“Without vocals, Empress Rising suddenly becomes a post-metal, stoner epic in the vein of Sleep’s Dopesmoker and Monster Magnet’s 30-minute opus ‘Tab.’ Arguably Monolord’s most atmospheric work, the instrumental treatment gives the album a new life and listening experience.” — Consequence of Sound
Swedish trio Monolord release a special all-instrumental version of their beloved 2014 debut album Empress Rising. The sleeves are printed on premium chrome jackets limited to 1000 copies each album. Begun as a digital-only release for Empress Rising – instrumental, the response was so overwhelming the band and Riding Easy Records decided to release both revised albums on vinyl as well.
Monolord formed in 2013, quickly recording their 2xLP debut Empress Rising, which RidingEasy Records released on April 1st, 2014. The second album, Vænir, followed April 28th, 2015.