Who Are The Spudmonsters? The Spudmonsters are an American experimental hard rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2006, the group consists of Nick Niedermeyer (vocals/guitar) and Jared Driscoll (drums). The group is known for their energetic live performances and their unique blend of punk, metal, and alternative influences. The Band's History The Spudmonsters began as a garage project in 2005 when Nick Niedermeyer and Jared Driscoll started writing songs together in Nick's parents' basement. After playing a handful of shows, they released their debut album, 'Humbled by Chaos', in 2007. This album featured a mix of punk, metal, and alternative influences that set them apart from other bands in the scene. The Band's Music The Spudmonsters have released four studio albums to date. Their most recent release, 'A Hero's Welcome', was released in 2020 and features some of their most ambitious material to date. The album explores themes of loss, resilience, and coming-of-age in a chaotic world. The band has also released several EPs, live albums, and videos over the years.Collaborations The Spudmonsters have collaborated with several acclaimed musicians over the years. They have worked with legendary singer-songwriter J.C. Fogerty on a number of songs, as well as My Chemical Romance on the track 'Don't Go'. They have also released several split albums with other artists such as Thursday and AFI. Legacy The Spudmonsters have become one of the most respected bands in the alternative music scene over the years. They have toured extensively in both the US and Europe, playing to sold-out crowds everywhere they go. Their music has been featured in films and television shows such as Orange Is The New Black and Gossip Girl. The band continues to tour and write music to this day.