French epic/heavy power metallers STONECAST have joined Pitch Black Records and their album “Heroikos” will mark the label’s last release for 2013. Sophomore release – featuring RHINO on drums.
STONECAST were formed in 2002 and after several demo releases, they issued their debut album in 2009. Following a number of shows – including an appearance at the French edition of Sonisphere, where they closed the festival after the “Big Four” – the band is now back with their sophomore effort, “Heroikos”.
Their new album is just pure Heavy Metal and to further add to its relentless pounding sound the band has enlisted the help of legendary drummer Kenny Earl “RHINO” (ex MANOWAR and JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR among others) whose handling of a drum set needs no further introduction.
Mixed and mastered by Mariusz Pietka of MP Studio, Poland (known from his work with CRYSTAL VIPER and SACRED STEEL among others) “Heroikos” is an album of epic proportions that is full of adrenalin pumping steel!
The band is currently working on a number of live shows, including a support slot at the upcoming Blaze Baley concert in France in March 2014. “Heroikos” is scheduled for release worldwide on November 12th, 2013 on CD and digital while a track is now available for streaming and free at www.pitchblackrecords.com.
Album track listing:
Jakuta (cult of the bolthrower)
The Barbaric Rhyme
Of Fire and Ice
Gods of Dust
Franck “Kanon” Ghirardi: vocals
Seb “Cazu” Casula: rhythm guitars
Bob “Flying” Saliba: lead guitars
Lionel “Beev” Antonorsi: bass
Kenny Earl “Rhino”: drums