Video Premiere: Monochromatic Black – “Closing The Gates”

Posted by on October 15, 2021



Long Island New York metal act Monochromatic Black are gearing up for their debut album, Vicissitude, out November 26th. Formed in 2018, featuring Painted In Exile drummer Eddie DeCesare, along with vocalist Tanya Elizabeth and guitarist John Gribbin. Joining them on the stage are guitarist Dan Rivera and bassist Arthur Erb. The band has utilized their time during the COVID-19 pandemic to work on their upcoming full-length effort. Today (15th), the group has teamed up with Metal Insider to premiere a video for their latest single, “Closing The Gates.” 


The band comments: 

“‘Closing The Gates’ is a song about cutting people off who are only involved to take advantage of you.  The track utilizes chaotic interplay between instruments to portray a ‘dodging’ effect, as if one were to actively escape one’s grasp.  It is composed with odd time signatures and modulated rhythms to exemplify the unknown yet familiar strife of dishonest ones you may encounter with a hard and aggressive timbre on the overall spectrum.”


Watch the video below and pre-order the album here:


Tour Dates:

01/04 Fredericksburg, VA @ The Rec Center

01/05 Charlotte, NC @ Skylark Social Club

01/06 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

01/07 Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box

01/08 Metairie, LA @ Twist of Lime

01/09 Austin, TX @ Come & Take It Live

01/10  San Antonio, TX @ 800 Live Bar

01/12 Albuquerque, NM @ The Eclipse

01/13 Tucson, AZ @ The Edge

01/14 Henderson, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall

01/15 Anaheim, CA @ The Doll Hut

01/17 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Hideaway

01/18 Everett, WA @ Tony V’s Garage

01/19 Boise, ID @ The Shredder

01/21 Los Angeles, CA @ Muzikneum

01/24 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock

01/25 Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theatre

01/27  Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge

01/28 Cincinnati, OH @ Legends Bar

01/29 Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland



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