Transatlantic progressive metal outfit Monuments have just released “Cardinal Red”, another track and video taken from their fourth album, In Stasis, which is set for a release April 15th, 2022.

To accompany the release, which is available on all digital platforms, the band have shared a music video directed and produced by Sitcom Soldiers which you can check out here:

Talking about the song and the video, the band said: “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.”

On the subject of In Stasis, the band had this to say: “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.”

In Stasis Track Listing:

1. No One Will Teach You (feat. Neema Askari)
2. Lavos
3. Cardinal Red
4. Opiate
5. Collapse
6. Arch Essence (feat. Spencer Sotelo)
7. Somnus
8. False Providence
9. Makeshift Harmony
10. The Cimmerian

Artwork for ‘In Stasis’ by Monuments
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