Statues enter into a new era, and ‘No Grave, No Burial’ is but the first step in that journey.
In 2015, Perth’s Statues released a terrific record called ‘Together We’re Alone‘, one that I personally loved to no end. Now, in 2017, the DIY Western Australian heavy outfit is set to follow up that damn solid record with a new full-length; ‘No Grave, No Burial‘. While this new effort will be released on Friday, September 8th later this year through Dogswamp Records, the quintet has let-loose the first taste of this album with the titular track’s official release today, streaming through Killyourstereo.com.
Statues actually kept this new album’s recording process entirely in-house, with producing and mixing duties both falling to their bassist, Matthew Templeman. The release was also mastered by Matthew’s long-time mate/collaborator, Simon Struthers (Paul Dempsy, The Love Junkies, The Decline).
‘No Grave, No Burial’ is also primed to be a conceptual album. According to Statues themselves, the narrative is set during a fictional civil war, where the story’s protagonist must find safety by leaving his home. To escape he must lose those they love, battle his own inner demons, face those who took all he knows from him, and uncover a horrific truth at the end of his struggles. He fights to find freedom, only to discover further persecution and a bleak reality. This new LP’s eponymous track tells the story of a sudden loss of a loved one through conflict and under horrific circumstances that illustrate a personal story of grief without any closure to be had. And the supporting music is just as heavy and just as dark, fittingly enough.
Get an inkling of what this mighty new album will entail by streaming ‘No Grave, No Burial‘ – the first new material from the band since 2016’s single, ‘Dogswamp‘ – below until your hearts content.
Statues will be setting out on the ‘War March’ Tour around Australia in late June with fellow Perth heavy-hitters, Cursed Earth. Check out the dates below!
29.06.17 – Crowbar, Brisbane (18+)
30.06.17 – Hamilton Station, Newcastle (18+)
01.07.17 – Damnation Festival, Sydney
04.07.17 – Rad Bar, Wollongong (18+)
07.07.17 – The Reverence, Melbourne (18+)
08.07.17 – The Wrangler, Melbourne
09.07.17 – Crown And Anchor, Melbourne (18+)