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Martin Engler - Vocals
Katha Mia - Drums, Vocals
Carl Fornia - Guitar, Vocals
Manuel Antoni - Bass, Vocals

Mono Inc. rose from the ashes of several band projects, the frustrations of being forced into unwelcome directions by major record labels and the fervent wish to make uncompromising music. Founder members were Martin Engler, mastermind and songwriter, Carl Fornia and Miky Mono. In 2003 Manuel Antoni joined the band on bass guitar and also as a sound designer. It was made clear from the start that Mono Inc. would never sell their souls for a major record label deal and they decided to sign with the independent label NoCut. Their debut album Head Under Water was released in 2004 and was critically acclaimed as a new sound called ‘MONOROCK’. Two singles from the album made appearances in the most important German trend charts for rock, metal and gothic music such as DAC, MRC30 and Native25. The release was followed by extensive touring throughout Germany and Europe.

At the end of 2006, as the band gathered in the studio to prepare the material for the 2nd album, they were witness to a totally unexpected event: the break-up between the band and their front man; after endless discussions and the odd flying instrument the tensions between Martin and Miky had run so high that the band asked Miky to leave and decreed that Martin should take over the microphone.


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  • lecho35

    Есть что похожее?

    9 Dec 4:49pm Reply
  • lecho35

    Очень впечатляющая группа, мне нравится, но из всех знакомых никто о ней даже не слышал никогда..(

    9 Dec 4:47pm Reply
  • cantcontrolthew

    I just found this band a couple hours ago and i have to say, it is amazing. how come i never hear of them. Well no they are in my library and that is the most important thing now.

    28 Sep 9:35pm Reply
  • hurricane_mario

    Just found them this morning on youtube suggested videos of all places. Interesting combination of gothic, electronic, industrial. I also love the fact that it has a female drummer who does backing vocals!

    14 Jun 10:08pm Reply
  • SoccerZocker

    Leider sind sie durch den Output etwas überspielt, sollten sich etwas rarer machen

    26 Mar 10:42pm Reply
  • CommunionAD

    Mono Inc is featured on this week's Communion After Dark episode - This week Communion After Dark spins new music from Bruderschaft, VNV Nation, Mono Inc and more. We are a weekly podcast bringing you the newest Gothic/Industrial, EBM and Electro music from around the world.

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • CommunionAD

    Mono Inc. is featured on our Oct 14th show! This week Communion After Dark spins new music from Seabound, Blume, Ginger Snap5 and more. Guest: Chris Ford!

    21 Oct 2013 Reply

    забавные ребята, то как раммстайну стоило бы звучать сейчас

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Schizo_Kueken

    wir sehen uns im Dezember in Hamburg wieder <3

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • lord_bebech

    @MelacholyRage well...Mono inc. is quite unique...maybe not orginal but unique...and seriously i don't see much similiarity of Down Below with Mono Inc.... Mono Inc. With Khatia, Martin and this lyrics...simple, but heart touching have its own atmosphere that can't be recreated by anyone.

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • lord_bebech

    I am becoming ever more OBSESSED with every listen <3 [2] for more than 6 years... my obsession reaching dangerous level :D

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • PhAntOmEttA

    Alles was bleibt

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • xaer0knight

    There song In My Heart.. the lyrics are so profound

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • MelancholyRage

    @sg-lecram Maybe Down Below is similar, but I have a lot of work from the similar artist. No one sounds like Mono Inc. No one like Martin Engler. Also most of the "similar artist" are in german a majority of the time.

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    I am becoming ever more OBSESSED with every listen <3

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • HerrMannelig1

    stimmt, jetzt wo du's sagst :-)

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Big_Mek

    Warum war auf "After the War" nochmal "Grown" drauf? Sachen gibt's!

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • HerrMannelig1

    warum ist auf Nimmermehr nochmal "Euthanasia" drauf??

    12 Aug 2013 Reply
  • flori_hedig

    Sänger Martin Engler von MONO INC. spricht beim Rockharz 2013 in einem Interview über das neue Album und über die bevorstehende Tour:

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • LostInMotion

    Heile, heile Segen..

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
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