San Diego’s thrashers and winners of the 2019 Wacken Metal Battle USA, Monarch, will be unleashing their sophomore album Future Shock this year and have already released the first single/music video “Shred or Die”.
“Shred or Die” has been part of the band’s live show for a very long time and has stood out as a favourite and a good example of their aim as a band. This track is relevant to current events with lyrical content relating to civil unrest and power-hungry people ruling over others. The music video has received some pushback as it features heavy footage of the riots going on in America during the COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter protests. On the lighter side also features skateboarding around local San Diego skate spots.
Watch “Shred or Die” below: