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Boston-Based Hard Rock Masters Mongrel Team up with Unable Records for June Release of Band’s Evolution EP


Photo by and courtesy of Integra Photography

   The [fierce] female-fronted aggressive rock/punk/metal band Mongrel has inked a deal with independent southern New Jersey record label Unable Records for the release of the band’s Evolution EP in June.


Jessica Sierra, photo courtesy of Erika Peterson‎

Jessica Sierra, photo courtesy of Erika Peterson‎

For Mongrel, rightfully called the hardest working band in Boston by Metal Edge Magazine, this signing represents the next logical step in their constant progression.  Since the addition of lead singer Jessica Sierra (who is one of just four artists who made Rockwired Magazine’s 25 Women Who Are Cranking Up the Volume earlier this month), Mongrel has been an unstoppable force, taking the bars and hard rock venues of the eastern U.S. by storm.  Show after show, release after release, Mongrel has consistently proven that they are among the best bands active on the scene today.  Most recently, Mongrel played the main stage at Worcester, MA’s legendary The Palladium with heavy-hitters Lacuna Coil, Sick Puppies, Eyes Set To Kill, Cilver and more for the Revolver Magazine “Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock” show, and have also shared the stage with Mindset-X, Halestorm, and Godsmack, amongst others.


Dan Nelson, formerly of Anthrax, endorsed the band’s talents with, “Mongrel is more than punk, more than metal, they tread the line somewhere in between; a rare musical hybrid that brings the listener into their dangerous and heavy world, then keeps them there with beautiful and unapologetic force.”

Photo by and courtesy of Integra Photography

Photo by and courtesy of Integra Photography


A professional and dedicated band that has already put out amazing records to wide critical acclaim, Mongrel, with their new relationship with Unable Records, are poised to raise the bar yet again with the June release of the five-song EP.  Aptly named Evolution, this latest effort from Mongrel was recorded by Jim Foster (POD, Nullset, Sully Erna) and mixed by Dave Fortman (Slipknot, Evanescence, Godsmack).  Famed engineer Howie Weinberg, who has worked with bands like Metallica, Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pantera, mastered Evolution, bringing huge production value to the outstanding song writing and musicianship that has made Mongrel fan favorites everywhere they go.

 Mongrel Snakes

Listen to “Snakes,” the first single from Evolution, here.  


The partnership between Mongrel and Unable Records is a natural fit.  Voted the Best Punk Band of 2014 by Pulse Magazine, Mongrel will be right at home on the Unable Records roster.  Previous projects by these punk rock specialists include releases from The Bastard Suns, No Fuego, Murder Majesty, and Ransom Price.

Mongrel live Jessica


“If anybody knows about musical car crashes it’s me! Mongrel embodies all that is great about punk rock. Their music sweats pure angst, driven by an audible destruction that is in rare form these days. And then there’s the live show….wear a helmet!” ~ Piggy D., bassist, Rob Zombie 

Unable Records

Evolution will be available exclusively through iTunes beginning May 20th and will be released through all major online retailers and streaming services on June 3rd.  Physical copies will be available in select U.S. stores as well as through Unable Records, Amazon, and Mongrel directly.  Radio promotional support for Evolution will be provided by SP Unlimited, with general promotion and public relations provided by Unable Records.


“This band will bring a smile to your face and have your fist pumping from beginning to end.  They don’t make records like this anymore…” ~ Pivotal Rage Webzine. 


Mongrel liveSo…Let the fist pumping begin!

One Comment

  1. Way to go Mongrel……. Proud of you all……