Bask In Monolord’s Fifth Album ‘Your Time To Shine’

[Cover photo credit to Josefine Larsson]

Experimental Heavy music outfit Monolord are returning with their fifth album, Your Time To Shine, on October 29th via Relapse Records. Their second single from the album, “I’ll Be Damned”, which was recorded in drummer Esben Willems’ newly founded recording space, Studio Berserk, is currently available.

Esben Willems notes that Monolord never avoids social commentary, including the global climate crisis, religion, or isolation caused by the pandemic, and comments about the new album: “To me, it’s an honest representation of how I feel about the current state of humanity.”

The single and video for “The Weary”, directed by David Brodsky for MyGoodEye LLC, has also been released:

Your Time To Shine will be available in the following formats: standard vinyl (Kelly green), CD, cassette, and digitally, as well as a “smörgåsbord” of limited-edition vinyl variants.

Monolord has also announced a U.S. tour, with the coast-to-coast run kicking off on March 3rd 2022. The dates are on-sale now with all performances supported by Firebreather. A European trek is slated for this November with Blackwater Holylight opening those dates.

Monolord Tour Dates:

November 6 Mexico City, MX Hipnosis Festival

November 18 Oberhausen, DE Kulttempel

November 19 Utrecht, NL dB’S SOLD OUT

November 20 Nijmegen, NL Doornroosje

November 22 Bristol, UK Exchange

November 24 London, UK The Underworld

November 25 Manchester, UK Soup

November 26 Dunkerque, FR 4 Ecluses

November 27 Paris, FR Petit Bain

November 28 Toulouse, FR Rex

November 30 Madrid, SP Caracol

December 1 Barcelona, SP Bóveda

December 2 Annecy, FR Le Brise Glace

December 3 Aarau, CH KIFF

December 4 Vienna, AT Arena

December 5 Dresden, DE Chemiefabrik

December 6 Berlin, DE Zukunft am Ostkreuz

December 7 Hamburg, DE Bahnhof St. Pauli

December 8 Copenhagen, DK Spillestedet Stengade

December 9 Gothenburg, SE Pustervik

December 10 Stockholm, SE Debaser

December 11 Malmö, SE Babel

December 12 Oslo, NO Youngs

March 3 Berkeley, CA Cornerstone

March 4 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s

March 5 Portland, OR Dante’s

March 6 Seattle, WA Chop Suey

March 8 Salt Lake City, UT Metro

March 9 Denver, CO Marquis Theater

March 11 Chicago, IL Reggies

March 12 Detroit, MI Sanctuary

March 13 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom

March 15 Boston, MA Sonia

March 16 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge

March 17 Philadelphia, PA Underground

March 18 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop

March 19 Indianapolis, IN Black Circle

March 20 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone

March 21 New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa

March 22 Austin, TX Mohawk

March 23 Denton, TX Thin Line Fest

March 25 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge

March 26 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick

March 27 Los Angeles, CA Teragram