March 19, 2014

STONEBURNER Premieres New Psalm Via Portland Mercury; Release Of Life Drawing Draws Near

Today, the sludge conjurors in STONEBURNER are pleased to slash your face with their newest psalm of sonic severity, “Some Can.” The menacing new number, now streaming at The Portland Mercury, comes by way of the band’s forthcoming new full-length, Life Drawing.

Elaborates drummer/vocalist Jesse McKinnon, “‘Some Can’ is the first song on the album and a pretty fair hint of what’s to come later. The song is about being completely aware of what you need to do in order to better your life and yourself, but sometimes that’s just not in the cards you’re dealt. To push the feel of raging frustration to an even higher level we were thrilled to have our sister Krysta [Martinez], from Transient and Landmine Marathon come in and throw the fuck down on the heavy vocals. It’s not nihilism, it’s realism. Eeyore knows what’s up…”

The follow-up to their 2012 debut, Sickness Will Pass, which The Sludgelord appropriately crowned “an ugly, visceral and truly terrifying beast of an album,” features nine rumbling odes of bottom-heavy hostility, diseased rhythms and emotional decay as well as an array of talented guest vocalists including Krysta Martinez (Transient/Landmine Marathon), Benjamin Caragol (Burials/Hang the Old Year) and Joshua Greene (Bastard Feast, Ephemeros). Recorded, mixed and produced by Fester at Haywire Studios, mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering – both in Portland — and swathed in the visually abrasive cover art of J.J. Shirey, Life Drawing promises to hurl STONEBURNER’s habitually chest-caving sludge mantras to entirely new realms of earth-deteriorating heaviness.

STONEBURNER’s musical ancestry winds through Buried At Sea, Buried Blood, Heathen Shrine and others. Named after a subterranean weapon from the novel Dune, STONEBURNER deliver a wholly organic orchestration of captivating, crustified doom metal, their torrid hymns bathed in internal agony, anguish and despair. To define STONEBURNER, one need only look to the list of bands with whom they’ve shared the stage: Yob, Sleep, Eyehategod, Neurosis, Buzzov-en, Weedeater, Saint Vitus, Watain, Tragedy, Noothgrush, Graves At Sea, Lord Dying, Drop Dead, Whitehorse, Wind Hand, Bastard Noise…

Life Drawing will be unveiled in North America via Neurot Recordings
on April 15, 2014 (April 14 in the UK/EU).

“At times quite spooky, at others downright teeth-grinding, Life Drawing is rough and seething. Repeated thrusts of your face into the soft moss of a dying log somehow protect you from the obvious: Hope and promise aren't merely stained. They've been properly diluted and washed out with thick piss. The truest of sludge deliveries opens a rusty door, but STONEBURNER have invited us into our own nightmare. The deceptive lounges hardly provide comfort, and you're better off just cooperating when the rhythms crash. Get in the van and stop with the fucking questions. Yes, there IS a world this ugly.” -- HeavyPlanet

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