Monolord release new track, are hitting the road

Posted by on July 26, 2016


Swedish trio Monolord know how to keep a good thing going. Since 2014’s Empress Rising, the band has been putting out some of the highest-quality doom on an annual basis. Following last year’s riff buffet, Vænir, our buds at Metal Injection have the premiere of their latest offering, “Die In Haze,” from their upcoming 10″ release on August 12. I hope this isn’t the only release they put out this year, but if it is, it can certainly hold me over.

How a three-piece makes noise like this, I’ll never know. The tones are ridiculous. As a friend put it best, “it sounds like 10,000 bass players playing through 10,000 Sunn Model Ts – cranked.” In other words, this thing is heavier than a blue whale on Jupiter (which is about 803,760 lbs., if you were wondering). I love how the guitar and drums cut away so we can really feel the mass and heft of that bass. For full effect, turn this up. Alllll the way up.

Preorder the 10″ from Riding Easy Records here. You can also catch the flip side “Lord of Suffering,”  on their Bandcamp page.

The band hits the road with heavy-duty tourmates Beastmaker and Sweat Lodge. Bring earplugs. Dates below.

08/05 Seattle, WA @ Barbosa at Neumos
08/06 Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
08/08 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
08/09 Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
08/11 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
0812 Phoenix, AZ @ Rogue
08/13 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
08/15 Dallas, TX @ Rail Club
08/16 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
08/17 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
08/18 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
08/19 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
08/20 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
08/21 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Kreepy Tiki
08/22 Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
08/23 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
08/24 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
08/26 Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space
08/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
08/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage
08/30 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
08/31 Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
09/01 Toronto, ON @ Coalition
09/02 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
09/03 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle Festival
09/04 Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
09/05 Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
09/06 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
09/07 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
09/08 Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
09/09 Portland, OR @ Ash St. Saloon (no Beastmaker)
09/10 Vancouver, BC @ Astoria (no Beastmaker)


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