Japanese post-rock stalwarts Mono have announced the release of their ninth full-length album. The upcoming record, which follows their 2014 records The Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness, will be titled Requiem for Hell and will be released on October 14 via Temporary Residence Ltd (North America), Pelagic Records (Europe) and Magniph/Hostess Entertainment (Japan & Asia). The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Steve Albini and mastered by Bob Weston. The record will feature five new tracks written entirely by guitarist Takaakira ‘Taka’ Goto. Goto comments:
“This album is a series of songs from a flood of inspirations in 2015. After writing song after song and giving them titles, we stumbled upon Dante’s Divine Comedy and the story struck a chord with us. Divine Comedy’s story about travelling down to Hell, through to purgatory, then from Heaven to reality, turned out to be the same theme. This is when we decided to use Gustave Dóre’s illustration from Divine Comedy’s last scene as the main cover.”
The album’s artwork, track listing and teaser trailer can be found below.
1. Death In Rebirth
3. Requiem For Hell
4. Ely’s Heartbeat
5. The Last Scene