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Mono Inc.
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At Blackfield Festival 2015
Background information
OriginHamburg, Germany
Genres
Years active2000–present
LabelsNoCut,[1] SPV[2]
Websitemono-inc.com
MembersCarl Fornia
Katha Mia
Manuel Antoni
Martin Engler
Past membersMiky Mono †

Mono Inc. is a German Gothic Metal band from Hamburg, founded in 2000.

History[edit]

Mono Inc. was formed in 2000 by Miky Mono (lead vocals, bass), Carl Fornia (guitar) and Martin Engler (drums). Bass player Manuel Antoni joined in 2003, coinciding with the release of their self-published debut album Head Under Water. In 2004, the band signed with NoCut Entertainment [3] and re-released the album with new artwork, spawning two singles: "Burn Me" and "Superman". During the production of their second album Temple Of The Torn in 2006, Miky Mono was replaced with Engler on vocals and Katha Mia on drums. The album was released in 2007. The band's third album, Pain, Love & Poetry, was released in 2008. The album contains three new versions of songs from Head Under Water and a duet with Lisa Middelhauve of Xandria in the single "Teach Me to Love". In 2009, Mono Inc. released their fourth album, Voices Of Doom.

The band toured in 2009 with Subway to Sally and ASP, playing at more than forty concerts in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and began headlining in 2010 during their "Voices Of Doom Tour". Former singer Miky Mono died in October 2010 in a paragliding accident.[4] On 18 March 2011, Mono Inc. released their fifth album, Viva Hades. This was followed by another headlining tour, the "Viva Hades Tour", which included appearances in Austria and Switzerland for the second time, and guest appearances at the M'era Luna Festival and other festivals. After changing labels to SPV / Rookies & Kings in August 2012, the band released their sixth album, After The War,[5] beginning the "After the War Tour". The song From the Ashes was performed live at the cruiserweight boxing match on 15 September 2012 between Yoan Pablo Hernández and Troy Ross in the Brose Arena in Bamberg.

Their seventh album, Nimmermehr, was released on 9 August 2013, reaching third place in the German Offizielle Top 100 charts in its first week. In August 2014, the band released their first compilation album, the two-disc The Clock Ticks On 2004-2014. The first disc, titled "The Clock Ticks On", is a sixteen-track "best of" compilation. The second disc, titled "Alive & Acoustic", is a sixteen-track acoustic re-release. "Gothic Queen" and "Twice In Life" served as the album's two singles, the second being the only new song composed for the album. The album was supported by the "Clock Ticks On Tour" in 2014 and the "Alive & Acoustic Tour" in 2015. In May 2015, the band released their eighth album, Terlingua, spawning five singles, followed by their "Terlingua Tour". In January 2017, they released their ninth album Together Till The End and later that year released their second compilation album, titled Symphonies of Pain.[6] It is more comprehensive then The Clock Ticks On[7]. In July 2018, they released their tenth album Welcome to Hell.[8]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

Past[edit]

  • Miky Mono – lead vocals and bass player (2000-2007)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak
(GER)[9]
2003 Head Under Water
2007 Temple of the Torn
2008 Pain, Love & Poetry
2009 Voices of Doom
2011 Viva Hades 50
2012 After the War 6
2013 Nimmermehr 3
2015 Terlingua 6
2017 Together Till the End 6
2018 Welcome to Hell 2
2020 The Book of Fire 1

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Peak
(GER)[9]
2014 The Clock Ticks On 2004–2014
2017 Symphonies of Pain

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Peak
(GER)[9]
2016 Live
2019 Symphonic Live

Singles[edit]

  • "Burn Me"
  • "Superman"
  • "Temple Of The Torn"
  • "In My Heart"
  • "Somberland"
  • "This Is The Day"
  • "Teach Me To Love"
  • "Sleeping My Day Away"
  • "Get Some Sleep"
  • "Voices Of Doom"
  • "Comedown"
  • "Symphony Of Pain"
  • "Revenge"
  • "The Best Of You"
  • "After The War"
  • "Wave No Flag"
  • "Arabia"
  • "Heile, Heile Segen"
  • "My Deal With God"
  • "Kein Weg Zu Weit"
  • "Gothic Queen"
  • "Twice In Life"
  • "Never-Ending Love Song"
  • "Heiland"
  • "Tag X"
  • "An Klaren Tagen"
  • "Chasing Cars"
  • "Children Of The Dark"
  • "The Bank Of Eden"
  • "Welcome To Hell"
  • "A Vagabond's Life"

EPs[edit]

  • 2010: Comedown
  • 2011: Revenge[10]
  • 2012: After The War
  • 2013: Fan EP
  • 2013: MMXII
  • 2013: Twice In Life: An Acoustic EP
  • 2015: Radio Mono Bonus EP
  • 2015: Heiland
  • 2015: An Klaren Tagen

Music videos[edit]

  • 2004: Superman
  • 2007: Temple of the Torn
  • 2007: In My Heart
  • 2008: Teach Me to Love
  • 2008: Sleep My Day Away
  • 2008: Get Some Sleep
  • 2008: This is the Day
  • 2009: Voices of Doom
  • 2011: Symphony of Pain
  • 2011: Best of You
  • 2012: Comedown
  • 2012: After the War
  • 2012: Arabia
  • 2013: My Deal With God
  • 2013: Kein Weg zu Weit (ft. Joachim Witt)
  • 2014: Twice in Life
  • 2016: Children Of The Dark
  • 2017: Together Till The End
  • 2018: Welcome to Hell
  • 2018: Vagabond
  • 2019: Louder than Hell
  • 2019: The Book of Fire

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mono Inc". NoCut Entertainment. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Artist Portfolio". SPV GmbH. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  3. ^ "NoCut Entertainment | MONO INC". nocut.de. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Ex-Sänger Miky verunglückt" (in German). Mono Inc. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Mono Inc. After The War" (in German). Sonic Seducer. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014.
  6. ^ "MONO INC. – Symphonies of Pain – Hits and Rarities". MONO INC. official website (in German). Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  7. ^ Oberlin, David (10 October 2016). "Mono Inc. - Symphonies Of Pain (Best Of) Review". soundscapemagazine.com.
  8. ^ Flandrian, Marco. "CD Review: Mono Inc. - Welcome To Hell". www.reflectionsofdarkness.com.
  9. ^ a b c "Discographie von Mono Inc". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Mono Inc. Revenge (EP)" (in German). Sonic Seducer. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013.

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