The Banishment is a three-piece passion project and collaboration between guitarist GEORGE LYNCH, programmer & multi-instrumentalist JOE HAZE & LA-based artist DEVIX.
Original recording sessions began in 2015 when Haze & Lynch set out to challenge themselves and charter new territories after living through two separate and already prolific careers.
Stepping out from behind the curtain Joe Haze has co-written and produced this new single with his first functioning band in over 10 years. Meanwhile, Lynch has been met with opposition pushing his creativity into darker, more subliminal, and chaotic territories since the 90s, finally together they’ve found a solid workflow and composed dozens of plausible album cuts.
After 5+ years of failed attempts auditioning various vocalists with names to street corner crooners, The Banishment was close to being shelved or released as an instrumental project.
Enter “DEVIX AKA” (Devix Szell). Grinding teeth against metal in the Los Angeles underground with bands like THE NARCOSIS DESIGN & SYMBOLISM (feat. original members of CHRISTIAN DEATH & SAMHAIN), Devix has been contributing to the self-proclaimed #DREAMPUNK genre.
Through a series of chance meetings and name droppings at the 2019 Cold Waves Music Festival, Devix was introduced to Joe Haze, vetted, and finally introduced to guitar legend George Lynch.
Upon hearing the words “DREAM PUNK”. The project was creatively green-lit by Lynch and the three have been collectively working around the unpredictable Covid 19 Lockdown restrictions.
Now with lyrics by Devix and full collaboration with Lynch & Haze… LOST HORIZON is the first of many traxxx to come. With your help, THE BANISHMENT will complete what is sure to be a memorable and important connection to the planet’s survival mechanisms and leave a mark in each artists’ respective catalogs.