HERRA TERRA was conceived by vocalist John Paul Tonelli and guitarist Gregg Kusumah-Atmadja. The duo released a 3-song demo in 2008, entitled Organs For The Afterlife, with help from Boston-based musicians Bad Rabbits and Irepress, and sound engineer Mike ”Mo” Lapierre (Death Cab for Cutie, Brand New, Drop Kick Murphy’s). Not being able to find a permanent fixture on drums, the band played as a two piece electronic act in the New England area until 2009. After rigorously searching for a third member, the band finally recruited Brad Caetano (Arms & Sleepers, Seneca, AM/PM) on drums. From there, the group melded together their electronic and live elements, thus becoming the complete electro/rock outfit they had hoped for.
HERRA TERRA returned to the studio in December of ’09 to work on several new tracks for the new LP, Quiet Geist, marked for a Fall release in 2010. New and standout tracks from the album include "Lost In Labyrinth” and “No Tricks.” HERRA TERRA has shared the stage with some outstanding artists such as: Shiny Toy Guns, Piebald, Damone, Freeze Pop, Green Jelly, Appleseed Cast, Hot Rod Circuit, Chk Chk Chk (!!!), Bad Rabbits, Irepress, Semi Precious Weapons and many others.