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Thank You Scientist is an American progressive rock band from Montclair, New Jersey, United States.[1] Their debut studio album Maps of Non-Existent Places[2] was named the Revolver Magazine "Album of the Week" in October 2014.[3] Their second album Stranger Heads Prevail was released in July 2016. Their third album Terraformer was released in June 2019.

Thank You Scientist
Thank You Scientist au Ritz PDB - 2.jpg
Thank You Scientist photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at the Bar Le Ritz PDB
Background information
OriginMontclair, New Jersey, United States
GenresProgressive rock, progressive metal, jazz fusion
Years active2009–present
LabelsEvil Ink Records
MembersSalvatore Marrano
Tom Monda
Cody McCorry
Ben Karas
Joe Fadem
Sam Greenfield
Joe Gullace
Past membersJames Robbins
Russ Lynch
Greg Colacino
George Marzloff
Ellis Jasenovic
Andrew Digrius
Odin Alvarez



Thank You Scientist was born at the New Jersey Montclair State University's music program, when guitar player Tom Monda met saxophonist Ellis Jasenovic and trumpet player Andrew Digrius. Their musical taste for Frank Zappa, Harry Nilsson, The Beatles and Mahavishnu Orchestra would later become an influence and a seed for Thank You Scientist.

In 2009 vocalist Salvatore Marrano (former vocalist of NJ rock powerhouse “Hello Eden”), bass player Greg Colacino, drummer Odin Alvarez and violin player Ben Karas joined the band, which became the original lineup for Thank You Scientist. The band self-released their "The Perils of Time Travel" EP in 2011, followed shortly after by their first full-length album "Maps of Non-Existent Places" in 2012. This album caught the attention of Claudio Sanchez, lead singer and guitarist for the alternative/progressive rock group Coheed and Cambria and founder of Evil Ink Records, who signed the band into the young record label in summer 2014. It was the first band the label signed.[4] A music video for "My Famed Disappearing Act" was released in August 2014.[5]

The deal opened multiple doors for the band, which soon started touring with Periphery in 2015, and with Coheed and Cambria later that year.[6] Bass player Greg Colacino left the band that year, and was temporarily replaced by James Robbins for their 2015 tour[7] and later on by Cody McCorry of Karmic Juggernaut.[8] Touring put new pressure on the band, which announced on September 2017 that Odin Alvarez, Ellis Jasenovic, and Andrew Digrius would leave the band, and were to be replaced by Joe Fadem on drums, Sam Greenfield on sax, and Joe Gullace on trumpet.[9] In 2017 their song “Psychopomp” was included in Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps show “Jagged Line”

They announced their next album, Terraformer, on April 5, 2019 and released the first single off that album, "FXMLDR" (pronounced as Fox Mulder and inspired by the television series The X-Files), on April 13. The album was released June 14, 2019.[10] The band also released a video for "FXMLDR" made with solar equipment and in conjunction with Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps.


Past members
  • James Robbins – bass (2015)
  • Greg Colacino – bass (2009–2015)
  • Russ Lynch – violin, viola, mandolin (2009–2013)
  • George Marzloff – keyboards (2009–2010)
  • Ellis Jasenovic – saxophone (2009–2017)
  • Andrew Digrius – trumpet, flugelhorn (2010–2017)[12][13]
  • Odin Alvarez – drums (2009–2017)




Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions[14]
US Hard Rock US Rock
Maps of Non-Existent Places 25 4 14 48
Stranger Heads Prevail
  • Released: 29 July 2016[18]
  • Label: Evil Ink
  • Format: CD, digital download, vinyl
193 14 3 14
  • Released: 14 June 2019
  • Label: Evil Ink
  • Format: CD, digital download, vinyl
73 15 8


  • The Perils of Time Travel – 10 January 2011[19]


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  2. ^ "Thank You Scientist Want to Show You Their "Famed Disappearing Act" – MetalSucks". MetalSucks. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Album of the Week: Thank You Scientist, 'Maps of Non-Existent Places'". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Evil Ink signs Thank You Scientist". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Thank You Scientist Bio". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  6. ^ Derek Oswald. "AltWire Interview:Thank You Scientist".
  7. ^ "Facebook announcement". Retrieved 18 October 2018.,
  8. ^ "Facebook announcement". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Official announcement - Facebook". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Thank You Scientist premiere video for new song FXMLDR with Prog". Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Cody McCory replaces James Robbins as bassist for Thank You Scientist". Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Thank You Scientist". Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  13. ^ "THANK YOU SCIENTIST discography (top albums), MP3, videos and reviews". Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Thank You Scientist – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez Launches New Label". Loudwire. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  16. ^ "Thank You Scientist (Evil Ink Records), "My Famed Disappearing Act" video premiere". Alternative Press. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  17. ^ "Maps of Non-Existent Places – Thank You Scientist – Releases – AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  18. ^ "Stream: Thank You Scientist's wild ride of an prog rock album, Stranger Heads Prevail". 22 July 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  19. ^ "The Perils of Time Travel". Bandcamp. Retrieved 13 July 2015.