Offizielles Video zur Split 7inch zusammen mit Babayaga (“Red Headed Woman”).
Kamera & Schnitt: Robin Odasso.
Ska, Reggae & Rocksteady from Köln, Germany.

Hanno Schattow (Gitarre & Vocals)
Mike Goorman (Bass)
Markus Momma (Orgel & Piano)
Andreas Schulze (Drums)
Stephan Verfürth (Percussion & Vocals)
Fabian Bohnen (Posaune)
Philipp Watermeyer (Trompete & Vocals)
Nadine Jagusch (Sax)
Oliver Jennissen (Sax)


Masons Arms are at home in the Bamberg-based Rocking Records. Together in the autumn of 2012, the “Gepackt” album was published. Thanks to their dedicated label, the band regularly toured all over Germany – sharing the stage with Babylove & the van Dangos, the Skatalites, Jaya the Cat, the Slackers, Doreen Shaffer, the Moon Invaders, Dr. Woggle & the Radio, the Busters, Leo & the Lineup, El Bosso & die Skadiolas, Sebastian Sturm, The Beatdown, and many others.

Masons Arms was founded in 1995, in Rhenish Heinsberg. As one of the first German-speaking Skapunk Bands with their roots in the Skatepunk of the 90s, they quickly grew from being a local band to regional size, playing numerous concerts in both Germany and the Netherlands. After self-released Demos and EPs, as well as samplers for Vitaminepillen and Wolverine Records, the album, “Ex-girlfriends & broken hearts” was released in 2004 on the Cologne-based punk and hardcore label Unpopular Disclose Records.

After this, like many other bands of the same seniority, came a rest period with a lower stage presence where the members of the band concentrated on education/training, jobs, family, and children. But this time was used productively: new songs were written, new band members recorded, the musical horizon expanded with other band projects. With increasing age and musical maturity came a gradual instant change of style accompanied by just songwriter Hanno, recollecting himself increasingly on the roots of his own kind of music: Traditional Ska, early Reggae and Soul music of the late 60s and early 70s.

With Dr. Ring Ding, the Masons Arms won a producer who helped them to fine-tune their own musical roots in this style, but to remain faithful. With his support, they started the production of “Gepackt”. Andre Meyer of Rootdown Records helped them finally to their current sound.



“Gepackt” album on Amazon :

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