Countrymen and owls of Minerva beware, Smash The Statues are releasing their new LP ‘Forvm’ on White Russian Records on May 17. To celebrate the new release, we’re throwing a releaseparty on Saturday the 18th of May, in one of Nijmegen’s coolest DIY spaces: De Paraplufabriek. One minute from Nijmegen Central Station and a show that will end at 23:00. So unless the boreal wind is too strong, everyone could make it back home.
Last Wednesday, the elections in The Netherlands were won by a political party called Forum voor Democratie. With their anti-establishment, yet elitist approach, they present themselves as a civilized alternative for the current political parties. But with their glorification of Owls of Minerva, The Renaissance and the smell of lavender, they also bring us Boreal winds to keep Europe white. Cause these fascists (not an insult, just a qualification) are openly racist, anti-feminist and totalitarian. They want to keep Europe white, purify education and journalism from leftist elements. With connections to well known alt-right/far-right/extreme-right persons and parties all over the white world and lesser known connections to fascist groups in The Netherlands, this is not an ordinary anti-establishment party, these are neo-fascists. And if we stop calling fascists what they are, then we’re on a sliding scale and normalize what once was extreme.
to last December. Four old white men decided to write and record a
new album. In a few weeks time we wrote and recorded our “Aanval op
de nazistaat”*. We decided to call it “Forvm” and it was
supposed to be a warning. The A side of the record deals with the
current upcoming fascist parties, that always have Freedom or
Democracy in their names. Apparently the elections caught up on us.
So the B-side paints a picture of a dystopian world that might be not
that far from here. Please let that be a warning, before it’s too
So a few days after the elections, we’re not proud, but we feel obligated to share the first single of our upcoming album with you. “Dvm Navis Praetoria Ressvrectionis ad Profiscendvm parata est”, or when the neo-fascists come sailing in. But remember countrymen (from all countries, races, genders) every boat can sink. It’s just waiting for the right iceberg. So instead of telling you to enjoy our new single or record, we hope it will inspire you to resist fascism in all its ways. Punk = verzet. No pasaran. We’ll be sinking your ship!
It has been one and a half year since we played a show in Utrecht, one of our hometowns. Looking forward to this one with legendary I against I, US punks Hospital Job and our pals in Note To Amy on March 31st at dB’s. Expect a lot, A LOT of new tunes!
We’re horrible with updating this thing over here, but we’ve got 2 Utrecht shows coming up. On April 25 we will be supporting Strike Anywhere and Petrol Girls at EKKO. On October 6 we will be supporting the godfathers of European political hardcore punk and true friends in Adhesive at De Helling. We are extremely stoked! Hopefully we’ll be able to announce more awesome shows soon!
It’s been a while since we posted something on this website. If you never want to miss any news concerning Smash The Statues, be sure to follow us on www.facebook.com/smashthestatues and you will always be up to date. Or bothered with bad jokes. Next week there will be an awesome show announcement. But we will probably forget to post it here. But it will be on Facebook. So it will be true. Stay tuned. Or get tuned! #okdoei
Yesterday we played our first show in The Netherlands in almost one year, at the White Russian Records showcase at Dynamo in Eindhoven. We saw awesome sets by Call It Off, The Setup, The 101’s, Note To Amy, Dead Giveaway, Screw Houston and March. Unfortunately we weren’t able to catch all bands that were playing. We’ll be doing 2 more shows with labelbuddies Dead Giveaway and Screw Houston. We will play the annual “Claiming The Crown” in Breda with Screw Houston, Otis (last show!) and NØFX. We will also play at Jera On Air, The Netherlands’ biggest punkrock and hardcore festival. On the line-up are bands like Lagwagon, Millencolin, Strung Out, All Time Low, Terror, Caliban and also our friends in Dead Giveaway and Irish Handcuffs. Sounds good, right? Yippee ki-yay, motherlovers!