Mongrel To Replace Vocalist, Drummer
April 19, 2010
singer announced his departure last Monday in the wake of growing tensions in the band and the firing of their drummer several days prior. Band founder/guitarist and primary song writer, Adam Savage
has stated "Contrary to some rumors that have popped up from the recent announcement, Mongrel
is indeed alive and well. The past year as our ex-singer Drew
had stated had indeed been filled with a lot of tension in the band and I'm really looking forward to what a new singer and drummer will bring to the band's chemistry and performances." Mongrel
will indeed continue on and a new drummer and singer are expected to be announced in the near future.
The fate of the recently completed 'This Means War'
album is as of yet undetermined, however the first single "Bored to Death
" from the album is available on Amazon.com
, and can be heard on the band's Myspace page
. 'This Means War'
, was recorded by Tim Koukos
at SFW Studios
in Manchester, New Hampshire; mixed by Jeff Wallace
at Entrolab Studios
in Tom's River, New Jersey; and mastered by Beau Hill Music Production
is expecting to perform their upcoming shows, including dates with Acey Slade & The Dark Party
) next week on April 24th at the Brickhouse in Dover NH, and April 25th at the Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge MA for an all ages matinee show. Details for all upcoming shows can be found on the band's myspace page as well.
Mongrel To Release First Single Today, Looking For Drummer
April 13, 2010
, the aggressive punk-rock-metal band known as "the hardest working band in Boston" (Metal Edge Magazine
) is set to release the first single from their upcoming album 'This Means War'
today (Tuesday, April 13th). "Bored to Death
" is the lead off track for the new album and has already been touted in the Philadelphia based Origivation Magazine
by Steve Haley
, ex-Trashlight Vision
). The new track will be available on Amazon.com
on Tuesday and on iTunes orldwide in the near future.
new album, 'This Means War'
, was recorded at SFW Studios
in Manchester, NH by Tim Koukos
, Meliah Rage
), mixed at Entrolab Studios
in Toms River, NJ by Jeff Wallace
, End of an Era
), and mastered by Beau Hill
, Bad Brains
, Twisted Sister
, Murder FM
is currently looking for a new label as they parted ways with Screaming Ferret Wreckords
this past Fall with the release of their 5 song 'Revenge'
EP which has garnered airplay on Music Choice
, Hard Drive
w/ Lou Brutus
, and Sirius/XM radio
. A video for the track "Butterknife Suicide
" was recently released and can be seen at this location
A new drummer is now being sought as the band has parted ways with their drummer this week. Any interested applicants can contact the band at MongrelBand@yahoo.com or at http://www.myspace.com/Mongrel
For more info on Mongrel
Mongrel To Play Boston Area Benefit For Haiti
February 2, 2010
In keeping with their history of social commentary and activism, the Massachusetts based aggressive punk/metal band Mongrel
will be taking part in a benefit concert on Tuesday, February 16th at the Middle East (downstairs) in Cambridge, MA to help raise money for the recovery efforts going on in Haiti.
"After seeing the utter destruction and devestation that has occured in Haiti from the recent earthquake, we wanted to do our part to help out and jumped at the chance to be a part of this show." Also on the bill for this 18+ event are: Breathing Process
, Once Beloved
, Feral Children
, Meat Hammer
, and Ribbs
. A $10 minimum donation is requested for admission to this show.
history of activism has included being involved in benefit shows raising money and awareness for the West Memphis 3
, American Diabetes Association
, American Cancer Society
, local animal shelters, Toys for Tots
has signed on with Thom Hazaert
at Loudside Artist Management
, is looking into a new label and/or distributor and completing mixes for their new full length album "This Means War
" which will be coming out this spring. "This Means War
" follows up the "Revenge
" ep which was released this past October and is available on itunes, amazon, and http://mongrel.bandcamp.com
where you can download the EP with name your own pricing (including free).
For more information on upcoming shows, music, etc check out www.myspace.com/mongrel
Mongrel Serves Up Revenge For Halloween
October 13, 2009
The aggressive punk/rock/metal band Mongrel
are set to release their new 5 song EP 'Revenge'
(on Screaming Ferret Wreckords
) this Halloween at Memorial Hall in Plymouth, MA at the 7th annual "Hilloween
Recorded by Tim Koukos
, Meliah Rage
) at SFW Studios
, and mixed by Jeff Wallace
, End of an Era
) at Entrolab Studios
, the EP has already been called "an example of how kickass rock should sound" by Muen Magazine
. While the EP does not come out in CD form til Halloween, it is already available on itunes
for only $4.95.
is the follow up to Mongrel's Screaming Ferret Wreckords
full length debut 'Fear, Lies, & Propaganda'
, which was released in April 2008. Mongrel
guitarist Adam Savage
states, "the EP is a great way to introduce the steps forward we've taken with the new recordings that we've been working on this year, and gives a taste of what's to come on the new full length album, 'This Means War'
, which will be out in early 2010."
also makes clear that all of the songs on 'Revenge'
are exclusive to this EP and will not be on the upcoming full length cd, stating, "We wanted to keep the EP as something special for the fans and not make them re-buy the same songs when the new album comes out."
EP features the songs: Scum
, Beyond Repair
, Butterknife Suicide
, and Point a Finger
(featuring guest vocals by Tylor Monroe
of Scarecrow Hill
). Two tracks from the EP, "Butterknife Suicide
" & "Scum
", are currently available in streaming format on the band's myspace page at www.myspace.com/Mongrel
. Check out the 'Revenge'
EP artwork at this location
just taped an episode of Scorch's PFG-TV
(an internet and cable tv 'late night' style show) on which they performed the new EP in it's entirety. The episode of the show will air on various cable stations in 85 cities around the country and online at www.PFG-TV.com
starting Saturday October 10th.
