Monuments has announced their new record In Stasis for April 15. The record will feature guest appearances from both Periphery vocalist Spencer Sotelo and ex-Monuments vocalist Neema Askari, who fronted the band between 2010 and 2011. The record was also co-produced by Doom composer and purveyor of riffs Mick Gordon.
"We approached this album without the intention of a specific concept," said the band. "However – three songs in, what was being written ended up sharing a common theme.
This feeling of being stuck in the middle, something 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 album 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 (He Knows, ex-Fellsilent, ex-Monuments), Spencer Sotelo (Periphery, Mothership), and Mick Gordon (DOOM, Prey, Killer Instinct) for enhancing the record with their unique perspectives."
In the meantime, you can check out the previously-released single "Lavos." The new record will also be Monuments' first full-length without guitarist Olly Steele, who left the band after a decade in 2021.
Pre-orders (and presumably a new single) for In Stasis will begin on February 4.