Necromancing the Stone Release New Video

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Necromancing the Stone “Bleed for the Night,” filmed on tour in 2016 with Battlecross and Allegaeon. Shot and edited by Greg Burgess (Allegaeon).

Necromancing the Stone comments: “Everyone, on this Valentine’s Day, please remember that if you love something too much it may die. Then one day you can learn a powerful resurrection spell and bring it back to life, but it might hate you…But that’s a different story altogether. We hope you enjoy the video. Huge thanks to Greg from Allegaeon for putting this video together for us.”

About Necromancing the Stone:
If flaccid, identikit, breakdown-laden “metal” is the disease, Necromancing The Stone is the cure. In fact, the quintet will take on any and all comers who dare sully the name of the mightiest of genres with anything less than 100% respect and commitment, and with debut full-length, Jewel Of The Vile, they throw down a formidable gauntlet. Taking a traditionalist approach imbued with flavors of thrash and death metal, every track they stamp their name on is a beast in the truest sense, built on gigantic riffs, pulverizing rhythms and the towering vocals of “Big” John Williams, paying their respects to the likes of Megadeth, Maiden and Anthrax, while creating something that is uniquely Necromancing The Stone. “Call it what you will, or describe our music however you feel is best, but to us it is just heavy metal,” states guitarist Justin Wood. “It is riffs and melodies. It is sonic savagery worth banging your head to.”

Of course, any band comprised of players who have earned their stripes in outfits such as Arsis (James Malone, guitars), The Absence (Jeramie Kling, drums), The Black Dahlia Murder (Ryan “Bart” Williams, bass, formerly) and Brimstone Coven (guitarist Wood and vocalist Williams) carries some serious weight – though combined they transcend their origins, blending their talents but not the sounds they’re known for. Moreover, despite living all over North America and with no “home base” to speak of, their shared passion for heavy metal destined them to gravitate toward each other. “The band doesn’t particularly have one home. We are equals living in different cities, so we are ‘nationwide,'” comments Wood. While the sheer grandiosity and epic scale of their music suggests they had similarly epic aspirations from the get go, the band in fact started out the way most of the best bands do: metal loving guys getting together to have some fun. “We wanted to make an EP [2014’s ‘Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead’], and things came together so easily and effortlessly, and it picked up a lot of positive attention. Ryan, James, and Jeramie are known in certain circles as ‘dudes who have played some really heavy fucking music’, so what we put together may have caught some people off guard, but overall the vibe and reaction was great.” Buoyed by this response, and aware that they had the material within them to make a killer full-length, they felt a duty to do so. That said, they set out to please no one but themselves, and if they happen to defeat their nemesis, Breakdownicus Gratuitous, along the way, then all the better. “At the end of the day it’s just music that we dig, and it’s what we feel is a unique version of heavy metal. We like it, and we hope the world does too, but that has not and will not sway our convictions.”


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