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03 June 2014
Monuments: check out the lyric video for "Origin Of Escape", available as instant grat when preordering the album "The Amanuensis" digitally
Monuments:  check out the lyric video for "Origin Of Escape", available as instant grat when preordering the album "The Amanuensis" digitally
Check out "Origin Of Escape", a brand new track including its lyrics from MONUMENTS' upcoming album "The Amanuensis" by viewing the outstanding lyric video here: youtu.be (fans in Germany please click on www.muzu.tv)

"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

You can already preorder "The Amanuensis" here and even get access to two tracks, "I, The Creator" and "Origin Of Escape" when preordering the album digitally from iTunes or Amazon in Europe, Australia/NZ:
iTunes: smarturl.it
Amazon: smarturl.it
CM Distro: smarturl.it

"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

After a recent short run with Dioramic MONUMENTS will embark on a full European tour with Protest The Hero right around the release of "The Amanuensis". Afterwards the band will head to North America for the very first time together with Glass Cloud and Scale The Summit. Check thisismonuments.com for frequent updates.

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
** w/ Protest The Hero

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