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Biography

  • Years Active

    2001 – present (17 years)

  • Founded In

    Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Monkey3 is on the edge of space-rock, stoner rock and progressive rock. Cosmic walls of sound, psychedelic vibes; instrumental music that invites you to travel through your mind. Trippy grooves for heavy riffs with spacey keyboard landscapes, all enhanced by hypnotic video projections. Fasten your seat belts, get ready to take-off !

Monkey3 started out in 2001 in Lausanne (Switzerland) as a jam-band community, influenced by psychedelic and stoner-rock reminiscent of Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin or 35007.

With their debut album « Monkey3 », released in 2004 by Belgian label Buzzville Records, the band received great reactions and reviews all across Europe, putting them on the map of the stoner-rock scene.

The 2nd album « 39Laps » was released in 2007 and features a highly acclaimed cover of a movie classic, « Once Upon A Time In The West » by master Ennio Morricone. The same year, the band played the famous Roadburn Festival in Holland and went on a European tour, immortalized in a live DVD, « Live At Aventicum » (2009), recorded at the festival Rock Oz Arènes (Switzerland).

The 3rd record, released in september 2009, is a cover album named « Undercover », loaded with covers from Archive, Kiss, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. This project features, as guest-vocalists, John Garcia (Kyuss, Hermano) and Tony Jelencovich (Transport League, M.A.N).Touring Europe, the band played Roadburn Festival 2010 (Holland) and Hellfest 2010 (France).

May 2011, release of the 4th album « Beyond The Black Sky », on the german label Stickman Records. The album has been recorded at Studio de la Fonderie (Fribourg, Switzerland) with the young and talented producer Johann Meyer. The artwork is by Malleus. The band starts a new European tour, playing, among others, Desertfest 2012 (Germany), Hellfest 2012 (France) and the roadfestival Up In Smoke Vol.4 (Europe, 14-29 sept 2012).

October 2013. release of the 5th album "The 5th Sun", on Napalm Records/Spinning Goblin. Recorded at Studio de la Fonderie (Fribourg, Switzerland) by Johann Meyer, artwork by John Howard. In support of the album, the band did an European tour that reached 7 countries (Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Holland).

Line-up

Walter - Drums
Kevin - Bass
Boris - Guitar
dB - Keys

(From 2001 to 2013: Picasso - Bass)

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