Mono Inc. has dropped their video for the single titled ‘The Book of Fire’. Taken from the upcoming concept album of the same name, Mono Inc. gives a modern goth take on a classic styled tale of lost artifacts set in a modern middle-age backdrop. With elements of dystopian prog rock, orchestral signature changes and virtuosic undertones, Mono Inc. gives a cinematic blend of modern operatic twist and grandiose turns.
As of January 24, ‘The Book of Fire’ LP will be released via SPV / NoCut in Europe and ADA / Entertainment One in North America. However, it is already available for pre-order. MONO INC. will be supporting this album with an extensive tour including 13 dates in March and April.
About MONO INC.
Formed in 2000 and based in Hamburg, MONO INC. are Martin Engler (vocals), Katha Mia (drums), Carl Fornia (guitars) and Manuel Antoni (bass). This album follows up ‘Welcome to Hell’, which was released in July 2018.
The new album features contributions by Tilo Wolff (Lacrimosa) and Teufel (Tanzwut). MONO INC.’s previous studio-albums all placed in the Top 6 of the German charts or higher.
This sound phenomenon of this long-play takes you to a time of burning stakes. A time where scholars ran for their lives and ultimate existence. A time when the knowledge gained over centuries was systematically erased. A time of the inquisition.
This new concept album from MONO INC. sheds light on the story of the ‘Book Of Fire’, a mystical artifact containing the secret knowledge of centuries and chose a young healer to be its new owner in the dark middle-ages.
The persecution, sorrow, and suffering that the bloodthirsty inquisition inflicted on her and her fight for freedom are wrapped up in a terrific way by these four musicians, formed around mastermind Martin Engler. This is heavier than ever before, but not without the band’s well-known, emotional depth.
From the very first sounds, you get pulled into an emotional roller-coaster, carried by epic anthems. You may shed tears over these soulful ballads and celebrate when heavy guitars and the angelic voice of drummer Katha Mia unite in perfect harmony.
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But the concept of this album is perhaps too refined, too good to not make more of it. Thus, the band sets new standards by telling the whole story of the young healer Aellin in their first-ever earbook, covering the whole tragedy of the inquisition era in 12 captivating chapters.
And if that’s not enough, you can also listen to the story in the audio-book version, read by no other than Katha Mia and Martin Engler with his soothing, smoky voice, accompanied by the heart-warming melodies from ‘The Book Of Fire’ album on piano.
With their heaviest album ever, MONO INC. will take you with them to the somber time of the Inquisition, illuminated only by the torchlights of the henchman. Dive into the story of the witch on CD/DVD. In Europe, it is also available on vinyl and, for the first time ever, in an earbook (German only). Witness the whole tragedy of lost wisdom and humanity from the front-row seat.
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