MONUMENTS launch lyric video for “Origin Of Escape” from the album THE AMANUENSIS coming July 8 via Century Media

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

British progressive metal band Monuments has announced they will release their sophomore album The Amanuensis on July 8th via Century Media. The band has released the track “Origin Of Escape” which you can check out below via YouTube. They will be on tour in Europe throughout June and part of July, after which they will tour North America for the very first time as direct support to the Scale the Summit/Glass Clouds tour. Full details are below.

This summer Britain’s MONUMENTS will release their sophomore album, THE AMANUENSIS the follow up to 2012’s GNOSIS. The band has just released a lyric video for the song “Origin Of Escape” you can check out here:

The title of the album was inspired by author David Mitchell’s novel, “Cloud Atlas”. The complex story lines are the perfect analog for MONUMENTS. Musically the group weaves in and out of themes, motifs, and professor-like note calculations with graceful ease while lyrically THE AMANUENSIS comes from a very different place. “The album is about the Samsara cycle,” reveals guitarist John Browne. “The cyclical existence of life that we are all bound to.”


The story of THE AMANUENSIS is divided into 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


MONUMENTS recently concluded a short run with Dioramic and will now embark on a full European tour with Protest The Hero, starting with DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, right around the release of THE AMANUENSIS. Afterwards the band will come to North America for the very first time together with Glass Cloud and Scale The Summit.

Check for frequent updates!


MONUMENTS upcoming dates:

6-15-14 (UK) Donnington Park – Download Festival

6-22-14 (ES) Bilbao – Kafe Antzokia **

6-24-14 (IT) Pinarella di Cervia – RockPlanet **

6-25-14 (DE) Stuttgart – Universum **

6-26-14 (NL) Utrecht – Helling (Tivoli) **

6-27-14 (DE) Bochum – Matrix **

6-30-14 (DE) Munich – Backstage **

7-1-14 (HU) Budapest – Budapest Park **

7-2-14 (SK) Bratislava – Randal Club **

7-3-14 (PL) Warschau – Progresja **

7-11-14 (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



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