Featuring former members of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and INTO ETERNITY, prog metal group THIRD ION from Canada have released their Debut Album “13/8Bit” on Glasstone Records.

THIRD ION is the product of a mutual love of prog, video games, and science. The debut album will include ten songs, including the title track which is written entirely in 13/8 time signature. 8-Bit musical renditions of every song will also be released, to pay homage to the bands 1980s classic gaming inspirations.

While musically THIRD ION are very metal at the heart, the songs are very non-aggressive vocally. This creates a unique contrast of darkness, depth, and technically a very progressive heavy sound.

THIRD ION are progressive, not only in the sense of odd time meters and technical playing, but also in lyrical subject matter, covering subjects from physics to metaphysics. THIRD ION fully embraces technology in the writing and production of their sound, while maintaining and nourishing an organic aspect.

THIRD ION was a project talked about, envisioned, and anticipated by Justin Bender and Aaron Edgar since the day they met, by chance, in mid-2010. A few of the songs have been in the works since shortly after they met, but meeting Mike Young and getting him on board was the jump start needed to truly get this band off the ground.

With the addition of Tyler Gilbert on vocals, the band are extremely excited about the future of the project. With an amazing live show, and an emphasis on minimalism and mood, every single member of this band comes from a large base of touring and recording experience. The bands members having members having toured in the past with many signed acts including Dream Theater, Dark Tranquility and Symphony X. THIRD ION will be hitting the road touring, to get heard by as many people as possible, and have already completed their first tour of Canada.