It’s been a long and winding road. 2023 approaches every one of us slowly. With the new year, it warms our hearts to announce some new members. We were able to test out the waters at Rivera Festival in Myrtle Beach, Oregon with one of our new guitarists on a weekend run. The fans, as well as the band, were not disappointed. And couldn’t even tell it was a new member with how solid their playing was.
The guitarist we are referring to is Jake Collier. He’s a guitar addict and can shred any genre you throw his way. The last band he was in was Moonteeth, a Salt Lake City, Utah metalcore act. Moonteeth is on the up and up and show no signs of stopping. Making us Utahns proud, and IYG even prouder to have their old guitarist as a new member. We, of course, love Moonteeth and wish them the best of luck going forward. We have played many shows with them and hope to play many more.
He has also been in other bands like No Company, Beyond Exile, and Amorous, another Salt Lake City Deathcore staple. So much talent and experience for just one person is nothing but an honor to have included in our musical ventures. He has stage time experience as well as studio skills. He’s the one-man-machine we couldn't be more grateful to have.
This born and raised Utahn brings such a versatile element to the table with his multiple inspirations. Spannin from 90’s groups like Suicidal Tendencies all the way to bands like Whitechapel, Brand of Sacrifice, Spite and everywhere in between. Don’t let his skills trick you though. He may shred, but he really is a simple man. When he’s not melting faces, he likes to play video games, go fishing, or hiking. And we can’t be anymore excited to announce him to be a part of the IYG family.