HRH Doom Vs Stoner stars Monolord have released their latest album.  The Swedish doom trio’s “No Comfort” is out now on Relapse Records on CD and vinyl from here.


The 47-minute, six-song collection is the band’s most personal offering to date, with singer/guitar player Thomas Jäger diving deep into the world that surrounds him. “It’s more emotional than the others. There are lyrics about disease—we’ve had relatives with cancer and things like this—and when you think you’re done with one crisis, the next one comes along. So sometimes you feel there’s no comfort left. Anyone going through a rough time can relate, I think.”

“Thomas wrote all lyrics, but I relate heavily to them, connecting them to my own life and what goes on in the world around us,” offers drummer Esben Willems“Many of the lyrics also question the existence of religion and general hatred and ignorance spreading like a pandemic across the globe. Misanthropy is a constant theme in our conversations — it’s a struggle to not lose faith in humanity when the world is on fire and all we do is argue about how to put the fire out, or question if there even is a fire.”

Photo : Ester Segarra

No Comfort is also the first of the band’s four full-length albums where the Swedish trio felt comfortable turning over the recording to an outsider, Kim Gravander of Gothenburg-based Let Them Swing Studios. Jäger said of the decision to bring in an external voice: “It’s probably the best production we’ve had.”

MONOLORD Tour Dates:

— All Headline EU Dates Sep 28 – Oct 26 w/ Firebreather —

Sep 28 London, UK @ The Garage (w/ Ufomammut)
Sep 29 Sheffield, UK @ HRH Doom V Stoner
Sep 30 Bournemouth, UK @ The Anvil
Oct 01 Utrecht, NL @ De Helling
Oct 02 Brussels, BE @ Magasin 4
Oct 03 Pratteln, CH @ Up In Smoke Festival
Oct 04 Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie
Oct 05 Paris, FR @ Saturday Mud Fever Festival
Oct 07 Dortmund, DE @ Junkyard
Oct 08 Nuremberg, DE @ B-Zau
Oct 09 Cologne, DE @ Helios 37
Oct 10 Mainz, DE @ Schon Schon
Oct 11 Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Oct 16 Oslo, NO @ John Dee
Oct 17 Gothenburg, SE @ Sticky Fingers
Oct 18 Malmo, SE @ Babel
Oct 23 Linkoping, SE @ The Crypt
Oct 24 Stockholm, SE @ Close Up Baten
Oct 25 Tampere, FI @ Olympia
Oct 26 Helsinki, FI @ Nosturi