MONOLYTH New “Origin” Release Shows Announced


Portuguese modern death/groove metallers MONOLYTH will present their debut album Origin in November 14 and 15 live at Metalpoint (Porto) and Beat Club (Leiria), respectively. Support acts include SOTZ’, TONTURA, IMAJINN GUGOLPLEX and ROOSTER CLAW (check more details below). The tickets will be available at the venues for 5€ or 10€ (ticket + CD), 13€ (ticket + t-shirt) and 20€ (ticket + CD + t-shirt).


MONOLYTH have released Origin in October 10 with a blazing show at Bar do Estudante (Aveiro) with their countrymen REVOLUTION WITHIN, KRITTER, TERROR EMPIRE and SOTZ’. Check what the press is saying about it:

“One of the greatest surprises of the year for the Portuguese metal.” (Metal Imperium)

“They have declared to be trying to move away from the regular standards. We hope they keep it this way, because judging from Origin they are on the right path.” (SounD(/)ZonE)

“This is a highly promising and exciting young band with a lot of potential.” (Rock’n’Reel Reviews)


Origin was recorded in Audioplay/Palco Central Studios, in Portugal, with producers Andrés Malta and André Rodrigues, this latest being responsible for the mixing and mastering at Fullpower Studios. The record also comprises special featurings by André Macedo [COLOSSO, ex-NEBULOUS] and Andrés Malta [MUNCHIES, ex-BEAUTIFUL VENOM] on the tracks Fake Symptom and Denied And Broken, respectively.


MONOLYTH claims their sound to be a diverse and noxious mixture of many of their main inspirations such as LAMB OF GOD, MESHUGGAH, GOJIRA, MACHINE HEAD, DEVIN TOWNSEND and many others. The band was formed by guitarist Tiago Martins and drummer Victor Butuc around 2009. After playing together and jamming for some months, the search for a lead vocalist started and ended up with (MP) Marcelo taking the place, followed by their first bass player Pedro Maia and guitarist Gonçalo Lemos. Following Maia’s departure in February 2012, João Mota joined band. After playing the songs that would end up in their first album for about a year and a half, they experienced yet another line-up change and David Alves becomes the band’s new bass player in July 2013.


NOVEMBER 14 @ Metalpoint (Porto)

w/ SOTZ’ + TONTURA (22h00 WET)


NOVEMBER 15 @ Beat Club (Leiria)



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