TONS is an Italian doom/sludge band formed in Turin in October 2009 from the ashes of three popular hardcore bands of the city.
The band consists of Steuso on guitar (rock poster artist and guitarist of The Redrum) Marco on drums (drummer of Noinfo and Medusa) and Paolo on bass/vocals (singer of Lamatematica). In June 2009, with the help of Danilo Bottocchio (Last Minute to Jaffna), they recorded a 4-song demo unveiling a devilish yet second-degree vibe, as proven by song titles such as “The Rime of the Ancient Grower”, “Tangerine Nightmare”, or “Once Upon a Tentacle…”. The mystery of the city of Turin and the magical, esoteric surroundings fascinate the band, as their their debut album “Musineè Doom Session Volume 1” tells. Mount Musineè is located in Val Susa, a place shrouded in local myths such as witchcraft and alien life. In July 2011, the band recorded the six songs of “Musineè Doom Session Volume 1” with the help of Danilo and Paolo Paganelli, and mastered by Lorenzo Stecconi (sound engineer for Ufomammut, Lento, ZU, Grime, Amen Ra). The album includes the songs of the demo and two new songs, and was released on Heavy Psych Sounds and Escape from Today. TONS shared the stage around Europe with bands like Bongzilla, Weedeater, Church Of Misery, Unsane, Napalm Death, Karma To Burn, Big Business, Kylesa, Lesbian, Pentagram, Naam, Fatso Jetson, Yawning Man, and so on.
In 2014, Tons played at Duna Jam festival in Sardinia and Incubate Festival in Tilburg (NL). In 2016, Marco left Tons and Andrea Peracchia (Slaiver, Dogs for Breakfast) joined the band as a drummer; in the same year Paolo Paganelli, a longtime friend and collaborator, became a permanent member. In 2017, TONSfinally recorded their second full-length which will be released by Heavy Psych Sounds in April 2018, followed by a full European tour.
Steuso – Guitar
Paganellord – Guitar
Perlage – Drums