|Los Angeles blackened doom and sludge giants BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH sign to Ripple Music for the release of their fourth full-length ‘From The Fathomless Deep’ on July 15th. They unveil its stunning album art as well as a crushing first single entitled “Crown/The Immeasurable Void” right now.
Fresh off the recent endorsement of guitarist Matt Price on Orange Amps, the L.A. doom veterans return stronger and heavier than ever with their first new studio album in seven years. “From The Fathomless Deep” is BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH’s darkest and most menacing record yet, an album that stares fearlessly into the shadows. The fist-pumping bounce from Defender/Redeemist’s “We Are the Worm” is replaced with twisting and ghostly maneuvering on “Spirit Taker,” and Price’s solos clasp at heights unseen on “Psychlopean Dread” and the titanic typhoon that is “Stormbreaker Suite.”
The BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH is not the same band we knew all those years ago: grizzlier, rougher-hewn and more technically visceral than they’ve ever been. A welcome reward for their decade-old following, and an ear-splitting surprise for those unbaptized.’From The Fathomless Deep’ will be released in various vinyl formats, CD and digital on July 15th, 2022 through Ripple Music. Its artwork was created by revered heavy metal and horror artist Dusty Peterson.
New album ‘From The Fathomless Deep’
Out July 15th, 2022 on Ripple Music
Preorder coming soon here
In their fourteen years of existence, Los Angeles’ progressive sludge stalwarts BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH have experienced triumph, loss and all that is in between. Their 2012 release ‘Defender, Redeemist’ was a breakthrough, described as a “musical reincarnation of the Wooly Mammoth” by Blabbermouth.net, but the passing of bassist and vocalist Kevin McDade in 2013 put their ascent to a halt. Guitarist Matt Price and drummer Chase Manhattan explored new lineups, unfamiliar musical territory and even other bands in the years that passed. 2015 saw the release of BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH’s last full-length ‘Architects of the Void’, which touched upon black metal textures, and the album cycle culminated in a 2016 appearance at Roadburn Festival. The pair then toured the world as the rhythm section for Portland’s Lord Dying and performed on their last record ‘Mysterium Tremendum’.
In 2019, Price and Manhattan returned to their original power-trio format, welcoming veteran Menno Verbaten (Lowlife/Cryptic Slaughter, Expulsion, Lightning Swords of Death) on bass and vocals. The three have spent the last two years refining what made BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH one of Los Angeles’ greatest treasures over the last decade: lumbering iron riffs that kneel at the altar of Iommi, foam-mouthed roars, serpentine solos and Price’s innate love for southern licks and classic metal tics. The mighty trio is now ready to unleash their wrath on the world with brand new album ‘From the Fathomless Deep’, to be released worldwide in the summer of 2022.
BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH is
Menno Verbaten – Bass & vocals
Matt Price – Guitar
Chase Manhattan – Drums
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