NEWS: Drummer Mike Malyan returns to Monuments!

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Not long ago, Monuments saw a notable line-up adjustment with the introduction of new vocalist Andy Cizek, who replaced Chris Barretto who left the outfit just a few weeks prior.

Now the British progressive metal unit have confirmed another change in their line-up, seeing the return of drummer Mike Malyan to the fold, who initially left the band back in 2015 due to back and shoulder injuries.

This is what the band had to say regarding his return.


We’re beyond excited to welcome Mike Malyan back to Monuments as our full-time drummer. After 5 years of injuries, leading to surgery and physical therapy he was thankfully able to fully recover and get his ass behind the kit again… exactly where he belongs!

We’d like to thank Daniel Lang (Lango) for the years he put into this band. We played some of our biggest shows together during this time period and created some beautiful memories. Check out his other band The Scratch if you like your music Irish. You’ll do nuthin.

We’re now deep into writing Monuments IV and have tour dates lined up in Europe and the United States. More tours and shows for 2020 are to be announced.

Again, put your hands together for the one and only, words McGee himself, Michael Malyan!

Bless Bless



The band are currently working on their fourth full-length album, and follow-up to 2018’s ‘Phronesis’.

More details are expected to be announced in the coming months.