On September 11, 2019 Immortal Guardian announced their parting ways with founding member, drummer, Cody Gilliland. After an extensive online search and several auditions Immortal Guardian has found their new member in the talented Canada based drummer, Justin Piedimonte. A native of Montreal, Piedimonte has been performing in metal projects for over a decade and brings a fresh new sound to the rhythm section of Immortal Guardian.
In order to put any doubts to rest from those questioning his abilities to pull off Gilliland's parts, Justin filmed this impressive play through of Immortal Guardian’s single “Zephon” off of Age of Revolution (M-Theory Audio). We hope you can join us in welcoming onboard our new member!
“He impressed us from the very beginning by showing up for the audition knowing the entire Immortal guardian set from the Marty Friedman tour we just finished. Not only does Justin have insane chops, but he is a down to earth - humble dude who fits right in with the team. Looking forward to crushing stages with our new Canadian drummer”
- Immortal Guardian
Immortal Guardian and Piedimonte are currently in the process of writing the band's second full length album while gearing up for a busy 2020 having already announced a spring tour as direct support for PowerGlove plus others in the works.
See more of Justin Piedimonte on his drum channels and check out his bio below:
From the land of metal and snow, Montreal-based drummer, Justin Piedimonte, is a force to be reckoned with. Already an experienced performer in the Canadian metal scene, he has recently joined the Las Vegas based international metal group, IMMORTAL GUARDIAN (M-Theory Audio), who over the last year has toured as direct support for artists such as Marty Friedman, Exmortus, and Powerglove, in addition to past festival performances at SXSW, ESPN X-Games, and internationally in Brazil and Russia.
Piedimonte is a self-taught drummer who has been behind the kit since the age of 2 and his passion for music led him to technical metal at an early age with influences spanning from August Burns Red to Dream Theater. He is currently preparing for several upcoming international tours with Immortal Guardian while working with them on their second full-length album set for release in the summer of 2020. In his spare time he can be found performing with his Montreal based band The History of Flying Objects and is the former drummer of The Chronicles of Israfel in addition to his YouTube channel where he releases impressive drum covers and playthroughs.