British heavy metal band MONUMENT have released a video for The Chalice; the third single from their third studio album Hellhound, out on May 25th via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records. The track is characteristic of the band’s unique delivery of classic British metal riffage with modern sensibilities. Hellhound‘s artwork, design and layout was done by graphic designer Stan-W Decker (Masterplan, Vanden Plas, Resurrection Kings, Stryper).
Peter Ellis -the voice of MONUMENT– comments: “Hellhound is, in my opinion, the best album we have released so far in our career. The song writing is a lot more mature on this album and the songs are very cohesive. Musically, it is the natural progression of Hair Of The Dog, with lots of twin harmonies, loud lead bass tones etc. Lyrically, I drew inspiration from different sources and situations, like I usually tent to do, so it is a mixture of historical themes, urban London culture as well as some more lighthearted stuff which I do enjoy writing as well. Another big step up was the inclusion of Tony Newton to the team as our producer, which played a very big part in finally being able to capture the real sound of the band on tape and it is something we have always wanted to do. Monument is a “live” band and Tony was able to capture that in a really cool way.”
The video includes a cast of some of the biggest names in the British pro wrestling scene such as WWE UK Superstar Trent Seven, Chardonnay Darcy, Defiant Wrestling champion Millie McKenzie, BLW Women’s champion Jamie Hayter and Charli Evans. Also included in the video is Monument’s very own championship title belt crafted by the band’s front-man Peter Ellis who also creates title belts for WWE, WWE NXT and Channel 5’s Lip Sync Battle UK, among others, with his title belt business Leather Rebels.
The album, consisting of nine plus three bonus tracks of pure British heavy metal, will be available in jewel case CD (9 tracks standard version), limited digipack CD (with 3 bonus tracks), black Vinyl (9 tracks standard version) and a limited 500 copy box-set version. Pre-orders are available here.