The nature of mankind, the flawed creation, explored through a story that takes us through the absolute ravaging of earth and on into space, in search of new homes that will ultimately be doomed at our hands as well. It's an incredibly ambitious concept to be contained within the confines of a heavy metal album...but Stonecast have risen to that self-imposed challenge and triumphed in glorious fashion! I Earther possesses a grandeur, fitting to its lofty subject matter, but its melodies are infectious, its hooks utterly addictive and the immediacy of its appeal undeniable. There is a breathtaking depth and texture to the sound, helped in no small part by the mixing skills of Roy Z (Sepultura, Judas Priest, Bruce Dickinson etc), which brings out the full range of emotions explored in these incredible songs. Songs like 'Goddess Of Rain' really show a world class band at the peak of their powers - the stunning chorus, the electrifying guitar work, the locked in thunder of the rhythm section and the superb range and delivery of vocalist Franck Ghirardi - Stonecast genuinely have it all.
Stonecast's ascent has been a steady one, from their humble beginnings in the streets of Marseille to the stage of the monstrous Sonisphere festival in 2011, alongside Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. Their second album, 2013s Heroikos hinted at the glories to come and with Rhino (ex-Manowar) behind the kit, brought Stonecast to even bigger audiences and greater critical acclaim. Now, with I Earther, their greatest achievement to date ready to be unleashed by Pitch Black Records on March 8th, Stonecast's time has come. Be ready for what will surely be one of the greatest heavy metal releases of this year and beyond.
Formats: CD & Digital
Sample track available for streaming and free download on https://pitchblackrecords.com
Pre-order links: https://store.
Franck Ghirardi - Vocals
Seb Casula - Rhythm Guitars
Lionel Antonorsi - Bass
Abraham Saliba - Lead Guitars
Franky Costanza (ex-Dagoba) - Drums
Roy Z - final Guitar Solo on 'The Earther'
Genre: Heavy/Power Metal
For fans of: Iron Maiden | Helloween | Blind Guardian | Pretty Maids
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"...classy, yet undisputedly heavy, epic metal..." - METAL TEMPLE