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Latest Mono News

Below is our complete Mono news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Mono Debut New Song “After You Comes The Flood”

Mono‘s new effort “Nowhere Now Here” has been scheduled for a January 25th release via Pelagic Records/Temporary Residence Ltd.. A first track from the outing “After You Comes The Flood“, has been debuted online and is streaming below.

In other news the band will be touring Europe and the UK this year. Check out all dates below: More...

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Mono Announce Fall European/UK Tour

Mono will be in the studio to record their new full length release this July with Steve Albini (Zao, KEN mode) helming the production. The band intend for a January release with a first single due out in September.

In other news the band will be going on a European/UK Tour this fall. A Storm Of Light and Jo Quail will join them as support.

10/01 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
10/02 Norwich, UK – Arts Centre
10/03 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
10/04 Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
10/05 Leeds, UK – Left Bank
10/06 Ghent, BEL – De Central
10/07 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli De Helling
10/08 Bremen, GER – Tower
10/09 Dresden, GER – Beatpol
10/10 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachtof
10/11 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
10/12 Lyon, FRA – CCO
10/13 Barcelona, SPA – Aloud Music Festival
10/14 Toulouse, FRA – Le Rex
10/15 Bordeaux, FRA – Krakatoa
10/16 Orleans, FRA – Astrolabe
10/17 Heerlen, NET – Nieuwe Nor
10/18 Oberhausen, GER – Drucklufthaus
10/19 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Void
10/20 Athens, GRE – Fuzz Club
10/22 St. Petersburg, RUS – Zal
10/23 Moscow, RUS – Zil

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Mono Announces Australian Tour Dates

Japanese instrumental rock outfit Mono is returning to Australian shores this November for a string of tour dates. They will be supported by Sydney's visceral Dumbsaint and a plethora of local talent across the country.

Brisbane's show will feature Balloons Kill Babies (who just released the EP "Prodromal"), Sydney gets Grun (who released the first record in many years earlier in 2017), Melbourne gets Solkyri and Adelaide gets Last Days of Kali.

The tour is In celebration of ten years since the debut visit to Australia and the band will visit Adelaide for the first time ever, as well as returning to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth - adding this - this visit follows the 2016 album "Requiem for Hell" and will feature the band playing music that spans the entire catalogue across a close to two hour show.

Mono was originally formed in 1999 - a unique approach of blending orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise which has been held in extremely high regard; so much so, that the band's musicianship was praised. One of the most monumental live memories of the band was a special set of shows with a 23-piece orchestra in New York, Tokyo, London and Melbourne.

The Australian tour dates are as follows: More...

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Solstafir Kicks Off New Tour

Tonight Solstafir kicks off a European tour alongside Mono and The Ocean. Beginning tonight in Aarhus, DK, the band will perform in 13 countries before concluding in Leeds, UK on November 7. Solstafir is touring in support of latest album "Otta" (reviewed here). Upcoming dates and venues are as follows:

Oct. 12 Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall
Oct. 13 Oslo, NO @ Vulkan Arena
Oct. 14 Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
Oct. 18 St. Petersburg, RU @ Zhal Ozhidaniya
Oct. 19 Moscow, RU @ Volta
Oct. 21 Vilnius, LI @ NEW YORK
Oct. 22 Warsaw, PL @ Proxima
Oct. 23 Berlin, DE @ Heimathafen
Oct. 24 Leeuwarden, NL @ Into the Void Fest
Oct. 26 Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
Oct. 27 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
Oct. 28 Munich, DE @ Backstage
Oct. 29 Bologna, IT @ Locomativ
Oct. 30 Mezzago, IT @ Bloom
Oct. 31 Lyon, FR @ CCO Villeurbanne
Nov. 02 Toulouse, FR @ Metronum
Nov. 03 Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks
Nov. 04 Zurich, CH @ Harterei
Nov. 05 Paris, FR @ Trabendo
Nov. 06 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
Nov. 07 Leeds, UK @ Damnation Fest More...

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The Ocean Posts Split EP Trailer

The Ocean and Mono have released a new teaser trailer for their upcoming split release "Transcendental," due out on October 23, 2015 via pelagic Records. The four minute video is available below, while pre-orders are now online here.

The Ocean's contribution, a 13 minute song entitled "The Quiet Observer," was inspired by Gaspard Noe's controversial movie "Enter The Void."

Mono address similar topics with an 11-minute song entitled "Death in Reverse." The song serves as a trailer for the upcoming 9th Mono album, which is scheduled for an early 2016 release through Pelagic Records. More...

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The Ocean Releasing Split Album

Mono and The Ocean: two bands from very different cultural origins, Japan and Germany, yet spiritually akin and connected by many similarities: a cinematic approach to music based on lengthy, escalating compositions, the fact that both bands have existed for more than 15 years, that they have toured many times around the globe, and finally their shared passion for double albums.

