Bordeaux’ YEAR OF NO LIGHT and Bayonne/St. Augustine’s MONARCH are teaming up for a European Tour in April! See the dates and dive into their atmospheric, post apocalyptic worlds below.
09.04.2015 France Blois Chato’do
10.04.2015 Switzerland Bulle Ebullition
11.04.2015 Germany Leipzig Doom Over Leipzig Festival
13.04.2015 Germany Bielefeld AJZ
14.04.2015 The Netherlands Rotterdam Baroeg
15.04.2015 Germany Karlsruhe Die Stadmitte
16.04.2015 Germany Berlin Droneberg Festival
17.04.2015 Germany Hamburg Droneburg Festival
18.04.2015 France Dunkerque 4 Ecluses
19.04.2015 France Vannes Echonova
On this outstanding new offering, YEAR OF NO LIGHT , the undisputed leader of Instrumental Post-Metal, continues to explore the boundless possibilities of its unique transcendental expression of sound.
This third full lenght album, and third masterpiece, is a doom expedition that moves from slow, tribal pounding and shimmering ambience through an echo chamber of melodic guitar notes and into a vast, black pit of fuzz-bombed despair streaked with feedback and touched by the pale beckoning hand of death.
Extremely heavy, divinely stellar, and epic. “Tocsin” is an unforgettable journey beyond the laws of Post-Metal, Doom Metal, hypnotic musical forms and any other influence marked with the seal of pure mysticism…
A wholly metaphysical experience.
For years, France’s most recognized and active extreme doom metal band MONARCH have delivered some of the most punishing amplifier worship that has befallen doom metal through the band’s myriad of releases. This has earned them the reputation as one of the most recognized extreme doom metal bands in the scene today, through countless live shows and tours they have under their belt, the music of MONARCH is an experience to behold within the realm of doom metal.
Forged by a heaving earth rumbling low-end rhythm section being harnessed by the crawling and churning riffs of despair, and all held within the grips of the harsh and spellbinding vocals of Emilie Bresson, MONARCH have continued to raise the bar and push their own threshold with every succeeding release they unleash amongst their repertoire.
The band’s latest work and their Profound Lore Records debut, entitled “Sabbracadaver”, sees MONARCH create what could very well be their heaviest, most haunting, and moving album yet. Those who have already fallen under MONARCH’s spell will recognize “Sabbracadaver” as the band’s most enchanting work, an album that will finds its way within the extreme doom metal hierarchy.