Gods and Monsters

Gods and Monsters

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Taking rock and roll to new heights- Gods and Monsters blend a mixture of sounds, electronics and different influential genres- anything from New Wave to classic rock which- all combine to make up the unmistakeable sound of this band.

Biography

Hailing from the depths of southern Florida , Gods and Monsters headed west in early 2006 to begin work on their much anticipated debut full-length album entitled Shame and Fortune.
With a new line-up and refreshed retrospective outlook, they began meticulously working on a record promising to be a tour de force once released in late 2007.
“Making this record has proved to be one of the most difficult yet at same time rewarding and knowledgeably enhancing experiences we’ve had.
I feel blessed to have a line-up which consists of what I feel are some of the most versatile and talented musicians I’ve ever known.”-JR

Singer Joshua Reed formed Gods and Monsters back in 2000 at the young age of 16. The band quickly took over the South Florida music scene with their captivating and theatrical performances. Their 2001 cover of the Rolling Stones' Paint it Black gained them national airplay. After extensive performing/touring the group disbanded in 2004.
Needing a revamped outlook on creating and life itself, Joshua Reed moved to Los Angeles in hopes to rebuild G&M with an entirely new line-up.
“I felt that starting the band at such a young age had its disadvantages. But, it also gave me an early learning experience. Moving from my hometown out to California was a much needed change from what was becoming a monotonous and uninspiring environment. I had the opportunity to re-gather myself and start looking for a group of individuals with nothing to lose and everything to gain when it came to creating music.”
Once settled in Los Angeles , he began looking for and auditioning members in the LA area (a feat far more difficult than originally perceived). After months of grueling try-outs and let-downs, the decision was made to try to recruit two musicians from another band he had known in the South Florida area. In late 2005 Guitarist/programmer Allen Ashworth and drummer Tracy Hatcher, seasoned musicians who Joshua had respected from years before, agreed to relocate to Los Angeles and re-form the new Gods and Monsters. Together they began writing; refining their sound and building an undeniably solid chemistry.
In late 2006 the band reached new heights with the addition of guitarist G.K. Via. With an extensive musical background, he joined the group just as they began pre-production for Shame and Fortune.
The band went through countless hurdles which included a few change ups of producers and also the dismissal of the band’s original bass player in 2007.
Feeling the dire need to put creative control back in their own hands, G&M decided to take over production for the album and went into legendary Hollywood Sounds Studio to begin tracking. Guitarist/programmer Allen Ashworth took over the responsibility for the bass playing and much of the engineering as well. The foursome made steady headway creating an album which is already being called “A breath of fresh air which also gives a whoop-ass electric shock that makes your hair stand straight up."-AP
The band released the first three single off Shame and Fortune entitled “Socialite Parasite” via I-tunes in late 2007.
The length release of Shame and Fortune is slated for late spring 2008.
“We look forward to sharing what we’ve worked endlessly on for the past two years. It’s certainly an album I feel not only rock and roll needs at this time, but one which the listener will enjoy for a multitude of reasons.
This is the line-up Gods and Monsters was intended to be and we feel that we’ve finally created an album we were intended to make.”

Discography

Socialite Parasite Maxi Single/demo
1. Socialite Parasite
2. The Reputation of Silence
3. Held up High

Set List

White Listed Shadows
The Reputation of Silence
Shame and Fortune
Lesser Shades of Grey
Letter to Elaine
Held up High
Socialite Parasite