American death/black metal band CAST THE STONE have teamed up with Sick Drummer Magazine to premiere a drum playthrough video for the recently released single "As The Dead Lie". The track is taken from the band's upcoming six-track EP "Empyrean Atrophy", due for release on Agonia Records on the 31st of August. Watch Jesse Schobel perform "As The Dead Lie" here:
CAST THE STONE is Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index, Scour with Phil Anselmo), Derek Engemann (ex-Cattle Decapitation, Scour), Jesse Schobel (Legend, ex-Scour) and vocalist Andrew Huskey. First formations of the band began in 2002, long before its protagonists departed for their better known metal-scene mainstays. While such ties leave a clear mark, CAST THE STONE emerge not as some metal supergroup, but as a project of the original and purest intent of its membership. On "Empyrean Atrophy", one can distinctly hear sounds similar to Dismember, Grave, At The Gates, and other proponents of the genre. There are also artisan elements one could liken to more dark and progressive Swedish acts such as Opeth, Edge Of Sanity and Dissection.
1. As the Dead Lie
2. The Burning Horizon
3. Standing in the Shadows
4. A Plague of Light
5. Empyrean Atrophy
"Empyrean Atrophy" formats:
- Digipack CD.
- Black LP.
- White LP (Bandcamp exclusive).
- Purple Splatter LP (Agonia Records Webshop exclusive).
"As The Dead Lie" lyric video:
CAST THE STONE on-line:
Paris, Le Klub, FR
Toulouse, L?Usine A Musique, FR
Chevenez, Forest Fest, CH
In Flammen Open Air, GER
Malmö @ GOROFEST @ PLAN B, SE
Torgau, In Flammen Open Air, DE
Obscene Extreme Festival, CZ
Enter the Eternal Fire Festival, CZ
Weil Am Rhein, Baden in Blut Festival, DE
Stonehenge Festival, NL