MONARCH: Three Songs Released
MONARCH, the new band featuring drummer David Kinkade (BORKNAGAR), guitarist Marco Martell (MALEVOLENT CREATION, DIVINE EMPIRE) and vocalist Jarret Roberts of Chicago's KASTASYDE, has made its first three songs from its upcoming EP, "Fear - Hate - Love & Pain", available for streaming via the group's official YouTube channel. Check out the "The Grand Scheme", "Mundane" and "Through These Eyes" below.
Commented Kinkade: "'The Grand Scheme' is one of our heavy tunes which has been getting a ton of air play on radio stations in Louisiana. A lot of people have been saying it fits in the lines of PANTERA mixed with STONE SOUR so check it out and draw your own conclusion.
"'Through These Eyes' is the first song I wrote over a decade ago. It's definitely the 'radio tune' out of the bunch.
"The third track, 'Mundane', is very different, written to be more of a 'palate cleanser' from the rest of the songs. Lead guitarist Justin Doan, who is also a piano wiz, really shines on this track.
"These songs should really be able to give you a good understanding to the different sides of our music and what we are about."
"The Grand Scheme":
"Through These Eyes":
Kinkade previously stated about his decision to form MONARCH, "For the past 10 or so years, I've been putting my personal musical ideas on the backburner in order to commit to other already established bands. I'm quite happy that I made that choice, because as a result, I learned a lot of helpful things, made great friends and had great experiences. I've become a part of one of my favorite bands (BORKNAGAR) and I love it, but all my life I've really wanted the chance to create my own music. So with that, I've been able to apply all the 'what to and what not to do' towards the creation of my own project — MONARCH.
"In early 2010, I sat down with friend and guitarist/producer Johnny Dove and started laying down the collection of riffs I've had in my mind for 10 years or so. It was a lot of hard fucking work, but after nearly 10 months at it, we are ready to release our work to the world.
"I found the people who I feel fit perfectly to be a part of this, including guitarist Marco Martell and vocalist Jarret Roberts.
"As drummer and now a songwriter, I love everything from SLIPKNOT, METALLICA and IRON MAIDEN to RUSH, PINK FLOYD and MUSE... so be sure to check it out."
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