Mike Mushok

Staind, Saint Asonia

Sometimes, a call from an old friend can change everything. Saint Asonia’s origins stem back to the moment former Three Days Grace singer Adam Gontier received a call out of the blue from Staind lead guitarist Mike Mushok about “writing some songs” in 2014. The two previously shared the stage on multiple tours together, but a mutual passion united them on this front. Eschewing the proverbial trappings of the industry and social media machines and barely telling a soul, they both aimed to break the mold in a new outfit with a vision fueled by nothing more than their diligence, dedication, and love of music.