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Surge Ex Monumentis


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Shayne Dey
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Shayne Dey Only discovered this band two days before this release, bought this straight away after hearing their previous two albums a couple of spins over. Still in a fair bit of shock, wasn’t expecting to hear an album that would leave me gobsmacked as much. There’s sonically so much going on and each song is an epic journey. The pipes though, holy shit can this dude wail. Buy now. Favorite track: Isle Of Solitude.
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Harry A Great Comback... \m/ Favorite track: Tombs Arise.
paul rote
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paul rote Amazing! Simply Amazing!
Henrik Thøgersen
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Henrik Thøgersen Psych? Stoner? Prog? Space? I will be filing this album under stirring, powerful, incredible music that rocks the body, soothes the soul, and blows the mind. Definite 2018 top ten material! Favorite track: Candle Eyes.
Jake Williams
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Jake Williams This album rips! Great heavy-soft-heavy contrast combined with psychedelic and stoner/doom rock influences. Favorite track: The Cultist.
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Bucky Formerly Jeremy Irons and the Ratgang Malibus, JIRM has erupted with a new 2LP ‘Surge •Ex•Monumentis, slagging its way into frontrunner position of 2018 heavy rock. Melting with magma blazing psych meets progressive tempered spirit rock, the frantic vocals moan over blistering riffs and charring atmospheric bliss.
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Candle Eyes 06:32
Dig 12:07
The Cultist 06:41
Giza 05:51
Tombs Arise 10:59


Sometimes in life you have to make a change. And sometimes you have to make a whole bunch of changes. So it is that JIRM is born and stands where once stood Jeremy Irons and the Ratgang Malibus. Having dropped the cumbersome moniker, the Swedish heavy rockers embark on a new era with Surge ex Monumentis – marked as much by a tightening of sound as name.

For their first record as JIRM, the Stockholm-based four-piece of vocalist/guitarist Karl Apelmo, guitarist Micke Pettersson, bassist Viktor Källgren and drummer Henke Persson cast off the shackles of expectation entirely. Their style is no less expansive than ever, but it’s become entirely their own, a driving mindmeld between psychedelia, classic metal, heavy rock, and individualized realms beyond. Surge ex Monumentis brims with newfound energy at the same time it benefits from the lessons JIRM have learned since first getting together in 2004 and releasing albums like Elefanta (2009), Bloom (2011) and Spirit Knife (2014).

With as much progressive force as raw sweat behind them, JIRM have never been more themselves than they are on Surge ex Monumentis, and even as they redefine who they are and what they do as a band, they remain singularly powerful in their delivery and completely unmistakable.


released March 16, 2018

JIRM are:
Karl Apelmo: vocals, guitars
Micke Pettersson: guitars
Viktor Källgren: Bass
Henke Persson: drums, percussions

Additional musician: Daniel Hägglund: organs

Recorded at Puch Studios, Stockholm, Sweden.
Produced by JIRM.
Mixed by Oskar Lindberg at Svenska Grammofonstudion, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Mastered by Chris Gooseman at Baseline Audio Labs, Ann Arbor, MI, usa.
Painting by Mattias Halldin.
Prepress by Daniel Hägglund.
Photo by Rob Blackham.
Karl and Micke play exclusively on Planet Tone Pickups.
Published by Small Stone Records (ASCAP).


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