Metal Band Monuments Starts North American Tour On Monday

Monuments released their new album, The Amanuensis this year. An 11-track album with blasting riffs and soaring melodies, it has received critical acclaim.

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"In the past, the ambient sections the group is fond of using were more tedious," Sputnik Music writes in their review of the album, "but when such dynamic vocals sit over it, moments like the subdued verses of "Origin of Escape" become almost as exciting as the more explosive parts.

And they do get explosive - the endings of "Origin" and "Quasimodo" might go down as some of the best metal breakdowns of the year, and the rest of the riffs are as bouncy as ever.

The pit lords will be pleased with this one."

All of the band's tour dates are listed below, and can be found on Monuments' official Facebook page.

North American Tour Dates

11/17, Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
11/18, Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
11/19, Level Nightclub - Kelowna, BC
11/21, Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
11/22, The Gateway - Calgary, AB
11/23, O'Brians Event Centre - Saskatoon, SK
11/24, The Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB
11/25, First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
11/26, Metro - Chicago, IL
11/28, St.

Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
11/29, House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
11/30, Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON
12/01, Club Soda - Montreal, QC
12/02, Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY
12/03, Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
12/04, Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
12/05, The Palladium - Worcester, MA
12/06, Webster Hall - New York, NY
12/07, Ziggy?s - Winston-Salem, NC
12/08, Center Stage - Atlanta, GA
12/09, Howlin Wolf - New Orleans, LA
12/10, Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
12/11, Gas Monkey Bar N Grill - Dallas, TX
12/12, The Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
12/13, Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
12/14, Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
12/15, The Nile Theatre - Mesa, AZ
12/16, The Mayan - Los Angeles, CA
12/17, The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA