Jona Weinhofen

Jona Weinhofen (born 1 January 1983) is an Australian musician. He was the lead guitarist for metalcore band I Killed the Prom Queen, rhythm guitarist for British band Bring Me the Horizon from 2009 to 2013 and the guitarist for Californian band Bleeding Through from 2007 to 2009. In September 2021, he joined Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows alongside Craig Owens.[1]

Jona Weinhofen
Weinhofen performing in 2009 with his former band Bring Me the Horizon
Weinhofen performing in 2009 with his former band Bring Me the Horizon
Background information
Born (1983-01-01) 1 January 1983 (age 39)
Adelaide, Australia
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active2000–present
Member ofDestroy Rebuild Until God Shows
Formerly of

Musical careerEdit

Jona Weinhofen formed metalcore band I Killed the Prom Queen in Adelaide in 2000 with drummer JJ Peters.[2] The band released two LPs, one EP, a split EP, a demo and a live CD/DVD before their first split in 2007, with Weinhofen acting as manager from 2004 to 2007.[citation needed]

After the departure of vocalist Ed Butcher from I Killed the Prom Queen, Weinhofen was invited to join American band Bleeding Through after the departure of Scott Danough. He played on their release Declaration and can be seen in their videos for "Death Anxiety" and "Germany".[3] His new spot in Bleeding Through was one of several factors that caused the split of I Killed the Prom Queen in 2007. They briefly reunited in 2008 for their "Say Goodbye" farewell tour. Weinhofen left Bleeding Through midway through 2009 partly due to homesickness and discontent with living in America.[citation needed]

Weinhofen replaced Curtis Ward in British band Bring Me the Horizon as a permanent member in March 2009. He was featured in the music video for "The Sadness Will Never End", which was released following the departure of Ward, and recorded with the group on their album There Is a Hell Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven Let's Keep It a Secret..

Weinhofen rejoined I Killed the Prom Queen when the band reunited in 2011 to play on the Destroy The Music Tour. The band also started working on a new studio album.

Weinhofen was named one of the top 50 greatest guitar players in Australian history by Australian Guitar Magazine in May 2012.[4]

In 2012, Weinhofen had a guest solo spot on Mors Principium Est's album ...And Death Said Live, on the song "What the Future Holds".

In January 2013, Weinhofen left Bring Me the Horizon for undisclosed reasons, which made way for I Killed the Prom Queen to become a full-time band once again. I Killed the Prom Queen released their third studio album Beloved the following year. The band is not currently active, and has not played live since 2017.[5]

In September 2021, Weinhofen joined the band Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.).[6][7]

Other workEdit

Weinhofen has worked with Geelong death metal outfit The Red Shore in an advisory and managerial capacity.[8] The former lead singer and bassist of The Red Shore, Jamie Hope, has since joined I Killed the Prom Queen.

Personal lifeEdit

Weinhofen is a vegan. He lives a straight edge lifestyle, and holds the rank of purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.[9]

DiscographyEdit

With I Killed the Prom QueenEdit

Studio albums
Extended plays
Splits

With Bleeding ThroughEdit

Studio albums

With Bring Me the HorizonEdit

Studio albums
Extended plays

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brown, Paul 'Browny' (9 September 2021). "Jona Weinhofen Officially Joins Craig Owens' D.R.U.G.S." Wall Of Sound. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  2. ^ "I Killed The Prom Queen". Fasterlouder.com.au. 28 April 2008. Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  3. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On Snoop, Rage Against The Machine, Jennifer Lopez, 'Idol,' Proof, White Stripes & More – Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. 11 April 2007. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  4. ^ "AC/DC guitarist Angus Young named Australia's greatest guitarist by magazine".
  5. ^ "I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 16 September 2021.
  6. ^ "D.R.U.G.S." Archived from the original on 24 December 2021.
  7. ^ Brown, Paul 'Browny' (9 September 2021). "Jona Weinhofen Officially Joins Craig Owens' D.R.U.G.S." Wall Of Sound. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  8. ^ Lavery, Philippa (25 September 2009). "Music News & Interviews: Jona Weinhofen talks about BMTH & his decision to become a vegan". www.thrashitoutonline.com. Archived from the original on 4 May 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  9. ^ "I Killed The Prom Queen's Jona Weinhofen promoted to BJJ purple belt". BjjTribes. 13 August 2021. Retrieved 13 August 2021.

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