The Stone - Biography





The Stone cult was raised in '96, first being called Stone To Flesh. A demo tape called Unveiled Evil was released in '98 containing two demo recordings by the band. All 300 copies were sold. Their debut album, recorded in '99, was eventually released the following year. In 2001 Stone To Flesh became The Stone.

Following the release of their second full-length album, Slovenska Krv, The Stone signed with Wolfcult Productions/Solistitium Records.

In the winter of '03/'04, Zakon Velesa, the band's third full-length album, was recorded and released a few months after. This marked the end of cooperation with Solistitium Records. Not long after that, The Stone completed the recording of their first EP, Čujete li, smeju nam se mrtvi..., done and made a deal for its release on now-defunct Czech label Eclipse Productions.

Until then, band was seen live by audiences on some European festivals and during the occasional mini-tours, as well as in front of their homeland's auditorium.

It was in 2005 when The Stone signed with Folter Records (Berlin/Germany), who released the band's fourth full-length album, Magla. Now more recognized internationally, the band had some of the most successful mini-tours following the release and also high rating in written and internet media. Soon after that, a re-pressing of their debut record on the Serbian label Grom Records came to be. With alternate artwork and a different name (and two bonus tracks), the band also released a video.

In spring of '08 the band entered the studio again to record four songs for their first 10" mini-LP, entitled Old Wounds Bleed Misanthropy. Two old songs were re-recorded, as well as some cover versions of Slayer and Master's Hammer. It was later released on Diabolist Services Cult (USA).

The Stone's fifth full-length album, Umro, was released in mid-2009 followed by a short German mini-tour with Lugubre. At the same time, two more songs were recorded and used for a split 7" EP with Italian band Kult, entitled The Ancestral Alliance. A year later, a massive European tour with Romanian band Negură Bunget followed.

A new chapter of European darkness, entitled Golet, presents The Stone's strongest and most mature expression up to date. The band followed up the release (September 15th) with a European tour with Inquisition.