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Monolord premieres “Dear Lucifer” from forthcoming album via Revolver Magazine


Gothenburg, Sweden trio Monolord share a new track from their highly anticipated third album
Rust today via Revolver Magazine. The track “Dear Lucifer” is available to hear and share HERE. (Direct link via YouTube and Bandcamp.)

The band previously released the title track, which also features John Gamino (Mondo Drag) on keyboards and Trevor Church (Beastmaker) playing a guitar solo at the end of the tune. Hear and share “Rust” via YouTube. And, album opener “Where Death Meets the Sea” dropped last month HERE.

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.

“We’ve always been inspired by great band musicians – as opposed to technical solo peacocks,” Willems says. “Because that force of a band really playing together as one single unit is incomparable. At its best, it’s just unstoppable.” And, Monolord is truly unstoppable, on record and on stage. “A heavy groove that contains both bombastic overkill and a lot of dynamics is what we always aim for in Monolord; in playing, in song writing and arranging, in recording,” drummer Esben Willems says.

Rust will be available on LP, CD and download on September 29th, 2017 via RidingEasy Records. Pre-orders are available at RidingEasy and Bandcamp.

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Monolord shares new track from forthcoming album ‘Rust’, Swedish doom trio’s highly anticipated return


Monolord shares new track from forthcoming album Rust
Swedish “Nirvana of doom” returns Sept 29th
Hear & share “Where Death Meets the Sea” 

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MONOLORD share title track from forthcoming album ‘Rust’ (RidingEasy Records)


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Monolord announces their new album Rust today with the streaming release of the title track, along with artwork and track listing. Here’s all the info you should need to share the news.

The song, “Rust” features John Gamino (Mondo Drag) on keyboards and Trevor Church (Beastmaker) playing a guitar solo at the end of the tune.
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Artist: Monolord
Album: Rust
Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: September 29th, 2017
Tracklist:
01. Where Death Meets The Sea
02. Dear Lucifer
03. Rust
04. Wormland
05.Forgotten Lands
06. At Niceae
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.
We’ve always been inspired by great band musicians – as opposed to technical solo peacocks,” Willems says. “Because that force of a band really playing together as one single unit is incomparable. At its best, it’s just unstoppable.” And, Monolord is truly unstoppable, on record and on stage. “A heavy groove that contains both bombastic overkill and a lot of dynamics is what we always aim for in Monolord; in playing, in song writing and arranging, in recording,” Willems says.
Album opener “Where Death Meets the Sea” perfectly exemplifies their mastery of dynamics and hooks with a driving, infectious buzzsaw riff that lesser bands would ride off into the sunset, but Monolord uses subtly to spur the song’s skull rattling rhythmic core ever onward. Jäger’s watery vocals glide over ominously building verses that erupt with the song’s insistent refrain. Being such a tight rhythmic unit, it sounds almost like an early ZZ Top record played at half speed. “Dear Lucifer” squeals and hums with slow deliberation as Willems summons Dale Crover pummel with chasm like low-tuned toms and syncopated cymbal crashes. The album’s title track is also its centerpiece, opening with a dramatic, shimmering Hammond organ intro as Jäger sings, “you are the reason that I lied/ You are the reason that I cried/ Please don’t wait until tomorrow/ There’s only pain, hate, grief and sorrow.” Suddenly, the band kicks in with a bellowing line downtuned to B that nosedives down the guitar neck as the drums hammer down for the kill. Elsewhere, tastefully understated guitar harmonies elevate the behemoth churn of “Wormland” and apocalyptic album closer “At Niceae” simmers in a slow build of rumbling guitars and rolling drum triplets.
Monolord formed in 2013, quickly recording their 2xLP debut Empress Rising, which RidingEasy Records released in April 1st, 2014. The second album, Vænir, followed April 28th, 2015. The 2-song Lord of Suffering / Die in Haze EP was issued in late 2016 amid the band’s relentless touring schedule in order to tide fans over until the next full length. Vænir landed on countless Album of the Year lists in 2015, and Rust is poised to open an entirely new range of possibilities for Monolord.
Rust will be available on LP, CD and download on September 29th, 2017 via RidingEasy Records. Pre-orders are available at RidingEasy and Bandcamp.
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Swedish Doom Trio Monolord hit the UK next week


Swedish Doom Trio Monolord hit the UK next week

Monolord kick off their UK tour next week, on May 18th at The Underworld in London.  The band won many new fans last year with a slot on the Desertfest London main stage, sharing the bill with (Electric Wizard and Trouble) and now return to headline in their own right.

