"We're sorry to report that our own Phil Sandoval will not be joining us on our European tour next week. He has chosen to stay home and be with his girlfriend while they expect their first child together which is due during this time. We have enlisted the help of guitarist Matt Price from Behold! The Monolith to step up and fill in for Phil for these 3 festivals in Germany. Phil will miss seeing all of you this time but he promises to 'Deliver' once he returns for the dates we have booked in the fall. Please help us wish Phil and his girlfriend a positive and safe delivery. Thank you!"
7/28 Headbangers Open Air Brande-Hörnerkirchen DE
7/29 Saarmagedon Festival Saarbrucken DE
7/30 Noord Open Air Essen DE
BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH released its third full-length album, Architects of the Void
on September 30, 2016. Stream the album in its entirety here. Purchase Architects of the Void on CD and vinyl at http://beholdthemonolith.storenvy.com/.
Architects of the Void follows critically acclaimed 2012 release Defender, Redeemist and
marks the debut of vocalist Jordan Nalley who took the reigns following the tragic 2013 death of Kevin McDade in a car accident. The album will also be the first for new bassist Jason "Cas" Casanova (SASQUATCH). The album artwork was created by Dusty Peterson (Bloodbath, Six Feet Under, Oceano).
Praise for Architects of the Void:
"Healthy doses of doomy riffage, pummeling heaviness, and expansive/exploratory parts that just might take you on a journey to another planet."
"With elements of all good things that are heavy, the new release by Behold! The Monolith is a musical battle hammer shattering the skulls of the weak and feeble. "
- The Ripple Effect
"The Monolith deals in stoner/sludge stuff somewhat akin to High on Fire and/or Lord Dying, with song titles and artwork that would give The Sword's J.D. Cronise a hard-on."
"A sprawling metal masterpiece marked by memorable riffs, scorching leads, and intricate song structures."
- Vertical Chamber Apparatus
"The band play Doom mixed with Sludge, producing an album that sits outside of the normal template for both sub-genres and is all the better for it."
- Wonderbox Metal
"Behold! The Monolith do not hesitate to blow listener's eardrums away with their new album...thunderous sounding riffs and crushing Sabbath like jams."
- Rock and Metal Temple
"An excellent album. The implementation of both stoner and doom elements is executed masterfully allowing both styles to shine on their own and to weave together." 5/5
- Metal Blast
"Billy Anderson returned to man the board...
and he's somehow achieved one of his most cohesive productions yet."
- Invisible Oranges