Monachus [SE]

Due to artistic differences and a potential lawsuit over their chosen name, 2009 saw the death of swedens ICOS, a band known for its crushing impassioned resonance. In the years that followed, brothers Erik and Oskar Karlsson and Martin Bengtsson took the spirit of their former band and worked at creating a larger, more ominous and ultimately more considered sound, with their new drummer David Flood. This band would become MONACHUS. capturing an organic timbre that invokes images of these swedes toiling over beloved instruments, their debut album OUT OF THE BLUE draws influence from brooding sludge metal, yet invokes a sense of timeless peace, surging waves of sung and groaled voices, raucous walls of guitars and emotive poise.

Like some behemoth from fathomless depths , Monachus wake from their slumber, each great limb pulled from silt and brine, collapsing upon the earth with waves of sonic sludge. Where their previous album "Out of the blue' resonated with crushing vibrance, the new record BELOW echoes with an eery intention, siren calls sound out against a squall of guitars, ominous walls of percussion leer like an impending deluge. Mesmeric and psychedelic, BELOW is a bellowing, primordial incantation for that which lies beneath.

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Records on Alerta

AA92. Monachus - Below LP
AA92. Monachus - Below LP
AA71. Monachus - Out Of The Blue LP/CD
AA71. Monachus - Out Of The Blue LP/CD

AA92. Monachus - Below LP

AA92. Monachus - Below LP

Like some behemoth from fathomless depths, Monachus wake from their slumber, each great limb pulled from silt and brine, collapsing upon the earth with waves of sonic sludge. Where their previous album "Out of the blue' resonated with crushing vibrance, BELOW echoes with an eery intention, siren calls sound out against a squall of guitars, ominous walls of percussion leer like an impending deluge. Mesmeric and psychedelic, BELOW is a bellowing, primordial incantation for that which lies beneath.


Pressing Details:
first press (03 July 2013): 100x clear with green/blue marble + 300x black Vinyl, 180gramm Vinyl, printed innersleeve, downloadcode


Tracklist:
A1. Waves
A2. Curse
B1. Circles
B2. Onward

AA71. Monachus - Out Of The Blue LP/CD

AA71. Monachus - Out Of The Blue LP/CD

Due to artistic differences and a potential lawsuit over their chosen name, 2009 saw the death of swedens ICOS, a band known for its crushing impassioned resonance. In the years that followed, brothers Erik and Oskar Karlsson and Martin Bengtsson took the spirit of their former band and worked at creating a larger, more ominous and ultimately more considered sound, with their new drummer David Flood. This band would become MONACHUS. capturing an organic timbre that invokes images of these swedes toiling over beloved instruments, their debut album OUT OF THE BLUE draws influence from brooding sludge metal, yet invokes a sense of timeless peace, surging waves of sung and groaled voices, raucous walls of guitars and emotive poise.


Pressing Details:
first press (10 March 2011): 100x orange, 100x clear, 100x brown + 700x black Vinyl, full color A2 poster


Tracklist:
A1. Into Thee
A2. Polaris
B1. Beak Of The Sea
B2. From Here, Forever

Shows

Date Country City Location
09.06.2018

Germany

Hannover

Alerta Antifascista Deathfest w/ LAS CASAS VIEJAS (DE/AT), BAESTIEN (CZ) ARCHIVIST (AT/DE/GB), ICOS (SE) + MORROW (GB/AT)