Die Monsters aus Bern ruinieren nun schon seit 30 Jahren jede Party, und das ist gut so, das ist sehr gut so, weil die treibende Kraft Reverend Beatman und seine Freunde den Voodoo-/Garagen-/Fuzz-/Rumpelrock all die Jahre mit ungebrochenem Enthusiasmus pflegten und hegten. Weil Voodoo Rhythm Records, das Label vom Reverend, ebensolange eine von Europas ersten Adressen ist, wenn es um ebendiese Trashmusik geht. Weil die Monsters schon in Japan live spielten, als wir noch nicht mal wussten, was ein Sushi ist. Weil wir die Monsters einfach lieben.
„The Monsters“ were formed in 1986 in small-town Bern, capital of Switzerland. Their sound is a fuzzedout mix between 60ies garage punk, wild teenage trash rockabilly and primitive rock‘n‘roll. Its 187% no MTV and top 100 shit! It is simple One-Riff-Trash-Rock. The actual lineup is guitar, bass and the so-called clonedrum: means 2 drummers with only 1 1/2 drums, hitting the same bassdrum from each side.
Besides the countless shows in Switzerland „The Monsters“ played extensive tours through Europe including Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Austria, England, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Russia and Spain. They toured Argentina, Brasil, Japan, USA and Mexico. Needless to say „The Monsters“ are a kickass live band who will burn every stage down. They were on the same bill with acts like Guitar Wolf, The Monks, The Sonics and many more.
Over the years „The Monsters“ recorded 7 albums. Several Singles and EP‘s and apeared on countless compilations. The record „Youth Against Nature“ was recored in the now famous Toe Rag Studios (London) by Liam Watson. „I See Dead People“ came with a 1000-piece puzzle, booklet, sticker and button and was allready sold out during the tour. „Garage Punk Vol. 1“
is a double LP with 20 years of trash. „Pop Up Yours“ is the newest full-length album and „Jungle Noise“ a re-issue. A new record is due to November 2016.
The Monsters appear on Voodoorhythm Records, Switzerland. The label is famous for it‘s taste and style, as it is for the beautiful artwork. Voodoorhythm is run by Beat-Man, who is the singer and guitar player of The Monsters. Beat-Man played – and still plays – in other projects called Lightning Beat-Man, Reverend Beat-Man, Die Zorros and some more. As a one-man-band he toured the world on the same bill with acts like Dick Dale, Public Enemy, Ramones, Prince, Ramstein, Bob Log III and more.
…GO SEE THEM LIVE ON STAGE… THEY BLOW YOUR BRAIN AWAY WITH LOTS OF CHAINSAW MASSACRE GARAGE PUNK AND PRIMITIVE ONE-RIFF ROCK‘N‘ROLL TRASH…