Mongrel plays an aggressive mix of punk-hardrock-metal with memorable song writing and an exciting live show that will win over fans of such bands as the Misfits, Black Flag, Guns N' Roses, System of a Down, Amen, Velvet Revolver, Pearl Jam, Pantera, and the Dead Kennedy's.
Formed with the belief that "punk" meant freedom and not just a "spirit of '77 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" (Hippopress, March 2005) and one of "5 Bands to Discover" (Hippopress, November 2005) in the local music scene. Mongrel has opened for such bands as the Misfits (twice), Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses), The Exploited, and Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls frontman), done a 4 date mini-tour with Michale Graves, and has played over a dozen shows with Trash Light Vision (featuring Acey Slade, ex-Dope/Murderdolls/Amen). The band has received airplay on WAAF, WBCN, WFNX, WHEB, WUML, and various other college and internet radio stations locally and around the world.
Venue: Uncle Eddie's Oceanside Tavern
This band has something to say. Definetly worth a listen.
A band to see live. High energy onstage and off. A very aggressive, in your face sound. Well written lyrics with more than just a hint of nihilism.
thanks for the support! be sure to check out more tunes and our full show schedule over at www.myspace.com/mongrel