The new group includes members from Three Days Grace, Staind & Finger Eleven.
Saint Asonia, the new rock "supergroup" formed by former Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier and Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, will end the buzzed-about wait for its debut album on July 31, when the self-titled set comes out on RCA Records.
The group, which also features bassist Corey Lowery (Eye Empire, Stereomud, Dark New Day) and former Finger Eleven drummer Rich Beddoe, recorded the 11-track Saint Asonia with producer Johnny K at his Groovemaster Studios in Chicago. Last month, they released their first single, "Better Place" -- which moves 23-20 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart this week -- prior to making their live debut May 16 at the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio.
"It does feel like a new band, for sure -- a new band, I guess, with a history, with a bit of a backstory, which is nice," Gontier tells Billboard. "A lot of bands obviously don't have a lot of story to tell from the past, and we do between us. But at the same time it is a new band. We're starting from scratch and we're not expecting to go out and headline arenas anytime soon just because of our previous projects or previous bands or anything like that."