Chris Barretto will play saxophone on next Monuments album and more details about "The Amanuensis"

Hello everyone, we're delighted to announce our second album, titled 'The Amanuensis' will be released on June 23rd in UK/Europe/Aus/NZ and July 8th in North America via Century Media Records. 
Thanks to everyone involved in the process of making this album, anyone who's bought a shirt, whoever came to a show and also everyone hassling us like mad for the next release, you drive us, thank you. 

All the information on the album can be read below, a new track will obviously be on it's way in the not too distant future! Big shout outs to Romesh Dodangoda and Eyal Levi for their work on the music, Fall McKenzie and Kris Davidson for making us look total big dick with the artwork. Special thanks to Will & Innogen Killick-Steele for making this album possible.

- Browne, Olly, Mike, Swan & Chris.

“The Amanuensis”, MONUMENTS’ sophomore album and follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed “Gnosis” is scheduled for a release on the following dates:

UK / 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.


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) München - 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


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