The recording of MONOLITHE‘s third full-length, heralded as a “progression in continuity”, was recently completed at Red Reed Studio.“Monolithe III” will be mixed & mastered this summer by Andrew Guillotin at Hybreed Studio. Artwork was created by Norwegian artist Robert Høyem and can be seen here. The album will be available in a 4-panel digipack CD later this year.
In the meantime, you can visit the band’s official website : http://monolithedoom.tumblr.
Among the contemporary Doom Metal bands who have risen in the international scene during the last decade, French-based MONOLITHE, whose musical journeys opened up new horizons for the genre, stood out from the mass since its early days.
MONOLITHE ‘s music needs to be lived more than listened to. Its atmosphere is grandiose and epic. The entire discography is a musical saga that mixes heaviness, mysticism and complex structures tinged with hints of progressive flair. The listener is invited into a world of beauty, horror and nothingness.
Formed in 2001, MONOLITHE is the creation of Sylvain Bégot. Their debut album, “Monolithe I” was released in 2003 (Appease Me…) and started the series of 50-minute, single-track albums which would later become the band’s trademark.
“Monolithe I” was a well-received effort and MONOLITHE were able to establish themselves on the international stage. With “Monolithe II”released in 2005 (Candlelight Records/ Appease Me…) the band maintained they did not want to become repetitive but intended to harmonize their saga by maintaining consistency in their lyrics and music.
With their EPs “Interlude Premier” (2007) and “Interlude Second” (2012), MONOLITHE tried to push the frontiers of the genre by experiencing and using unusual musical vocabulary. These two records have been released on the internet free of charge.
From now on, MONOLITHE are partners with Debemur Morti Productions. They are currently completing their new album, already announced as a “progression in continuity”.
Again, this new piece will consist of a single long track.