MONOLORD Details ‘No Comfort’ Album; Fall 2019 Tour & Fests

Photo by Ester Segarra
Article By: Leanne Ridgeway

The Swedish sludgy psych trio MONOLORD recently announced their upcoming fourth full-length album ‘No Comfort‘, set to release September 20th on Relapse Records (also the band’s debut for Relapse).

Dates are solid for a Fall run of European and U.S. tour and festival appearances. After a sprint to Brazil for a set at the Setembro Negro Festival on the weekend of September 6th, the band will take a couple of weeks off to release the new album on the 20th, then launch off for their tour starting on the 28th in London, U.K.

From there MONOLORD will be all over the map until the end of November. Reaching across most of Europe with Firebreather as their direct support, and then coast to coast in the U.S. with Blackwater Holylight to start the shows, the two-month trek will give ample opportunity for many to catch a show near them. The tour also includes MONOLORD appearing at several festivals on both sides of the Atlantic, including HRH Doom V Stoner, Up In Smoke Festival, Saturday Mud Fever Festival, and in the U.S. at a Relapse Records Showcase at Levitation Fest. All current dates are listed below.

The band released their debut album, ‘Empress Rising’ in 2014, with full-length albums ‘Vænir‘ arriving in 2015, and ‘Rust‘ following in 2017. In the years since their inception, they’ve become one of heavy music’s rising stars, and deservedly so. They hold much power in both their rhythm and tone, as well as a distinctive quality to the vocals that when melded both in the studio and in live performance, simply stomps all the right spots for many of us who delve into their discography more than occasionally.

Now, if you’ve caught the cover art of their new ‘No Comfort‘ album here, and are at all familiar with the Riff Relevant logo, you may not be entirely shocked to find out I pre-ordered this one without hearing a note. Granted, I do own and enjoy the hell out of all the MONOLORD releases, but… hi, it has an OWL on it.

Alas, my long-time birds of prey appreciation likely don’t hold much sway with your listening habits, so we also have the first two singles ready to invade your ears. In both a Bandcamp stream, as well as YouTube streaming of a full song audio version of “The Bastard Son” and a brand new official video for the second song “The Last Leaf“.

The ‘No Comfort‘ album will drop on September 20th via Relapse Records. Pre-order is open at multiple outlets. Find the rest of the tracklist and tour info after the jump…



“We’re thrilled to work with the brilliantly talented Björn Rallare on this video,” said the band, collectively. “He’s aced the difficult challenge of capturing the post-apocalyptic and apathetic atmosphere of the song. Hope you like it as much as we do.”

Esben Willems – Drums
Thomas Jäger – Guitar, Vocals
Mika Häkki – Bass

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No Comfort‘ Tracklist:

01. The Bastard Son
02. The Last Leaf
03. Larvae
04. Skywards
05. Alone Together
06. No Comfort



– MONOLORD Tour Dates Fall 2019 –

Sep. 06-08 – Sao Paulo, BR – Setembro Negro Festival

– All Headline EU Dates w/ Firebreather –

Sep. 28 – London, UK @ The Garage (w/ Ufomammut)
Sep. 29 – Sheffield, UK @ HRH Doom V Stoner
Sep. 30 – Bournemouth, UK @ The Anvil
Oct. 01 – Utrecht, NL @ De Helling
Oct. 02 – Brussels, BE @ Magasin 4
Oct. 03 – Pratteln, CH @ Up In Smoke Festival
Oct. 04 – Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie
Oct. 05 – Paris, FR @ Saturday Mud Fever Festival
Oct. 07 – Dortmund, DE @ Junkyard
Oct. 08 – Nuremberg, DE @ B-Zau
Oct. 09 – Cologne, DE @ Helios 37
Oct. 10 – Mainz, DE @ Schon Schon
Oct. 11 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Oct. 16 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee
Oct. 17 – Gothenburg, SE @ Sticky Fingers
Oct. 18 – Malmo, SE @ Babel
Oct. 23 – Linkoping, SE @ The Crypt
Oct. 24 – Stockholm, SE @ Close Up Baten
Oct. 25 – Tampere, FI @ Olympia
Oct. 26 – Helsinki, FI @ Nosturi

– All Headline U.S. Dates w/ Blackwater Holylight –

Nov. 05 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
Nov. 06 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Nov. 07 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
Nov. 09 – Austin, TX @ Levitation X Relapse Showcase
Nov. 10 – Lafayette, LA @ Freetown Boom Boom Room
Nov 11. – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Nov. 12 – Atlanta, GA @ The 529
Nov. 13 – Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
Nov. 14 – Richmond, VA @ Camel
Nov. 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Nov. 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Nov. 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
Nov. 20 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Nov. 21 – Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
Nov. 22 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Nov. 23 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
Nov. 25 – Denver, CO @ Marquis
Nov. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom




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