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Oakland, California, United States

Oakland, California, United States
Band Metal Punk


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The best kept secret in music


"Best Thing Since Sliced Blue Cheer"

The Best thing since sliced Blue Cheer-filling the gaps between Jimi Hendrix and the Melvins. Feb. 2006 - Willamette Weekly/Portland, OR

"Best thing in the Underground"

The best thing in the Underground... ear punishing. Feb. 2006 - The Straight/Vancouver, BC

"Music to Storm the Castle by"

Perhaps the most slept-on metal band in Cali right now... music to storm the Castle by. Oct. 05 - Decibel Magazine

"Goddamn Champs"

From strength to strength. Truly the metalized, twisted riff rockin' outburst of a band who's stood on stages with the finest and have been welcomed like the true Goddamn Champs They Are. - Lollipop Magazine

"At the end it's all Totimoshi"

Besides any comparisons that may come to surface, at the end of the day it's all Totimoshi.... oh so good, the progressive noise trio are one of the most unique bands on the scene today and deserve the parise this new disc (Monoli) is getting acrossed the board. - Unrestrained Magazine


The first time I saw Totimoshi I nearly fell off the barstool. Then I got off it, to get closer to the big noise that was kicking the shit out of my soul. Picture the Melvins locking elbows with Prong, and hard stepping around the pit at a Helmet show.... If you own a label do the world a favor and sign them and distribute them, and back them. The World needs this more than Cheese. Michael Coyle/Thrasher Mag. - Thrasher Magazine/March 2006


... for men who like their drill-core drumming and their teeth-clinched growling accomplished with the precision of a diamond cutter... It's big, even hypnotic riffage. But what's , magical about their fuzzed, feedbacking sound is that Totimoshi manage the same clarity and avant-ness that Helmet has yet with there own personal groove. - NY Press

"Huge, and Heavy"

The well titled 'Mysterioso" is so fleshy, it reminds of the days of Blue Cheer, like some kind of Stooges/Slayer black fog mix. It feels like a giant blob coming down the street, destroying all in it's path. Here's betting that all 3 members are deaf and dumbfounded by 40; These riffs are so chunky they are to rock and roll what William the Refridgerater Perry was to running backs. Jack Rabid - The Big Take Over. - Big Take Over#52

"Totimoshi/Lower Forty Eight"

Oakland's Totimoshi really kicks ass, big sludgy monster-riff metal and menace, all kicked up by a driving rythm section and dragged around by a really raw, crusty barbed wire guitar. - SF Bay Guardian/ 8/24/2003


1999 self titled Self Release
2002 "Mysterioso" Crucial Blast Recordings
2003 "Monoli" This Dark Reign Recordings
2006 "Ladron" to be released this year


Feeling a bit camera shy


Totimoshi was formed in Oakland, CA by Tony Aguilar (guitar, vocals) and Meg Castellanos (bass) in Nov. '97. After a slew of drummers Luke Herbst (drums) joined the band in feb. 2005. They have recorded with acclaimed underground producers Billy Anderson, Alex Newport and most recently with Helmet frontman Page Hamilton who did the production for the upcoming "Ladron". Touring constantly across the US they have gained a strong loyal following to to their innovative approach to heavy music. Touring highlights have included an opening slot for the Melvins 20th anniversary tour, and 2004's Helmet "Size Matters" tour. They've either toured or played with such seminal underground bands as Mastodon, High on Fire, the Unsane, Helios Creed, Yob and Saccharine Trust. A live performance of Totimoshi can currently be seen on HD TV's true music series with GWAR and Helmet. They continue to carve their own path with explosive performances, emotive lyrics, and hypnotic sounds. They are a true force with a new direction in music that follows no trend but it's own.