Tenet (band)

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GenresThrash metal, death metal
Years active1996–present
LabelsCentury Media
Associated actsStrapping Young Lad, The Devin Townsend Band, Zimmers Hole, Exodus, Dublin Death Patrol, Forbidden, Fear Factory
MembersJed Simon
Glen Alvelais
Byron Stroud
Gene Hoglan
Steve Souza

Tenet (stylized in all caps) is a heavy metal band formed as a side project by Jed Simon of Strapping Young Lad and Zimmers Hole.


Tenet was formed by Jed Simon in the summer of 1996. Together with Steve Wheeler (Zimmers Hole drummer at the time), they started getting Simon's ideas down to demo-tape form, but while both continued playing with their respective bands, nothing much happened for Tenet apart from some casual jam-sessions, which among others also included musicians like Stu Carruthers (Grip Inc.) Simon had met guitarist Glen Alvelais (ex-Forbidden) in 1997 when Strapping Young Lad was touring with Testament, with whom Alvelais was playing at the time. After becoming friends, Simon asked Alvelais to join Tenet.

After signing a deal with Century Media Records, Simon began working on Sovereign with bassist Byron Stroud (Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad, Zimmers Hole) as well as drummer Adrian Erlandsson (At The Gates, The Haunted, Cradle of Filth, Paradise Lost, Brujeria). After reviewing the fact that not enough attention could be devoted to the project by Erlandsson, due to the large geographical distance and other pending commitments, Simon turned back to his long-time partner Gene Hoglan (Death, Dark Angel, Strapping Young Lad, Testament), to take care of the final drum duties. Tenet was still looking for a vocalist, though after a few auditions, Steve "Zetro" Souza (Legacy/Exodus) was selected for the album. It was mixed by Simon together with Vincent Wojno, and mastered by Andy Sneap.

Sovereign (2009)[edit]

After many years of delays and setbacks, Tenet finally released their debut album Sovereign on 20 July 2009 in Europe (11 August 2009 in the United States).[1]


  • Sovereign (2009)

Band members[edit]

Current members

Former members

  • Adrian Erlandsson - drums
  • Stuart Carruthers - bass
  • Rob Urbinati - vocals
  • Steve Wheeler - drums


  1. ^ Garry Sharpe Young New Wave of American Heavy Metal 2005 Page 304 "304 TENET Be', would be promoted by an exhaustive live campaign commencing with a month-long run of major US dates ... A split 7” single shared with DISTRUST through Off The Disk Records followed a year later and the album 'Taste Of fear' surfaced in 1994 on Lost & Found Records. ... Fronting up the whole affair for a DEVIN TOWNSEND produced 2003 debut 'Sovereign' would be the esteemed ..."

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