(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
The five man wrecking crew from Milwaukee known simply as STONE have been absolutely crushing folks within the hardcore / metal / crossover scenes. Still a relatively young band, they have begun to quickly rise from among the ranks of underground music and are now about to make their unmistakable mark.
STONE will issue their full-length début album, “Inch Of Joy“, on March 2nd via Pure Noise Records. Recently, the band unveiled the new official video for their song “Skeletons” which you can check out below.
Vocalist Zach Dear spoke about the song saying: “I used to enable friends on tour to get fucked up however they felt fitting and it never affected me because it was on tour. When that shit started to follow me home and seep into the lives of close friends, I started to despise it. That’s what I wrote Skeletons about.”
Inch Of Joy tracklist:
1. Inch Of Joy
3. Lost On You
4. War Dance
5. Struck A Chord
6. Under The Eye
10. The Only Cure
11. No Light
12. Box Me Out
Zach Dear and his fellow STONE bandmates, bassist Marcus Boldt (ex-Expire), guitarist Jimmy Ladue (Cross Me), drummer Mitch Reitman (Cross Me) and guitarist Sean Thompson (Cross Me), are set to unleash hell on live stages all over the world. They will be hitting the road in the U.S. and Europe beginning next month and are confirmed for Midwest Blood Fest on February 10th.
Come watch “Skeletons” below now while pre-orders for STONE‘s “Inch Of Joy” are active now here.
STONE Tour Dates:
Feb 4 – Milwaukee, WI – JJ’s
Feb 10 – Louisville, KY – Midwest Blood Fest @ The Cure Lounge
Feb 14 – Cologne, Germany – MTC
Feb 15 – Munster, Germany – Triptychon
Feb 16 – Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia
Feb 17 – Leipzig, Germany – Conne Island
Feb 18 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
Feb 19 – Munchen, Germany – Feierwerk
Feb 20 – Stuttgart, Germany – Juha West
Feb 21 – Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
Feb 22 – Mol, Belgium – Jh Tydeeh
Feb 23 – London, UK – Boston Music Room
Feb 24 – Leeds, UK – Temple Of Boom
Feb 25 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo