Bombworks Records has announced the signing of MONOLITH. The band will enter the studio in late 2009 to begin recording its debut album.
Hailing from Ontario, Canada, MONOLITH plays a unique brand of orchestrally driven extreme metal that blends crushing metal riffs and brutal vocals with killer melodies, soaring clean vocals, and a heavy dose of synths and orchestral instrumentation.
Two of the band members, Colin Parrish (guitar, vocals) and Colin Nafziger (drums, vocals) were formerly members of Canadian band ASHER, who self-released a full-length called "Harmonious Thought" in 2006 that crossed extreme metal music with melodic power pop female vocals, with some death metal vocals scattered throughout. Imagine EVANESCENCE and FLYLEAF colliding with DIMMU BORGIR and KITTIE.
After the demise of ASHER, the two Colins went on to join forces with Simba Gallant to form MONOLITH, which stays solidly in the extreme metal realm (DIMMU BORGIR still comes to mind) but blends many other influences, providing for a very different and refreshing metal listening experience.
The band takes its name from the mysterious rectangular object in the Arthur C. Clarke classic sci-fi novel "2001", and much like the many surprises the monolith contained within, the band MONOLITH is ready to shock the metal scene with an impressive debut that is different, catchy, memorable, melodic, and brutal all at the same time.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/monolith.