Monarch’s new album is on it’s way!
That right folks, album number six is on it’s way: Written in Japan over a few intense evenings whilst on tour, the drums, percussion and guide tracks for Monarch’s new album were recorded at Kakurega Studio in Osaka in mid February. The guitars, bass and additional percussion were recorded by Neil Thomason at Head Gap Studios in Melbourne, Australia in early March, and the vocals were recorded at Crane Studio’s in Montreal, Canada in early April. The album is to be mixed by Sanford Parker at Engine Studios in Chicago. Both the release date and the albums title is unknow, but stay tuned.
It’s safe to say this album’s far heavier, darker, and more melodic and epic than anything Monarch has ever recorded, it’s definitely a major step forward in the legacy of Monarch. Recorded across three studio’s in three different Countries, this new two track / 40 minute piece of metal has a tonal quality that only the road can muster.
This recording session captures Monarch in it’s currant five piece formation, as seen on the road in Japan and on the East Coast of the US, that line up being: MicHell Hammer (Bass), Emily ‘Eurogirl’ Bresson (Vocals / effects), Shiran Kaidine (Guitar), Rob Shaffer (Drums) and Robert MacManus (Guitar).