Rays of Darkness

by Mono

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    Pre-order of Rays of Darkness. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    releases November 20, 2015

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  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Comes in a lovely gatefold case with artwork by Pat Perry

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    digital album releases November 20, 2015
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  • Record/Vinyl

    Very limited copies of the full length album on vinyl in Australia

    Includes digital pre-order of Rays of Darkness. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    digital album releases November 20, 2015
    item ships out within 7 days
    edition of 10  7 remaining

      $35 AUD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl

    Both the vinyl and the CD of 'Rays of Darkness'

    Includes digital pre-order of Rays of Darkness. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    digital album releases November 20, 2015
    item ships out within 7 days
    edition of 10 

      $45 AUD or more 

     

1.
Recoil, Ignite
2.
Surrender
3.
The Hands That Holds The Truth
4.
The Last Rays

about

Rays of Darkness is the first MONO album in 15 years to feature no orchestral instruments whatsoever. That fact alone is remarkable given the band’s reputation for sweeping, dramatic instrumentals that recall Oscar-worthy film scores. Instead, Rays of Darkness more closely resembles a jet engine taking off inside a small, crowded auditorium. It is MONO’s blackest album ever, a collection of scorched riffs, doom rhythms, and an unexpected contribution from post-hardcore pioneer Tetsu Fukagawa of Envy. The album ends with the smoldering wreckage of distorted guitars and ominous drones playing out a eulogy to the days when MONO shot blinding rays of light through seemingly endless darkness.

MONO:
Takaakira "Taka" Goto - Guitar
Tamaki - Bass
Yoda - Guitar
Yasunori Takada - Drums

Guest:
Tetsu Fukagawa (envy) - Voice
Jacob Valenzuela (Calexico) - Trumpets

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releases November 20, 2015

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