Once upon a time, the three Monarchists were in a Dutch band called The WILD, playing elaborate, straight to-the-point rock & roll music, mostly in their rehearsal studio (and occasionally on various stages throughout The Netherlands). In November 1999, drummer WiseGuy announced that he wouldn't be able to play for a couple of months, due to educational reasons. The opportunitists the rest of the band were, they kept themselves busy with a (then still) side-project, working with some pieces of dodgy electronics, replacing their absent drummer. Oddly enough, they liked the kind of music that escaped from their artistic brains. They then knew that they found the music they wanted to make with The WILD all along.
Sadly, this was not to be. A perfect example of "creative differences of opinions" was shown when WiseGuy told them that making this "new" kind of music was not his idea of being an intellectual rock god, and they amically decided to part ways: The WILD R.I.P. July 2, 1995 - March 16, 2000.
All lo and behold, before the split, the three even did one gig to test the waters. You can't perform without any band name, so for the occasion they named themselves after one of the two new songs played that night: Monarchy. And so, despite the original plan to disband Monarchy when they would get back to The WILD, on March 16 it was decided that Monarchy would be a permanent band.
Since then, the band have performed a handful of shows (much to the dismay of soundboard engineers who did not have a clue to handle a live band without a drummer), and started working on their debut CD "Birth". It's on.