Transatlantic progressive metal outfit MONUMENTS are releasing “Cardinal Red”, another track and video taken from their forth album, “In Stasis”, that is set for a release April 15th, 2022. While the song is out on all digital platforms the matching video, that was directed and produced by Sitcom Soldiers, will be available at 9pm CET / 8pm UK / 3pm ET / 12 (noon) PT under the following link: https://youtu.be/MGG-p0Pmc7Q
Says the band about the song and video: “The story outlined in this video, is without question, a metaphorical concept. The true meaning of ‘Cardinal Red’ can be found cryptically within the lyrics.”
The band about “In Stasis”: “We approached this album without the intention of a specific concept. However – three songs in, what was being written ended up sharing a common theme.
This feeling of being stuck in the middle, a feeling we experience throughout our lives – within friendships and relationships, love to hate, life to death, belief or non-belief, being in power to total defeat, isolation to freedom. Over the past 2 years, we have been faced with many of these trials, and these struggles can be heard throughout the record.
This record is a culmination of our greatest triumphs and our deepest struggles. We hope it resonates with you, and brings you closer to equilibrium.
We’d like to thank guests Neema Askari (Form Subtract, ex Fellsilent, ex-Monuments), Spencer Sotelo (Periphery, King Mothership), and Mick Gordon (DOOM, Prey, Killer Instinct) for enhancing the record with their unique perspectives.”
First preorders are already online for the following formats:
Ltd. CD Digipak
Gatefold black LP+CD & Poster
300x Gatefold transp. blue LP+CD & Poster from UK Indies and EMP
500x Gatefold ultra clear LP+CD & Poster from Monuments and cmdistro.de
“In Stasis” features the following tracks:
- No One Will Teach You (feat. Neema Askari)
- Cardinal Red
- Arch Essence (feat. Spencer Sotelo)
- False Providence
- Makeshift Harmony
- The Cimmerian
Produced, Recorded and Edited by John Browne, Andy Cizek and Mike Malyan
Co-Produced by Mick Gordon
Additional Engineering by Ross Halden, Justin Woodward and Adam Steel
Additional Editing by Charlie Abend and Evan Sammons
Mixing by George Lever @ G1 Productions
Mastering by Jens Bogren @ Fascination Street
Artwork by Visual Amnesia
As the official kick off for “In Stasis” MONUMENTS previously released “Lavos” feat. Mick Gordon, check out the video clip here: https://youtu.be/RMVn5kGHj5k
30.04.22 (UK) London – Islington Assembly Hall
Stay tuned for more.
MONUMENTS are (left to right):
Mike – Drums
Andy – Vocals
Swan – Bass
Browne – Guitar