MONARCH: Eclectic French Sludge Act Confirm New Album via At A Loss; European Fall Tour Confirmed

Atmospheric sludge/drone act MONARCH will release their latest avant-garde oeuvre, Omens, via At A Loss Recordings this Autumn. Confirmed album info and release dates will be unveiled over the coming weeks as things take shape.

Omens will be hard working MONARCH‘s sixth full-length release since their 2005 inception, not to mention the myriad of other releases within that amount of time including three EPs, three split releases (Elysium, Moss and Grey Daturas) and more, under the banners of Crucial Blast, Throne Records, 20 Buck Spin, Heathen Skulls and other great indie labels.

After several lineup changes over the years, MONARCH recently acquired drummer Rob Schaeffer (Dark Castle, YOB live, etc.). The lineup also includes guitarist Shiran Kaïdine (Year of No Light), bassist MicHell Bidegain, and of course the ethereal, penetrating vocals of Emilie Bresson.

The band will tour Europe starting in mid October, including a stop at this year’s Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, England, joining an incredibly eclectic lineup including Wolves In The Throne Room, Battles, Harvey Milk, Merzbow, Orthodox, Oxbow and dozens more.

MONARCH European Fall Tour:
10/19/2011 Ateliers de Bitche – Nantes, France
10/20/2011 La Miroiterie – Paris, France w/ Aluk Todolo
10/22/2011 Birmingham, England @ Supersonic Festival [info]
10/23/2011 The Twisted Pepper – Dublin, Ireland w/ De Novissimis, Wizards Of Firetop Mountain, RatsBlood
10/28/2011 The Navigation – Nottingham, England
10/29/2011 The Unicorn – London, England w/ Pombagira, Sonance
10/30/2011 The Fishtank – Durham, England w/ Bong
10/31/2011 The Green Door Store – Brighton, England w/ Pagan Altar
11/02/2011 DB’s – Utrecht, Netherlands
11/04/2011 Les Pavillions Sauvages – Toulouse, France w/ Goat River
11/05/2011 Katie Daly’s – Bayonne, France

Stay tuned for more info on the upcoming Omens, as well as more on MONARCH into 2012.