From Massachusetts Testimony Records

Bonginator from Massachusetts

BONGINATOR are part of a new wave of young death metal aficionados that embrace the old school values of the style but add a fresh approach. This might cause a heart attack with those who think that the genre became too open-minded after 1986, but BONGINATOR are best described as the missing link between the good old days and death metal here and now.

Metal and weed are an already established combination that has already found outlet in such veteran acts as CANNABIS CORPSE and WEEDEATER. Vocalist and guitarist Erik Thorstenn did not found BONGINATOR as a challenger to such incumbents, but rather with a strong vision to carve out his own musical claim when he started the band in the New England state of Massachusetts during the year 2022.

Taking inspiration from classic 80s horror and action movies is a given in this scene, but BONGINATOR blend old school death metal, crazy caveman riffs and the lunacy of 90s Colombian drumming with the relentless brutality of Slayer and even 80s synth-wave elements. Although BONGINATOR are obviously nodding to the past, they are definitely looking towards the future.

After finishing their "The Adventures of Froginatour 3" with FROG MALLET and BODY FARM, BONGINATOR will return to work on their sophomore album, which will be released by Testimony Records.

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  • Erik Thorstenn
    Guitar & Vocals
  • Ron Bernhaut
  • Joseph McNamara
  • Ben Sonsire-Cummings
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