Surrender to Eden brings a powerful performance everytime, that leaves fans wanting more!” - Road Dog

Surrender to Eden


The progressive melodic power metal band, based out of central New Jersey &  Northeast PA boarder, was founded in 2019 by lead vocalist Jon St. John. The band was signed to Dark Star Records in 2019-2020. After a brief shut down due the Covid 19 pandemic the band reemerged in 2023 only this time with lead guitarist, Ron Michalski, and drummer, Russ Lamater. All three had previously worked together in another original project called Samarian. In the search of two additional members to complete their sound, the band came across bassist, Michael Bosi, and Keyboardist, Jonny Roberts- two matches made in heaven-their sound was now complete.
The combination of the melodic piano orchestrated pieces, the soaring lead guitar work and nuances that scream storyline, and the heart pumping drum rhythms and intricate poly rhythms, along with the soaring vocals and melodic content, bring a unique brand of rock opera/music theater. 

Their sound is reminiscent to bands such as Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, Kamelot, and Symphony X as sources of inspiration, but brings a unique powerful flavor that is new and fresh allowing the music compositions to have lives of their own. Surrender to Eden signed with Curtaincall Records in May 2024.

The Band
Jon St. John

Renowned for his commanding vocals and electrifying stage presence, Jon St. John is the powerhouse vocalist of Surrender to Eden, a groundbreaking metal band pushing the boundaries of the genre. With a career spanning over two decades, Jon has solidified his reputation as a leading figure in the metal scene, captivating audiences with his raw energy and unparalleled vocal prowess.  Hailing from the heart of metal country, Jon's journey as a vocalist began in the underground music scene, where he quickly made a name for himself with his intense vocal delivery and undeniable charisma.  Drawing inspiration from iconic metal vocalists and his own personal experiences, Jon developed a signature style that perfectly complements Surrender to Eden's aggressive sound.

As the frontman of Surrender to Eden, Jon St. John has led the band to new heights, delivering blistering performances on stages around the country and earning a devoted following of metalheads everywhere. His ferocious vocals and magnetic stage presence are a driving force behind Surrender to Eden's intense live shows, leaving audiences in awe and hungry for more.  Jon is a dedicated musician and songwriter, contributing his talents to the bands creative process and helping to shape their distinct sound. His passion for music and unwavering commitment to his craft shine through in every note, making him an integral part of Surrender to Eden's success. Offstage, Jon St. John is a staunch advocate for metal music and its community, supporting fellow artists and championing the genres rich heritage. He is actively involved in outreach programs and initiatives aimed at promoting metal music and nurturing the next generation of metalheads.

Ron Michalski

Ron Michalski is a seasoned rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with over three decades of experience in the music industry. Renowned for his technical prowess and versatility, Ron has been a prolific writer and arranger, contributing to a wide range of musical projects. His career spans numerous bands and solo endeavors, where he has not only showcased his guitar skills but also demonstrated his talent on various other instruments.
Throughout his illustrious career, Ron has developed a distinctive style that
blends classic rock influences with contemporary sounds, earning him a loyal following among fans and respect from his peers. His compositions are known for their intricate arrangements and emotive depth, reflecting his passion and dedication to the craft of music-making.  In addition to his performance and studio work, Ron has also been a sought-after collaborator, lending his expertise to other artists and projects across different genres. His contributions have left a lasting impact on the rock music scene, solidifying his reputation as a versatile and innovative musician.

Whether on stage or in the studio, Ron Michalski continues to push the
boundaries of rock music, inspiring new generations of musicians with his
creativity and skill. His enduring commitment to his art ensures that his musical journey is far from over, with many more groundbreaking projects to come.

