Amazing Progressive Death Metal band, Stone Circle (UK), have released a video for a new track entitled ‘Possession’.
Revealed to be the first single from a new concept EP ‘A Forest Dark’ (based on the stories of the Brother Grimm), the part-lyric video is the first release from the band since their self-titled album in 2014 (cover-mounted with Terrorizer issue #255).
Frontman Joe Ashmwin explained ‘Possession’ as “a brief re-telling of the story of Rumplestiltskin; the idea that people use their loved ones for their own selfish gains”.
However, drummer Sam Hill was quick to add that “whilst this is a concept EP; focussed on fantasy, we have created something very real and organic. Whether you’re listening to it from the speakers of your phone or blasting it on a 30,000 watt speaker system, it really kicks you in the ear hole.”
‘A Forest Dark’ is due to be released May 31st.
For Fans of:
Opeth, Gojira, Morbid Angel, Katatonia, Enslaved, Mastodon, Porcupine Tree, Cult of Luna, Bloodbath, Amorphis
Stone Circle formed in 2004 with Joe Ashwin (Lead Guitar/Vocals), James Pearce (Bass) & Sam Hill (drums), the line-up became complete in 2005 with the addition of Tom Skelton (Rhythm Guitars). Over this time the band developed their sound into the progressive metal that they play today, inspired by Opeth, Katatonia, Morbid Angel, Gojira, Amorphis and more.
In 2006 Stone Circle recorded their first EP – Parchment – with Dominic Young (well known for being the live sound technician for Sikth). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release.
After a relocation to Brighton to study music, the band then worked on their first full-length album, also recorded with Dominic Young, in October of 2009. The album “Myth” was released at the end of 2010 through Glasstone Records.
Additionally, Stone Circle featured on the Brighton Institute of Modern Music album “Whats in your head: Volume II”, becoming the first band of the genre to be included in the institution’s showcase collection.
Stone Circle released their fourth (self-titled) release in Terrorizer Magazine at the end of 2014.
Stone Circle has had several notable performances, including supporting: Orange Goblin, Evil Scarecrow, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Breed 77, Tesseract, Ill Nino, Sylosis, Abhorrent Decimation and festival appearances at Bloodstock Festival, Download Festival, UKTechfest & Mammothfest.
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