Monuments Premiere Video For New Song “Lavos” Featuring Composer Mick Gordon

Monuments have premiered a new video for their new song “Lavos.” This track features composer Mick Gordon (“Doom”) and it is expected to appear on the band’s upcoming album.

Guitarist Olly Steele Exits Monuments

Guitarist Olly Steele has announced his departure from Monuments. A replacement has yet to be announced.

The band commented:

“With a heavy heart, today we announce that Olly Steele is stepping away from Monuments.

You can read Ollys statement below.

We’re also releasing a limited batch of 8-bit style t-shirts & posters, to commemorate the end of this form of our line-up. These can be ordered from our website thisismonuments.co

All profits will go to mind.org.uk to support those in need of mental health support.”

Steele added:

“What’s cracking. I’m stepping down from Monuments.

It’s been ten incredible years of highs and lows and I’m extremely grateful for the entire experience.

It’s been a huge part of my life and many of the amazing memories and interactions will stay with me forever.

I’ve been around the world a good few times and met so many inspiring people and learned so much.
You can’t buy that shit.

Monuments is an amazing opportunity with some amazing players but ultimately at this point in my life I feel like I’ve had the experience and I’ve said what I am able to say musically with the group.

Monuments deserve someone who is inspired and driven and I can’t offer that like I did when I was 19 so I’m making the move.

I’m still gonna make music and continue with my current projects and collabs, with the initial focus being more solo music.

After that who knows, the endless possibilities are really exciting.

Huge thanks to the boys for being there whilst we achieved so many great things together.

And special thanks to the band for rolling the dice on a little raw mouthy teen with basically only potential to offer.

Like everyone else I’m more than excited to see what Monuments do next. I was a fan first and now I’m a fan again. Thanks to everyone who supported in whatever way that may have manifested, none of this could have happened without the people behind us.

Hopefully it won’t be too long before you hear from me again.

Till then take care, much love and thank you.

– Olly”

Monuments Premiere New Song “Deadnest”

Monuments have premiered a new song titled “Deadnest.” You can check that out below:

Guitarist Olly Steele commented:

“Our last release ‘Animus’ focused on pop/melody so I wanted to contrast this with darker, lower, aggressive and abrasive moments for ‘Deadnest’. Maintaining energy and momentum throughout was definitely a goal. I tried to keep myself in the headspace of a young hungry kid with a lot to prove which I believe is reflected in the technicality of the song. It has a major/minor feel, playing with happy and uplifting passages but also sad sounds that paint despair and take away any hope. It was inspired by a level in a video game – a nasty dark place that had no light and is completely jagged and uninhabitable, yet many creatures still called this place home. I found that real life has many parallels with this – sometimes the place where you are meant to feel safe doesn’t provide that for you at all. Another example is with fear, anxiety and paranoia – these things inhabit you, sometimes physically, but always mentally. How can you escape your own mind and how can you fight something that is internal? The lyrical concepts perfectly aligned, and ‘Deadnest’ was born.”

Monuments Postpone North American Tour

Monuments have postponed their North American tour with Skyharbor and Vespera due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shows will be rescheduled at a later date.

Monuments commented:

“It is with a heavy heart that we must postpone our upcoming US tour.

Given the pandemic and it’s circumstances, we just can’t make this tour happen from either a logistical or safety perspective.

We will update everyone with new dates in the coming months, once it is apparent that it is safe to gather again, we will bring this tour to you!

Refunds will be available from point of purchase, but we ask you please to consider holding on to them, as they will be valid for our rebooked shows. This will help mitigate the difficulties for all of the amazing promoters and our agency who have worked so hard to make this tour happen.

We can’t wait to groove with you in the near future.

Stay safe,
-Ments”

Monuments Premiere “Animus” Music Video

Monuments have premiered a new video for their new song “Animus.“ Frontman Andy Cizek commented:

“Hey Y’all’, We’re excited to show you our new track ‘Animus‘. Lyrically, this song explores overcoming anxiety. Embracing your burdens and letting them flourish into a positive driving force. Thus, these demons became my ‘Animus‘. Thanks for listening.”

