Etched in Stone
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Below is our complete Etched in Stone 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.
Guitarist Eric Wolford from California-based band Etched In Stone has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the group:
"I must regretfully inform our fans that i will no longer be a part of etched in stone. As much as i'd like to stick around, i am not in a financial position to do so. So with a heavy heart I must say goodbye. It was fun while it lasted!"
Etched In Stone also had this to say about the situation: "Eric is no longer able to continue on this journey with us. It's very financially, mentally, and physically taxing on everyone trying to make a name for themselves during this era in the music industry and we understand his decision. Losing a member is akin to losing a part of yourself as a whole and Eric's service to this group has been instrumental in us becoming what we are today.
"We will continue to press forward and will STILL be performing the upcoming Sworn to the Black CD release show on the 21st with a fill-in guitarist. After being with us for 2/3 of our existence as a band and sharing countless awesome experiences over the last 6 years he has definitely left some big shoes to fill. Raise a glass in honor of his dedicated service with us and join us in wishing him the best of luck on any future endeavors his talents lead him to!" More...
Etched In Stone has a new holiday track online honoring the almighty Krampus (who is far superior to Santa). Give it a listen below, and the band also comments:
"For some god-awful reason, We have caught a case of the holiday wobbledy jeebs, and in doing such would like to extend to all of you with the utmost excitement, Said song 'Gruss vom Krampus' For the bad Santa in all of us, (and for a change in the holiday reveries) so enjoy this holiday gift!"
It's been four very trying years for Central California's Etched In Stone to get to where the band is today.
Despite all the issues, and partially because of some of them, the band has redefined its sound along the way, and is now gearing up to make a return with a brand new full-length album, "The Failure of Modern Man," which finally sees release tomorrow, Tuesday, June 24th.
In anticipation of the pending release, the band has launched a full album stream directly via SoundCloud. Check it out below. Etched In Stone vocalist/producer Brian Lewis had the following to say about finally being able to get the album out:
"I'm overjoyed to bring the full stream of the album to life, and I know I speak for all of us in the band when say that we're VERY proud of this release and being able to give fans, old and new, a legitimate taste of what the future of Etched in Stone's sound holds. As for FINALLY being able to release this long anticipated album, It's a huge leap in the right direction for us. All of the setbacks that we've had (of which we've had a plethora) are now behind us and it's the best feeling in the world to know we're that much closer to bringing this band to the stage again! Typically I'd throw in some kind of witty remark about what the listener is intended to take from this but this time around, it's safe to say the album speaks for itself. My hope is that you enjoy listening and that it leaves you wanting more!" More...
Central California's Etched In Stone is gearing up to release a brand new full-length album, "The Failure of Modern Man," this coming Tuesday, June 24th.
In anticipation of the forthcoming release, the band has teamed up with us to premiere new song, "Paragraph II," which can be heard below. Etched In Stone vocalist/producer Brian Lewis had the following to say about the lyrical inspiration for the track:
"Paragraph II was one of the first songs written for this record and the majority of the lyrics are adapted from the second paragraph of The United States Declaration of Independence. In a day in age such as our own, where civil liberties are being sacrificed everyday for the sake of 'security,' it just seemed fitting that this song remind the free American people of their right to openly spit in the face of the injustice that is the growing police state. Accountability is obviously scarce at the top, and it should be held there before anywhere else.
"With growing military and prison industrial complexes, it is clear that the motives behind our government are no longer the preservation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for it's citizens, but simply profiteering - even at the extreme cost of domestic surveilance and micro-management. George Orwell was simply 30 years early. The over all theme of this album is very political, which is a new direction for us lyrically, but it's important to voice one's opinions about current affairs if one hopes to incite any kind of change - My hope is that this record will inspire people to question everything, to take back their freedom and mostly, turn off their goddamned TV."
Check out the new song below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section! If you can't get enough Etched In Stone, listen to the previously posted track "Only Silent, Still" at this location. More...
Following a lengthy hiatus after Central California's Etched In Stone unleashed debut full-length, "Emulate The Defiler," the band is finally ready to make a return with brand new album "The Failure of Modern Man."
The recording process was finally finished up in Spring 2014, with Jesse "Fioren" Quintero handling final mixing and mastering at The Ice Chamber Studios in Modesto, CA. Etched in Stone is now set to release the album in June.
To give fans an idea of what they can expect from the new release, Etched In Stone has partnered up with Ghost Cult Mag to premiere the track "Only Silent, Still." Check it out below.
Etched In Stone vocalist/producer Brian Lewis had the following to say about the track and the new album: "When Jesse sent our final mixes back to us, it was completely surreal. "Only Silent, Still" is a great example of the overall sound of this record and representation of the evolution of our sound. Alongside this premiere, we're stoked to officially launch the physical and digital album pre-orders as well, so this week is shaping up to be something excellent! We're currently hard at work getting our live set organized and these past few months have been the most busy musically, that we've had in years!"
Four years have passed since central California's death metal unit Etched In Stone unleashed debut album, "Emulate The Defiler."
Following that release the band was forced to take an unexpected break to deal with multiple shifts in the lineup. This also led to numerous setbacks in recording a follow up album, which was originally intended for release in Summer 2013.
Etched In Stone has pushed on, refining its sound and recording the remaining tracks as time allowed. The band is now set to release sophomore album, "The Failure of Modern Man," this June. Etched In Stone vocalist/producer Brian Lewis, had the following to say about the forthcoming release:
"Releasing this album, for me at least, is a form of much needed closure. We’ve been hard at work on it for nearly 3 years and have had several discouraging setbacks and battles along the way, so I’m not only overjoyed that Etched in Stone is finally able to bring something new and entirely different from what we’ve ever done before to the table, but it’s enthralling to finally be able to say IT IS FINISHED! We are boldly stepping into new territory with this album musically and The Failure of Modern Man is a damn good indicator of what the future of Etched in Stone’s sound holds!"
"The Failure of Modern Man" is set for release on June 24th, 2014. More...
California's Etched in Stone has checked in with the following statement about splitting with the band's drummer:
"It is with heavy heart we make this announcement, we've parted ways with drummer Tristan Costa.
"It's not easy to make announcements like this and we all wish our brother the best in his other ventures.
"We can positively assure you we are working very hard at bringing this new record to you as soon as possible. Though we are tasked with training a new face on the material, we WILL be back on track soon!" More...
Central California death metal band Etched In Stone has teamed up with Nefarious Realm to premiere a brand new song entitled "At The Altar of Lethe."
The track comes from the group's forthcoming full-length album, "The Failure of Modern Man," and can be streamed at this location or through the player below.
Etched In Stone vocalist/producer Brian Lewis had the following to say about the single and the forthcoming album: "After a two year hiatus it's exhilarating to finally say 'We're back!' Due to line up changes and having members living in different parts of the state, we've had to do what many other bands have done... sending files back and forth and creating an album piece by piece. And despite taking a bit longer to do things that way, it has definitely worked out for us. The first single, 'At the Altar of Lethe,' is merely the tip of the iceberg in terms of what to expect from our forthcoming full length, 'The Failure of Modern Man.' We've added elements we have talked about for years and feel that we've evolved further toward creating our own sound with this record. As musicians, we'll always be striving to make the next release better than the last, and we feel that 'The Failure of Modern Man' is a logical progression that showcases that quite nicely! We hope you all enjoy!"
"The Failure of Modern Man" is the follow up to Etched In Stone's 2010 debut full-length, "Emulate The Defiler," which the band self released via Bandcamp and can be streamed in it's entirety here. The upcoming album is tentatively slated to see a release this summer. More...