Monolord - Biography



Formed in 2013, this band is made up of Swedish rockers Thomas Jäger, Esben Willems, and Mika Häkki. Both Jäger and Willems were in the Swedish boogie rock band Marulk and started Monolord as a side project as a way to play some more heavier tunes. They quickly added Häkki (The Don Darlings, ex-Rotten Sound) and realized that they had something very special between the 3 of them. Monolord became very real very quickly and recording commenced in early 2013. Thomas Jäger had not sung in a band before this one, but you would never know it by the sound of it. Having met with EasyRider Records head hauncho Daniel Hall over Instagram in May of 2013 when the record was ready to listen to, EasyRider picked up the band immediately after hearing the finished album.

Empress Rising was released on April 1, 2014 - the band's first offering of unrestrained heavy doom that has the ability to shatter windows and put people into an induced coma.