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Thursday, August 09, 2012
Monuments: launches new track, "Degenerate"; pushes back North American release date of new album, 'Gnosis,' to September 25th
Monuments:  launches new track, "Degenerate"; pushes back North American release date of new album, 'Gnosis,' to September 25th
As torchbearers of the UK tech metal scene, MONUMENTS has already forged their complex soundscapes into the minds of thousands with their 3 track EP, We Are The Foundation, and now the band is ready to release their debut full-length album, Gnosis, this September! Originally due out August 28th in North America, Gnosis will now be released on September 25th; the updated album release dates are below.

GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY: Friday, August 24, 2012
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, August 27, 2012
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, August 31, 2012
USA / CANADA: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Gnosis' new single, "Degenerate," can be heard here:

Monuments - "Degenerate"

In regards to this new track, MONUMENTS comments: "We're proud to release to you the 2nd track off 'Gnosis' - 'Degenerate'. This is the day we leave this sick world behind."

To hear the previously released track, "Doxa," click here. A play-through of "Doxa," featuring John Browne (guitar), Adam Swan (bass), and Mike Malyan (drums), can be viewed here.

Gnosis offers nine tracks of thoroughly modern progressive metal that has as many hooks as it does important political messages. The title refers to a higher level of spiritual understanding where one stops to answer the questions about one's existence rather than ignoring the issues and simply following the crowd. The message is simple: don't believe everything you're told; think for yourself. The track-listing for Gnosis is below.

Gnosis track-listing:
1. Admit Defeat
2. Degenerate
3. Doxa
4. The Uncollective
5. Blue Sky Thinking
6. 97% Static
7. Empty Vessels Make The Most Noise
8. Regenerate
9. Denial

The iTunes exclusive version offers another bonus track:
10. Empty Vessels Make The Most Noise (Paradigm Shift Remix)

To pre-order Gnosis, please heard over to CM Distro for the album, plus a special CD/t-shirt bundle.

In support of Gnosis, MONUMENTS will join JEFF LOOMIS, VILDHJARTA, and STEALING AXION for the first installment of the Euroblast Tour. All upcoming tour dates are below.

Euroblast tour dates feat. MONUMENTS with JEFF LOOMIS, VILDHJARTA, STEALING AXION
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17.10.12 (D) Munich - Feierwerk
18.10.12 (CH) Aarau - Kiff
20.10.12 (D) Cologne - Euroblast Festival
21.10.12 (UK) Brighton - Audio
22.10.12 (UK) Reading - Sub89
23.10.12 (UK) Liverpool - O2 Academy 2
24.10.12 (UK) Glasgow - Cathouse
25.10.12 (IRL) Dublin - The Village
26.10.12 (UK) Leeds - The Well
27.10.12 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy 3
28.10.12 (UK) London - Underworld
29.10.12 (B) Antwerp - Trix
30.10.12 (NL) Kerkrade - The Rock Temple
31.10.12 (D) Muenster - Sputnikhalle
01.11.12 (N) Oslo - Sub Scene
02.11.12 (S) Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
05.11.12 (FIN) Helsinki - Tavastia
07.11.12 (DK) Copenhagen - Templet
08.11.12 (D) Berlin - Magnet
10.11.12 (CZ) Prague - Hoodoo
11.11.12 (H) Budapest - Dürer Kert
12.11.12 (A) Vienna - Arena
13.11.12 (I) Rome - Traffic Club
14.11.12 (I) Legnano - Land Of Live Club