Cast The Stone released Dark Winds Descending in 2005, The Setting Sun EP in 2009, and then proceeded to do nothing for the next nine years. Now the band is back with the lineup of guitarist Mark Kloeppel of Misery Index, bassist Derek Engemann of Scour and now ex-Cattle Decapitation, and drummer Jesse Schobel formerly of Scour, and vocalist Andrew Huskey, and is poised to release a new album sometime this year via Agonia Records.
Here's how the press releasing enticingly describes the band's new stuff.
Metal maniacs weaned on the dark ferocity of Norwegian black metal, the punishingly surreal assault of Edge of Sanity, or the demonstrative brutality of death metal, will find something evocative and provoking within Cast The Stone. These savage elements collide with combustible energy against the near psychedelic, progressive, and technical excursions, all intermingled with atmospheric groove. Combined, it’s a testament to an enduring spirit that’s driven the band to take their own organic influences, merge them together, incorporate disparate elements, and forge their own sound.
Honestly, I was curious the second I saw Edge Of Sanity mentioned. Here's hoping we get a single soon!