Monument Interview


  1. What inspired the name of the band and the style?


 Peter Ellis: The band’s name is a summation of all we stand for, we are a “monument” to true British heavy metal and are here to continue its legacy.



  1. How do you approach song writing?


 Peter Ellis: It usually all starts with me jamming on my stratocaster until I play something that sounds good to me at the time, I then develop  and build uponthat idea.


  1. On the new album, what was the thinking and set up behind it?


 Peter Ellis: We just wanted to create the best album we could, like we always do, there was no particular thinking behind it, we just went in to do a great album.



  1. Are there any songs that explore particular themes?

 Peter Ellis: Mainly they are about urban life in London, history and personal relationships.


  1. How does this new album differ from the previous two albums?



 Peter Ellis: I think it is definitely our strongest album yet. The songs are really cohesive in this album and I have definitely matured a lot as a songwriter which I think shows in the new tracks. Also, the addition of Tony Newton as our producer really helped to bring out the real sound of the band.


  1. Which songs are you looking forward to playing live?

I am really looking forward to playing Attila, Death Avenue and William Kidd live.

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