For more information on Mongrel
, visit: http://www.mongrelband.com
, and http://www.sonicbids.com/mongrel
Mongrel Mixing 'Revenge' EP
August 30, 2009
Aggressive punk/rock/metal band Mongrel (Screaming Ferret Wreckords), will be mixing their upcoming EP 'Revenge' this weekend at Entrolab Studio in Tom's River, NJ with Jeff Wallace (Biohazard, Pro-Pain, End of an Era) at the helm. The 5 song EP was recorded by Tim Koukos (Nuclear Assault, Meliah Rage) at SFW studio in Manchester, NH and is slated for a late September/early October release.
Songs on the EP include: "Beyond Repair", "Scum", "Catharsis", "Butterknife Suicide", and "Point a Finger" (featuring a guest appearance by Tylor Monroe of Scarecrow Hill). Mongrel is also set to be completing recording for their new full length cd, due out in early 2010 in the coming weeks.
Mongrel has been called "the hardest working band in Boston" in Metal Edge magazine, spotlighted in Revolver Magazine, and has recently toured with punk legends FEAR on their first northeast US tour in over 10 years. Mongrel's most recent full length album, 'Fear, Lies, & Propaganda', was re-released in 2008 on Screaming Ferret Wreckords / Locomotive Records.
HOME TOWN: Boston, Mass
Adam Savage: guitars
Drew Barker: vocals
Ed Loguercio: drums
Formed with the belief that "punk" meant freedom and not just a "spirit of ྉ sound" or a certain fashion requirement, Mongrel was born in September 2003 with that freedom in mind that allows the blending of the intensity and energy of old school punk, with the memorable hooks and riffs of hard rock and the early 90's Seattle scene, and that extra biting edge of metal. Since that time the band's evolutionary course and heavy schedule of shows have brought them to where they are today as one of "5 Bands to Watch" (Hippo Press, March 2005) and one of "5 Bands to Discover" (Hippo Press, November 2005) in the local music scene. Mongrel has also been featured in Revolver magazine’s “Raw Talent” section (Nov. 2005), and was cited in Metal Edge magazine as “the hardest working band in Boston” (Jan. 2006).
Mongrel has opened for such bands as the Misfits (4x’s), GWAR, Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses keyboardist, 3x’s), The Exploited, Prong, Otep, Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls singer), Michale Graves (ex-Misfits singer, 10 shows, including two 4 day mini-tours), Blitzkid (20 shows, including two 8 show tours), The Independents (4 shows), Trashlight Vision (20+ shows), Piggy D’s Evacuation Plan (Rob Zombie bassist’s side band), Mushroomhead, Hed(pe), and All That Remains. The band has received airplay on WAAF, WBCN, WFNX, WGIR, WHEB, WUML, and various other college and internet radio stations locally and around the world. Mongrel has played at venues such as The Palladium (Worcester, MA, 3x’s on the main stage), CBGB’s (NYC), The Middle East (Cambridge, MA), The Living Room (Providence, RI), The Webster Theater (Hartford, CT, main stage), The Asylum (Portland, ME) as well as many venues in between, averaging 70 or more shows a year, with 105 shows in 2006. Mongrel has played in 12 states including; Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
Mongrel’s full length album, “Fear, Lies, and Propaganda” was recorded at Moontower Studio in Cambridge, MA and mastered by Grammy award winner, Jay Frigoletto at Pro Mastering in Brookline, NH. “I Refuse” and Mongrel’s cover of the AMEN anthem “Coma America” were featured on the 2006 Rat Pak Records compilation. The song “Shut Your Mouth (Open Your Eyes)” was featured on the 2007 soundtrack for the Solomon Mortamur film, It Came from Trafalgar, and their song “The World Loves a Tragedy” is set to be on the upcoming Skater Rock compilation being put out by Versailles Records. In the fall of 2007 Mongrel signed on with Screaming Ferret Wreckords who will be re-releasing "Fear, Lies, & Propaganda" both nationally and internationally in early 2008.
SOME QUOTES ABOUT MONGREL :
"If anybody knows about musical car crashes it's me! Mongrel embodies all that is great about punk rock. Their music sweats pure angst, driven by an audible destruction that is in rare form these days. And then there's the live show....wear a helmet!" - Piggy D., bassist, Rob Zombie
“Mongrel is hands down the hardest working punk rock machine in New England. With their aggressive work ethics, high-energy live shows and pure dedication to the mission, Mongrel's latest release "Fear, Lies, and Propaganda" will surely bring them to new levels of much deserved success. Even nuclear war could not stop these guys....check them out!” - Joe O’Brien, Owner, Rat Pak Records
"Mongrel go for the throat quicker than the bastardized canine from which they sequester their Hancock. The sobriquet under which they banner their aural beatings could not be more fitting. Plus, I hear they eat babies." - Argyle Goolsby, Blitzkid
“Mongrel take the DIY ethic of Black Flag, the anthems of the Misfits and throw a low slung Les Paul on it like Gn’R!” - Acey Slade, Trashlight Vision, ex-Dope/Murderdolls
"Mongrel will bite you, then kick your ass musically in a way that you are going to love." - Shred, WBCN, local music director