Swedish trio Monolord have posted the first track off their new 2-song 10″ EP online.

Monolord also kick off their first ever North American headlining tour this August. The band won many new fans last fall supporting Windhand and RidingEasy Records labelmates Danava, and now return to headline with support from Beastmaker (Rise Above Records) and Sweat Lodge (Brutal Panda).

Monolord’s forthcoming EP will be available August 12th on 10″ vinyl and download through RidingEasy Records.

Tour Dates:

08/05 – Seattle, WA – Barbosa at Neumos *
08/06 – Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown *
08/08 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *
08/09 – Los Angeles, CA – Viper Room *
08/11 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar *
0812 – Phoenix, AZ – Rogue *
08/13 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad *
08/15 – Dallas, TX – Rail Club *
08/16 – Austin, TX – Sidewinder *
08/17 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall *
08/18 – San Antonio, TX – Korova *
08/19 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia *
08/20 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum *
08/21 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Kreepy Tiki *
08/22 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub *
08/23 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade *
08/24 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry *
08/26 – Baltimore, MD – Windup Space *
08/27 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus *
08/28 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage *
08/30 – Boston, MA – Great Scott *
08/31 – Montreal, QC – Turbo Haus *
09/01 – Toronto, ON – Coalition *
09/02 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *
09/03 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle Festival *
09/04 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze *
09/05 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge *
09/06 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake *
09/07 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar *
09/08 – Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge *
09/09 – Portland, OR – Ash St. Saloon (no Beastmaker)
09/10 – Vancouver, BC – Astoria (no Beastmaker)

* w/ Beastmaker, Sweat Lodge

Lord Of Suffering / Die In Haze Track Listing:

01. Lord of Suffering
02. Die in Haze

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.