Monuments Announce North American Tour

Monuments have announced a headlining North American tour. Essenger and Sammy Boller will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

08/17 Manchester, NH – Jewel
08/18 New Bedford, MA – The Vault
08/19 Brooklyn, NY – The Monarch
08/20 Akron, OH – The Empire
08/21 Chicago, IL – Reggies
08/23 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
08/25 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
08/26 Dallas, TX – Trees
08/27 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
08/28 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
08/30 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
08/31 Phoenix, AZ – Nile
09/01 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09/02 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
09/03 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
09/05 Portland, OR – Star Theater
09/06 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/07 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/09 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
09/10 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
09/12 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
09/14 Lincoln, NE – 1867 Bar
09/15 Des Moines, IA – xBK Live
09/16 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
09/17 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s (Stan’s Room)
09/18 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
09/20 Reading, PA – Reverb
09/22 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
09/23 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
09/24 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
09/25 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti

Monuments Premiere “Makeshift Harmony” Music Video

Monuments have premiered a new video for their new song “Makeshift Harmony.” This track is from the band’s new album “In Stasis,” which will be released tomorrow (April 15). The group commented:

“Temptation – Being lured in by beauty on the outside, but toxicity on the inside. You know it isn’t good for you, but you’re drawn to it anyway. – ‘Caught in your current, I mistake a vulture for a swan.’”

Monuments Premiere “False Providence” Music Video

Monuments have premiered a new video for their new song “False Providence.” This track is from the band’s new album “In Stasis,” which will be released on April 15. The group commented:

“When you dedicate your life to believing in something, then realising it was all for nothing. Despite your unflinching loyalty, the void within persists. – ‘As gods speak through us, suicidal sights remain.’”

Monuments Premiere “Cardinal Red” Music Video

Monuments have premiered a new video for their new song “Cardinal Red.” This track is from the band’s new album “In Stasis,” which will be released on April 15. The group commented:

“The story outlined in this video, is without question, a metaphorical concept. The true meaning of ‘Cardinal Red‘ can be found cryptically within the lyrics.”

Monuments To Release New Album “In Stasis” In April

Monuments have announced that their new album, “In Stasis,” will be released on April 15. Pre-orders will launch on February 4.

“In Stasis” Track Listing:

01. “No One Will Teach You” (feat. Neema Askari)
02. “Lavos”
03. “Cardinal Red”
04. “Opiate”
05. “Collapse”
06. “Arch Essence” (feat. Spencer Sotelo)
07. “Somnus”
08. “False Providence”
09. “Makeshift Harmony”
10. “The Cimmerian”

The group commented:

“We approached this album without the intention of a specific concept. However – three songs in, what was being written ended up sharing a common theme.

This feeling of being stuck in the middle, something we experience throughout our lives – within friendships and relationships, love to hate, life to death, belief or non-belief, being in power to total defeat, isolation to freedom. Over the past 2 years, we have been faced with many of these trials, and these struggles can be heard throughout the record.

This album is a culmination of our greatest triumphs and our deepest struggles. We hope it resonates with you, and brings you closer to equilibrium.

We’d like to thank guests Neema Askari (He Knows, ex Fellsilent, ex-Monuments), Spencer Sotelo (Periphery, Mothership), and Mick Gordon (DOOM, Prey, Killer Instinct) for enhancing the record with their unique perspectives.”

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.”