Robots And Monsters
Hometown and/or Current City: Rochelle Park, NJ (Bergen County)
Keywords: Metal, Post-Hardcore, Hardcore, Heavy Metal
Formed in the fall of 2013, Robots And Monsters came together around three lifelong friends -- brothers Derek and Dylan Gadino and Bill Bergmann. Shortly after recording their debut album Down To Ash as a trio, Kevin Powers (who toured with bands like Mucky Pup and Bloodhound Gang) joined as the band's permanent drummer so Dylan can concentrate on vocals for live shows. Bergmann and Powers became friends when Bergmann was enlisted to play bass for Mucky Pup on a handful of European and national tours.
Though the band is influenced by the music they grew up on -- think Anthrax, Slayer, Nuclear Assault -- Robots And Monsters owns a sound that deftly combines the sheer power of Metal with the punch and emotion of hardcore and post-hardcore. The results have found Robots And Monsters comfortably sharing bills populated with any type of aggressive music.
In the summer of 2015, their album Down To Ash debuted at #23 on the CMJ Loud Rock chart-- they were the only unsigned band on the list. Robots And Monsters was also featured on VH1's That Metal Show as a "Pick of the Week" and became one of the 10 most requested acts on WSOU 89.5, Seton Hall's Pirate Radio, the nation's most popular non-commercial Metal station.
Robots And Monsters will release new music in the summer of 2016.
DEREK GADINO - Guitars
BILL BERGMANN - Bass
DYLAN GADINO - Vocals
KEVIN POWERS - Drums