Michael Monroe Releases Spine-chilling Video “Derelict Palace”






Today, on All Hallows’ Eve, Michael Monroe releases his video for the majestically dark single, “Derelict Palace”, taken from the album, ‘I Live Too Fast To Die Young’, out now via Silver Lining Music.


“’Derelict Palace’ is about watching someone that you care about disappear into drug addiction,” guitarist Rich Jones explains. Musically, the track takes on a melodic, somber tone. “I had been listening to a lot of post-punk when I wrote it – Echo & The Bunnymen, Psychedelic Furs, The Church – and I wanted to see if we could push the band in that kind of musical direction” adds Jones.

The single is aptly accompanied with an eerie, yet mesmerizing, video showing the band performing in a desolate, gothic, manor house, including scenes of Monroe flicking a switchblade knife gifted to him recently in Milan by none other than Alice Cooper himself.


Michael Monroe adds, “the song was written about people who get a little too into drugs and before you know it, they kind of disappear from all of the people and things that they used to love. Of course, that’s sad, but that said, there’s something cool about being an outcast and not fitting in… This is one of my favorite songs off the ‘I Live Too Fast To Die Young’ album and it adds a nice new dimension to my band’s sound and style. Plus, we found the perfect place to film the video for it!”

Watch the Video for “Derelict Palace” HERE

Get the Album HERE
At a time when it seems increasingly hard to remain positive, ‘I Live Too Fast To Die Young’ encompasses eleven lean, mean, raw slices of rock ‘n’ roll joy.  Even when the key goes minor, Monroe’s music always seems to retain at the very least a hopeful edge, something he ascribes to a specific Finnish quality.


“Finnish people are experts in melancholia,” Monroe affirms, “and a lot of that melancholia – certain chords and sounds, even though they’re minor keys – is not necessarily sad. It’s just kind of a melancholic feeling that feels good in the end.”


Michael Monroe and gang will be joining Black Star Riders on their 2023 UK tour along with Motörhead’s Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons. The tour will kick-off on February 13 at Nottingham’s Rock City and conclude at London’s 02 Shepherds Bush Empire on February 26.

For tickets and more information please visit: www.michaelmonroe.com  


2023 UK Tour Dates

(With Black Star Riders and Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons)

13 Feb – Nottingham, Rock City

15 Feb – Norwich, UEA

16 Feb – Ipswich, Corn Exchange

17 Feb – Manchester, O2 Ritz

18 Feb – Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill

19 Feb – Leeds, O2 Academy

21 Feb – Cardiff, Tramshed

22 Feb – Bristol, O2 Academy

23 Feb – Glasgow, SWG3

24 Feb – Newcastle, O2 City Hall

26 Feb – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

I Live Too Fast To Die Young’ is available now on:

=> CD Digipak

=>12” Red Vinyl

=>Digital Download

=> Streaming and special D2C bundles at HERE


Listen to the recently released ‘Murder The Summer Of Love’, ‘Can’t Stop Falling Apart’ and ‘Everybody’s Nobody’ HERE


‘I Live Too Fast To Die Young’ Track List: 

1. Murder The Summer Of Love

2. Young Drunks & Old Alcoholics

3. Derelict Palace

4. All Fighter

5. Everybody’s Nobody

6. Antisocialite

7. Can’t Stop Falling Apart

8. Pagan Prayer

9. No Guilt

10. I Live Too Fast To Die Young

11. Dearly Departed

Band Line-Up:

Michael Monroe – lead vocals, harmonica

Steve Conte – guitars, vocals

Rich Jones – guitars, vocals

Karl Rockfist – drums

Sami Yaffa – bass, vocals


Recorded and mixed by Erno “Error” Laitinen at Inkfish Studios, Helsinki, Finland

Produced by Erno “Error” Laitinen, Michael Monroe, Rich Jones, Sami Yaffa, Steve Conte & Karl Rockfist

Mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers


Additional musicians:

Slash – guitar solo & additional guitars on “I Live Too Fast To Die Young”

Lenni-Kalle Taipale – Piano on “Antisocialite” & “Can’t Stop Falling Apart”

Suvi Aalto & Astrid Nicole – Additional backing vocals on “Can’t Stop Falling Apart” & “Murder The Summer Of Love”

Neil Leyton – Additional backing vocals on “Everybody’s Nobody”, “Murder the Summer of Love” & “All Fighter”

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