Third Ion, the new Canadian prog metal group featuring former members of The Devin Townsend Band and Into Eternity, have release its debut single “Capitol Spill.” Third Ion is the product of a mutual love of prog, video games, and science. The debut album is currently over half written, and will contain eight to ten songs, including the title track which is written entirely in 13/8 time signature. 8-Bit musical renditions of every song will be released as well, to pay homage to their 1980s classic gaming inspirations.
Third Ion is a project talked about, envisioned, and anticipated by guitarist Justin Bender and drummer Aaron Edgar 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 Gilbert 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.