Blazing out of the Nevada desert comes metal’s hottest new mega-group INVIDIA featuring Matt Snell (formerly of Five Finger Death Punch) on bass guitar, Travis Johnson (In This Moment) on vocals, Brian Jackson (formerly of Skinlab) on guitar, percussion wunderkind Darren Badorine on drums and Marcos Medina (Skinlab, The Medina Grooves)on guitar.
World-renowned producer and Once Human guitarist Logan Mader has been pulling the producing, co-managing and co-writing duties.
Logan states, “Brian and Travis came to me with the idea to start this band on Jan 1, 2016. They had a few tunes in the works already, but it was just two guys and an idea. Brian was ready to pull the trigger on a full album so we jumped in the studio on the first week of January and started putting the record together. We all wrote the record together. I connected really well with Brian and Travis on a creative level. It was a very cool, fun and spontaneous way to make a record.”
Shawn Barusch the Commander-in- Chief at Music Gallery International on signing INVIDIA, “Edgy, raw and aggressive! Loved them from the first song I heard. I have history with the guys in different ways so it’s about time we are all working together. I’m very excited! Even more so that we we are working with producer and co-manager Logan “Darth” Mader. It’s time to get this freight train-a- rollin!!!”
“It’s very exciting.” Says INVIDIA bassist Matt Snell on the MGI deal, “I’ve known Shawn back from the Family Values tour I was on in 07′. We’ve kept in touch ever since. He’s a great guy. He’s an ‘always picks up the phone kinda guy’ and he’s a friend outside of the business. So naturally I was excited when the opportunity presented itself to work with him.
Logan Mader on the vibe and feel of the album, “I would call it hard-rock/metal with big balls. It’s got big choruses. It’s got big hooks. It also has a serious ‘metal energy’ which is where we all come from in our musical backgrounds. There are some songs that fit the American active rock radio format. There are some songs with a modern-industrial type feel mixed with a kind of a pop sensibility and big chorus. The other end of the spectrum is more of a groove metal which draws a little bit from that classic Pantera vibe. It gives it that sort of heavy testosterone metal feel.”
Matt Snell – Bass
Travis Johnson – Vocals
Brian Jackson – Guitars
Darren Badorine – Drums
Marcos Medina – Guitars
Logan Mader – Producer/Co-writer/Co- Manager
INVIDIA have released their first single “MakingMyAmends” A chronicle of Travis Johnson’s triumph over addiction which can be seen here: www.youtube.com/invidia/amends
There will be other major announcements coming out of the INVIDIA camp in the very near future including
tours, an album release date, and much much more so stay tuned!
Visit INVIDIA online at:
Shawn Barusch – [email protected]
Logan Mader – [email protected]