Russ Lamater

Russ LaMater is a seasoned drummer whose illustrious career spans national and international stages, studios, and production studios. With a career marked by numerous accomplishments, Russ has cemented his reputation as a multifaceted artist with a deep passion for music and a relentless drive for excellence.
From an early age, Russ was captivated by the power of rhythm and the role of the drummer in shaping the sound of a band. His dedication to his craft led him to master a wide range of drumming styles, making him a versatile and sought-after musician. Throughout his career, Russ has had the privilege of working with some of the industry's most respected artists, including Steve Augeri of Tall Stories and Journey fame, and the legendary producer Phil Ramone, known for his work with Billy Joel.
Russ' live performances are renowned for their energy and precision. He has opened for a plethora of national acts such as Cheap Trick, Dokken, Great White, and Joe Lynn Turner, consistently delivering unforgettable performances that resonate with audiences. His ability to adapt to different musical styles and bring a unique flair to each performance has made him a standout performer on any stage.
In the studio, Russ’ expertise extends beyond drumming. As a studio player and producer, he has contributed to countless recordings, bringing his keen ear for detail and innovative approach to every project. His collaborations with top-tier artists and producers have resulted in critically acclaimed works that showcase his technical skill and creative vision.
Russ’ talents are not confined to performance and studio work alone. He has also co-produced, arranged, and performed in several theatrical rock concepts, demonstrating his ability to merge the worlds of music and theater. These projects highlight his versatility and his passion for pushing the boundaries of traditional rock music.
Throughout his career, Russ LaMater has remained dedicated to his craft, continuously evolving and expanding his musical horizons. His contributions to the music industry are vast and varied, encompassing live performances, studio recordings, and innovative productions. As a mentor and educator, Russ also shares his wealth of knowledge with aspiring musicians, inspiring the next generation of drummers.
Russ’ legacy is one of artistic excellence, boundless creativity, and an unwavering commitment to the art of drumming and music production. His
journey is a testament to the power of passion and perseverance in the world of music.

Michael Bosi

Michael Bosi is a bassist whose music transcends boundaries,
blending elements of jazz, funk, and rock to create an unforgettable
sonic experience.  Born and raised in Philadelphia,  Michael's love for music was ignited at a young age when he picked up his first bass guitar.
With a natural knack for rhythm and an insatiable passion for music, Michael honed his skills through hours of dedicated practice, immersing himself in various musical styles and techniques. Influenced by legendary bassists such as Allen Woody, John Paul Jones, Billy Sheehan, Robert DiLeo and Michael Manring, Michael developed a unique and dynamic playing style characterized by infectious grooves and melodic flair.  

Michael's journey as a musician led him to collaborate with numerous bands and artists, both locally and throughout the country. His versatility and adaptability allowed him to seamlessly transition between genres, contributing his signature bass lines to countless recordings and live performances. Known for his magnetic stage presence and infectious energy, Michael has captivated audiences around the world with his electrifying performances.

Whether he's laying down a funky bass line or delivering a soulful solo, Michael's music has a way of connecting with listeners on a profound level, leaving a lasting impression wherever he goes.  He believes in the transformative power of music and strives to inspire the next generation of bassists to pursue their dreams with unwavering determination.
With a career defined by creativity, passion, and relentless pursuit of musical excellence, Michael Bosi continues to push the boundaries of bass playing, leaving an indelible mark on the world of music.

Jonny Roberts

Jonny Roberts, a virtuoso on the keyboards, has left
an indelible mark on the music world. His multifaceted career spans
genres, from jazz and blues to rock, but it’s progressive metal that
truly ignites his passion. Inspired by bands like Dream Theater, Symphony X, DGM, and Devin Townsend, Jonny weaves intricate melodies and harmonies that push the boundaries of musical expression.
For over two decades, Jonny has been a beacon of knowledge, sharing his
expertise as a classical piano teacher and music theory guru. His students have benefited from his patient guidance, learning not only the technical aspects of music but also its emotional resonance. Jonny firmly believes in the transformative power of music, and he relishes the challenges that progressive compositions present.

Jonny’s journey took a pivotal turn when he joined the popular progressive metal band, Shadow Image. As a core member, he graced stages across the globe, opening for renowned acts like Symphony X and Kamelot. His songwriting prowess shone through, and one of his compositions found its place on a Prog Power compilation album—an achievement that solidified his reputation as a masterful composer.

Beyond the stage, Jonny embraces technology. His transition to a soft synth
setup, leveraging the capabilities of computer-based sound libraries, reflects his adaptability and forward-thinking approach. Whether he’s crafting intricate solos or layering atmospheric textures, Jonny Roberts continues to captivate audiences with his keyboard wizardry.

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