Jason Hamacher is an American musician. He was the drummer for the bands Frodus, Decahedron, Combatwoundedveteran, and the straight-edge band Battery. He also sang under the pseudonym Ponan for the Washington, DC punk band Mancake (Part Man… Part Pancake…), which released an EP on Art Monk Construction in 1999 entitled We will destroy you. Hamacher is in a band called Zealot with Mike Schliebaum of Darkest Hour. He played for the band Good Clean Fun on a tour going through Europe.
Aside from music, Hamacher is an accomplished photographer and documentarian and runs Lost Origin Productions LLC. He is currently[when?] working in Syria with the ancient Aramaic speaking Syriac Orthodox Church. In March 2008, Hamacher starred in the documentary short, Old Soul which won the 2008 International Documentary Challenge. Lost Origin Productions will release Hamacher’s field recordings of the earliest known Christian chant, publish a book of his Syrian photography entitled Aleppo, Syria: Witness to an Ancient Legacy, and launch an international series of limited edition cross cultural images. In between 2006 and 2010, Hamacher recorded ancient Syria chants on his journeys.