Vænir, the band’s widely-praised and Best Album of 2015 list topping release is available to hear and share via Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

Monolord UK Tour

May 2017
18th LONDON – Underworld, UK
19th BOURNEMOUTH – Sound Circus, UK
20th MILTON KEYNES – The Crauford Arms, UK
21st BRISTOL – Exchange, UK
22nd BIRMINGHAM – Flapper, UK
23rd GLASGOW – Audio, UK

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DIAMOND HEAD Premiere New Video ‘Diamonds’ And Add More Tour Dates


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DIAMOND HEAD continue to promote their acclaimed 2016 self-titled album with live dates and a brand new video for ‘Diamonds’.  Guitar World is exclusively hosting the video for here: http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news/diamond-head-premiere-career-spanning-diamonds-music-video/31145
 
“Diamonds is a song that pays homage to the legacy of the band,” says vocalist Rasmus Andersen.”  It features vintage and modern performance footage from Diamond Head’s career.  It reflects on the band’s 40 years and gives lyrical nods that point to some of Diamond Head’s best songs.” 
 
The video, created by Emmy Award nominee Roman at Snakejam Studios, precedes the band’s upcoming return to the United States for the first of two short runs that include performances at Rocklahoma Festival on May 27th and Psycho Circus in Las Vegas on August 19.
 
“We are really looking forward to Rocklahoma which will be our largest US festival to date,” notes Andersen. “We hope to see and meet loads of fans on our shows between the 17th and 27th of May.  We will be playing songs from our new album and classic catalogue along with one or two surprises for the hard core fans.”
 
Released via Dissonance Productions last June, Diamond Head is the first album to feature Andersen on vocals. Its release ended an eight-year silence for the New Wave of British Heavy Metal icon. 
 
Formed in 1976, DIAMOND HEAD influenced a slew of early 80’s thrash metal bands, in particular Metallica who recorded the band’s “Am I Evil” as a b-side to their 1984 Creeping Death single and again included on the band’s multi-platinum 1998 covers album Garage Inc.  Metallica would record three additional DIAMOND HEAD songs – “Helpless” (Garage Days, 1987), “The Prince” (“One Single b-side, 1989), “It’s Electric” (Garage Inc., 1998).
 
Dissonance Productions additionally issued for the band’s 2005 album All Will Be Revealed and 2007 album What’s In Your Head.
 
Upcoming DIAMOND HEAD tour dates are:
 
5/17 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
5/18 – HQ, Indianapolis IN
5/19 – Ribco, Rock Island IL
5/20 – Legions of Metal Festival (Reggies Live), Chicago IL
5/27 – Rocklahoma Festival, Pryor OK
8/19 – Psycho Circus Festival, Las Vegas NV
8/21 – Mystic Theater, Petaluma CA
8/22 – Goldfield Trading Post, Sacramento CA
8/23 – Bossanova Ballroom, Portland OR
 
Diamond Head’s European dates are as follows:
 
June 2017
 
23rd         Tons of Metal Festival, Oslo, Norway.
 
July 2017
 
14th         Dynamo, Eindhoven, Holland.
15th         Bang Your Head Festival, Germany.
16th         Baroeg, Rotterdam, Holland
23rd         Amplified Festival U.K.
 
August 2017
 
5th         Cumbria Rock Festival Haven & Hell, UK
12th         Leyendas del Rock, Spain
 
November 2017
 
23rd         Fibber Magees, Dublin, Ireland
24th         Voodoo Lounge, Belfast, UK
25th         Dolson’s Warehouse. Limerick, Ireland
 
December 2017
 
1st         La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh, UK
2nd         HRH Festival Sheffield, UK
7th         The Robin Bilston, UK
9th         Blast from the Past Festival, Belgium
 
 
Additional European dates are confirmed for November and December.  Check the band’s official Facebook page for more information and tickets.

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