Italian stoner rock act Mano De Mono unveil the second single »Ruins« taken from their upcoming debut album »Chameleon Tongue«
Italian stoner rockers Mano De Mono unveil the second single »Ruins« taken from their upcoming debut album, »Chameleon Tongue«, which will be released on April 15th, 2022 via Electric Valley Records.
The band comments: “The second single taken from our upcoming album, »Ruins« is out now. Illustrating the fall of a decadent city where monsters and demons are imprisoning the minds of its inhabitants, this track is a full-throttle attempt to escape looking back at everyone’s »Ruins« through the rearview mirror.”
01. Old Tired Tree
02. Chameleon Tongue
03. Lying Bones
04. Strenght Flow
05. Sons Of Barabbas
07. Easy To Fall
08. Space Comanche
From Electric Valley Records:
Mano De Mono is a stoner rock/metal band from the northeast coast of Sardinia. The project was born from the mix of the different musical experiences that embrace stoner, metal, and grunge. The name is inspired by a song of the sludge metal band Corrosion Of Conformity and from the short story »Monkey’s Paw« by William Wymark Jacobs. Mano De Mono’s sound is a brutal mixture of rough and rancid sounds that encompasses the entire 90’s alternative rock/metal scene and desert punk.
»Chameleon Tongue« is the first LP of Sardinian band Mano De Mono, recorded during the hottest week of July 2021, mixed and mastered in the followin’ fall at Officina13 Studio. Eight tracks, four on each side respectively called “Inside” / “Outside”, are experiences through the new shapes of social constructs. The contradiction of a double life divided in anxiety to achieve social approval while being frustrated of its cold mechanisms. The cover artworks reflects the sides dichotomy in/out of the cage as a relatives points of view of who thinks itself free by the blind acceptance his own condition.
Totally refusing to face with the contemporary codes of aesthetics, careerism and latest trends that made the worst individualism became a strength, this record is a pure moan directly distilled from a misfit mental loop that hate the human behavior of submission and surrender but somehow have to deal with.
Photo by Alessandro Cucchi
Mano De Mono refers to their style as “punk of the dunes” mostly because his social thematic, the sandy influenced sound and of course the place where they live. They won’t offer you any solution except leaving in you a stoned feeling of wanderlust.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered Andrea Pica at Studio Officina 13, Olbia (Sardinia).
Artworks by Jo Riou.
Band photos by Alessandro Cucchi.
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• 4x Test Press Vinyl
• 250x Solid Blue Vinyl
• 220x Transparent Yellow Splatter Green Vinyl
• 30x Ultra LTD “Chameleon Edition” Vinyl
Mano De Mono is:
Athos Cherchi – Voice, Guitars
Marco “Buzz” Murru – Bass
Kiko De Santis – Guitars
Keko Magrini – Drums
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well