Tombs released their album The Grand Annihilation in 2017, followed by everyone who wasn’t vocalist and guitarist Mike Hill quitting the band in 2018. Now Hill has returned with an entirely new lineup and a new EP called Monarchy of Shadows due out on February 28.
Hill commented on the new lineup, saying he feels like Tombs is an actual band again.
“If it were up to me I’d have unlimited numbers of people in the band; strings, keyboards, three guitar players and so on, but that can’t happen. However, for the first time in the history of Tombs there has been a collaboration between band members. It’s not just me writing everything. It’s a big difference from The Grand Annihilation which was basically a solo record.”
Check out the title track from Monarchy of Shadows below, which is eight minutes of absolutely blistering riffs.