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People of the Monolith


Dublin - 28 June '09
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Corcaigh, Ireland (2007 – present)

People of the Monolith is an atmospheric sludge/doom band from Cork, Ireland, that was formerly known as This Weary Hour. It was formed in mid-2007 when Seán Murphy (guitars) and Eamonn O’Neill (vocals) began working on a project with intentions of creating dark, doomy metal. Rather than begin recruiting other members right-away, they first decided to write as a two-piece, hoping the resulting material would attract the right people for the job.

In November 2007 the two began recording, with the aid of James Kelly (Altar of Plagues), who also offered to sit-in on drums. The fruit of these sessions manifested itself in a three-track demo entitled, The Shadow of Time. The demo, released as a free download on the band’s page in January 2008, received reasonably positive criticism and enough interest so that the band decided to re-release it on CD in limited quantities the following June.

By the end of the summer, The Shadow of Time had done it’s intended job as the band found it’s first full line-up in the addition of bassist Ben Kelleher and Damian Jarzabek on drums. During this period, they began work on new material, each new member bringing their own styles and influences to the writing process. This line-up made it’s live début in Fred Zeppelins, Cork on the 9th of January 2009 - almost exactly a year after the release of the first demo - showcasing some of the new songs for the first time. It was at this gig that the band first made contact with Declan Synnott (Siorai Geimhreadh), who has joined the This Weary Hour ranks as a second guitarist.

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