Guranfoe drummer forms new prog metal trio Jomo Tuun

Jomo Tuun
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Guranfoe drummer Joe Burns has formed a new prog metal trio, Jomo Tuun, who gave just released their debut album One Tuun through Drongo Records.

Burns is joined in Jomo Tuun by guitarist Samuel Easter, who plays with Lowestoft progressive rockers The Fool's Moon and drummer Oli Cross who plays with London jazz outfit Phonecian Blinds

Jomo Tuun was formed in August 2020 when Easter and Burns began creating demos together in London and Norwich with the intention to make a debut record the following year. Their resulting debut album was engineered by Easter at a variety of small studio spaces between London and East Anglia during May-October 2021. Oli Cross had been asked about his interest in a metal trio project by Burns in early 2018 and completed bass recording in September 2021. Final mixing and mastering was finished in November 2021.

Inspired by Tool, Rush and Slayer, Jomo Tuun's debut album One Tuun, is available on limited edition coloured vinyl and as digital download from the band's bandcamp page.

Jomo Tuun

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.