Sweden hard rock trio MONOLORD have announced Summer European headlining dates. The tour begins May 30 in Copenhagen, DK and ends June 21 in Leipzig, DE. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below. Additionally, MONOLORD have begun writing their Relapse debut and 4th full-length album. The band will officially enter the studio in March with an expected Fall 2019 release date. Stay tuned for more information in the near future.
MONOLORD comments: “Fresh out of holiday hibernation, we just started working on music for the next album. Killing darlings, inhaling coffees, killing more darlings, then turning everything up just a little bit more. We hit the studio in March and the album will be released in all its glory on Relapse later this year. Can’t wait to deliver this to your earholes!”
May 30 – Copenhagen, DK – Stengade
May 31 – Hamburg, DE – Molotow
June 01 – TBA
June 02 – Dusseldorf, DE – Pitcher
June 03 – Dortmund, DE – Junkyard Club
June 14 – Hannover, DE – Cafe Glocksee
June 15 – Warsaw, PL – Smoke Over Warsaw Festival
June 16 – Krakow, PL – Zet Pe Te
June 17 – Prague, CZ – Modra Vopice
June 18 – Salzburg, AT – Rockhouse
June 19 – Munich, DE – Backstage Club
June 21 – Leipzig, DE – Hellraiser
Aug 08-10 – Moledo, PT – Sonic Blast
Formed in Gothenburg in 2013, MONOLORD quickly burst onto the scene releasing three critically-acclaimed full-lengths in a four year span (Empress Rising, Vænir and Rust) on Riding Easy Records all while touring relentlessly around the globe. MONOLORD is a rare breed: A band both encompassing and transcending genre; a vortex of heavy rock density that consumes all others. The band’s enveloping, syrupy sludge is a state of mind, with 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.
Stream MONOLORD’s discography on Bandcamp HERE, Spotify HERE and Apple Music HERE.
Industrial metal visionary AUTHOR & PUNISHER returns to Europe & United Kingdom this April with Lingua Ignota. The tour begins April 2 in Berlin, DE and ends April 27 in Bregenz, AT. All confirmed tour dates are available below.
AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s sixth studio album Beastland is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available HERE and Digital Downloads / Streaming AT THIS LOCATION. A full collection of AUTHOR & PUNISHER music videos are available via YouTube HERE.
02/04 DE Berlin @ Kantine Berghain
03/04 SE Malmo @ Plan B
04/04 SE Gothenborg @ Musikens Hus
05/04 DK Aarhus @ Royal Metal Fest
06/04 DK Aalborg @ Studenterhuset
08/04 BE Antwerp @ Trix
09/04 UK London @ Electrowerkz
10/04 UK Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds *
11/04 UK Edinburgh @ Summerhall *
12/04 UK Sheffield @ Record Junkee *
14/04 FR LIlle @ Aeronoef
16/04 FR Bordeaux @ I-Boat
18/04 CH Düdingen @ Bad Bonn
19/04 ITA Milano @ Santeria
20/04 SL Lubjiana @ Menza pri Koritu
22/04 CZ Prague @ Cross Club
23/04 PL Wroclaw @ DK Luksus
24/04 PL Warsaw @ Pogłos
25/04 SK Kosike @ Tabačka Kulturfabrik
26/04 SK Trnava @ Malý Berlín
27/04 AT Bregenz @ Vorarlberg Between *
* Only A&P
A&P’s latest album Beastland (2018) was recorded at K Street in San Diego, CA and engineered by Tristan Shone & John Cota (Death Eyes). Additional recording was done in Las Cruces, NM with Jason Begin (vytear). The album was co-produced with Braden Diotte (Faust, EXO//ENDO, Neurosis, Pinback, Tarantula Hawk), mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Drawing inspiration from his career as a mechanical engineer, Tristan Shone (the creator and sole artist behind AUTHOR & PUNISHER) forged a relationship with design, sound, and fabrication that ultimately yielded his hand-built “Drone Machines” which mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made “precision machinery.” A robotic experimentation in industrial metal, noise, doom and drone, AUTHOR & PUNISHER recalls Nine Inch Nails channeling Godflesh, traversing through dark, uncompromising, and often disturbing soundscapes with occasional detours into rich melodies and splinters of light. Armed with newly built “Drone Machines” and a new label, Beastland is AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s career-defining statement and a powerful listening experience that further blurs the line between man and machine.