MONOLORD set September 20 release for Relapse debut album No Comfort

Photo credit: Ester Segarra

Monolord, who have been dubbed “Swedish doom royalty” (Noisey) and praised for their “truly modern sound” (Consequence of Sound), release their Relapse Records’ debut, No Comfort, on Sept. 20.

“This one has been the most challenging yet,” said the band in a collective statement. “As always striving for evolvement, but within the Monolord realm and with that inviting another person into that process. We hope you like it.”

The album news arrives as the Scandinavian trio share the new song “The Bastard Son”, from the six-song release:

No Comfort pre-orders are on-sale now, with several limited-edition vinyl variants available, including a exclusive in partnership with Orange Amps. The 100-piece release features the actual material used to wrap Orange Amps and is pressed on neon orange vinyl. The set includes an exclusive two-sided Orange Amps inspired t-shirt and guitar pick set. To view this set as well as the CD/2xLP/CS and digital pre-orders that are available, visit

The album was recorded at Let Them Swing Studio outside of their hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden. This release marks the first time the trio have allowed an outside voice to be part of the process, working with Kim Gravander on the recording. Drummer Esben Willems handled mixing. Painter Alexander Fjelnseth created the album cover.

No Comfort track list:

1. The Bastard Son
2. The Last Leaf
3. Larvae
4. Skywards
5. Alone Together Forever Divided
6. No Comfort

Monolord tour dates:

Aug 8-10        Moledo, PT               Sonic Blast
Sep 6-8          Sao Paulo, BR          Setembro Negro Festival

— All Headline EU Dates Sep 28 – Oct 26 w/ Firebreather —

Sep 28           London, UK               The Garage (w/ Ufomammut)
Sep 29           Sheffield, UK             HRH Doom V Stoner
Sep 30           Bournemouth, UK    The Anvil
Oct 1              Utrecht, NL                De Helling
Oct 2              Brussels, BE             Magasin 4    
Oct 3              Pratteln, CH              Up In Smoke Festival
Oct 4              Reims, FR                 La Cartonnerie
Oct 5              Paris, FR                   Saturday Mud Fever Festival
Oct 7              Dortmund, DE           Junkyard
Oct 8              Nuremberg, DE        B-Zau
Oct 9              Cologne, DE             Helios 37
Oct 10            Mainz, DE                  Schon Schon
Oct 11            Hamburg, DE            Molotow
Oct 16            Oslo, NO                    John dee
Oct 17            Gothenburg, SE       Sticky Fingers
Oct 18            Malmo, SE                Babel
Oct 23            Linkoping, SE           The Crypt
Oct 24            Stockholm, SE          Close Up Baten
Oct 25            Tampere, FI              Olympia
Oct 26            Helsinki, FI                Nosturi

— All Headline US Dates Nov 4 – 27 w/ Blackwater Holylight —

Nov 5             San Diego, CA         Brick by Brick
Nov 6              Tucson, AZ               Club Congress
Nov 7              Albuquerque, NM     Sister
Nov 8              Dallas, TX                  Gas Monkey
Nov 9              Austin, TX                  Levitation x Relapse Showcase
Nov 10           Lafayette, LA            Freetown Boom Boom Room
Nov 11           New Orleans, LA      One Eyed Jacks
Nov 12           Atlanta, GA               The 529
Nov 13           Asheville, NC            Mothlight
Nov 14           Richmond, VA          Camel
Nov 15           Baltimore, MD           Metro Gallery
Nov 16           Philadelphia, PA       First Unitarian Church
Nov 17           Brooklyn, NY             Saint Vitus
Nov 20           Chicago, IL                Reggies
Nov 21           Indianapolis, IN        Black Circle
Nov 22           St. Louis, MO            Fubar
Nov 23           Lawrence, KS           Bottleneck
Nov 25           Denver, CO               Marquis
Nov 27           Los Angeles, CA      Teragram Ballroom

Monolord is singer/guitar player Thomas Jäger, drummer Esben Willems and bass player Mika Häkki. The band released their debut album, Empress Rising in 2014, with full-length albums Vænir arriving in 2015 and Rust following in 2017. In the years since their inception, they’ve become one of heavy music’s rising stars, with much-chattered about performances at Roadburn, Desertfest and Psycho Las Vegas.

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