MONSTERPEACE is a magical journey thorough the many creatures, monsters, and gods that make up pre-Christian Armenian pagan traditions; recent excavations in Armenian sites (Metsamor, Gara-hunj in the republic of Armenia, and others in historic Armenia, now in Turkey and other nations as well) have shown historic evidence for the reverence of these many creatures and monsters, gods, demons and angels dating back thousands of years (some say as many as 10,000 years).
Danny Bedrosian is bringing these creatures back to life on the newest SECRET ARMY album MONSTERPEACE. Songs like Torgom the Giant, The Piatek, Nasterio, and others eschew elements of these creatures, as the group tried to give the feel of these monsters in a musical sense. Many colors and shifting moods are certainly a result of the band's incessant searching to match the feeling of many of these ancient characters. Bedrosian and BOZFONK artist Nathan Boucher spent over a year working out the physical descriptions of these creatures, often going back to the 'drawing board' and going through a considerable editing process; ever reaching further to physically describe these characters in the artwork as well as they are described musically.
The music is virtuostic, upbeat, emotional, epic, funky, sexy, and despite the obvious Armenian overtones, is very appealing to a wider world music audience, largely due to the amazing fusion taking place in the studio and on the stage with this band (studio tracks as well as a couple live songs from the first Secret Army tour are featured on this amazing album). Funk, Soul, Jazz, R&B, Armenian Music, Rock, Hip Hop, Metal, Classical, Dance, Gospel, Pop, and innumerable other genres are found in this beautiful mix.
Featured on the album are P-Funk members Bedrosian, Lige Curry, Rico Lewis, Kendra Foster, as well as Secret Army mainstays Teresa Jimenez, Elise Bedrosian, Marc Munoz, Mike Maloney, as well as the great Russian funkers from C.L.O.N.E, and many many more.
Don't miss what everyone is calling the finest SECRET ARMY album yet by far. Hear the greatest new band to come out of the U.S, playing some of the most innovative progressive music the world has yet seen! A MONSTER PEACE INDEED!!