MONOTHEIST are currently working on the follow up to 2018’s Scourge, slated for a 2021 release date. Of the new track, the band comment:
"Twilight of the Wolves is one of the first songs written for our next record, which will be called Umbria Imperium. Although our last record, Scourge, came out just two years ago, most of the music was actually written years before that. I wanted to release music that represents who Monotheist is right now, and that's what this song is. Lyrically, this song reflects the underlying, core theme of the upcoming record in that it talks about the consequences of allowing negative influences flourish in our lives through different levels (politically, socially, personally, etc.). A negative thought, given the chance, will grow from a seed of darkness into a monstrous nightmare. It's important to be vigilant and work to protect ourselves."
Since the band were last in the public eye, there have been some line up changes; the latest incarnation of MONOTHEIST will be hitting the road with Exist starting tonight in Philadelphia.
"We have a new vocalist who may look familiar to fans; he was actually our previous drummer, Cooper Bates. When JJ left, Cooper was gracious enough to move over to the vocalist spot and allow the great Chris Stropoli (Thy Antichrist) to take over on drums. This change has definitely made us a stronger band overall, especially with Chris' additional talent in songwriting. While JJ's departure was unfortunate and definitely left some big shoes to fill, Cooper brings his own frenetic energy and flair to the role. We're excited to record this new album with him in front of the mic this time. We are all super proud of how the songs are turning out and hopefully we will be able to present this record to the fans early next year."
Cooper Bates - Vocals
Prophet - Guitar
Chris Stropoli – Drums
Tyler McDaniel - Guitar/Vocals
Jose Figueroa – Bass
2/06 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
2/07 Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611
2/08 Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland
2/09 Somerville, MA @ Once Lounge
2/10 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
2/11 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
2/12 Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
2/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
2/14 Lakewood, OH @ Symposium
2/15 Chicago, IL @ Reggies Music Joint
2/16 Dayton, OH @ Turnbuckles & Brews