Members of At The Drive-In, QOTSA & Mastodon link up for new project, Gone Is Gone

What do you do when being in and touring in some of the world’s biggest and most loved rock bands isn’t scratching that particular musical itch you have? Call around and form another group, of course.

This isn’t quite the way Gone Is Gone were formed, but the image of Tony Hajjar getting Mike ZarinTroy Sanders and Troy Van Leeuwen in on a group chat is something I’d like to imagine. No, this new collaborative effort came as result of Hajjar and Zarin’s initial work writing music for some film trailers back in 2012.

As revealed to Rolling Stone in a new interview, it was a sound they’d created that they decided needed to be developed and brought to life. Once the band was assembled, Gone Is Gone recorded and arranged what would be their debut EP in LA, somehow miraculously making all their schedules work.

Hajjar mentioned to Rolling Stone that the new band is one purposefully established to be able to function even when their other projects are fully operational, “The goal is to be able to compose remotely, if needed, on film, trailers or on anything else that comes up.”

Check out the first taste of this Gone Is Gone material, in a snippet of their debut single, “Violescent”. The band performs their first show in LA later this month – stay tuned!

That heavy bass and groove has us hooked and ready. Yes, please.


This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: Music and may have formatting errors – images may not be showing up, or duplicated, and galleries may not be working. We are slowly fixing these issue. If you spot any major malfunctions making it impossible to read the content, however, please let us know at editor AT