MONOLORD: Relapse Records Debut No Comfort Is OUT NOW


Album Art Credit: Alexander Fjelnseth


“Monolord’s crushing brand of doomy psych soundtracks the ruined world”Consequence of Sound

Swedish doom trio MONOLORD’s Relapse Records debut No Comfort is out now and available on CD/2xLP/CS. Purchase and stream the band’s new album here:


MONOLORD begin their No Comfort Fall headline tour next week in Europe on September 28 and ends October 26. Support will be provided by Firebreather. MONOLORD returns to the United States on November 5 with Blackwater Holylight and ends November 27. Tickets are available now and all confirmed dates are below.


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.”

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.”


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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


— All Headline US Dates Nov 04 – 27 w/ Blackwater Holylight —


Nov 05 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick

Nov 06 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

Nov 07 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister

Nov 09 Austin, TX @ Levitation x Relapse Showcase

Nov 10 Lafayette, LA @ Freetown Boom Boom Room

Nov 11 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks

Nov 12 Atlanta, GA @ The 529

Nov 13 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight

Nov 14 Richmond, VA @ Camel

Nov 15 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

Nov 16 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

Nov 17 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

Nov 20 Chicago, IL @ Reggies

Nov 21 Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle

Nov 22 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

Nov 23 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck

Nov 25 Denver, CO @ Marquis

Nov 27 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom


Monolord is singer/guitar player Thomas Jäger, drummer Esben Willems and bass player Mika Häkki. The band released their debut album, Empress Rising in 2014, with full-length albums Vænir arriving in 2015 and Rust following in 2017. In the years since their inception, they’ve become one of heavy music’s rising stars, with much-chattered about performances at Roadburn, Desertfest and Psycho Las Vegas.

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Photo credit: Ester Segarra