatures, skull-crushing guitar riffs, and melodic hooks so memorable that you will need surgery to get these songs out of your head." More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Posts Video Teaser

Earlier this year Imminent Sonic Destruction released debut album "Recurring Themes" (reviewed here), which was produced by Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson). According to a press release, the album features nine original tracks that "showcase the band's vocal harmonies soaring over original progressive-metal riffing, melodic compositions and the rhythms of ex-Tiles drummer, Pat DeLeon."

"Recurring Themes" was financed entirely by the band and is available for purchase via the band's website, iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Lasers Edge, Dearborn Music and is now available through Nightmare Records.

Imminent Sonic Destruction recently completed work on a video for the song "Monster." The video will be receiving its exclusive premiere in the coming weeks via Noisecreep, but now the band has released a teaser for the video that can be seen below. More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Live Footage Available

Last week saw the release of the debut album from Imminent Sonic Destruction titled "Recurring Themes" (reviewed here).

To celebrate the release, Imminent Sonic Destruction performed a special CD release show on February 24th at The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI. The band played to a packed house treating fans to songs from the new album as well as some killer covers. Fan-filmed footage of the band performing the Dream Theater classic "Metropolis" can be viewed below.

Guitarist Scott Thompson spoke about the CD Release Show: "I think we succeeded in putting on the kind of show we had only dreamt about to this point. We sounded great, our playing was precise, and the lighting/video production added to create a spectacle that proved we are ready for the next level. Metal fans, and non-metal fans were equally entertained."

Frontman Tony Piccoli added: "It was an absolute success at every level. Looking forward to taking the show on the road." More...

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Imminent Sonic Destruction Streaming Entire New LP

Detroit act Imminent Sonic Destruction is streaming the entire new LP "Recurring Themes" over at Guitar World's website at this location. The album was released today. Metal Underground's review for the album can be found here.

The track listing for "Recurring Themes" is as follows:

1. Driving Home (10:07)
2. Monster (6:53)
3. With Death, This Story Ends (6:32)
4. Breaking Through (13:14)
5. Temple (5:37)
6. Here, It's Over (5:02)
7. Sick (8:39)
8. The Remembering (1:55)
9. Raven (16:41) More...

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Pit Stories: Anything To See Pantera Up Close

We've been chatting up metal fans and band members everywhere to get their best pit stories from live metal shows. This week Tony Piccoli from Detroit prog metal act Imminent Sonic Destruction shares the following tale of suffering abuse in the pit to see Pantera up close and personal:

Back when I was living in Arizona, and still in high school, I attended the Pantera/Soulfly concert at the Mesa Amphitheater. It was my first Pantera concert, and I was supremely excited. I was very much into Pantera at the time, and NOTHING was going to stop me from getting to the very front of the crowd. I literally memorized lines from their famed "home videos." I withstood the pain of being smashed into the bar of the rail at the front. I've been in many pits in my time, but this concert was special to me, and I wanted to be at the very front to witness the band in all their glory. As the pit circled behind me during the opening acts, the force that was pushing me into the top of the railing (which lined up perfectly to my chest) was growing stronger, and the pain was escalating. Using the bar, I started bracing myself, and pushing back into the crowd. This offended the big, giant Mexican dudes behind me. Oh man, they were pissed, and with that, the "fun" began.

The last of the opening bands was wrapping up, and I could feel the energy of the crowd behind me growing as the time for Pantera drew closer. The big guys behind me continued to push into me... sometimes leading with their elbows. I continued to take it, and respond with a pretty powerful push back against them, and the crowd, which continued to anger the big guys. Finally, the last opening band finished up. At this point, there was clear discontent between me and my boys, and the big guys behind me. However, since I was the one pushing back, they were most upset with me.

Fast Forward to Pantera's set. BOOM. The crowd explodes into a violent flowing ocean of humans. It was amazing, and... painful! The big guys behind me were seriously going after me. Multiple elbows to the back, a punch to my shoulder (after all, the pit was directly behind me) and finally, a direct closed fist hit to the back of my head.

I was done. "Fuck this."
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Imminent Sonic Destruction Posts Video Clip

With just days before the release of "Recurring Themes," the new album from Detroit's progressive metal band Imminent Sonic Destruction (reviewed here), the band has released a new video for the track "Monster." The video features the full-length track combined with video content created by ISD fans and can be viewed below..

Check out the album track "Driving Home," which is currently streaming online courtesy of Noisecreep here.

"Recurring Themes" was produced by Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson), and features nine original tracks that showcase the band's vocal harmonies soaring over original progressive-metal riffing, melodic compositions and the rhythms of ex-Tiles drummer, Pat DeLeon. The album is set to be released this Friday, February 24th and will be available via the band's website, iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Lasers Edge, Dearborn Music as well as many other online music outlets.

Imminent Sonic Destruction's has decided to give away a free non-album bonus track to fans via Facebook. The instrumental "Swamp," which has been a staple of ISD's live set for years and can be downloaded here. More...

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