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Friday, October 12, 2012
Monuments: to release new single, "Memoirs," on October 20th to raise funds for rare cancer sufferer
Monuments:  to release new single, "Memoirs," on October 20th to raise funds for rare cancer sufferer
On October 20th, UK progressive tech metallers MONUMENTS will sell the previously unreleased track "Memoirs" as a special single to raise money for the treatment of a close friend of the band who has recently been diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer.

Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (or PMP) is a cancer of the appendix and is so rare that it can only be treated by a small number of specialists, none of whom are in the UK. Treatment must be sought internationally, and the costs are likely to exceed tens of thousands of pounds.

MONUMENTS' Adam Swan (bass) explains: "Hi everyone! We will be releasing 'Memoirs' via Bandcamp as of October 20th. All proceeds will be going to our good friend Laura, who recently found out she has a condition called Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (or PMP), a rare form of cancer of the appendix that affects less than one in a million people. We will be releasing 'Memoirs' to raise money for her as there are very few people in the world who are able to treat this condition and none are in the UK due to its rarity. She will have to travel abroad for the treatment and it will be extremely expensive. There will be a minimum donation of £2 for the track, however it'll be possible to give as much as you want, so please give generously. We would like to give a big shout out to Neema Askari, Joe Garret, John Sprich, James Monteith, Mel Schmidt, Steve Joh and everyone at Century Media for making this possible so quickly. Thank you."

Check out the "Memoirs" trailer here.

The band would also like to raise awareness about this condition as it is often misdiagnosed due to its extreme rarity. For further information about PMP, please click here.

"Memoirs" will be available for purchase on CD starting the first day of the Euroblast tour at all the shows, and it can be digitally downloaded via the band's Bandcamp on October 20th.

MONUMENTS will be touring in support of their recently released debut full-length album, Gnosis. With its groovy, melodic ambience, Gnosis packs a progressive punch, which is further strengthened by the addition of Matt Rose's broad vocal spectrum to the band. For a preview of the album, fans can listen to the previously released tracks "Degenerate" and "Doxa" online. A video for the track "97% Static" can also be viewed here.

To purchase Gnosis, please head over to iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for the album, plus a special CD/t-shirt bundle. Read on for a few reviews of MONUMENTS' Gnosis:

"With 'Gnosis' MONUMENTS have delivered a stunning opening salvo onto the world, delivering not only one of the best debut albums I've heard in sometime, but also one of the best albums of 2012..." -- THIS IS NOT A SCENE.com

"'Gnosis' is one of the best albums in the djent genre I heard so far this year." -- ABOUT.com

"'Gnosis' not only grooves for days, but has enough substance to keep listeners coming back for more." -- HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY.com

Euroblast tour dates feat. MONUMENTS with JEFF LOOMIS, VILDHJARTA, STEALING AXION
presented by Metal Hammer (D), Visions (D), Bode (I), metalitalia.com, metalnews.de, got-djent.com, S7G

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
09.11.12 (SK) Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
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