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03 August 2018
Monuments: release "A.W.O.L" taken from new album, "Phronesis"
Monuments:   release "A.W.O.L" taken from new album, "Phronesis"

MONUMENTS are happy to finally release a first brand-new song, “A.W.O.L”, check out the lyrics video here: https://youtu.be/W4sEXcolEy0

“A.W.O.L” is taken from MONUMENTS upcoming album, “Phronesis”, which is scheduled for a release October 5th, 2018 via Century Media Records.

The following formats will be available:

Standard CD Jewelcase

Gatefold LP+CD

North America: Gatefold LP

Digital Album

The following vinyl colours will be available:

500x Gatefold transp. blue-black splattered LP+CD via the band

200x Gatefold transp. magenta LP+CD via Century Media Records Distro Wholesale EU & Onlineshop

100x Gatefold silver LP+CD via Century Media Records EU Onlineshop

Gatefold black LP+CD

North America: 500x Gatefold opaque lavender LP

Check for the preorders already up, more to follow: https://Monuments.lnk.to/Phronesis

MONUMNTS about the album: “The word Phronesis was a big part of society and philosophy in ancient Greece. Phronesis is wisdom, but a really specific type of wisdom to do with oneself. Wisdom on your practical actions, good judgement, being excellent in character, practical wisdom. Learning what to do and what not to do based on experience, being mindful of everything around you. Something that, at times, all of us can be pretty terrible at.”

After touring the world heavily in support of their album “The Amanuensis” (2014) the intercontinental quintet needed to take a break and catch a breath for multiple reasons. However, the band kept working on “Phronesis” that works as a turning point of the progressive metal band on many levels. The self-produced album was recorded between March and July of 2018 in various studios throughout the world: While guitars and bass were recorded by Jim Pinder (Bullet For My Valentine, Machine Head, While She Sleeps…) at Treehouse Studios, Derbyshire, UK the drums were played, recorded, tracked and engineered by Anup Sastry (ex-Skyharbor). Chris Barretto recorded his vocals with Cristian Machado (Ill Nino, Leeway) at Soundwars Studios, NJ, USA, then everything was mixed and mastered by Joel Wanasek at JTW Music, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

“Phronesis” is available as Standard CD Jewelcase, Gatefold LP+CD and Digital Album.

The track listing reads as follows:

1. A.W.O.L

2. Hollow King

3. Vanta

4. Mirror Image

5. Ivory

6. Stygian Blue

7. Leviathan

8. Celeste

9. Jukai

10. The Watch

Don’t miss seeing MONUMENTS at Euroblast Festival in Cologne which will be the first show where the band is playing band new songs from “Phronesis”!

5.–7.10.18 (DE) Cologne – Euroblast Festival

A full European tour will be announced shortly.


Chris Barretto - Vocals

John Browne - Guitar

Olly Steele - Guitar

Adam Swan - Bass

Daniel 'Lango' Lang - Drums