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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Version: White vinyl, limited to 500 copies
  • Format: LP
  • UPC: 7340148113921
  • Street Date: 05/12/23
  • PreBook Date: 04/07/23
  • Label: Lovely Records »
  • Genre: Alternative/Punk
  • Run Time: 32:20 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2022
  • Region Code: 0
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  • Territory: NA,JP,AU


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Statues - Black Arcs Rising (White Vinyl)

"Black Arcs Rising" is the kind of album that sounds as good on the dance floor of a rock club as it does on a rainy day at home.

Statues - Black Arcs Rising (White Vinyl)
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"Black Arcs Rising" is the third studio album by Swedish rock trio Statues. 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" is produced and mixed by Christian Ramirez who also adds additional guitar on the tracks "Perfect Storm", "Sardonic Grin", and "Eyes in the Sky", and mastered by Magnus Lindberg. The album features guest vocals by Per Stålberg on "Phantasm", "Dead of Summer", and "Hiding in a Hole", and art direction by Joel Dunkels. As with Statues 2020 album "Holocene", "Black Arcs Rising" is released by Swedish independent label 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.


Track Listing

  • Underground
  • Chemicals
  • Sardonic Grin
  • Agony
  • Phantasm
  • Eyes In The Sky
  • Hiding In A Hole
  • Meteorology
  • Dead of Summer
  • Epochalypse
  • Perfect Storm
  • Bestiary

Sales Points

  • For fans of Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Omni Of Halos, and legendary alternative labels like SST and Dischord.
  • Available on all streaming platforms and in two color variants on vinyl; transparent green vinyl with red splatter, and solid white vinyl (each limited to 500 copies).
  • Recorded at Svenska grammofonstudion in Gothenburg, with producer Christian Ramirez (Park Hotell, Dödsfest, Mattias Alkberg BD). Mastered by Magnus Lindberg (The Hellacopters, Tribulation, Henrik Palm, Refused, Stiu Nu Stiu, Cult Of Luna, and many more).
  • The trio has been playing together in different constellations since 1991, and the members have been heard through bands such as Starmarket, KVLR, and The Vultures.
  • Features guest vocals by Per Stålberg (Pablo Matisse, Division Of Laura Lee) on ”Phantasm”, ”Dead of Summer”, and ”Hiding in a Hole”.
  • ”Black Arcs Rising” is the third album by Sweden's Statues. 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.

Press Quotes

Statues play a joyous mix of post-punk, indie and SST style noise with wonderful, boisterous, melodic tuneage very much to the fore

     —THE BALLROOM BLITZ, https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=6970333457602

Underground,' moves with a cascading sense of time and space. 'Sardonic Grin,' rolls with the punches and hits the majestic spheres hard. 'Phantasm,' turns the pressure onward and grows with turning spheres. 'Hiding In A Hole,' roars and cascades...

     —The Media Man, https://www.themedianman.com/statues-black-arcs-ri

this 12 track full-length release was recorded over five days solid studio time and brings back the imperishable soundscapes of 90's alternative rock while showcasing Statues' melodic, direct, and intense approach to songwriting...

     —Velvet Thunder, https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/statues-black-arcs

STATUES have cranked out an album of noisy, punk-infused, high-octane rockers. Their unique sound will keep you listening and loving their back-to-basics approach

     —Rock Your Show, https://rockyoushow.com/review-uk-alt-rockers-stat

90s euphoria in XL, grandiosely celebrated between nostalgia and postmodernism

     —VISIONS, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dLMaZY32vClMFWipp

The band's third album, it presents a sound reminiscent of '90s alternative rock while showing Statues' melodic, direct and intense songwriting approach

     —Amplified Mag, https://amplified-mag.de/index.php/reviews/statues

Solid release

     —Jersey Beat, www.jerseybeat.com/paulsilver.html

Without a doubt, the Swedes from Statues have brought us one of the best albums of the year so far!

     —Twilight Magazine, https://www.twilight-magazin.de/reviews/musik/item

Statues continue their series of high-quality releases and are once again in impressive form

     —Beatblogger, https://www.beatblogger.de/2023/05/statues-black-a

Dirty rock from the underground with charm

     —My Revelations, https://www.myrevelations.de/2023/04/29/statues-bl

'Underground,' builds the fuzz through and hits the tide. 'Sardonic Grin,' slams to the beat of the tide, ruminating through the catacombs of time. 'Phantasm,' shimmers through the chaos and hits the lightward bound

     —The Median Man, https://www.themedianman.com/statues-black-arcs-ri

Interesting record even for those who are not accustomed to the genre

     —Rock shock, https://www.rockshock.it/statues-recensione-black-

12 songs of an incredibly catchy nature

     —MUSIPEDIA OF METAL, https://musipediaofmetal.blogspot.com/2023/05/revi

Umeåtrion Statues is back with perhaps their most poppy and hit-friendly song ever, at the same time there is a rawness in 'Chemicals' that makes the song hit the punk rock nerve in us

     —HYMN, https://hymn.se/2023/03/03/redaktionens-favoriter-

12 new songs of their immediately identifiable take on fuzzy, jangly, punked-up alt.-rock

     —Aversionline, https://www.aversionline.com/view/random-roundup-m

The soundscape is tough and hazy if somewhat claustrophobic and, as on the previous album Holoscene, Per Stålberg from Division Of Laura Lee appears with 'Ian McKay'-roars on a couple of songs

     —Gaffa Sverige, https://gaffa.se/recensioner/2023/maj/album/statue

A very welcome new acquaintance in my record collection

     —Ung Musik, https://ungmusik.se/recensioner/sy-gitarrer-och-st

This album has a huge appeal to those that like the more Alternative side of Rock

     —SMORG, https://smorg.substack.com/p/smorg-may-13th-2023?s

good stuff!

     —OVERTONE, https://overtone.site/2023/05/08/new-music-mondays

raw, sometimes rough, but always honest

     —Bleeding 4 Metal, http://www.bleeding4metal.de/index.php?show=review

Statues have gone on their own path and 'Black Arcs Rising' is exceptional

     —Maximum Volume Music, https://maximumvolumemusic.com/album-round-up-may-


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