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