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Cata9tales signs with Monarchy Records

Local band CATA9TALES signed the dotted line and will join the record label Monarchy Records.

Monarchy Records announced this week they have signed CATA9TALES to the label and will release the group’s forthcoming album, “Hello Maybe Everything” in both digital and physical retail distribution.

“Cata9tales are incredibly talented and unique, bringing something totally new and explosive to the music industry and are sure to be blowing up the world with their energetic sound,” said Jimmy Star, director of operations for Monarchy. “Big things are coming. Get ready for the ride of your life.”

“It’s a very cool place to be,” said Cata9tales front man Berkley Priest.  

“The people at Monarchy get us and understand what we are trying to do both musically and with our career, and I don’t think we could have found a better fit at this moment in time.  We are excited to be on board and look forward to a great relationship…and to delivering them a stellar album.”

Cata9tales have released two albums independently, 2011’s “Kick the Bad Love” and 2012’s “A Chameleon’s Dream.” 

The band creates music that is hard to categorize, falling somewhere between hip-hop and glam rock, but with rich, often spiritual lyrics and a tongue-in-cheek attitude.  

One review called it “the intersection of Eminem, Radiohead, The Beastie Boys, Frank Zappa, Rage Against the Machine, Poison and Bob Dylan.”

“The Beastie Boys were my Beatles,” said DJ/producer/multi-instrumentalist Kreator (Kenny Perkins). 

“But the music comes from everything that I’ve ever listened to, which is much more than just hip-hop.  It’s not deliberately eclectic…it’s just what happens,” Perkins said.

Monarchy Records is a new division of the Spectra Music Group, a highly respected independent label based out of Charleston, S.C.  

“We're happy to have Cata9Tales on the Monarchy label,” said Spectra head Bobby Collins.

 “We look forward to a very bright future with them,” he added.

Cata9tales are busy writing and recording their new album, “Hello Maybe Everything,” due early next year. 

You can visit them online at or find them on Facebook and Twitter.