Singer/guitarist Katie Monks describes the sound of Heaven as “doom metal vibes with lots of positive messages.” Recorded in Toronto and produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck), Monks is backed by Liz Ball (lead guitar), Benjamin Reinhartz (drums) and Jimmy Tony (bass). Collectively they weave from anthemic slate cleaner to swamp-rock ferocity to epic queer tragedy and beyond, while Monks’ singular wail remains one of the most powerful instruments in all of rock music.
“This feels like the album we’d make if the band died and went to heaven,” says Monks. In a sense, that’s precisely what happened. Heaven rose from the ashes after the Toronto four-piece almost decided to call it quits following the rigorous cycle around their acclaimed debut, Sore. Instead, they’ve returned with a fierce, fiery ode to optimism, a distortion-soaked battle cry for hope and beauty in a world of darkness and doubt.
Release: September 14th, 2018, Pod/Partisan