Gigantum, a dynamic new force in the Los Angeles, USA, heavy music scene, is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of their debut self-titled album full of dirty tuneage that will attract the ears of anyone into heavy rock n’ roll. Kicking off this exciting journey is their first single “Monkey King” based on the legend of the famous Chinese figure Sun Wukong. Vocalist/bassist Mia X shares the backstory of how the track came to be:

“Mark was telling me about this monkey that ate the sun which I found intriguing and wanted to learn more about, so I started looking up monkeys in Chinese mythology and found out about this compelling monkey with a very wild story that went on for centuries who is known as Sun Wukong. So I wrote all these lyrics for him and guess what? Wrong monkey. I’m glad that I stumbled upon him though. A very interesting deity.”

Musically, the band explains, they envisioned “royalty” when creating the bridge to go with the vibe of Sun Wukong and turned it into a rock n’ roll stomper. It was the first song they wrote together and it set the stage for what the band would become.

The band, comprising seasoned musicians Mia X, BlareNBitch, Mark Lüntzel, and Chase Manhattan, promises to deliver a heavy, yet creatively expansive sound that puts a new spin on rock n’ roll. Each song on the album tells its own story and takes you somewhere different. Gigantum invites listeners to embark on the first leg of this musical adventure. It is recommended for fans of Black Sabbath, Clutch, and Fu Manchu.

Watch and listen to lyric video for “Monkey King” at

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Due out on September 6th, 2024, Gigantum's self-titled album is available for pre-order at

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