“Monolord is on the rise in the realm of metal, and for damn good reason – the band knows how to do doom metal right.”
— Metal Injection
Monolord kick off their U.K 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. Please see complete dates below.
Vænir, the band’s widely-praised and Best Album of 2015 list topping release is available to hear and share via Soundcloud and Bandcamp.
Metal Sucks hailed Monolord’s Vænir as, “far and away one of my favorite doom releases of 2015 so far, possibly even of the past few years. There’s just something about the way these guys construct riffs that sets them apart from the pack, and the production style they’ve chosen — clear and concise, but still massively powerful and raw in tone — perfectly underscores what they’re doing.”
Noisey calls it, “a sludge-doom offering with guitars like chainsaws, bringing to mind Matt Pike’s epic tone on The Art of Self-Defense. The massive, ten-ton brick of a record relies on a blues groove though, and not long-stroke, droning nonsense. Heavily treated melodic vocals bring to mind Ozzy during ‘Planet Caravan,’ and add to the mysticism and darkness surrounding the release. This is one massive record.”
“Typical of Monolord,” says Consequence of Sound, “the vocals are dreamy and ethereal, only here they’re placed up front, with the chorus even touting a catchy melodic hook. It’s a truly modern sound: recognizably doom, but with the glistening production values of Sigur Ros and adventurous songcraft of Rush.“