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Monolord Share New Song “I’ll Be Damned”

  • Axl Rosenberg

Like the provocative cover of their new album, Your Time to Shine, Monolord’s latest single, “I’ll Be Damned,” is a paradoxical mix of the beautiful and the bleak. No one in their right mind would describe the track as “celebratory” or “uplifting,” but no with ears will be able to deny how gosh darn catchy the thing is. It’s not lost on me that Monolord are from Sweden, a country that seems to specialize in turning negative emotions into insanely hooky metal.

Check out “I’ll Be Damned” below. Your Time to Shine arrives on October 29 via Relapse; physical pre-orders are here and digital here.

Monolord will start touring heavily in support of Your Time to Shine in November, with appearances in Mexico and throughout Europe and the U.K.; then, in 2022, they come to North America. Dates are as follows:

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

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

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