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"MONKEY3's 'Welcome To The Machine': A Cosmic Journey Through Psych-Rock"



Swiss instrumental psych-rock band MONKEY3 is back with a bang with their seventh studio album, 'Welcome To The Machine.' The much-awaited album is set to be released on February 23, 2024, via Napalm Records and is already creating a buzz among fans and critics alike. This album marks the band's first release since their critically acclaimed album 'Sphere' in 2019.


The Lausanne-based four-piece band has always been known for their unique sound and cosmic vibes that can transport listeners to another dimension. With 'Welcome To The Machine,' they take their listeners on a journey through space and time with an intense humankind vs. machines story that draws inspiration from iconic movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Matrix, Sunshine, Solaris, and 1984. With this album, MONKEY3 promises to take their fans on a journey of epic proportions that is both dark and captivating.



The album explores the theme of a relationship between man and machine and how they coexist in the modern world. It poses questions relevant to our times and moves between haunting passages, progressive breaks, mesmerizing grooves, and colossal riffs. True to their reputation, MONKEY3 has proven to be one of the few instrumental bands that know how to tell an enthralling story, and 'Welcome To The Machine' is no exception.


The band has already premiered a music video for their first album single, "Rackman," which reflects on the future of humanity through the duality of man and machine. The band commented on the video, "Are human beings becoming machines or machines becoming human beings?" This single is a testament to the band's creative prowess and sets the tone for the rest of the album.


The album was recorded and mixed by Raphaël Bovey at Blend Studio and MyRoom Studio, respectively. It was mastered by Lad Agabekov at Caduceus Studios in Switzerland, ensuring that the sound quality is top-notch. Sebastian Jerke created the incredible cover artwork that captures the essence of the album's theme.


Fans of instrumental rock music, stoner, and psychedelic rock should mark their calendars for February 23, 2024, as MONKEY3 is set to release one of the most exciting albums in the modern music scene. 'Welcome To The Machine' promises to be a perfect soundtrack to their journey into the unknown, and fans are in for a treat.



'Welcome To The Machine' Track List:

1. Ignition

2. Collision

3. Kali Yuga

5. Collapse


Pre-order here!


MONKEY3 live:

May 24 – 26, 2024 (DE) Desertfest Berlin

+ many more live dates to be announced soon!




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