With a singer who draws comparisons such as a modern day Janis meets Otep and a unique blend of aggressive rock influences MONGREL has been on a roll since their change to a female singer 3 years ago. Called the hardest working band in Boston (Metal Edge), MONGREL has released 2 EPs and a full length album since 2010 and is gearing up to release their next EP "Evolution" in early 2014."Evolution" was recorded by Jim Foster (POD, Nullset), mixed by Dave Fortman (Slipknot, Otep, Mudvayne, Evanescence, Soil) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Metallica, Pantera, Nirvana, The Cult). The lead off track and first single from the EP entitled "Snakes" was released in October 2013 at the 10th annual Rock & Shock Festival in Worcester, MA where Mongrel shared the stage with Danzig, Doyle, Otep, Butcher Babies, and many more. .
Mongrel has toured extensively in the US, repeatedly sharing stages with rock, metal, and punk luminaries as diverse as Godsmack, Halestorm, Korn, Gwar, The Misfits, FEAR, Sepultura, Otep, Fu Manchu, Mindless Self Indulgence, Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses), Vision of Disorder, Prong, God Forbid, Trashlight Vision, Piggy D's Evacuation Plan (Rob Zombie bassist), Warrior Soul, Hed(pe), All That Remains, Mushroomhead, American Head Charge, Shadows Fall, etc. Along the way, Mongrel has earned an impressive collection of endorsements and sponsorships including Marshall Amps, Peavey, Monster Cable, Seymour Duncan, Dean Markley, Artist Series Guitars, Agile Guitars, In Tune Guitar Picks, TRX Cymbals, Cabin Fever Whiskey, and Cocaine energy drinks.
Mongrel had the RockMyMonkey album of the year in 2010, was named punk band of the year by Pulse Magazine in 2011, was number 6 on the CMJ Most Added and hit 43 on the CMJ charts in 2012. The video for "C & 1/2" from their album "Reclamation" was given an exclusive premiere on RevolverMag.com in June 2013.
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The Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter experienced a devastating fire at about 10 p.m. on Friday night. The fire completely destroyed the shelter. Fortunately many of the dogs were saved, but sadly most of the cats perished. We believe we have homes for all the dogs. What we really need right now is money to help rebuild the shelter. Please make donations (which are tax deductible) to our official PayPal account at tinyurl.com/KWAS-Fire-Fund
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