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Monolithe Bio

Band members
Manu MECHLING Kristofer LORENT Benoît BLIN Sylvain BEGOT Richard LOUDIN


As a new wave of talented acts has started to grow for a few years within the Doom Metal scene, MONOLITHE has decided since the beginning of its creation in 2001 - a strange coincidence as the name of the band is inspired from Kubrick's "2001 - A space odyssey" - to go further and deeper than any other band of this kind.

Developing an unique style as well as a strong concept with its music and lyrics, MONOLITHE explores on the acclaimed debut album "Monolithe I" (released in June 2003 by Appease Me…) the path of the origins of mankind. Consisting in one single 52 minutes track, this first album opens the gates of a fascinating vision of what Doom Metal can be : still slow and heavy but also solemn and mystical, still dark but enlightened by some positive atmospheres within the black and oppressive feelings given by this massive sound painting. As the prologue of a saga to be developed on several albums, "Monolithe I" shows the personality of MONOLITHE by integrating unusual elements for Doom Metal and creating both mystic and epic movements.

Going forth with a flexible band line-up which members are picked from other bands by mastermind Sylvain Bégot, MONOLITHE is ready to unleash its second volume - "Monolithe II" - in early 2005 on Appease Me… The journey has just started…

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