Werner Erkelens Of Monuments

Monuments Officially Welcome New Bassist Werner Erkelens


Bassist Adam Swan has exited British prog metal outfit Monuments. In his place, the outfit have enlisted Werner Erkelens, who had been serving as a fill-in for Swan since July of last year. The group issued a new statement on the matter earlier today, January 31st:

“With a heavy heart, we must announce the departure of Adam Swan. Since day one, he has held down the roots of our music with fervor and expertise.

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, he became strongly involved with Soil Ecology Agriculture as a specialist in regenerative agriculture, which he has proudly committed himself to. It is in this position that he finds himself most comfortable, and we are so inspired by the journey he is on. With incredible passion, he is working to help all to make better, more informed decisions about how to heal the world through more sensible decisions.

We wish him the best with all the love in our hearts, and we hope you will follow his journey on Soil Ecology Agriculture, both on Instagram and at

Thank you for the tremendous grooves, memories, and friendship dear Swan. We love you and you will be thoroughly missed.

On a brighter note, please join us in welcoming our new bass player, Werner Erkelens to the band! Since July 2022, Werner has been filling in on live performances with incredible skill, devotion, and enthusiasm. We are extremely proud to bring his new energy and skills into the future of Monuments. The addition of Werner to the group makes us feel rejuvenated and more excited than ever for the future. Come see us tear it up for the next 7 weeks with Leprous and Kalandra!


Erkelens commented:

The European/UK tour the band mentioned above with Leprous and Kalandra will run as follows:

02/01 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
02/02 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
02/03 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
02/04 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
02/05 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli Ronda
02/07 London, UK – 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
02/08 Glasgow, UK – Slay
02/09 Manchester, UK – 02 Ritz
02/11 Bristol, UK – SWX
02/12 Paris, FRA – Salle de Pleyel
02/13 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
02/14 Lille, FRA – Le Splendid
02/15 Rouen, FRA – Le 106
02/16 La Roche-sur-Yon, FRA – Quai M
02/17 Bordeaux, FRA – Rock School Barbey
02/18 Toulouse, FRA – Metronum
02/20 Porto, POR – Hard Club
02/21 Lisbon, POR – Ao Vivo
02/23 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
02/24 Barcelona, SPA – Apolo
02/25 Nimes, FRA – La Paloma
02/26 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
02/28 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
03/02 Athens, GRE – Gagarin
03/03 Sofia, BUL – Joy Station
03/04 Bucharest, ROM – Arenele Romane
03/05 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
03/06 Munich, GER – Backstage
03/07 Bratislava, SLO – Majestic
03/08 Prague, CZE – Palac Akropolis
03/09 Reutlingen, GER – Franz K
03/10 Berlin, GER – Astra
03/11 Wroclaw, POL – A2
03/13 Helsinki, FIN – Vanha Ylioppilastalo
03/14 Joensuu, FIN – Kerubi
03/17 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Klubben
03/18 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene

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