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26/Jan/2018 CAST THE STONE (FEAT. MISERY INDEX, CATTLE DECAPITATION AND SCOUR MEMBERS) SIGN WITH AGONIA RECORDS

US-based death/black metal act CAST THE STONE re-emerge with a new record deal with Agonia Records. CAST THE STONE first began in 2002 as the original project between guitarist Mark Kloeppel of Misery Index, bassist Derek Engemann of Scour and Cattle Decapitation and drummer Jesse Schobel of Legend/ex-Scour, prior to their departure into their current metal-scene mainstays. Rounded out by vocalist Andrew Huskey, the band will release new music in their original line-up in 2018.

Through years of successful touring and record creation within the membership's other very well known projects, an attitude was fostered of "how would we do this now"?  CAST THE STONE returns not as some metal supergroup, but as a project of the original and purest intent of its membership. To be blunt, without CAST THE STONE, the vast majority of the Misery Index discography, Cattle Decapitation's seminal "Monolith of Inhumanity" and "The Anthropocene Extinction" albums, and Scour with Philip H. Anselmo, would not exist. Therefore, CAST THE STONE has re-emerged to claim its rightful place in music history, as well as the future.

Teaming up with Agonia Records, the quartet has fully hit their creative stride with masterpieces of sonic devastation that honor their roots and original intent alongside their prowess of experience. Metal maniacs weaned on the dark ferocity of Norwegian black metal, the punishingly surreal assault of Edge of Sanity, or the demonstrative brutality of death metal, will find something evocative and provoking within CAST THE STONE. These savage elements collide with combustible energy against the near psychedelic, progressive, and technical excursions, all intermingled with atmospheric groove. Combined, it’s a testament to an enduring spirit that’s driven the band to take their own organic influences, merge them together, incorporate disparate elements, and forge their own sound.

CAST THE STONE commented: "With Agonia Records at the helm, and the sheer pedigree of our membership in CAST THE STONE (MISERY INDEX, SCOUR, CATTLE DECAPITATION), we promise a stellar conjuring of darkness, and a steadfast willingness to churn limitless blackened hymns into the widening gyre".​

Upcoming dates:
Mark Kloeppel and Derek Engemann will be appearing at the North American Music Merchants (NAMM) show this weekend (27th of January) in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center to demonstrate their signature guitar pedals at the Amptweaker booth #4034, and will be giving a live performance at the Peavey Electronics Stage at booth 201 A-B on Saturday 1/27 at 3:30pm.

Line-up:
Andrew Huskey– vocals
Mark Kloeppel– guitars
Derek Engemann– bass
Jesse Schobel– drums

CAST THE STONE on-line:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/castthestoneofficial
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cast_the_stone/

Agonia Records:
Website: http://agoniarecords.com
Webshop: http://tinyurl.com/agoniashop
Facebook: https://facebook.com/agoniarecords
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoniarecords
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords
Bandcamp: https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/agoniarecordsofficial
YouTube: http://youtube.com/AgoniaRec



Upcoming releases
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Upcoming shows
BLAZE OF PERDITION
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Minsk @ Martial Winter Festival, BLR

DERANGED
02/Feb/2019
Jonkoping @ Klubb Dissonans, SE

AZARATH
09/Feb/2019
Hell Serpent Rising Over Kyiv, UKR

DECLINE OF THE I
01/Mar/2019
Nantes @ Le Ferrailleur, FR

DECLINE OF THE I
02/Mar/2019
Clermont Ferrand @ Raymond Bar, FR

DEMONICAL
28/Mar/2019
Close-Up Baten 24, SWE

DECLINE OF THE I
05/Apr/2019
Aarhus @ Royal Metal Fest, DK

ACHERONTAS
18/Apr/2019
Chile

ACHERONTAS
19/Apr/2019
Brazil

ACHERONTAS
20/Apr/2019
Colombia