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Old 01-20-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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Monuments Megathread

Hey guys,

this just came in(~2h ago) by the socialsmedias:


They found a new vocalist


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So it's the 20th January, 14:49 and Monuments are extremely happy to tell you that the search is over! We have found our new front man. We're currently pre producing the vocals and we'll have something for you guys real soon. Thank you for your patience and continuous support. We also want to thank the many of you for your auditions. Hold onto your butts, we're about to .... you.
i've started a megathread cause i think a band like monuments can pull that off.
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~05-22-2011 the two vocalist(Greg and neema(ex-fellsilent) leave the band
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Hey Y'all sorry for the lack of contact from us(Monuments) recently a lot of .... has happened in the last couple of months resulting in me stepping down as vocalist for Monuments this is due to various reasons but mainly since John Browne has decided to change the band line up so he can put Monuments in the direction he wants. So I would like to thank all of you who came out to shows,got tee's, and generally enjoyed/supported the music, being in this band has been one of the best musical experiences of my life so I'm going to miss it all(Apart from Mikes stinky A-Hole) it's a real shame as the album has all been tracked! I did post this on the Monuments wall but it was removed.



1OVE Greg Pope
~05-24-2011

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Hi guys,

Due to recent speculation and activity behind the scenes in Monuments we feel it's time we gave you all an update as to what’s been happening. Thanks for your patience. Unfortunately after much deliberation we are sad to announce that due to an internal difference of where to take the band, Greg & Neema are no longer a part of Monuments. It's a decision that no one wanted to make but it is something that is in the best interest of all parties concerned. We’d like to wish Greg & Neema the best of luck for their future endeavours and to thank them for their collaborations to this point.

Looking forward to the future and the album, well, musically it's finished so we are now announcing our search for a new vocalist to finish it with us to take it to the point of release and beyond. This album has been in the writing stage for over 2 years and we want to get it out there for all you guys and girls to enjoy (hopefully!). Quite a lot of you have heard a big chunk of the material on the ‘Winds of Plague’ and ‘Periphery’ tours, so some of you already know what to expect and your patience is very much appreciated, we promise you it's coming. News will be out soon about the album along with a song premiere.

Our forthcoming shows in Trier and Ireland with Parkway Drive will go ahead as planned, with a fill-in vocalist or instrumental dependant on the amount of time we have to rehearse!

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be our new vocalist, please contact us via email at management@thisismonuments.com and tell us a bit about why you should be our new guy (or girl!). Please link us to previous recordings and performances.

We appreciate your ongoing support guys and thank you for making us reach 10,000 fans!

Browne/Swanny/Olly/Mike - Monuments Summer 2011



Some video content
Vid with old voxes:

John Browne instrumental

Instrumental band vid:

bonus John Browne playing some riffs:


playlist of monuments playin in Paris(LxD tour spring 2011)

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Old 01-20-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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Nice to hear!! That took quite a while

Saw them with Periphery while they still had their vocalists and then at Euroblast completely instrumental. Although both were shows were really great, I missed the intensity when they performed without vocalists.

So who is the new man?

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Old 01-20-2012, 02:12 PM   #3
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Yep I'm excited too! Hope to see them live again soon!

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Old 01-20-2012, 02:16 PM   #4
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So stoked for this. Shame Neema and Greg left, but I'm sure they've settled on someone equally as awesome.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #5
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the vocalist is still TBA, they have only stated they FINIALY have one now

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Old 01-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #6
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Hopefully the new vocalist can hold up to Neema and Greg, they were awesome and made the band sound really unique (not that the rest of the band isn't).
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Judging from the time they had to find a new one this new guy MUST be good.
Really can't wait to hear him!

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Hope it's this guy (Mutiny Within). John posted this video a while back on Facebook I think saying he's love him to do vocals for Monuments, and by looking at the top comment on the video it may just be possible...
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:55 PM   #9
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So glad you guys are keen to accept something new. All too often bands have moved in different directions and been openly slated for having anything that doesn't conform to their expectations, even before anythings even been released!
That being said, that opinion is wholly valid, and when stuff like this happens, its unavoidable that it wont be exactly the same band that you originally got into!

Obviously Neema + Greg's work was completely unique, we tried experimenting with people that we could play with that style of rhythmic writing with, but for the most part, that really didn't work..

More than anything I'm completely stoked that our new frontman has a fresh perspective, and his own groove and style merges in a strong, new, unique way that works without any compromise! Cheers to all who have been patient along the way, and even more thanks to those of you who welcome to the new sound with open arms!
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well the nu metal warbling was the deal breaker for me, so maybe I will be able to enjoy this band now
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Hope it's this guy (Mutiny Within). John posted this video a while back on Facebook I think saying he's love him to do vocals for Monuments, and by looking at the top comment on the video it may just be possible...
Not a fan of that style of vocals. :/ I'm not sure I'd be very keen on that with Monuments.
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Yeah he definitely couldn't pull off Greg and Neema's stuff, but Monuments said they were looking for a new direction to head in, still there's time to see what they pull out of the bag!
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i'm very much looking forward to what they will be presenting us in the near future! monuments is total groove for me!
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Yeah he definitely couldn't pull off Greg and Neema's stuff, but Monuments said they were looking for a new direction to head in, still there's time to see what they pull out of the bag!
I'm not against new directions, just going from Neema and Greg to some power metal sorta .... would be a bit much for me I think. I think someone like Serj Tankian would be amazing. His voice would suit Monuments nicely. That said I'm, stoked to see whoever has been picked. I just want an album so bad aha.
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Is the singer Dan Tompkins?
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*TING...

So the latest news is that a working on the vocals.

for those who wanted to hear some of the earlier demos and samples:
Monuments:Elements - Demos.zip

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Holy shmoly, cheers for the link man.
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Gnarly, I only had a few demos, this will be some righteous jams.
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The new guys awesome. I can assure you guys of that . PLUS he is totally a step outside of the whole cliche'd metal singer at the moment. A really unique talent

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*TING...

So the latest news is that a working on the vocals.

for those who wanted to hear some of the earlier demos and samples:
Monuments:Elements - Demos.zip
Who is the singer(s) in these clips (fuse within my anger for example)? It doesn't sound like Neema/Greg.
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Monuments will be infinitely better without Neema/Greg. Hopefully the new guys' vox will fit well with Browne's insane grooves. It seems like with so many "djent" bands, the vocals always seem out of place and really take away from everything else. I'm usually not one to bitch about vocals either, but Monuments is too damn good to be held back by ....ty vocals.
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Monuments will be infinitely better without Neema/Greg. Hopefully the new guys' vox will fit well with Browne's insane grooves. It seems like with so many "djent" bands, the vocals always seem out of place and really take away from everything else. I'm usually not one to bitch about vocals either, but Monuments is too damn good to be held back by ....ty vocals.
I disagree, I loved Neema and Greg. They had such intensity in the vocals and I'm worried that the new vocalist won't meet my expectations.

I really look forward to the new vocalist though, Monuments own.
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Jesus Christ, someone ....ing spill it, who's the new singer????



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I dont think would pick just anybody, so i do have some faith in the new vocals. But i think it safe to assume they will be quite different from greg+neema's combo.

I really wish they would release a albumpack with the greg en neema's vocals, instrumental only, and the new vocals.

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