“Universally beloved… Swedish doom royalty.” — Noisey
“A truly modern sound: recognizably doom, but with glistening production values and adventurous songcraft.” — Consequence of Sound
“The Platonic Form of doom…perfection… faultless.” — Echoes & Dust
“Hugely accessible without having sacrificed their crushing heaviness.” — Metal Hammer
“Monolord’s records have only gotten heavier, and now the band has taken a turn for the catchy (yet still crushing).” — Metal Injection
“Rust is perfect; it’s as fuzzed out as any of the genre’s great records, but the mix is clean and even, allowing the drums and vocals to cut through. Most importantly, there are songs aplenty: you’ll be humming the riffs and vocal hooks immediately.” — Metal Sucks
Gothenburg, Sweden trio Monolord kick off U.S. headlining tour dates following their performance at Psycho Las Vegas festival this weekend. Please see all dates below.
To get the party started, the band’s 12-minute cover of Black Sabbath classic “Fairies Wear Boots” has been posted across all platforms. Hear and share via YouTube, Spotify and iTunes.
Monolord‘s recently released third album, Rust received universal praise in reviews, and landed atop multiple Album of The Year lists for 2017 — including the #1 Album of 2017 on the Doom Charts collective of journalists, bloggers, radio and podcasters. Rust is available to hear & share on YouTube and Bandcamp.
Monolord is a rare breed: A band both encompassing and transcending genre; a vortex of heavy rock density that consumes all others. Their thunderous, tuneful heft has built a rabid international fanbase in short order since their 2014 debut. But Rust, the band’s third full length, truly exemplifies why some refer to them as the Nirvana of doom.
Monolord’s enveloping, syrupy sludge is a vibe, it’s a state of mind. Not riffs for riffs sake, but a collective buzzing, rattling and rumbling that’s more total environment than collection of songs. Together, guitarist/vocalist Thomas Jäger, drummer Esben Willems and bassist Mika Häkki create a massive, dynamic sound with ultra-low frequencies serving as its fourth member.
Rust is available on LP, CD and download, released September 29th, 2017 via RidingEasy Records.
MONOLORD U.S. TOUR 2018:
08/18 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel (Psycho Las Vegas)
08/22 Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone
08/23 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
08/24 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
08/25 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
08/26 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
08/27 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
08/28 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
08/29 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
08/30 Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit
08/31 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (Scorched Tundra)
09/01 Millvale, PA @ Funhouse
09/02 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk
09/05 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
09/07 Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh (Hopscotch)
09/08 Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House *
09/09 Washington DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel *
09/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
09/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
* with Red Fang
Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: September 29th, 2017
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