Belgian experimental metal band, 30,000 Monkies have consistently been unleashing cathartic noise avalanches in live venues across Europe. Consouling Sounds announces the upcoming LP from Beringen-based collective – Honesty Integrity Friendship Passion. “It might seem like a pre-planned concept album, but it really isn’t. The title comes from Lil B’s lecture that took place in New York city in 2012″ – while the rap-artist was referring to a positivistic idea, talking about kindness, Lil B had summed up the concept with four words only: honesty, integrity, friendship and passion,” comments Michiel De Naegel.
“This sequence of words has been living in our minds since then. We kept thinking about doing something with it and finally decided to write the music to fit these words. In the end we wrote a song for each individual word, sonically and thematically inspired by it,” explains vocalist/guitarist Ruben Savelkoul.
Both members stress – despite the emotional quality of Lil B’s worldview, the songs are not necessarily representations of it. On Honesty Integrity Friendship Passion, 30,000 Monkies celebrates some core human values the only way they know how: with a banquet of festive sludge metal,droning guitars and an ambient palate cleanser.