France’s gloom and doom post-metallers STONEBIRDS stream a new song entitled « Shutter Part II » exclusively through The Sludgelord today. Their sophomore album « Time » comes out October 20th.
While « Shutter Part II » deals with the thorny topic of climate change, STONEBIRDS inject a sense of fear and hopelessness as post-metallic riffs loop into an electric storm, Fanch’s vocals annihilate all hope around. « Time has come for you to die ». The Sludgelord comments: « Stonebirds is one of Europe’s more intriguing stoner/doom performers today ».
STONEBIRDS New album « Time »
Available on October 20th on CD and digital
– Pre-orders available at this location –
3. Blackened Sky
4. Only Time
5. Shutter Part I
Artwork designed by DZO
Layout by Benjamin Moreau / Anterograde
Hailing from central Brittany (France), STONEBIRDS formed in 2008 as a quintet inspired by both surrounding desolated landscapes and bands like Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, The Melvins and Alice In Chains. Their first 10-track demo entitled « Slow Fly » came out in 2011, releasing the rare feeling and grooves of US desert rock bands.
With founding member Fanch (guitar/vocals) remaining at the helm, the band quickly moved from five to three members. Within a few years, their classic desert rock style shifted towards a heavier and sludgier sound, more notably through their Pink Tank Records debut « Into the fog… and the filthy air » (2015), which saw STONEBIRDS reach new heights while assimilating and moving past their desert/ stoner influences. Darker, heavier, with a new psychedelic dimension, the trio gave life to a their own breed of sound, crossing sludge, psych and post-metal enhanced by the gloomy reverb of all-analogic Kerwax Studio (France). Among their most notable live appearances, the band has been seen on the stages at Hellfest, Motocultor Festival and alongside bands such as Ufomammut, Mars Red Sky, Jex Thoth, Glowsun… and also toured Europe and the UK twice.
Fañch – Guitar & Vocals
Sylvain – Bass
Antoine – Drums