MONUMENTS reveal cover and track listing of “The Amanuensis”

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The Amanuensis“, MONUMENTS‘ sophomore album and follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed “Gnosis” is scheduled for a release on the following dates: Europe / Australia /NZ: June 23, 2014

USA / Canada: July 8, 2014.

“The Amanuensis”, at least the title, was inspired by author David Mitchell’s novel, “Cloud Atlas”. The complex story lines are the perfect analog for MONUMENTS. Musically, the group weave in and out of themes, motifs, and professor-like note calculations with graceful ease. But lyrically “The Amanuensis” comes from a very different place. “The album is about the Samsara cycle,” reveals Browne (guitar). “The cyclical existence of life that we are all bound to.”

The story of “The Amanuensis” is divided in 11 chapters whose titles read as follows:

1. I, The Creator

2. Origin Of Escape

3. Atlas

4. Horcrux

5. Garden Of Sankhara

6. The Alchemist

7. Quasimodo

8. Saga City

9. Jinn

10. I, The Destroyer

11. Samsara

Before touring Europe right around the release of “The Amanuensis” with Protest The Hero MONUMENTS will do a quick and exclusive run with support coming from Dioramic for a handful of intimate shows throughout Germany in May.

MONUMENTS live:

5/10/14 – (DE) Karlsruhe – Lower Tuned Festival

5/11/14 – (DE) Hannover – Lux *

5/12/14 – (DE) Berlin – Magnet *

5/14/14 – (DE) Saarbruecken – Garage *

5/15/14 – (DE) Frankfurt – 11er *

5/16/14 – (DE) Cologne – MTC *

5/17/14 – (BE) Liege – Caserne Fonck, 6k Fest

5/22/14 – (UK) The Forum – Hatfield

6/15/14 – (UK) Donnington Park – Download Festival

6/22/14 – (ES) Bilbao – Kafe Antzokia **

6/24/14 – (IT) Pinarella di Cervia – RockPlanet **

6/25/14 – (DE) Stuttgart – Universum **

6/26/14 – (NL) Utrecht – Helling (Tivoli) **

6/27/14 – (DE) Bochum – Matrix **

6/30/14 – (DE) Munich – Backstage **

7/1/14 – (HU) Budapest – Budapest Park **

7/2/14 – (SK) Bratislava – Randal Club **

7/3/14 – (PL) Warschau – Progresja **

7/11/14 – (BE) Genk – Miner Fest

8/8/14 – (BE) Ieper – Ieperfest

* w/ Dioramic

** w/ Protest The Hero

MONUMENTS are:

Chris Barretto – vocals, saxophone

John Browne – guitar

Olly Steele – guitar

Adam Swan – bass

Mike Malyan – drums, samples

 

MONUMENTS online:

http://www.thisismonuments.com/

http://www.facebook.com/thisismonuments

http://soundcloud.com/thisismonuments

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