Monolord announce Your Time To Shine out Oct 29 – News

Monolord announce Your Time To Shine out Oct 29

Monolord return with their enthusiastically-awaited fifth album, Your Time To Shine, on Oct. 29 via Relapse Records. 

A preview of the five-song, 39-minute collection, which was recorded by drummer Esben Willems in their newly founded recording space, Studio Beserk, arrives today via the soaring, fist-raising album opener, “The Weary.”

“‘The Weary,” that’s us telling a story to future generations that we are sorry, but we fucked it all up” says Guitarist/Vocalist Thomas Jäger.


Never ones to shy away from sharp social commentary, whether it’s about the global climate crisis, the destructive nature of religion, or the isolation endured during the pandemic, drummer Esben Willems says of the new collection: “To me, it’s an honest representation of how I feel about the current state of humanity.”  

Musically, the album sees the Swedish trio cultivating the elements that take their monstrous, heavy riffing to new heights with a darker edge. A five-track journey that spans across crushing doom rock to more spacey, groove laden opuses, Your Time to Shine is Monolord at their most unfiltered and focused.

Your Time To Shine tracklist:
The Weary
To Each Their Own
I’ll Be Damned
Your Time To Shine
The Siren of Yersinia

Your Time To Shine pre-orders are available now (physicaldigital). The album is available in the following formats: standard vinyl (Kelly green), CD, cassette, and digitally, as well as a smörgåsbord of limited-edition vinyl variants:

Deluxe versions (available exclusively via

  • Deluxe mail order version (white, brown and olive green merge with splatter including a specially designed stand up church cutout display piece, and a high-quality Zippo lighter with screen print. 100 available)
  • Deluxe mail order version (100 available – highlighter yellow/orange krush/highlighter yellow three color striped with splatter including a specially designed stand up church cutout display piece, and a high-quality Zippo lighter with screen print. 100 available)
  • Deluxe mail order version (butterfly with splatter – 200 available) exclusives:

  • Grey inside clear with rainbow splatter – 300 available
  • Yellow and mustard merge – 500 available
  • Milky clear with brown, mustard and orange splatter – 500 available exclusive:

  • Olive green – 100 available

Retail exclusives:

  • Mustard yellow – 200 available via Rough Trade UK
  • Milky clear – 200 available, Swedish indie record store exclusive
  • Grey – 300 available, UK indie record store exclusive
  • Brown – 300 available, German indie record store exclusive
  • Neon Orange – 500 available, North American indie record store exclusive

Monolord has simultaneously announced a US tour, with the coast-to-coast run kicking off on March 3. The dates (listed below) are on-sale now with all performances supported by Firebreather. A European trek is slated for this November with Blackwater Holylight opening those dates. 

Tour dates:
November 6  Mexico City, MX  Hipnosis Festival
November 18  Oberhausen, DE Kulttempe
November 19  Utrecht, NL  dB’S  SOLD OUT
November 20  Nijmegen, NL  Doornroosje
November 22  Bristol, UK  Exchange
November 24  London, UK  The Underworld
November 25  Manchester, UK  Soup
November 26  Dunkerque, FR  4 Ecluses
November 27  Paris, FR  Petit Bain
November 28  Toulouse, FR  Rex
November 30  Madrid, SP  Caracol
December 1  Barcelona, SP  Bóveda
December 2  Annecy, FR  Le Brise Glace
December 3  Aarau, CH  KIFF
December 4  Vienna, AT  Arena 
December 5  Dresden, DE  Chemiefabrik
December 6  Berlin, DE  Zukunft am Ostkreuz
December 7  Hamburg, DE  Bahnhof St. Pauli
December 8  Copenhagen, DK  Spillestedet Stengade
December 9  Gothenburg, SE  Pustervik
December 10  Stockholm, SE  Debaser
December 11  Malmö, SE  Babel
December 12  Oslo, NO  Youngs

March 3  Berkeley, CA  Cornerstone
March 4  Sacramento, CA  Harlow’s
March 5  Portland, OR  Dante’s
March 6  Seattle, WA  Chop Suey
March 8  Salt Lake City, UT  Metro
March 9  Denver, CO  Marquis Theater
March 11  Chicago, IL  Reggies
March 12  Detroit, MI  Sanctuary
March 13  Buffalo, NY  Town Ballroom
March 15  Boston, MA  Sonia
March 16  New York, NY  Le Poisson Rouge
March 17  Philadelphia, PA  Underground
March 18  Cleveland, OH  The Grog Shop
March 19  Indianapolis, IN  Black Circle
March 20  Memphis, TN  Hi-Tone
March 21  New Orleans, LA  Gasa Gasa
March 22  Austin, TX  Mohawk
March 23  Denton, TX  Thin Line Fest
March 25  Phoenix, AZ  Rebel Lounge
March 26  San Diego, CA  Brick by Brick
March 27  Los Angeles, CA Teragram 

Firebreather opens on all North American dates, Blackwater Holylight opens on all European dates.

Formed in Gothenburg in 2013, Monolord quickly burst onto the scene releasing three critically-acclaimed full-lengths in a four year span (Empress Rising, Vænir, and Rust) on RidingEasy Records all while touring relentlessly around the globe. The band made their Relapse Records debut, unveiling the transcendent No Comfort in late 2019. Monolord is a rare breed: A band both encompassing and transcending genre; a vortex of heavy rock density that consumes all others. The band’s enveloping, syrupy sludge is a state of mind, with guitarist/vocalist Thomas Jäger, drummer Esben Willems, and bassist Mika Häkki create a massive, dynamic sound with ultra-low frequencies serving as its fourth member.
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