‘Okta Khora’, the eighth album of the doom metal band MONOLITHE is physically out now!


1 – Okta Khora (Part 1)
2 – Onset of the Eighth Cycle
3 – Dissonant Occurrence
4 – Ignite the Heavens (Part 1)
5 – Ignite the Heavens (Part 2)
6 – The Great Debacle
7 – Disrupted Firmament
8 – Okta Khora (Part 2)

“MONOLITHE’s first four records, “Monolithe I” to “Monolithe IV”, released from 2003 to 2012, have established the band internationally with their +50 minutes epic & grandiose Extreme Doom Metal saga and their science-fiction themes. The band has since become one of the household names within the Doom Metal community. Once this work was achieved, MONOLITHE was not done crushing the universe with its unrelenting heaviness. Moving forward to the next chapter of their existence with the addition of 4 members to the original trio, the band decided to spend most of the year 2015 recording not one, but two new albums respectively titled “Epsilon Aurigae” (2015) & “Zeta Reticuli” (2016), released 6 months apart from each other and both having met with universal praise.In addition to the new albums, MONOLITHE have then decided to play live for the first time in its history. That’s how the band performed a handful of shows over Europe, including the prestigious Hellfest & Motocultor in France, Brutal Assault in Czech Republic, Metal Days in Slovenia, Dutch Doom Days in the Netherlands, Swamp Festival in Berlin, a Japanese tour, a European tour and many more gigs.2018 saw the release of “Nebula Septem”, with which MONOLITHE pushed once again the boundaries of the Doom Metal genre, exploring the mysterious theme of extra-terrestrial civilizations on the 7 tracks featuring on the record. The amazing reception of the album has put the band on the Metal map even for those not familiar with Doom Metal.The first show of the Nebula Septem Tour has been recorded on tape and has been provided as MONOLITHE’s first live album. Titled “From Equinox to Solstice – Live At Beltane” and in early 2019, the band showed a new facet of their music with the raw live rendition of carefully chosen songs from their last album as well as fans’ favourites from older albums.MONOLITHE spent most of the rest of 2019 crafting a new studio album which is set to see the light of the day in 2020.”


Sébastien Pierre – Vocals
Rémi Brochard – Guitar / Vocals
Sylvain Bégot – Guitar
Benoît Blin – Guitar
Olivier Defives – Bass
Matthieu Marchand – Keyboards
Thibault Faucher – Drums

Music & Lyrics written by Sylvain Bégot
Vocal lines by Sébastien Pierre, Rémi Brochard & Sylvain Bégot
Orchestrations arranged by Sébastien Latour
Saxophone on “Ignite The Heavens (Part 1)” written and performed by Didier Forget
Cello on “Ignite The Heavens (Part 2)” written and performed by Raphaël Verguin
Contrabass on “Ignite The Heavens (Part 2)” written and performed by Memnock
Flute on “Ignite The Heavens (Part 2)” performed by Melody Gruszka
2nd guitar solo on “The Great Debacle” written and performed by Victor Beurtheret
Additional growls on “Disrupted Firmament” performed by Violette Wanty
Produced by Sylvain Bégot
Drums, vocals & acoustic instruments recorded by Andrew Guillotin @Hybreed Studio
Guitars & keyboards recorded by Sylvain Bégot / bass recorded by Matthieu Marchand @Red Reed Studio
Mixed and mastered by Jari Lindholm @Lindholm Studio, Sweden (June / July 2019)
Artwork by Alexander Preuss*
Band logo by Robert Høyem

*Abalakin / Alexander Preuss