Oklahoma City's Monument was formed in 1993 by Chad/bass, Sean/guitar and Kevin/drums. In March 1995, the band recorded their first demo entitled "Dust" with vocalist Jim Davis and guitarist Parker Brown. Having a progressive feel the album contains 6 songs and is 32 minutes in length. Parker Brown left the band in late 1995 and in 1996, Jim Davis moved away from Oklahoma City and was replaced by Chad's brother Kirk Callaway.

In August 1998, The band recorded their first full-length album entitled "Resting Place". The CD contains 10 tracks + 1 hidden and is 59 minutes in length. 

In November 2000, Monument released their much-anticipated third album "The Millennial Death of God". The CD contains 10 tracks (46 minutes) including a cover of Overkill's "Spiritual Void". 

In July 2002, Monument performed at the 16th annual Milwaukee Metalfest.  
The band spent the next few years performing locally and regionally and began writing material for their next release. Unfortunately, during this time the band experienced several personal tragedies and went on hiatus for a short time. During this time, they parted ways with vocalist Kirk Callaway and began searching for a new vocalist. 

In 2017, the band re-recorded some previously recorded material and enlisted the talents of Swedish vocalist Rob Lundgren. The new release, "Up From Below" contains 10 songs and is now available for purchase.

In 2018, Monument has welcomed Vocalist Vince Leseney to the fold. Vince is an Associate Professor of Musical Theater and Voice at the University of Oklahoma. He brings years of experience and a genuine love of heavy music. Vince's Bio is coming soon.

Monument is currently writing material for their next release.


5 String Spector Euro5LX Electric Bass
5 String Warwick Thumb Series
5 String Ibanez Soundgear 
4 String Ibanez Soundgear 
D'Addario Bass Strings
Ampeg SVT-5 Pro Head, Ampeg B4R Head, Peavey CS-1000, Ampeg 2x10 Combo, Dunlop Crybaby Wah, Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra Bass Preamp, Boss ODB3 Bass Overdrive, TC Electronic SpectraComp Bass Compression, Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor. Yamaha Magicstomp Bass Multi-Effects, Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI V2, DYI Bass Clone Chorus, Korg Pitchblack Tuner, Pig Hog Lil Pigs Pedal Patch, Speakon, Monster M Bass, Ampeg 8x10, Peavey Subcompact 18 (2), Ampeg PR410HLF 4X10, Slingerstraps, Dunlop Strap Locks, 6 space SKB Rack, Rackrider Power Distributor, Furman Power Distribution, Korg DT-Pro Tuner, Samson Stage 33 UHF Wireless, SKB PS-25 Pedalboard, AmpliTube Ampeg SVX Plug In. 
 Black Sabbath, Forbidden, Fates Warning, Gardenian Sindustries, Nevermore, Slayer, Solitude Aeturnus, Iron Maiden 
  Cliff Burton-Metallica, Jason Newsted-Metallica, Robert Trujillo-Metallica,  Steve Harris-Iron Maiden, Geezer Butler- Black Sabbath, David Harbour-David T. Chastain projects, Tim Commerford-Rage Against The Machine, Alex Webster-Blotted Science, Conquering Dystopia, Cannibal Corpse, David Ellefson-Megadeth, Ryan Martinie-Mudvayne, Steve DiGiorgio-Testament, Billy Sheehan-The Winery Dogs, John Myung-Dream Theater, Geddy Lee-Rush, Les Claypool-Primus, Frank Bello-Anthrax, Rex Brown-Pantera, Jeff Hugell-Six Feet Under, Evan Brewer-Entheos, formerly Faceless

5 piece Ddrum Dominion Ash 
Sabian cymbals 
Axis Ax2 double bass pedals 
Alesis Dm5 drum module 
ddrum triggers 
Dauz drum pads 
Promark sticks 
Nevermore, Slayer, Arch Enemy, Testament, Flotsam and Jetsam, Overkill. 
Van Williams, Tim Yeung, Paul Bostaph, Daniel Erlandsson, Dave Lombardo, Justine Éthier

Ibanez S470dx
Ibanez S470dxqm
Ibanez S7320
Charvel Model 1
Washburn WD7SCEATBD Acoustic
Seymour Duncan Pickups, D'Addario Strings
Kemper Power Rack, XS Pro Rack, Furman power conditioner, Nady 802 UHF wireless, Peavey 4x12 cabs w/Sheffield speakers
Nevermore, Conquering Dystopia, Solitude Aeturnus, Forbidden, Slayer, Fates Warning,  Queensryche, Dream Theater, Flotsam & Jetsam, Testament, Savatage, Iron Maiden,etc. 
Jeff Loomis-Solo/Nevermore/Conquering Dystopia/Arch Enemy, Keith Merrow-Solo/Conquering Dystopia, John Perez & Edgar Rivera-Solitude Aeturnus, Craig Locicero-Forbidden, Eric Peterson-Testament, Jim Matheos-Fates Warning, James Murphy-Testament/Obituary/Death/Disincarnate/solo, Ron Jarzombek-Watchtower/Spastic Ink/Solo