MonstrO to support Danzig on the way to Bonnaroo

By on May 24, 2012


“…an accomplished and trippy drift through boundless thickets of cosmic stomp that’s im-fucking-possible to dismiss.” – HEAVY PLANET

Atlanta, Georgia’s MonstrO will be rolling into Bonnaroo in a few weeks with a handful of impressive warm up dates under their belts. The four-piece will be headlining the fabled Whisky in Los Angeles this Friday before opening for Danzig starting May 26 and making their way eastward to wind up in Manchester, Tennessee for the Bonaroo Music Festival on Thursday, June 7. MonstrO has previously toured with Kyuss Lives! and recently wrapped up a national tour with Clutch and HellYeah. See all current dates below.
MonstrO’s debut self-titled album (which hit streets on September 6, 2011 via Vagrant Records) already has fans raving with Outburn Magazine stating, “…this quartet has put out a solid debut album of pure musical honesty and integrity that combines the fearless exploration of Led Zeppelin, the sludgy drone of Alice in Chains, the genre defying art rock of Jane’s Addiction, and the rumble of Metallica.” 
MonstrO is: Juan Montoya (guitar), Kyle Sanders (bass), Bevan Davies (drums) and Charlie Suarez (vocals/guitar). 
MonstrO on tour:
05/25 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky (headline)
05/26 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
05/27 – San Francisco, CA The Warfield *
05/31 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre *
06/01 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre *
06/02 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *
06/04 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore *
06/05 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *
06/07 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
* – supporting Danzig
The press on MonstrO:
“This thing crackles and drones, swirls and thrashes, lilts and soars; the energy never flags, the psychedelic atmospherics aren’t self-indulgent or overdone, and nearly every song has a chewy little anthem at the center of its sweet, sugary mass…” – The Deciblog
“Solid, soaring, melodic metal – think very early ’80s – with tons of nasty riffage grinding under the skyscraping vocals.” – 17Dots/
“…a sprawlingly heavy odyssey, filled with equal parts Mastodon and Black Sabbath.” – Creative Loafing/Atlanta
“What MonstrO have shown here is that they can play smart, catchy music with brawn to spare.” 4/5 – Revolver
“MonstrO inject some heavy psych rock and trippy shoegaze into the aggressive attack, deep tones and dark vibes of their former bands. The result, as heard on Monstro’s self-titled debut, is a headbanging stoner’s dream.” – Guitar World
“.. Suarez’s soaring, glorious voice conveys emotions in a pure, direct fashion. No trickery – this kid can sing his ass off.” – Decibel
“… hyper-infectious guitars, an upbeat psychedelic atmosphere and skittish rhythms blast some sunshiney-goodness.”
– 4/5 – Alternative Press
“MonstrO are a unit that define themselves by the leaps they make, moving from heavy and crunchy, like “Concertina,” to sweet, soaring weightlessness (“April”).” –
“Though psychedelic stoner rock has always held a firm footing in the heavy metal canon, it takes a band like MonstrO to slap you out of your stupor and remind you how it’s done.”  “Timeless” 9/10 – OUTBURN
“…all fans of good music are gonna like it; it’s heavy, fun, and easy to get into without being cheesy in the slightest.” –


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.