11-20-10 - Invictus Bass #2 has been completed. High Gloss Black with Barb Wire graphics and inlays!
11-17-10 - New videos of Smouldering in Forgotten live in Dubai - Oct. 31th 2010. Tracks are - An End To All Things, Crimson The Sands and Ash, and Tallow.
11-11-10 - Monson Guitars is proud to announce it's new collaboration - endorsement with the mighty IMPIETY - Asia's most extreme blackened war metal regiment. IMPIETY releases their 7th album "Worshippers of the Seventh Tyranny" on Agonia Records this Jan. 24th 2011. They will be headlining the RITES OF DARKNESS II Festival in San Antonio, TX this Dec 11th, their first ever US appearance - more to come! Stay tuned to see what Monson has created for Shyaithan (frontbeast, bass.guitar.vocals) in the coming weeks! www.mightyimpiety.com
10-27-10 - Teratism's latest CD "Via Negativa" is out now on Negativity Records!
10-27-10 - Redemption #3 is out of the shop!
10-14-10 - It's been a long time in the works, but I'm very happy to announce the new Monson Guitar artist Ophiolatry. They are a death metal band out of Brazil. Fabio Zperandio has his new Monson Pulveriser. You can check them out here www.myspace.com/ophiolatry and their supreme CD "Transmutation" is out on Forces of Satan Records and distributed with Regain Records!
8-31-10 - Monson Guitars is extremely proud to anounce the new endorsement of YOB! YOB is based out of Eugene, OR and I've had the pleasure of working with guitarist Mike to create his new guitar, The Nomad. You can also check out their latest CD, "The Great Cessation" out now on Profound Lore Records and also available on vinyl with bonus tracks from Southern Lord.
8-23-10 - Nate of U.S. Christmas does video demo w/ his Monson Guitars.
8-19-10 - Monson Guitars artist Nate Hall of US Christmas is set to release their highly anticipated and amazing new album "Run Thick in the Night" on Neurot Records any day now.
"U.S. CHRISTMAS is a band from the Appalachian mountains in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. The band plays a unique brand of psychedelic, high-volume blues rock that evades any easy classification. Founded in Marion NC in the summer of 2002, the band played rough biker bars, art spaces, and house shows all over the southeast dirt circuit for years, self-releasing albums in rough cd-r form. Scott Kelly of Neurosis heard the bandís third record, Salt The Wound (which was released in Russia by the label RAIG), through his radio show Combat Music Radio/KMBT, which lead to the release of the bandís fourth album Eat The Low Dogs on Neurot Recordings. USX now approaches a decade of playing, recording, and evolving, and continues to blur the boundaries of heavy music with earsplitting rock that is by turns jangly, crushing, and dark. The band has often been associated with space rock, and German Rolling Stone even included the band in an article/compilation cd on the history of that genre. However, USX are not simply continuing the space rock tradition (although USX, Minsk, and Harvestman recently recorded a tribute to the British space-searchers Hawkwind), but are rather a group of musicians who pay attention to a wide variety of music from all eras and origins. Close attention to the bandís lyrical content will show that USX is not at all concerned with outer space, but rather focuses on themes of earth, nature, and terrestrial human history. In fact, the mountains and people of western North Carolina are a primary influence on the bandís sound. And though many have focused on the bandís use of vintage synthesizers and theremin, the band does not rely on any one instrument to create its bizarre sounds Ė proof that brains and hands are a musicianís most important tools."
US Christmas - Run Thick in the Night
8-16-10 - Monson Guitars is pleased to introduce the newest design.....The Nomad. Natural Satin finish, Bubinga top, Om symbol inlay, BareKnuckle Pickups. Some endorsement news is soon to follow.
8-4-10 - Monson Guitar artist Jimmy Psycho of Psycho Charger has released their 2nd CD....Mark of the Psycho.
8-4-10 - Monson Guitar artist Rogga of Paganizer has released 2nd Revolting CD....Dreadful Pleasures.....via Razorback Records.
7-29-10 - While virtually everyone is busy making an extended range guitar that has more octaves than the last guy, I have absolutely no problem doing a 180 and going in the other direction. Introducing the Malice 4-string guitar.....for when those extra 2 strings are just getting in the way of true sonic devastation. Less is more. This is forMonson Guitar artistYnleborgaz of Angantyr. Of course, it's still available in a 6-string.
