CackBlabbath Spotlight : Monolord

MonoLordBand Name: Monolord

Home Town: Gothenburg; Sweden

Year Formed: 2013

Current Line-up: Mika Häkki – Bass, Thomas Jäger – Guitar & vocals, Esben Willems – Drums

Brief History: Originally formed as a side project in 2013, Monolord is made up of Swedish rockers Thomas Jäger, Esben Willems and Mika Häkki. Born out of the Swedish boogie band Marulk as a means to make heavier, more psychedelic sounds, founding members Jäger and Willems added Häkki (The Don Darlings, ex-Rotten Sound) to their line-up and realised instantly that they had something very special. Recording commenced in early 2013 and in no time at all the LP was picked up by EasyRider Records, one of the newest and most passionate purveyors of heavy doom, metal and rock’n’roll. Monolord however is for more than just doom-metal fanatics and this epic record will satisfy all fans of guitar driven rock, stoner and monolithic riffs.

Career Highlight: Putting the needle on the vinyl test press.

Future Plans: Releasing our debut Empress Rising and spreading the doom gospel. We’re working on a few different tour plans, but as of now nothing is final and official yet. But we’re itching to get back on the road!

Describe your music in one word: Subsonicfuzzfest.

Tell us something interesting / amusing / stupid about the band: What happened that time will remain a secret.

Who would be your ideal tour-mates? Any laid-back groove lovers with a mutual love for fuzzed out sonic walls and good coffee.

And what would be on the rider? Local beer, veggie food and a sound tech with a broken dB meter.

Facebook URL: /monolordsweden