French post-doom royalty STONEBIRDS ink deal with Ripple Music for new album « Collapse and Fail », to be released in the summer of 2020.

Ripple Music are happy to be welcoming France’s progressive doom trio STONEBIRDS to their roster. The Breton trio is set to blow minds once again, with their upcoming third album ‘Collapse and Fail’, due out in the summer.

« The trio is one of the Europe’s most intriguing stoner/doom performers today.«  – The Sludgelord
« One of the lone French purveyors of truly potent art doom. » – Metal Injection

With ‘Collapse and Fail’, STONEBIRDS will be releasing their darkest record to date. If previous albums resonated like distress calls for the planet, this third one is an excruciating work of hopelessness that embodies all the horror we’re collectively facing: this is too late. Throughout its gripping six songs, the band gives « doom metal » a more contemporary meaning, emotionally charged, linking a painful interiority with our collective gloomy destiny. This is too late, and all that is left is a burning violence .

The band enthuses: « We are very excited to be releasing our third album « Collapse and Fail » on Ripple Music. We were looking for a strong powerhouse owned by passionate people, and Todd and his team will be the best help we can get to promote that album. « Collapse and Fail » is the heavier and rawest piece of music we have ever written. As always, we intertwined solar soundscapes and darker moods to create this journey of forty minutes. Once again, we worked with the super dudes at Kerwax Studio for a great sound, and DZO for a mind-blowing visual. Hope you guys will lend an ear!« 

STONEBIRDS is a French trio formed in 2008 and based in Central Britanny, a land that  has never stopped inspiring their songwriting and distinctive sound. Abandoned villages and inhabitants, all left behind by modern economy, ghostly places haunted both by ancient tales and contemporary rural distress, oppressive dampness, stormy light… These images are nourishing an anguished and tormented doom metal, giving birth to 2015’s debut album ‘Into The Fog… And The Filthy Air’. This record saw the band making their own way in between sludge, psychedelic/prog rock and post-metal — a feeling confirmed with its 2017 folllowup ‘Time’. This sophomore album is more radical, contrasted, alternating massive metal riffs and light-infused arpeggios, all drenched in poisonous reverb. Drawing its luminous heaviness from Yob and Cult Of Luna, the Breton trio won over sludge and doom fans by playing prestigious Hellfest, Motocultor and supporting the likes of Ufomammut, Mars Red Sky, Glowsun or Alunah.