We are in the year 1722.
Thunder crackles, fearsome waves crash, the blackened skies are awash with the tears of the lost...
This, the ninth studio album from MONO INC. takes us on an intense journey of strange drama, haunting melodies, wild orchestrations and deeply moving lyrics, as we follow a brutal voyage across terrible oceans in this tragic search for freedom.
From the safe port of Hamburg through to the fateful end.
The band, centred around singer Martin Engler and drummer Katha Mia, grabs the listener with the very first beat; you feel the moaning of the masts, the whipping of the storms and taste the bitter, salty spray.
Unmoved by the chart success of their previous 3 top 10 albums, MONO INC. beguile once again, pulling us into another dimension - into THEIR WORLD.
The 12 songs are a gripping roller-coaster of moods and emotions. They will bewitch your ears, speed your pulse, and settle like gold dust on your heart.
2 titles are particularly striking: The moving anthem "CHILDREN OF THE DARK" is a regular all-star project featuring vocal support from Joachim Witt, Tilo Wolff (Lacrimosa) and Chris Harms (Lord Of The Lost) and could be THE dance- floor filler of rock clubs for many years to come, while listening to "BOATMAN" gave VNV NATION front man Ronan Harris such goose bumps that, for the first time in his great career, he spontaneously became available for a duet...
So what does the album title mean?
Martin Engler: ?10 years ago we only dreamed that we would one day achieve this status. The title is a big ?Thank You? to our fans, without whose support we could never have made it. There is no ?us up here? and ?you down there?. We stand together! We are one! Imperturbable! Till the end.?
In April and May 2017 the 4 Northern Lights MONO INC. (generally considered to be one of the best live acts around), will present this new album to their German fans in a spectacular live show, appearing across the country in 13 different cities.
1. The Banks Of Eden
2. Together Till The End
3. Boatman (feat. Ronan Harris from VNV Nation)
4. Out In The Fields
5. The Tide
6. Children Of The Dark (feat. Tilo Wolff, Joachim Witt & Chris Harms)
7. Forever And A Day
8. Across The Waves
9. There Comes A Time (Back To Life)
10. Rome Wasn?t Built In A Day
11. This Is My Life
12. Eden (Reprise)
1. Potter?s Field (live & unplugged ft. Ronald Zeidler)
2. Across The Waves (Performed By Palast)
3. Forever And A Day (Infinity RMX by Solitary Experiments)
4. Children Of The Dark (Faderhead Synthwave Remix)
5. Across The Waves (Takatiktok Mix By Eisfarbik)
6. This Is My Life (Kondensat ReMix By Blitzmaschine)
7. Boatman (Originial Version)
8. Children Of The Dark (Original Version)