Statues to release new studio album “No Grave, No Burial” on September 8th 2017

Statues No Grave, No Burial cover
Statues are a chaotic hardcore band from Perth, Western Australia. Since their formation in 2009, Statues have become renowned for their extremely high energy stage presence and unforgiving rawness in their music.

In 2015 Statues released their debut record, “Together We're Alone” to fantastic critical reception, described by Sputnik Music as “Mind-blowing in both craziness and shear heaviness” and receiving high praise from the likes of Kerrang, Rock Sound and Metal Hammer.

Following the release of the album, Statues went through a line-up change. The band approached an old friend and guest vocalist, from the previous record; Alex Shom, who now has stepped up for lead vocals alongside Matt Unkovich on drums.

No Grave, No Burial” is a conceptual album set in the heart of a civil war, the character must find safety by leaving his home. To escape he must lose loved ones, battle his own demons, face who took all he knows and uncover a horrific truth at the end of his struggles. He fights to find freedom, only to further persecution and a bleak reality.

The album “No Grave, No Burial” is set for self-release on September 8th, 2017.

The debut single and title track tells the story of sudden loss through conflict and horrific circumstance; and illustrates a story of grievance without closure. Musically this track sets the tone of the record, dark and foreboding but progressive and deep.

You can check out the new single, “No Grave, No Burial”, below.

You can purchase “No Grave, No Burial”, from iTunes.

Statues explore a new direction with this record, whilst maintaining a strong connection to their roots and increasingly making them one of the prominent live bands to see, within Australian heavy music. They have shared stages with the likes of Northlane, Norma Jean, Every Time I Die and many more.

Statues kept the recording process entirely in-house with the album produced and mixed by Matthew Templeman (Voyager, Make Them Suffer, Surroundings) and mastered by Matthew's long-time collaborator, Simon Struthers (Paul Dempsy, The Love Junkies, The Decline). The production balances the chaos and contrast of the previous album, with a thicker and more atmospheric aesthetic and a reflective of the gut wrenching theme of this record.

Statues set out on the War March Tour around Australia in late June with fellow Perth locals, Cursed Earth.

Australian Tour Dates 2017:
29.06.17 - Crowbar, Brisbane - 8pm (18+)
30.06.17 - Hamilton Station, Newcastle - 7pm (18+)
01.07.17 - Damnation Festival, Sydney - 12pm
04.07.17 - Rad Bar, Wollongong - 7pm (18+)
07.07.17 - The Reverence, Melbourne - 8pm (18+)
08.07.17 - The Wrangler, Melbourne - 4pm
09.07.17 - Crown And Anchor, Melbourne - 7pm (18+)

Alex Shom - Vocals
Scott Kay - Guitar
John Overthrow - Guitar
Matthew Templeman - Bass
Matt Unkovich - Drums