Dublin, County Dublin
Electric Taurus formed in 2010 as a recording project by Matt and Rob before evolving into a full gigging band.
After various member changes throughout 2010/2011, the line up settled down with Mauro Frison (Alternative 4) on the drum stool.
In April 2011, Rob left the band to move to England. Over the next 4 months, Matt and Mauro kept on writing songs as a duo and came up with a totally new set of gloomier and doomier songs.
September 2011 saw James Lynch joining the band as bass player. Matt then took up vocal duties and this formation started the recording of their first E.P.
In May 2012, Electric Taurus was offered a record deal for their first album by Italian indie label Moonlight Records. The album Veneralia was recorded in July and will be released mid-October.
The band is heavily influenced by both the giants of the 60s and 70s (Black Sabbath, Hendrix, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Deep Purple) and the underground bands of the same era (Buffalo, Leaf Hound, Iron Claw, Primevil, Hard Stuff, Captain Beyond).
All this retro fuzz music is then blended with the 90s Monster Magnet, Sleep, Soundgarden, Kyuss, Electric Wizard and Orange Goblin.
Replacing Rob was seen as impossible, not only for bass and vocals skills but for the fact that was the band main songwriter. For few months onward Matt and Mauro started a songwriting partnership that produced 5 more songs. On August 2011 James Lynch (Full shred) Matt's workmate who jammed with Matt and Mauro in different occasions joined the band as a bass player leaving officially the vocals duty to Matt.
The band started to jam extensively for the next months and finish the recording of the album adding new compositions. At he present Electric Taurus are gigging and waiting to release their first EP.
The band sound is strongly influenced by the '60 and '70 Hard Rock and Rock Blues movement of bands such Cream,Jimi Hendrix,Grand Funk Railroad,Cactus,Led Zeppelin,Black Sabbath,Jodo,Leafhound, Primevil,Budgie,Buffalo,Blue Oyster Cult,May Blitz,Pentagram,UFO,Witchfinder General that it's blended with the '90 Stoner Rock and Doom wave such Kyuss,Fu Manchu,Sleep,Candlemass,Trouble,Bongzilla,Eyehategod, Electric Wizard,Brant Bjork,The Cult,Clutch,Down,Monster Magnet,Spiritual Beggars, Orange goblin,and Otis. Producing an heavy blues sound that include heavy grooves and fat riffs and leaves space for improvisation on stage.