Oklahoma City's Monument was formed in 1993 by Chad Callaway/bass, Sean Kelly/guitar and Kevin Courtney/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 (32 minutes) and continues to receive good reviews and comments. 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. "Resting Place" has been featured and reviewed by major magazines, webzines and music critics all over the world and is distributed by several different outlets in the USA, Europe and Australia. 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" and is the band's most ambitious album to date. In July 2002, Monument performed at the 16th annual Milwaukee Metalfest. Although predominantly a death metal showcase, Monument was received quite well. Shortly after returning from Milwaukee, long time drummer Kevin Courtney decided to leave the band due to personal obligations and has since been replaced by Jerry Gulley formerly of the band Purgatory State. Monument is currently writing material for their next release and playing shows both locally and regionally.