"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2009
From: Skåne, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Stonegriff News

Below is our complete Stonegriff 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.

Metal On Metal Records Releases New Comp

Old school label Metal On Metal Records just released the 8th compilation CD of the annual series "Compendium of Metal." You can check out 9 out of 14 tracks below, or pick up the full version at this location.

"Compendium of Metal Vol. 8" features 14 songs from 12 bands, clocks in at 74 minutes, and contains a new, exclusive song from Meliah Rage as well as a previously unreleased pre-Meliah Rage rehearsal track from 1986, and more. The track listing is as follows:

1. DARK QUARTERER - Mind Torture 06:46
2. STONEGRIFF - Brother Cain 06:36
3. RISEN PROPHECY - Risen Prophecy 08:30
4. METAL LAW - Lord of Evil 04:52
5. BLOOD ATONEMENT - Speed Metal Militia 02:43
6. OUTRAGE - The Elemental War 05:22
7. MORTALICUM - I Dream of Dying 06:22
8. HI-GH - Till Death and After 03:15
9. ALBERT BELL'S SACRO SANCTUS - At the Horns of Hattin 06:43

"Hidden" tracks on full version:
1. DOOMSHINE "The Alchemist of Snowdonia"
2. MELIAH RAGE "The Lie"
3. pre-MELIAH RAGE "Enter the Darkness"
4. ARKHAM WITCH "Skull Fuel"" (THE LAMP OF THOTH cover - brand new recording)
5. ARKHAM WITCH "I Am Providence" (previously unreleased song - EXCLUSIVE live version) More...

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Stonegriff Announces Sophomore Release

Swedish doom metal act Stonegriff announced that the sophomore full length effort "Come Taste the Blood," is ready and will be issued on April 24th via Metal on Metal Records. The album was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered at Sonic Train Studios by Andy La Rocque (King Diamond).

Commented the label: "Like on their 2013 debut "Prologus Magicus", the band keeps on following in the genre's forefathers' footsteps, delivering pure, old school and quite straightforward doom metal in the vein of Black Sabbath, Krux, Candlemass, Pentagram, Spiritus Mortis, Iron Man, Saint Vitus, Spiritus Mortis, and the like. The vocals are particularly noteworthy here, ranging from raspy to clean and somberly bewitching mid-range, to high pitched wails and screams."

The track list for the album is:

1. Valkyrian Quest
2. Come Taste the Blood
3. You're Never Alone
4. Claiming the Sky
5. Brother Cain
6. In Doom We Trust
7. SALIGIA More...

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Stonegriff Reveals "Prologus Magicus" Details

The first album of the Swedish doomsters Stonegriff, "Prologus Magicus," will be released on August 30th via Metal on Metal Records. The label comments:

"With a vintage sound, which is both heavy and dark, organic and vivid, their debut brings crushing riffs, and vocals with a particularly wide rage and tons of charisma. Their music is relatively simple and therefore effective - this band gets straight to the point. Stonegriff can be best compared to Krux, while it's rather obvious that their main influence are the forefathers of the genre, Black Sabbath. Fans of Trouble, Pentagram, Candlemass, Nomad Son, Spiritus MOrtis, and Las Cruces should dig them too."

A promo clip for the "Prologus Magicus" album (featuring a fragment of "Devil's Daughter" song) can be found below, while three full songs, "Black Magic Circle," "Mercenary Bay," and "Impossible" are available for streaming at this location. The album's track listing is:

1. Black Magic Circle
2. Secrets of Your Soul
3. Mercenary Bay
4. For Madmen Only
5. Impossible
6. Black Snow
7. Devil's Daughter
8. In the World that You Rule

The album cover was created by Chilean artist Santiago Caruso (who recently did the artwork for Chilean band Pentagram's "The Malefice" CD). Pre-orders are available at this location. More...

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Stonegriff Signs With Metal On Metal

Stonegriff, the traditional doom metal band from Scania, southern Sweden, has joined the Metal on Metal Records roster. The band's debut album (following 3 self-released demos/EPs), entitled "Prologus Magicus," is scheduled for a July release.

Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi, Metal on Metal Records CEO, stated: "We love doom metal, but unfortunately more often than not we come across bands that label their music as doom (or are labeled as such by record companies and media), but are either completely unlistenable or 'only' boring for us (like all drone, sludge and most stoner bands).

"We dig death/doom in many cases, but most of all, when we say 'doom,' we mean traditional and epic doom METAL. And in our opinion, there are rather few bands that play this purest style of the heaviest music and do it with real class and with balls, so when we come across one, there's a big smile plastered on our faces as we hit the 'play' button over and over again. Such was the case with Stonegriff. More...

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