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ARTIST
TITLE
Monsternaut
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
HPS 043CD HPS 043CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/28/2016

Monsternaut is a straight up stoner rock group from Kerava Finland. An unpretentious trio that delivers simple rock'n'roll in the spirit of Fu Manchu and alike. Formed in the winter of 2012 by Tuomas Heiskanen and Perttu Härkönen, they shuffled around a few drummers before making Jani Kuusela a permanent member in 2014. Boasted a sound born out of heavy Fu Manchu influence, with a tonal touch of Queens Of The Stone Age bounce and desert-bred groove. The trio of vocalist/guitarist Heiskanen, bassist Härkönen and drummer Kuusela thicken up nodding, momentum-rich riffs and offer a return to '90s stoner heavy purity without sounding retro or like they're 20 years behind the times - at least not any more than they want to be. The songs on their two offerings to date offer catchy, The Action Is Go-style stomp, where a slower lurch maximizes the groove at play. This release is a combination of two older recordings. The first session was back in 2012 and the second in 2014. "We're happy to have Heavy Psych Sounds release them as one bundle, but are also more or less ready to record more if the stars keep aligned."