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Stoneburner

Formed: 2008
From: Portland, OR
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Stoneburner News

Below is our complete Stoneburner news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Stoneburner Streaming Full Album Online

In celebration of its upcoming North American release, today Stoneburner has teamed up with Decibel Magazine to offer up a full stream of "Life Drawing."

The Portland-based sludge smith's new album will be unveiled in North America via Neurot Recordings on April 15th, 2014 (April 14th in the UK/EU).

The album was recorded, mixed, and produced by Fester at Haywire Studios. Mastering was handled by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering and the release features a glut of guest vocalists including Krysta Martinez (Transient, Landmine Marathon), Benjamin Caragol (Burials, Hang the Old Year), and Joshua Greene (Bastard Feast, Ephemeros).

Comments the band, "In the time that we've spent creating this monster we've gotten very high, and fallen very low. We've spent days blinded by love and light, and more than a few nights wandering in the dark, raging at the stars. Over the last couple of years we've forged friendships, made enemies, hated our jobs, had loved ones die, seen each other through loss, and laughed at our failures. If you take the time to listen you'll hear it all in there somewhere; as raw, ugly, and honest as we know how to be. And fuck it all anyways. This works better than therapy." More...

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Stoneburner Streaming New Track

After streaming the track "Some Can" online, Stoneburner has now released another track from forthcoming album "Life Drawing."

Check out "An Apology To A Friend In Need" in the player available below. The band comments: "This song is one of our favorite pieces to play. Riding the line between the crunchy, aggressive riffs and the more subdued, fragile sections gets us high as hell. Lyrically, 'An Apology...' is just that. It's a reflection on those times when it takes everything you've got just to get out of bed, with no room left for others. The dark times when you turn your back on a loved one's pain, because all you've got to give is the poison of your own shitty problems."

"Life Drawing" is due out in North America via Neurot Recordings on April 15th, 2014. More...

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Stoneburner Streams New Track "Some Can"

Today, the sludge conjurors in Stoneburner are pleased to slash your faces with their newest psalm of sonic severity, "Some Can."

The menacing new number, available below courtesy of The Portland Mercury, comes by way of the band's forthcoming new full-length, "Life Drawing."

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

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..." More...

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Stoneburner Posts Album Trailer

Portland sludge bringers Stoneburner today reveal a first audiovisual insight into the sounds that propel the forthcoming full-length, "Life Drawing." This video teaser opens with a quote from A.A Milne whilst the lurching bassline of "Caged Bird" sets the scene. Check it out below.

"Life Drawing" will be available in North America via Neurot Recordings on April 15th, 2014
(April 14th in the UK/EU). The track listing is as follows:

1. Some Can
2. Caged Bird
3. Drift
4. An Apology To A Friend In Need
5. Pale New Eyes
6. Giver Of Birth
7. Done
8. You Are The Worst
9. The Phoenix More...

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Stoneburner Reveals Album Details

Portland sludge slingers and recent Neurot family additions, Stoneburner, are readying to unleash their forthcoming new full-length, "Life Drawing."

The follow-up to the 2012 debut, "Sickness Will Pass," features nine rumbling odes of bottom-heavy hostility and emotional decay. 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.

Comments the band in a collective statement: "Lyrically we've always focused on personal matters, and one theme that particularly seems to keep coming up on this record is the struggle to be a decent person in a world that keeps doing its best to cause you not to be. J.J. Shirey, who paints our album covers, is part of the Stoneburner brotherhood and we have absolute faith in him.

"We have him sit in on rehearsals, read our lyrics, and then we send him off to come up with whatever he thinks best suits the material. We feel that this piece absolutely captures the mood of trying to grow and heal, but constantly finding yourself falling back into the darkness caused by emotional and physical addictions. The world isn't always a happy, beautiful place, and neither is our music. Thanks to J.J. you're going to sense that before you even hear the album."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Some Can
2. Caged Bird
3. Drift
4. An Apology To A Friend In Need
5. Pale New Eyes
6. Giver Of Birth
7. Done
8. You Are The Worst
9. The Phoenix More...

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Stoneburner Announces New Shows

Portland sludge bringers and recent Neurot family additions, Stoneburner, will bring audio punishment to the stage later this month with three West Coast sessions of debauchery.

Set to commence January 24th in Oakland, the band - guitarists Elijah Boland and Jason Depew, bassist/vocalist Damon Kelly and drummer/vocalist Jesse McKinnon - will rupture pavement alongside fellow amplifier abusers Eyehategod, Weedeater, Graves At Sea and more.

Stoneburner's short run of live abrasions serves as a precursor to the band's forthcoming new full-length, "Life Drawing," slated for release via Neurot Recordings later this Spring.

States the band simply, "The grey, rainy weather has finally hit us here in Portland, and we're feeling like getting out of the house..."

1/24/2014 Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA w/ Eyehategod, Graves At Sea, Lidtoker, Swamp Witch, Lycus, Augurs
1/26/2014 Rotture - Portland, OR w/ Weedeater, Usnea, more
1/28/2014 The Highline - Seattle, WA w/ Weedeater, Wounded Giant, more

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Stoneburner Signs With Neurot

The Neurot Recordings family is pleased to welcome the audio devastation that is Portland's Stoneburner to their expanding roster of music. The following press release was issued about the band:

"Featuring four members with a compelling musical ancestry that winds through Buried At Sea, Buried Blood, Heathen Shrine and more, Stoneburner -- named after a subterranean weapon from the novel Dune -- spews forth a groin-churning orchestration of crust-strewn, hypnotic, sludge metal, their torrid odes glazed with pain and distress.

"The band will unleash the follow-up to their 2012 debut full-length, Sickness Will Pass, which The Sludgelord fittingly crowned, 'an ugly, visceral and truly terrifying beast of an album,' via Neurot Recordings this Spring. Titled Life Drawing, the offering promises to take their sonic crush to entirely new levels of heaviness."

Notes the Stoneburner collective on this union with Neurot: "We've been working on the material for this album for a long time now and couldn't feel better about how it's come together. We're humbled and honored that Neurot have asked to be involved. Since the band formed, we've always done our best to work with people we respect and know personally, signing to Neurot is an extension of that...another step in combining our personal and musical lives and bringing it all full circle."

Stoneburner is:

Elijah Boland - guitar
Jason Depew - guitar
Damon Kelly - bass/vocals
Jesse McKinnon drums/vocals

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