STONEGRIFF, traditional doom metal band from Scania, southern Sweden, has joined Metal on Metal Records roster. Their debut album (following 3 self-released demos/EPs), entitled “Prologus Magicus”, is scheduled for a July release.
Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi, Metal on Metal Records CEO, stated: “We love doom metal, but unfortunately more often than not we come across bands that label their music as doom (or are labeled as such by record companies and media), but are either completely unlistenable or “only” boring for us (like all drone, sludge and most stoner bands). We dig death/doom in many cases, but most of all, when we say “doom”, we mean traditional and epic doom METAL. And in our opinion, there are rather few bands that play this purest style of the heaviest music and do it with real class and with balls, so when we come across one, there’s a big smile plastered on our faces as we hit the “play” button over and over again. Such was the case with STONEGRIFF. When they contacted us and we checked the songs from their MySpace page, it didn’t end on just one or two listens. We were coming back to the songs from their 2012 EP “III” and playing them repeatedly many more times. What grabbed our attention and eventually won us over were not only the crushing riffs and organic sound, but mostly the vocals with so much charisma that is really rare to find nowadays. We’ve just received all songs for their debut album and we know it was the right decision. They could probably be best compared to KRUX, while it’s rather obvious that their main influence are the forefathers of the genre, BLACK SABBATH. And we can bet the fans of TROUBLE, PENTAGRAM, CANDLEMASS, NOMAD SON, SPIRITUS MORTIS and LAS CRUCES will dig them just like we do.”
STONEGRIFF‘s biography, info and links can be found on the band’s page on Metal on Metal Records website.