Monuments Officially Welcome Bassist Werner Erkelens To The Band

Monuments have officially welcomed Werner Erkelens to the band as their new bassist. He will be replacing Adam Swan in the group.

Monuments issued the following statement:

“With a heavy heart, we must announce the departure of Adam Swan. Since day one, he has held down the roots of our music with fervor and expertise.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, he became strongly involved with Soil Ecology Agriculture as a specialist in regenerative agriculture, which he has proudly committed himself to. It is in this position that he finds himself most comfortable, and we are so inspired by the journey he is on. With incredible passion, he is working to help all to make better, more informed decisions about how to heal the world through more sensible decisions.

We wish him the best with all the love in our hearts, and we hope you will follow his journey on Soil Ecology Agriculture, both on Instagram and at

Thank you for the tremendous grooves, memories, and friendship dear Swan. We love you and you will be thoroughly missed.

On a brighter note, please join us in welcoming our new bass player, Werner Erkelens to the band! Since July 2022, Werner has been filling in on live performances with incredible skill, devotion, and enthusiasm. We are extremely proud to bring his new energy and skills into the future of Monuments. The addition of Werner to the group makes us feel rejuvenated and more excited than ever for the future. Come see us tear it up for the next 7 weeks with Leprous and Kalandra!


Erkelens also commented:

“I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining @thisismonuments. I’ve been fortunate enough to know the band since 2020 and ever since then I’ve felt a strong connection to the members and their music. Joining this talented group of musicians is truly a dream come true and I want to take a moment to thank @brownemonuments @andycizek and @malyan for their trust in me. I especially want to thank @theconstellationofcygnus for trusting me to fill his shoes and helping me to prepare for the job. There’s a lot coming up in Monuments land and I’m happy to say we’ve already written and recorded a new song together that we’re all very proud of, more on that soon. For now, please come see us on our tour with @leprousofficial and @kalandramusic . I’m looking forward to meeting you all. Love, Werner ❤️”

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