Behold! The Monolith
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Los Angeles stoner/doom metal band Behold! The Monolith will release new album "Architects of the Void" this coming September 29th on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. Guitarist Matt Price had this to say:
"It's a relatively dark album, which is probably fitting. A few of the riffs and ideas had pretty much coagulated right before Kevin's accident, and most of the others were colored by it, so yeah it feels kinda heavy and dark to me. I hope I don't sound like a high falootin' artisté, but it felt personal for me and Chase, so it wound up being more than just stringing riffs together, ya know? That being said Cas and Jordan came in and kicked ass and brought their own stamp to the sound. So it's a bit different, but I think it captures the essence what Behold! The Monolith is all about!"
New album "Architects of the Void" follows 2012 release "Defender, Redeemist" and marks the debut of vocalist Jordan Nalley who took the reigns following the tragic 2013 death of Kevin McDade in a car accident. The album will also be the first for new bassist Jason "Cas" Casanova. More...
Los Angeles stoner metal band Behold! The Monolith has announced the addition of vocalist Jordan Nalley to its ranks. Nalley joined the band following the tragic loss of bassist/vocalist Kevin McDade.
Guitarist Matt Price comments: "I met Jordan through some friends at a Mastodon show. Came to find out we had a few mutual friends, and that he was a vocalist and actually did a bit of vocal coaching for the heavier styles at Musicians Institute.
I took a lesson from him and brought our CD, "Defender, Redeemist." I got a call from him about a week later. He loved the album and wanted to audition. At the time our new bassist, Cas, was in Europe with Sasquatch and our drummer Chase was filling in for about a months worth of Castle's North American tour. So we had to wait a few weeks to give it a try. But when we did it was obvious the chemistry was there.
He sounds great on the old stuff, and his range is great so he's taking the new stuff into even darker gnarlier territory! We played our first show with him and it went great! We're pretty fucking stoked and are in full writing mode. We're hoping to be recording in very early 2015 (we've been talking to Billy Anderson and he's 100% on board)."
Read more on the new Behold! The Monolith line up at GeeksOfDoom.com.
Footage of the band performing last month at The Five Star Bar in Los Angeles can be seen below.
Chase Manhattan and Matt Price of Los Angeles-based stoner/doom outfit Behold! The Monolith have issued the following statement on the tragic loss of singer/bassist Kevin McDade:
"We are deeply saddened to report the loss of our band member, friend and brother Kevin McDade in a car accident early Friday evening. Needless to say we are absolutely devastated by this. Our hearts and thoughts go out to his parents, family and girlfriend. Thanks for the time we had and the music we made together. We will, and already do, miss you terribly."
Kevin McDade died as a result of an auto accident on Friday, June 21st. He was 29 years old. More...
Riff-heavy Los Angeles stoner/doom/thrash metal band Behold! The Monolith has announced the 'Desolization Tour 2013,' which kicks off July 12th in Austin, TX and wraps up in Denver on July 24th. Stay tuned for forthcoming details on venues and support bands. Continuing to tour in support of 2012's colossal outing "Defender, Redeemist," the band has issued a limited edition (250 copies) double LP deluxe vinyl editon of said album. Check that out over on bandcamp.
BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH Desolization Tour 2013:
7/12 - Austin, TX @ TBA
7/13 - Lafayette, LA @ TBA
7/14 - Orlando, FL @ Orlandoom @ TBA
7/15 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/16 - Chapel Hill, NC @ The Underground
7/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
7/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
7/19 - Akron, OH @ Annabell's
7/20 - Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge
7/21 - St. Louis, MO @ TBA
7/22 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
7/23 - Wichita, KS @ TBA
7/24 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Los Angeles doom trio Behold! The Monolith is getting set to drop it's third album, "Defender, Redeemist," at the end of January. The band is already streaming a track from it, "Halv King," over on Guitar World. Check out more songs from Behold! The Monolith's previous releases by heading over to the band's Facebook page. An earlier track of theirs, "Elder," follows below.