From Texas, by way of Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, comes two tons of tone as MONTE LUNA and TEMPTRESS have joined together to ramble on with a slew of tour dates this Fall.
MONTE LUNA, a psychedelic sludge metal band from Austin Texas, is James Clarke, Danny Marschner, and Garth Condit. Joining forces in 2015, the heavy trio was largely influenced by dark and experimental bands such as Neurosis, The Melvins, and Eyehategod. With punishing riffs and titanic drumming, Monte Luna has been carving a name for themselves since the debut of their EP ‘The Hound‘ (2016). They released their full-length, self-titled album in Fall 2017 to outstanding reviews and followed up with relentless touring in 2018.
The band signed with Italian label Argonauta Records in December 2018 and has since re-released their ‘Monte Luna‘ debut on vinyl into the international markets. In 2019, Monte Luna successfully released their second album ‘Drowners Wives‘, but, as with countless others, their accompanying U.S./EU. tour was postponed due to the pandemic. The band performed a CVLT Nation-Sponsored Livestream in 2020, with the audio released as a benefit to their local music venue The Lost Well. Monte Luna has slowly begun to return to shows over the past year with the culmination of this Fall 2021 tour with Temptress.
TEMPTRESS is a quartet of misfits thunderously tempting fate to boom their way across Big Texas and beyond at the speed of sound. Kelsey Wilson, Andi Cuba, Erica Pipes, and Christian Wright all decided to get together in mid-January 2019 for a simple afternoon of rocking out with the intent for nothing more than keeping their skills sharpened. They weren’t planning to be a band, it just worked.
In five months, these four seasoned players went from jamming for fun in a practice space to writing and recording some potent heavy metal songs. As Temptress, they began performing them live and in June 2019, they presented their first original songs in the ‘Temptress‘ EP release. Temptress is currently putting the finishing touches on their debut full-length album, which is expected for release in early 2022.
Today, the Texas heavy duo of Temptress and Monte Luna share their travel plans in a run of U.S. tour dates for Fall 2021. Starting October 2nd in Arlington, Texas for HEAVY MASH FEST with the likes of Holy Death Trio, Summit, Warlung, Hippie Death Cult, and Rainbows Are Free. The tour then routes up the Eastern seaboard and winds across the Midwest and back down to finish in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Halloween, October 31st.
MONTE LUNA & TEMPTRESS – U.S. FALL TOUR 2021
Oct. 02 – Arlington, TX @ Division Brewing / Growl Records – Heavy Mash Fest
(w/ Holy Death Trio, Summit, Warlung, Hippie Death Cult, Rainbows Are Free)
Oct. 07 – Houston, TX @ 1810 Ojeman
Oct. 08 – Lafayette, LA @ Freetown Boom Boom Room
Oct. 09 – Baton Rouge, LA @ 524
Oct. 10 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos Bar
Oct. 11 – Panama City, FL @ Sharks’
Oct. 13 – Athens, GA @ Flicker Theatre
Oct. 14 – Asheville, NC @ Odditorium
Oct. 15 – Chapel Hill, NC @ The Kraken
Oct. 16 – TBA
Oct. 17 – Baltimore, MD @ The Depot
Oct. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Oct. 19 – Jewett City, CT @ Altone’s Music Hall
Oct. 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds
Oct. 21 – Allston, MA @ O’Briens
Oct. 22 – Youngstown, OH @ Westside Bowl
Oct. 23 – Columbus, OH @ Spacebar
Oct. 24 – Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle Brewing Co.
Oct. 25 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Oct. 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Legends
Oct. 27 – Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar
Oct. 28 – Nashville, TN @ The East Room
Oct. 29 – Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
Oct. 30 – Little Rock, AR @ Kanis Skatepark – Kanis Bash
Oct. 31 – Tulsa, OK @ The Whittier Bar
Poster art by Daniel Marschner.