Date(s) - Mon, April 29
The Empty Bottle
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$15 (advance); $18 // 21+
Scorched Tundra & Empty Bottle present Monolord
In 2013, MONOLORD first emerged from their native Gothenburg, Sweden behind an impenetrable wall of distortion and spell-binding vocals. The outside world took notice in a big way as the trio of Thomas V Jäger [vocals, guitars], Esben Williams [drums], and Mika Häkki [bass] garnered a flurry critical acclaim for their RidingEasy Records debut, Empress Rising, a year later. “From day one, it’s always been our aim to bui
ld a massive wall of rumbling sound,” declares Thomas. “That’s our common goal. We’re the exact opposite of a band consisting of members with identical record collections. We come from three fairly different places, but we’re all drawn to dark, heavy, and gritty music. What we do in MONOLORD is the result of that creative conflict between us—that’s conflict in the word’s positive sense.” Ultimately, MONOLORD offers shelter from some of that darkness. “I hope we can be an outlet to the massive and destructive stupidity surrounding us all,” Thomas concludes. “This band is our safety valve. We hope the same goes for our fans.”
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