The Swedish power-trio STATUES delve into cross-genre realms bringing post-punk, rock and alternative elements into their diverse upcoming release. Black Arcs Rising is the third studio album from the band and will be released on May 5th, 2023 via Lövely Records.

The band comments:
“The title warns of worse times. Black Arcs can be seen in a chart, but it can also mean that there are black arcs rising from the ground that warn of worse times. Our texts are often prophetic by accident. The last record, Holocene, had a song called ‘Lockdown’ and then came the pandemic. The lyrics are as usual of the darker kind, but there is also a kind of black humor in the absurdity described. If you do it wrong, things will go to hell and therefore it must be warned about the madness that exists. It may already be too late to save the world as the doomsday clock is close to midnight, but by pointing to the absurdities of environmental destruction, consumerism, capitalism, the annexation of other countries and an unwillingness to change behavior, we are doing what we can to encourage change.”

Recorded at Svenska grammofonstudion in Gothenburg, this 12 track full-length release brings back the imperishable soundscapes of 90’s alternative rock while showcasing STATUES’ melodic, direct, and intense approach to songwriting. Black Arcs Rising sees STATUES deliver sweet melodies with just the right amount of melancholic undertones. From the high-powered intensity of “Hiding in a Hole” to their interpretation of YUNG LEAN’s song “Agony”, STATUES showcase an array of both energetic and more immersive tracks.

Formats: The album will be available on all streaming platforms and in two color variants on vinyl; transparent green vinyl with red splatter, and solid white vinyl.

Recorded at Svenska Grammofonstudion in Gothenbur
Produced and mixed by Christian Ramirez who also adds additional guitar on the tracks “Perfect Storm”, “Sardonic Grin”, and “Eyes in the Sky”.
Mastered by Magnus Lindberg.
The album features guest vocals by PER STÅLBERG on “Phantasm”, “Dead of Summer”, and “Hiding in a Hole”
Art direction by Joel Dunkels.

Track Listing:
3.Sardonic Grin
6.Eyes In the Sky
7.Hiding in a Hole
9.Dead of Summer
11.Perfect Storm