7-29-10 - Monson Guitars introduces it's newest design.....The Shifter. Very simplistic for Monson Guitars, but also a unique twist on a classic shape. It feature a new paint job simply called "Granite". A new endorsement announcement about the owner of this guitar will follow shortly.
7-22-10 - New Monson Guitar artist added....Indian. Will Lindsey has been a Monson Guitar artist for a couple years now with Wolves in the Throne Room, but I just wanted to give out some news on his other activities. Will recently recorded with Nachtmystium on the incredible new CD...Black Meddle Pt. 2 - Addicts. Will is also working on a new CD for the Chicago based band Indian. The new Indian CD is due out on Relapse Records in the coming months and we're going to go ahead and make Indian an official artist. Check them out..... http://indiandoom.com/ www.myspace.com/indiandoom and the live video.... http://vimeo.com/13253572
6-25-10 - Pulveriser #4 featuring gas mask & radiation symbol inlays.
6-7-10 - New Crimson Ghosts video for "Unleashed" off the new cd "Generation Gore" coming soon on Contra Light Records.
5-22-10 - New Crimson Ghosts CD - Generation Gore - trailder video
5-17-10 - Monson Guitars is pleased to announce the unveiling of two new designs. First, my ode to Aldous Huxley's Brave New World......"The Savage". Second, if you're looking for a slick metal guitar that will eat people alive, then look no further....."The Wendigo". Both guitars, as well as others, available on the in stock page now! http://www.monsonguitars.com/instock.html
5-6-10 - I'm very pleased to announce a new endorsement with the band Withershin from Sweden. Hizon will be playing his new Rapture guitar. Check them out!
3-12-10 - Introducing the V.I.O.D. - Violator / Instrument of Doom. Designed to be something of a cross between the Monson Virus and Vigilante. Built for Toby of TX with a "Sons of the Zodiac" inlay at the 1st fret.
2-28-10 - Smouldering in Forgotten announce that they are releasing their second full length album ďI, DevourerĒ digitally through CD Baby (Amazon Music, iTunes, Napster...etc.) on the 1st of March. ĎI, Devourerí is an extremely aggressive and atmospheric album that incorporates elements of death metal and thrash. The album was mixed and mastered by Brian Elliot from Mana Recording Studios (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore) and the results are phenomenal. Check it out!
2-8-10 - First, introducing the new Coyote. This is a promotional display guitar built for the new Coyote Clothing Co. opening in nearby Oroville, CA. Second, the latest.....Pulveriser #3 and Rapture #3. Both have new endorsement announcements following them soon.
1-2-10 - To celebrate 9 years of Monson Guitars and the fact that I'm alive, kicking, and still building guitars......2 new axes. First, I have redesigned and built a new updated version of 'The Impaler'......the first guitar I ever made back in January of 2001. Second, as a symbol of the future for Monson Guitars........the 'WASP-17'. Thanks to all the Monson Guitar fans and your support!
10-25-09 - I'm pleased to announce the new endorsement of Scott Kelly. Scott is known for his work with Neurosis, who should need no introduction, but also for his work with Blood & Time and his solo work. Scott's current project is with Shrinebuilder. Shrinebuilder includes other veteran musicians Wino, Al Cisneros, and Dale Crover. The new Shrinebuilder release is out Oct. 27th via Neurot Records followed by a string of live dates. Scott and I worked together on the new Redemption guitar. The results are stunning. I'm happy to be working with someone who's been around as long as he has and who's musical work speaks for itself. Be sure to check out Scott's weekly radio show on www.combatmusicradio.com. Check the Shrinebuilder page for current live dates. www.myspace.com/officialneurosis www.myspace.com/shrinebuildergroup www.neurotrecordings.com
10-20-09 - Redemption is here! An announcement about who this beautiful guitar was built for is coming next week!
9-7-09 - Rapture #2 for Nate of U.S. Christmas is completed. Nate is hitting the studio with his Rapture guitar(s) soon, so expect great things from them soon!
7-10-09 - Monson Guitars is proud to announce the endorsement of U.S. Christmas! Nate has the new Rapture guitar and I'm very happy to be cooperating with him. If you haven't heard the latest USX cd "Eat the Low Dogs", out on Neurot Records, do yourself a favor and pick it up! The spirit of sound is alive!
Nate of USX with the Rapture!
Nate of USX with the Rapture!
7-8-09 - New design MALICE is unveiled! One of the deadliest basses you're likely to ever see. This one is Stefan's!
