If it seems like only yesterday that you heard about Necromancing the Stone, the new supergroup featuring members of Arsis, The Absence, former The Black Dahlia Murder and Brimstone Coven members, that’s because it was. Yet the band’s all-out war against deathcore already has a song streaming on YouTube. “From Graves to Infamy” is also streaming on their Bandcamp page, where you can pick up their three-song EP, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. The video also comes with an origin story about the band’s war against metalcore, which reads as such:
Prepare thysleves, mortals of the Earth, for the end is truly nigh. You’ve sen the signs: deadly plagues, wars, famine, disasters both natural and man-made, and the continued popularity of monotonous deathcore have all foretold of the impending arrival of the Ultimate Threat, The Bring of Doom, The Great Evil One Himself… Lord Breakdownicus Gratuitous. Mankind has but one hope: Necromancing the Stone, the new no-nonsense traditionalist metal band that puts the “Awe” in awesome. These five Titans of Metal have been living on our planet for centuries, most recently under the assumed aliases of James Malone (Arsis), Jermaie Kling (The Absence), Ryan “Bart” Williams (ex-The Black Dahlia Murder), and “Big John” Williams and Justin Wood (both of Brimstone Coven notoriety). The mission they have fulfilled for thousands of years: to protect the five fragments of The Earthen Stone, a mysterious and powerful object that is even more of the earth than all other stones (hence the name). But now, with the Sinister powers of Lord Breakdownicus Gratuitous growing more gratuitously breakdowny every day, this quintet has united to save the human race, vowing to defeat the nefarious Lord Breakdownicus… with riffs.
So yeah, it’s basic traditional heavy metal with power metal overtones. No one will mistake it for deathcore in the least. Head on over to their Bandcamp page to find out more, or just listen above.