Wednesday 5 October 2016

ALBUM PREMIERE: Fu Manchu inspired Finnish trio debut full length via Heavy Psych Sounds

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 other scene stalwarts. Formed in the winter of 2012 by Tuomas Heiskanen and Perttu Härkönen, the band would shuffle around few drummers before making Jani Kuusela a permanent member in 2014.

Boasting 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 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, with a slower lurch that maximizes the groove at play.

The 7th October will see the release of “Monsternaut” via scene leaders Heavy Psych Sounds, a release which is the combination of their two previous recordings, bundled into one groove laden package.  Monsternaut comment "We’re happy to have HPS release them as one bundle, but are also more or less ready to record more if the stars keep aligned. Suppose we have to wait and see what happens after this”

With the release of “Monsternaut” but a few short days away, it is our pleasure to offer you a full stream of the  album which you can check out below.  The album is available in a variety of limit formats here

Band info: facebook