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25 April 2014
Monuments: reveal cover and track listing of "The Amanuensis"
Monuments:  reveal cover and track listing of "The Amanuensis"
"The Amanuensis", MONUMENTS' sophomore album and follow up to 2012's critically acclaimed "Gnosis" is scheduled for a release on the following dates:
Europe / Australia /NZ: June 23rd, 2014
USA / Canada: July 8th, 2014

"The Amanuensis", at least the title, was inspired by author David Mitchell's novel, "Cloud Atlas". The complex story lines are the perfect analog for MONUMENTS. Musically, the group weave in and out of themes, motifs, and professor-like note calculations with graceful ease. But lyrically "The Amanuensis" comes from a very different place. "The album is about the Samsara cycle," reveals Browne (guitar). "The cyclical existence of life that we are all bound to."

The story of "The Amanuensis" is divided in 11 chapters whose titles read as follows:
1. I, The Creator
2. Origin Of Escape
3. Atlas
4. Horcrux
5. Garden Of Sankhara
6. The Alchemist
7. Quasimodo
8. Saga City
9. Jinn
10. I, The Destroyer
11. Samsara

Before touring Europe right around the release of "The Amanuensis" with Protest The Hero MONUMENTS will do a quick and exclusive run with support coming from Dioramic for a handful of intimate shows throughout Germany in May.

MONUMENTS live:
10.05.2014 (DE) Karlsruhe - Lower Tuned Festival
11.05.2014 (DE) Hannover - Lux *
12.05.2014 (DE) Berlin - Magnet *
14.05.2014 (DE) Saarbruecken - Garage *
15.05.2014 (DE) Frankfurt - 11er *
16.05.2014 (DE) Cologne - MTC *
17.05.2014 (BE) Liege - Caserne Fonck, 6k Fest
22.05.2014 (UK) The Forum - Hatfield
15.06.2014 (UK) Donnington Park - Download Festival
22.06.2014 (ES) Bilbao - Kafe Antzokia **
24.06.2014 (IT) Pinarella di Cervia - RockPlanet **
25.06.2014 (DE) Stuttgart - Universum **
26.06.2014 (NL) Utrecht - Helling (Tivoli) **
27.06.2014 (DE) Bochum - Matrix **
30.06.2014 (DE) Munich - Backstage **
01.07.2014 (HU) Budapest - Budapest Park **
02.07.2014 (SK) Bratislava - Randal Club **
03.07.2014 (PL) Warschau - Progresja **
11.07.2014 (BE) Genk - Miner Fest
08.08.2014 (BE) Ieper - Ieperfest
* w/ Dioramic
** w/ Protest The Hero

MONUMENTS are:
Chris Barretto - vocals, saxophone
John Browne - guitar
Olly Steele - guitar
Adam Swan - bass
Mike Malyan - drums, samples

MONUMENTS online:
www.thisismonuments.com
www.facebook.com/thisismonuments
soundcloud.com/thisismonuments