Monday, August 8, 2022



Based upon their kindie rock with a metal edge and YouTube channel with animated dinosaur themed music videos, Howdytoons has cultivated a continuously growing fanbase of kids. The videos from their last album "Dinostory" are closing in on a billion YouTube streams! Now the band is releasing a new "dinosaur rock" album coming out in September.

"Dinosaurs & Monsters" is being released on September 30, 2022. It will be available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube Music, YouTube (video), and other streaming services. "Dinosaurs & Monsters" has a runtime of 30 minutes and is recommended for all ages, but especially for kids aged 5 - 12. For more information, head over to

Howdytoons, famous in the kids’ world for its heavy metal-inspired dinosaur songs, digs even deeper into the genre with "Dinosaurs & Monsters", unearthing tunes about super-fantastic creatures, both real and imagined. There is still a healthy serving of music for dino-crazed fans, but the album also includes songs about Pterosaurs (“I’m a Pterodactyl”), synapsids (“Dimetrodon,” listen to the song to find out what a synapsid is), and Pliosaurs (“Kronosaurus”), plus an eponymous number about a legendary Scandinavian sea monster, The Kraken. Even when telling a great tale, Howdytoons keeps thing scientifically accurate, packing statistics and facts into every song.

Offering something a cut above inconsequential, autotuned kids’ music, Howdytoons songs fire the imagination with amusing complexities that require the full attention of the listener, regardless of age. The stellar musicianship of "Dinosaurs & Monsters" is commanded by the searing guitar riffs and blazing vocals of Mike Whitla and Jimmy Reid and bombastic drumming, provided by Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Alex Lifeson, and more). Compositionally, the music is an exotic mixed bag that combines elements of not only rock, reggae, ska, and metal, but also South Indian classical (Carnatic) music, courtesy of Mike Whitla, who became fluent in this musical language while studying at Toronto’s York University. Whitla’s Carnatic guru, the acclaimed virtuoso Trichy Sankaran, is featured playing mridangam on two of the album’s Carnatic-influenced songs.

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