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Monolord w/ Firebreather [Big Room-Upstairs]

  March 20, 2022 9:00 PM

Doors Open: 8:00 PM
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ADVANCED: $16.00
DAY OF: $20.00

ADVANCED / DAY OF Public Onsale: September 14, 2021 7:46 AM to March 20, 2022 9:00 PM
It is undeniable that we live in uncertain and troubled times, a period of which this 
pandemic we’re struggling through is but the latest and perhaps most evident aspect. 
Life is increasingly complicated and burdens seem to get harder and harder to carry 
with each passing year, so the need to seek solace and to take refuge in things that you 
know you can count on becomes more and more urgent. Well, dear friend, put down 
those burdens for a little while, because Monolord have got your back.
Ever since 2013, when the dormant power of the Monolord became too much for a 
simple boogie rock band called Marulk – featuring a certain Thomas V Jäger and 
Esben Willems respectively on guitars/vocals and drums already – to contain, that this 
Swedish trio’s almost endearingly relentless dedication to The Riff has been 
something you can count on, almost as sure as the sun that rises every morning above 
your head. Thomas and Esben joined bassist Mika Häkki, and ever since then they 
have been compelled by the power of the riff, with no time for any frills like line-up 
changes or inane experimentations just for the sake of it. Theirs is a higher calling, a 
purer statement of intentions. After all, their bandname is “a paraphrase of an 
unspeakable name of an unspeakable entity that not even we dare to mention,” as 
Esben explains. And if you don’t like that description, Thomas has another 
suggestion: “make one up, and it is true!”
Do not think, however, that just by having a well defined sound and by making the 
riff their raison d’être, that you have them all figured out by default. A Monolord 
song might feel like a bridge troll that grabs you by the shoulders and just shakes you 
until it’s done, but that troll has a great record collection and knows how to move and 
groove. The four records the band put from 2014 to 2019, while clearly belonging to 
the same canon, all have their own distinct personality and vibe, and all echo their 
own nuance. Thomas cites Entombed (above all), Slayer, Type O Negative, The 
Hellacopters, Goatsnake and a bunch more as stuff he hears in his songwriting, while 
Esben admits struggling with compiling lists of influences that end up being 9000 
names from AC/DC to Zeal & Ardor. Monolord walk all over the making-the-same-
record-over-and-over pitfall with the same carefree ease with which they, well, fire 
out chunky, fuzzy riffs that somehow never sound like the last one. Or the next one.
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