WOM Features – Cast The Stone / H1Z1 / Decline Of The I
CAST THE STONE (Misery Index, ex-Cattle Decapitation) reveal music video for new track ‘Jesusatan’
American death/black metallers CAST THE STONE and David Hall (Uneasy Sleeper, Portal, The Melvins) unleash a video for their cover of Indfestdead’s (Dan Swanö) “Jesusatan”. The track appears on the band’s forthcoming six-track EP “Empyrean Atrophy”, due for release on August 31st via Agonia Records. Listen & watch at:
CAST THE STONE is Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index, Scour with Phil Anselmo), Derek Engemann (ex-Cattle Decapitation, Scour), Jesse Schobel (Legend, ex-Scour) and vocalist Andrew Huskey. First formations of the band began in 2002, long before its protagonists departed for their better known metal-scene mainstays. While such ties leave a clear mark, CAST THE STONE emerge not as some metal supergroup, but as a project of the original and purest intent of its membership.
Each of CAST THE STONE members is involved in writing music, and each has varying tastes. But they all seem to have one acquired taste in common: an appetite for American and Swedish death metal. On “Empyrean Atrophy”, one can distinctly hear sounds similar to Dismember, Grave, At The Gates, and other proponents of the genre. There are also artisan elements one could liken to more dark and progressive Swedish acts such as Opeth, Edge Of Sanity and Dissection. Perhaps this reason alone, Dan Swanö was a clear choice for production (having produced or had been a member of some of the aforementioned bands).
Hybridizing the dark ferocity of Swedish death metal through a lens of American brutality, CAST THE STONE hits a creative stride with “Empyrean Atrophy”. Guitarist Mark Kloeppel commented, “The band’s sound is a testament to an enduring spirit that’s driven us to return to our most organic influences, merge them together, incorporate disparate elements, and forge our own sound. Each person has a distinct sound unto themselves, so it’s really cool how smooth and cohesive this stuff comes across. You can immediately hear how different this is from the other things we’ve been involved in, yet it’s still very true to our individual styles. Our bassist Derek progressively weaves my guitars and Jesse’s uber-creative drumming style together in a way that only he can. This is all crowned off by Andy Huskey’s crazy death metal vocals which are… well, just listen”.
CAST THE STONE on-line:
Milwaukee Metallers H1Z1 Release Official Video for “S.S. Departed (Silent Convictions)”
Milwaukee Metallers H1Z1 have released the official video for “S.S. Departed (Silent Convictions)” a track from the album Unbounded.
DECLINE OF THE I post new track ‘Disruption’
French post-black band DECLINE OF THE I release new track in anticipation of their thrid studio album “Escape”, which is due for release on July 27th via Agonia Records. Listen to “Disruption” below:
“Escape” will feature six varied, original compositions replete with artwork from David Fitt, who filmed the new video.
The band commented: “After a heavy and neurasthenic first chapter, and an epileptic, dirty and violent second one, here’s the last part of the Decline of the I’s trilogy: Escape. It’s now time to leave, to avoid this perpetual aggression of the outside world. All the other reactions leaded to a dead end. Running away is the only possible move for the subject to preserve its entity. There are many forms of escape: madness, suicide, technology, spirituality. This third album explores all of them. Musically, it’s the synthesis of all the previews works; it’s contemplative and slow but also very fast, dark and brutal”.
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