In 2000 Martin Engler (drummer, songwriter and producer), Carl Fornia (guitar) and Miky Mono (vocals) relaunched their previous band project as Mono Inc. From 1995 to 1997 the three had already played together in the band Wild Thing and then from 1998 to 2003, initially as a trio under the name Mono69, they went in search of their own special sound. In 2003 Manuel Antoni joined as bass player, completing the quartet, which is why the Monos call 2003 their founding year. Independently, they produced their debut album “Head Under Water” and submitted it to all major labels. They were rejected consistently. Since the band was unwilling to compromise its style for a coveted record deal, they decided in 2004 to set up their own independent label NoCut. The mechanisms of the music business were well known to Martin and Carl: Martin had professional experience as a songwriter and producer under contract with EMI for various interpreters since 1990 – Carl on the other hand because he gave up his mechanical engineering studies in 1993 to join a music management company in Hamburg.

At the beginning of 2022, Val Perun replaced Manuel Antoni on bass. Together with their new band member, MONO INC. made up for the long-awaited “The Book of Fire” tour in Spring 2022. Much to the fans’ delight, the single “The Raven’s Back” was released on June 17, 2022, which could hardly describe the feeling of regained freedom better. At the same time, the new, eagerly awaited studio album ‘Ravenblack’ was announced, which was released on January 27, 2023.

It was a great pleasure to have Martin Engler on the Interview to talk on Ravenblack and much more on Mono Inc. Check out the awesome Interview with Martin on the YouTube video below.

At the End of the Rainbow
Princess of the Night
Angels Never Die (feat. SANZ)
Heartbeat of the Dead
Lieb Mich
Never Alone
After Dark (feat. Storm Seeker)
Day of Reckoning
Wiedersehen Woanders

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Carl Fornia – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Katha Mia – Drums
Val Perun – Bass, Backing Vocals
Martin Engler – Lead Vocals

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