OUT NOW: Cast the Stone "Empyrean Atrophy". New, six-track, death/black metal EP from members of Misery Index, ex-Cattle Decapitation and Scour. Produced by legendary Dan Swanö of Edge Of Sanity. Available in CD, LP and digital.
"A good listen to the epic release 'Empyrean Atrophy' reveals elements of death metal with a mix of progressive and power metal influences. It is solid material with impressive musicality"
"What we have here is some super chunky, burly slightly melodic death metal with a slight Swedish death metal edge and some Danish beef to boot. Think early Hypocrisy and Edge of Sanity meets Dawn of Demise or Illdisposed (...). If there is any justice in the world, Cast the Stone will be the next big thing in American death metal".
(Teeth of the Divine)
"Cast The Stone studied Dan Swanö carefully, and followed the master, but on its own terms. The latter produced the EP, which is a cherry on top of an coherent display".
"Cast The Stone and their latest release 'Empyrean Atrophy' has already left my jaw on the floor. Within a few seconds of the first track 'As the Dead Lie' I remembered why I fell in love with metal to begin with"
(Metal Temple, 10/10)
"Cast the Stone, dare we say, is a promising, fresh death metal unit; sort of in the no-frills box, but clearly has the cache to do more than the norm, as so displayed on the six-song Empyrean Atrophy"
(Dead Rhetoric.com, 8/10)
"Something for every death metalhead"
"Empyrean Atrophy is a fine piece of work of four experienced musicians from the US death metal scene and it sure wouldn’t be a punishment to hear more of Cast The Stone in the near future!"
(Lords Of Metal, 82/100)
"Empyrean Atrophy is a hugely impressive EP that demonstrates a complete command of their art by these four talented musicians and songwriters. As such, this is classy but brutal blackened death metal from the pits of Hell and I love it".
(Matt Spall - manofmuchmetal.com, 9/10)
"Cast The Stone shows just how cool can old-school death metal be, aligned with progressive / technical elements and bold rhythm"
(Echoes zine, 75/100)
"The wait for Empyrean Atrophy was rewarding, and even more so impressive thanks to its technically refined precision".
CAST THE STONE on-line:
Sao Paulo, BRA
Trutnov @ Obscene Extreme Festival, CZ
Explosive Stage @ Exit Festival, SRB
Bäckerberg in Scharnstein @ Sick Midsummer Festival, AT
Torgau @ In Flammen Open Air, GER
Armstrong, BC Armstrong Metalfest
Tolmin @ Metaldays Festival, SI