It only makes sense that these two bands will now tour together - and release new music just in time for their extended European run, in form of a split LP. Two songs, only one by each band – but 24 minutes of new music altogether.

The Ocean has gone through lineup changes since the release of the 2013 opus "Pelagial" (reviewed here): Drummer Luc Hess was replaced by Paul Seidel, and Australian guitarist Damian Murdoch took Jonathan Nido's place.

This recording is the band's first output featuring these new members, as well as cello player Dalai Theofilopoulou and piano player Vincent Membrez, who already played on "Pelagial." The band will take this extended lineup to the stage on the upcoming tour. More...

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Solstafir Announces Tour With The Ocean

Enigmatic Icelandic rock band Solstafir has announced upcoming European tour dates, joining Mono and The Ocean for an extensive trek. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Solstafir is touring in support of new album "Otta."

10/12 Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall
10/13 Oslo, NO @ Vulkan Arena
10/14 Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
10/18 St. Petersburg, RU @ Zhal Ozhidaniya
10/19 Moscow, RU @ Volta
10/21 Vilnius, LI @ NEW YORK
10/22 Warsaw, PL @ Proxima
10/23 Berlin, DE @ Heimathafen
10/24 Leeuwarden, NL @ Into the Void Fest
10/26 Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
10/27 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
10/28 Munich, DE @ Backstage
10/29 Bologna, IT @ Locomativ
10/30 Mezzago, IT @ Bloom
10/31 Lyon, FR @ CCO Villeurbanne
11/02 Toulouse, FR @ Metronum
11/03 Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks
11/04 Zurich, CH @ Harterei
11/05 Paris, FR @ Trabendo
11/06 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
11/07 Leeds, UK @ Damnation Fest More...

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Mono Kicks Off European Tour

Mono kicked off their European tour today. Here are the latest tour dates:

19-02-10 Orpheum Extra - Graz (Aus)
20-02-10 Menza Pri Koritu - Ljubljana (Slo)
21-02-10 Arena - Vienna (Aus)
22-02-10 A38 - Budapest (Hun)
23-02-10 Teatar Itd - Zagreb (Cro)
24-02-10 Living Room - Belgrade (Ser)
25-02-10 Mkc - Skopje (Mac)
26-02-10 Eightball Club - Thessaloniki (Gre)
27-02-10 Myga Athens - (Gre)
02-03-10 Circolo Degli Artisti - Rome (Ita)
03-03-10 Lokomotiv Club - Bologna (Ita)
04-03-10 Magnolia - Milan (Ita)
05-03-10 L' Epicerie Moderne - Lyon (Fra)
06-03-10 Sala Be Cool - Barcelona (Spa)
07-03-10 Sala Stereo - Murcia (Spa)
09-03-10 Musicbox - Lisbon (Por)
10-03-10 Serralves - Porto (Por)
11-03-10 Salon Teatro - Santiago De Compostela (Spa)
12-03-10 Santana 27 - Bilbao (Spa)
13-03-10 Le Sans Reserve - Perigeux (Fra)
14-03-10 La Maroquinerie - Paris (Fra)
15-03-10 The Scala - London (Uk)
16-03-10 The Asylum - Birmingham (Uk)
17-03-10 Oran Mor - Glasgow (Sco)
18-03-10 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds (Uk)
20-03-10 Les Trinitaires - Metz (Fra)
21-03-10 Doornroosje - Nijmegen (Net)
22-03-10 Het Depot - Leuven (Bel)
23-03-10 Fzw - Dortmund (Ger)
24-03-10 Debaser - Malmo (Swe)
25-03-10 Strand - Stockholm (Swe)
26-03-10 Umea Open Festival - Umea (Swe)
28-03-10 Nosturi - Helsinki (Fin)
29-03-10 Plink Plonk - Tartu (Est)
30-03-10 Gertrudes 101 - Riga (Lat)
31-03-10 Mulen Ruzas - Vilnius (Lit)
01-04-10 Cba Warsaw - (Pol)
02-04-10 Blue Note - Poznan (Pol)
03-04-10 Hebbel Theatre - Berlin (Ger)
04-04-10 Palac Akropolis - Prague (Cze)

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Stream Mono's Roadburn Festival Performance Online

Ambient/doom band Mono's entire performance from the Roadburnfestival in April has been posted online for streaming this location.

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Mono Plays 10 Year Anniversary Show In New York

Mono recently played two sold out shows with a symphonic orchestra in New York City. You can watch an interview with Taka and multiple video clips here as well as one more video clip of the performance below. More...

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New Mono Song Streaming Online

The first song off of ambient/doom band Mono's upcomming record, "Hymn To The Immortal Wind," has been posted for streaming online. The new song is entitled "Ashes in the Snow."

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