6-18-09 - Monson guitars is teaming up with Metal Messiah Radio for a contest raffle promotion! I'm going to be building a custom Pulveriser guitar with some killer specs to be given away in Dec. '09 with Metal Messiah Radio. Raffle entries will be $1...stay tuned for all the details on how to win!
5-31-09 - Doomsayer #2 completed. This guitar is available now! Check the in stock page for more details.
5-23-09 - New design RAPTURE is introduced! This guitar is available now. Check the in stock page for more details.
5-17-09 - I am pleased to announce the endorsement of ENVINITY . They are based out of Colorado and guitarist John has a beautiful Witch model. It has been some time coming, but we finally got everything finalized! Envinity is currently putting the finishing touches on their 3rd full length CD.
John of Envinity w/ the Witch! Photo by Bailey Wilson
John's new Witch guitar!
3-26-09 -- This is an older design that has recently been reworked......introducing the new Demon. For Domitian of Teratism.
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM TOUR DATES "Black Cascade" out on Southern Lord
5/11/2009 Knitting Factory Concert - Boise, ID w/Opeth, Enslaved 5/12/2009 Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT 5/13/2009 Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO w/Krallice, Gojira 5/14/2009 The Picador - Iowa City, IA w/Krallice 5/15/2009 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN w/Krallice 5/16/2009 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL w/Krallice, A Storm of Light 5/17/2009 Casbah - Hamilton, ON w/A Storm of Light, Krallice 5/18/2009 Wreck Room - Toronto, ON w/Thrones, Krallice, A Storm of Light 5/19/2009 La Sala Rosa - Montreal, QC w/Thrones, Krallice, A Storm of Light 5/20/2009 Soundlab - Buffalo, NY w/Krallice, A Storm of Light 5/21/2009 Great Scott - Allston, MA w/Krallice, A Storm of Light 5/22/2009 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/Thrones, A Storm of Light 5/23/2009 Sonar - Baltimore, MD - one of Maryland Deathfest 2009 headliners 5/24/2009 Club Hell - Providence, RI w/A Storm of Light 5/25/2009 Wallingford American Legion - Wallingford, CT w/Krallice, A Storm of Light 5/26/2009 The Studio at Webster Hall - New York, NY w/Krallice, A Storm of Light 5/27/2009 Cafe Metropolis - Wilkes-Barre, PA w/Krallice, A Storm of Light 5/28/2009 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA w/Krallice, A Storm of Light [6 PM show] 5/28/2009 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA w/Krallice, A Storm of Light [10 PM show] 5/29/2009 Gallery 5 - Richmond, VA w/Krallice, A Storm of Light, Forensics 5/30/2009 The Hideaway - Johnson City, TN w/Krallice, A Storm of Light 5/31/2009 Emerald Lounge - Asheville, NC w/Krallice, A Storm of Light 6/01/2009 Caledonia - Athens, GA w/Krallice, A Storm of Light 6/02/2009 The Earl - Atlanta, GA w/Krallice, A Storm of Light 6/04/2009 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR w/Krallice, A Storm of Light 6/05/2009 One Eyed Jack's - New Orleans, LA w/Krallice, A Storm of Light 6/07/2009 Emo's - Austin, TX w/A Storm of Light, The Roller 6/08/2009 Rubber Gloves -Denton, TX w/A Storm of Light
3-4-09 -- I have been working on the Vigilante for some time now.....it is finally completed. Yes, if you're counting, that has 27 frets w/ the barb wire inlay and graphics.
2-12-09 -- Monson Guitars is proud to announce the endorsement of END-TIME ILLUSION ! Guitarist Dave has the new Conjurer guitar. Their CD "Eminent Profane" is out on Spare Change Records.
1-14-09 -- The newly completed Harvester prototype is unveiled!
12-19-08 -- Monson Guitars announce the endorsement of Wolves in the Throne Room! I have been a fan of Wolves in the Throne Room for years now, so it is an honor to be working with them. Nathan has a Witch model guitar and Will has the new Doomsayer guitar. They've been busy in the studio recording their third full length CD coming out on Southern Lord Records. Keep an eye out for their new EP as well.
Nathan - Wolves in the Throne Room - Witch
Nathan - Wolves in the Throne Room - Witch
Will - Wolves in the Throne Room - Doomsayer
Will - Wolves in the Throne Room - Doomsayer
12-17-08 -- New promo picture with Jackal of the Crimson Ghosts and the Jackal!!
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