Drummer Mike Malyan Rejoins Monuments

Monuments have officially welcomed Mike Malyan back to the band. The drummer originally left the group in 2015 due to back and shoulder injuries.

Monuments commented:

“Fans,

We’re beyond excited to welcome Mike Malyan back to MONUMENTS as our full time drummer.

After 5 years of injuries, leading to surgery and physical therapy he was thankfully able to fully recover and get his ass behind the kit again… exactly where he belongs!

We’d like to thank Daniel Lang (Lango) for the years he put into this band. We played some of our biggest shows together during this time period and created some beautiful memories. Check out his other band ‘The Scratch’ if you like your music Irish. You’ll do nuthin.

We’re now deep into writing MONUMENTS IV and have tour dates lined up in Europe and the United States.

Again, put your hands together for the one and only, words McGee himself, Michael Malyan!

Bless Bless

MONUMENTS

\M/”

Monuments Announce European/UK Tour With Heart Of A Coward

Monuments have announced a headlining European/UK tour. Heart Of A Coward will open.

Tour Dates:

02/06 Cologne, GER – Luxor
02/07 Arnhem, NET – Willemeen
02/08 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
02/09 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
02/10 Stockholm, SWE – Nalen Klubb
02/12 Helsinki, FIN – On The Rocks
02/13 Tampere, FIN – Klubi
02/15 Oslo, NOR – Krosset
02/16 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehusset
02/17 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
02/18 Berlin, GER – Lido
02/19 Prague, CZE – Futurum
02/20 Vienna, AUT – Arena
02/21 Budapest, HUN – Akvarium
02/23 Bern, SWI – ISC Club
02/24 Lyon, FRA – Hard Rock Cafe
02/25 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
02/26 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
02/27 Toulouse, FRA – Connextion Live
02/28 Nantes, FRA – Ferrailleur
03/01 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
03/03 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
03/04 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington

Monuments Recruit Andy Cizek (Makari) As Their New Vocalist

Monuments have officially recruited Andy Cizek (Makari) as their new vocalist. He will be taking over for Chris Barretto, who exited the band in July.

The group commented

“Ladies and Gentlemen,

Please open your arms and give your love, encouragement and support to welcome the newest member of the Monuments family. We’d officially like to welcome Andy Cizek as vocalist of Monuments.

It became immediately apparent that Andy would fit the band; not only as an incredible vocalist but also personally. We’ve already written new music with him, we are beyond exited for you guys to hear what we’ve been cookin’!

Secondly, please visit our new merchstore with new threads!

www.thisismonuments.co

It’s pretty common for band merch to be printed on the cheapest possible option, but from this day forth we have decided to print on the highest quality garments.

Stay tuned for new merch drops over the coming weeks as we have a lot coming up!

We’d like to give a big shout out to Alex Birks, Isidoro Acquaviva, Ali Richardson and everyone at Allotment Productions for their hard work in bringing new merch and the merch store to light!

\M/”

Monuments Announce Dates For Rescheduled North American Tour

Monuments have officially announced the dates for their rescheduled North American tour. Skyharbor and Vespera will open.

Tour Dates:

04/16 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Place
04/17 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
04/18 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
04/19 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
04/21 Providence, RI – Alchemy
04/22 Manchester, NH – Jewel Music Venue
04/23 Rochester, NY – Montage
04/24 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
04/25 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
04/26 Scranton, PA – Stage West
04/28 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
04/30 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
05/01 Longwood, FL – Shovelheads
05/02 Jonesboro, GA – Furnace 41
05/03 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
05/04 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
05/05 Dallas, TX – Trees
05/06 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
05/07 El Paso, TX – RockHouse
05/08 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
05/09 Los Angeles, CA – TBC
05/10 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
05/13 Spokane, WA – The Pin
05/14 Seattle, WA – Club Sur
05/15 Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
05/16 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
05/17 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
05/19 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
05/21 Fargo, ND – The Hall
05/22 Madison, WI – The Annex
05/23 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
05/24 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary