Cold Are The Graves, the colossal new album from Polish Epic Doom Crew MONASTERIUM, is now available on 180gm black vinyl LP format through Nine Records! Purchase at the links below!
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Nine Records released Cold Are The Graves on CD and digital formats in June. The album is streaming in its entirety on Bandcamp
"An excellent album. Highly recommended to Doom and NWOBHM fans." (9/10)
"Epic doom done right: powerful vocals usher in a sense of creeping dread and mighty riffs douse that dread in majestic splendor."
- Invisible Oranges
"Cold Are The Graves pulls out all the stops again and lets Monasterium shine brightly. Great music that deserves to be appreciated!" (9/10)
- Metal Factory
"There will always be a champion of the grand, striding thunder, wielding mighty riffs and powerful vocals. Cold Are The Graves is that champion’s weapon of choice, and potent it surely is. All hail!"
- The Sleeping Shaman
"In reinforcing their dedication to the true spirit of heavy metal as they see it, Monasterium take their most dire, dead serious tone in deliverance of narrative beset by sanctimonious martyr, sword n’ medieval sorcery and a general muse upon mortality for their third and finest album." (82/100)
- Grizzly Butts
"This epic doom metal band from Kraków, Poland keeps on providing heroic and triumphant hymns to obscure memories of our past and fantasy realms."
- No Clean Singing
"Metalheads who can imagine a combo between Candlemass and Manilla Road should definitely give MONASTERIUM a chance." (8/10)
"Cold Are The Graves is an album that fans of epic heavy metal / doom should definitely add to their collection." (85/100)
"This album represents the ideal soundtrack for a cheerful nocturnal outing to cemeteries." (4/5)
- All Around Metal
"The Poles are clever and inspired. A very good album."
- Rock 'N Force
"What we have here is some major talent bringing an offering to the gods of metal and doom."
- Musipedia of Metal
"Balances innovation and craft in musicianship on a knife edge with a solid guitar sound from the more modern age of the Doom genre, making this an album of now, compared to the vocal performance, which is very much timeless. A rousing experience."
- Metal Noise
"Genre fans of epic doom can't go wrong here." (8/10)
- Power Metal
"Epic doom in the classic ‘80s style. It is hard to imagine you not being able to sink your teeth into what Monasterium has cooked up." (4/5)
- The Metal Crypt
"With sublime, often melancholic and always heavy-riffing hymns, the Poles invite you to take a walk through the cemetery and roll down many a gravestone in the process."
"Epic heavy metal mixed with doom. Varied and entertaining." (8.9/10)
"Grand and sweepingly dramatic doom metal compositions, Monasterium walks the world revealing dark secrets in a shroud of arcane mystery."
- Flying Fiddlesticks
"A genuine dose of passion, cast into the music like molten steel."
“Balances innovation and craft in musicianship on a knife edge with a solid guitar sound from the more modern age of the Doom genre, making this an album of now, compared to the vocal performance, which is very much timeless. A rousing experience.” Metal Noise
“Genre fans of epic doom can’t go wrong here.” (8/10) Power Metal
“Epic doom in the classic ‘80s style. It is hard to imagine you not being able to sink your teeth into what Monasterium has cooked up.” (4/5) The Metal Crypt
“With sublime, often melancholic and always heavy-riffing hymns, the Poles invite you to take a walk through the cemetery and roll down many a gravestone in the process.” Metal.de
“Epic heavy metal mixed with doom. Varied and entertaining.”(8.9/10) Metallerium
“Grand and sweepingly dramatic doom metal compositions, Monasterium walks the world revealing dark secrets in a shroud of arcane mystery.” Flying Fiddlesticks
“A genuine dose of passion, cast into the music like molten steel.” Metalitalia
Cold Are The Graves follows 2019’s acclaimed sophomore album Church of Bones, one that raised the bar even higher compared to the band’s self-titled debut album. Cold Are The Graves includes eight heavy doom songs full of emotions, adventures, and epic myths. On offer are classic heavy doom riffs in the vein of 80s masters like Candlemass and Manilla Road.
1. The Stigmatic [Lyric Video]
2. Cimmeria [Video]
3. The Great Plague
4. Seven Swords Of Wayland
6. The Siege
8. Cold Are The Graves
Michał Strzelecki – vocals
Tomasz Gurgul – guitars
Filip Malinowski – bass
Maciej Berniak - drums
Monasterium is a Polish band founded in 2014 and dedicated to epic heavy/doom metal. All members of the brotherhood are experienced musicians sharing passion, common vision and belief in the power of traditional metal. These virtues have brought them to their eponymous first full length album released in May 2016 by No Remorse Records.
Monasterium won critical acclaim of the metal underground and was promoted live at the highly esteemed European metal festivals: Hammer Of Doom, Up The Hammers, Malta Doom Metal Festival, Doom over Vienna, and the Seeds of Doom festival.
In 2019 Monasterium released sophomore album Church Of Bones via Nine Records. While offering a broad variety in the songwriting, all eight anthems are the worship of the classic sound and stand tall in the fight for true metal.