My HeadBangers please welcome, from Hamburg, Germany the Gothic Rock Band:
“Run For Your Life”
“Louder Than Hell”
Well my HeadBangers what do you think? Me, I really like this band. A little Gothic Rock never hurts anyone. Let’s take a look at some bio:
Mono Inc. is a German Gothic Rock band from Hamburg, Germany founded in 2000.
MONO is a derivative of Monomania (German “Monomanie”), a term from the 19th century psychiatric disease theory, a form of partial insanity conceived as single pathological preoccupation in an otherwise sound mind. “Monomania Incorporated” means “Company of the partially insane” which was shortened to MONO INC. for the band’s name.
I LOVE IT, CAUSE WE ARE ALL A LITTLE CRAZY!
Formed in 2000 by Miky Mono (lead vocals, bass), Carl Fornia (guitar), Chad Hauger(Cowbell) and Martin Engler (drums). Bass player Manuel Antoni joined in 2003, coinciding with the release of their self-published debut album Head Under Water. In 2004, the band signed with NoCut Entertainment and re-released the album with new artwork, spawning two singles: “Burn Me” and “Superman”. During the production of their second album Temple Of The Torn in 2006, Miky Mono was replaced with Engler on vocals and Katha Mia on drums. The album was released in 2007. The band’s third album, Pain, Love & Poetry, was released in 2008. The album contains three new versions of songs from Head Under Water and a duet with Lisa Middelhauve of Xandria in the single “Teach Me to Love”. In 2009, Mono Inc. released their fourth album, Voices Of Doom.
“Teach Me To Love”
The band toured in 2009 with Subway to Sally and ASP, playing at more than forty concerts in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and began headlining in 2010 during their “Voices Of Doom Tour”. Former singer Miky Mono died in October 2010 in a paragliding accident. On 18 March 2011, Mono Inc. released their fifth album, Viva Hades. This was followed by another headlining tour, the “Viva Hades Tour”, which included appearances in Austria and Switzerland for the second time, and guest appearances at the M’era Luna Festival and other festivals. After changing labels to SPV/ Rookies & Kings in August 2012, the band released their sixth album, After The War, beginning the “After the War Tour”. The song From the Ashes was performed live at the cruiserweight boxing match on 15 September 2012 between Yoan Pablo Hernandez and Troy Ross in the Brose Arena in Bamber.
Their seventh album, Nimmermehr, was released on 9 August 2013, reaching third place in the German Offizielle Top 100 charts in its first week. In August 2014, the band released their first compilation album, the two-disc The Clock Ticks On 2004-2014. The first disc, titled “The Clock Ticks On”, is a sixteen-track “best ov” compilation. The second disc, titled “Alive & Acoustic”, is a sixteen-track acoustic re-release. “Gothic Queen” and “Twice In Life” served as the album’s two singles, the second being the only new song composed for the album. The album was supported by the “Clock Ticks On Tour” in 2014 and the “Alive & Acoustic Tour” in 2015. In May 2015, the band released their eighth album, Terlingua, spawning five singles, followed by their “Terlingua Tour”. In January 2017, they released their ninth album Together Till The End and later that year released their second compilation album, titled Symphonies of Pain. It is more comprehensive than The Clock Ticks On. In July 2018, they released their tenth album Welcome to Hell, followed by The Book of Fire in January 2020. The book of fire reached number one on the music charts. To celebrate the success, a different version of The Book of Fire was released in 2021 called The Book of Fire (Platinum edition). The album was followed by a massive international tour.
Let’s meet this talented bunch:
Martin Engler – Lead Vocals (2007-present), Drummer (2000-2007)
Carl Fornia – Guitar and Backing Vocals (2000-present)
Katha Mia – Drummer and Backing Vocals (2007-present)
Val Perun – Bass player and Backing Vocals (2022-present)
The main thing I have to say is it was a pleasure adding this band to the blog. I really enjoy their style and the show they put on, you can see more at YouTube. I love Gothic Rock and their dress and singing style go right to the heart of it. I really dig those Black Wings behind Drummer Katha. It adds so much to the show and looks incredible. They have great history and you know I love to hear how a band picks their name, and this one is perfect. Actually their music calms me, I just lay in the dark and listen to them. Try it you will love it.
Well that’s it for this week my HeadBangers, join me next week for another band and another song, plus don’t forget HUMP DAY, lmao. Until then don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…
Life is short, as we can see everyday on the news. Enjoy everything you can, try something new, and you know you will find something new every week right here. Till Hump Day my HeadBangers, be safe, love you guys.