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Monsterworks  


Monsterworks was formed in New Zealand in the late nineties by friends Ian (guitars) and Jon (vocals/guitars) and released demos and the like while building a local following. A debut album was released in 2000, but then Ian decided to move to England. A new guitarist was found and another album, Rogue was put out in 2002, but by this time Jon realized the band was growing and that ultimately it would be difficult to move to the next level while still in New Zealand. So he, too, packed up and took off to England, where he met up with his former mate Ian and, with new members in tow, Monsterworks was reactivated, with three more albums released since the move. The latest of these is Spacial Operations, the band making the bold move of offering the entire album free for download from their website (still available as of this writing) and threatening to sue anyone who sells the album. A novel way to get one's name out there, that's for sure. As for the music, it's actually quite well developed, and fairly original to boot. Both vocally and musically there is an occasional similarity to Devin Townsend and Strapping Young Lad, though hardly enough to call this band a soundalike. Clearly rooted in both traditional and modern metal but with breadth and an additional slight spacey influence, this is pretty unique. Most definitely deserving of a record deal and some greater exposure.

Current Members

Jono

vocals/guitars

Ian Brock

guitars

Hugo

bass

James

drums

Former Members/Guests

Nathan Forbes

guitars

Ryan

bass

Jared

drums

Chris Mills

drums


Discography



Dimensional Urgency 
2000
  1. Primus Exordium
  2. Personal Demons
  3. Redline
  4. Blast Furnace
  5. Dial M For Monster
  6. Dear Abby
  7. In Space (No One Can Hear You Mosh)
  8. Awe Chasm
  9. Chunuk Bair
  • Jono
  • Ian Brock
  • Ryan
  • Jared




Rogue 
2002
  1. Set Up
  2. In The New Age
  3. Tomb Spader
  4. WhoreBorn
  5. Nothing
  6. Small Gods
  7. Colossus
  8. Oblique
  9. Blindend
  10. (!?)
  11. No Other Option
  12. Ascension
  • Jono
  • Nathan Forbes
  • Ryan
  • Jared




M-Theory 
2003
  1. Latro Praelium
  2. Rogue
  3. Insolence
  4. Supermetal
  5. Redemption
  6. Timebomb
  7. Barricade
  8. Venom of God
  9. Shatterer of Worlds
  10. For Glory
  • Jono
  • Ian Brock
  • Hugo
  • Chris Mills




The Precautionary Principle 
2006 Casket
  1. Internal Velocity (Intro)
  2. M-Theory
  3. Screwdriver
  4. It Ends Here Today
  5. Metal Is Everything
  6. Game On
  7. Out Of Control
  8. Hypertrophic Me
  9. Bleed The World
  10. Triumph
  11. The Precautionary Principle
  12. Who Am I
  13. Outro
  14. Charred Vision (Bonus Track)
  15. Thoroughly Thought Through (Bonus Track)
  16. Unknown Quantity (Bonus Track)
  • Jono
  • Ian Brock
  • Hugo
  • Chris Mills

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Spacial Operations 
2007
  1. Leaving Home
  2. Firefight
  3. Spacial Forces
  4. November
  5. Stars Malign
  6. Defenders of the Southern Cross
  7. The Lonely Crown
  8. Hysterical Rapture
  9. Pain and Elation
  10. Parallelysis
  11. Alliance
  12. Exfiltration
  13. Voyage of Magma Maiden
  14. To Be Continued...
  • Jono
  • Ian Brock
  • Hugo
  • James




Singularity 
2009 Casket
  1. Hit The Ground Running
  2. Cursed
  3. Matariki Dawn
  4. Unlikely Hero
  5. Meanwhile
  6. Crux Victorialis
  7. Death Sentence
  8. Blastnet
  9. Godkiller
  10. Kingdom Of Heathen
  11. Over And Out/Coming Home
  12. Macroscope
  • Jono
  • Ian Brock
  • Hugo
  • James

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The God Album 
2011 Casket
  • Jono
  • Ian Brock
  • Hugo
  • James

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 

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