Killswitch Engage drummer Justin Foley has teamed up with Gravel Kings drummer Doug French and banjoist Joey Johnson for a new, all-instrumental band called Lybica. The band features Foley on drums and guitar, Johnson on guitar, and French on bass – in other words, instruments they’re not normally found playing in their usual band (except for Foley drumming).
Foley said the band was formed in 2020 after realizing the pandemic was going to keep him away from Killswitch Engage for a little while.
“I’d written a bunch of stuff that didn’t quite fit into traditional song structures,” said Foley. “And I’ve always been drawn to bands where the instruments provide hooks, rather than relying on a lyric. It seemed like a good time to start something new and see where it could go.”
Lybica is working on their debut self-titled full length album for 2022. In the meantime, check out their performance of “Ferment.”
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