Louisville KY's Stonecutters: Comprised of genuine 502 metal scene veterans, battle tested; past, present and future!
Stonecutters is led by Vocalist/Guitarist Brian Omer a veteran in the Louisville Metal & Hardcore scene. Playing with Louisville natives My Own Victim who issued four albums out on Century Media and did several tours across Europe and United States. From the ashes of MOV Brian Omer put together Stonecutters with 3 other like minded musicians, which illustrates punishing, brutal, beautiful, soothing, and primal music for these uncertain and turbulent times. With influences ranging from Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Death, Neurosis, Motorhead, Sick Of It All & early Metallica; Stonecutters illustrates a mixture of these influences all rolled up into a very unique format.
Having issued 2 self released full length albums, the self titled "Stonecutters" in 2006 and "Christhammer" in 2009, Stonecutters have played many shows throughout their home state of Kentucky, as well as Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Georgia, Kansas, Arkansas, West Virginia & Tennessee. Some of these shows have been opening up for national acts such as Anthrax, Gwar, Testament, Obituary, Unleashed, Mastodon, Eyehategod, Machine Head, Death Angel and Black Label Society, just to name a few. Both releases have received praises from Decibel Magazine, Metal Maniacs, & several underground zines and radio.
Now in 2013 Stonecutters has issued their 3rd full length Album "Creatio Ex Nihil" to the masses. Displaying the same characteristics as their previous releases but more focused & far tighter, with a massive production. Displaying very strong musicianship & intense lead guitars, "Creatio Ex Nihil" offers something for everyone in these uncertain and turbulent times.
In 2005, an unordinary rumble was heard just outside of St. Louis. That rumble materialized into the riff-wielding, fire-breathing tone machine named DIBIASE.
Started as a side project by (Ring, Cicada) guitarist Dave Goodman in 2002, DIBIASE’s first release, ‘Here Comes Forever’ (2011, Earth Analog Records ), proved that they could pummel you into submission with their unique brand of powerful and precise, instrumental “Jurassic thunder-rock,” (Riverfront Times).
Mixtape Muse says, “Illinois instrumental outfit, Dibiase are a perfect strand of rock 'n' roll DNA. They mix the dynamics of math rock, the precision and proficiency of metal, the thrill of straight up rock 'n' roll, as well as the atmospherics of drone music...And while that all sounds rather serious, DIBIASE isn't weighted down with a strictly serious attitude."
Since 2010, DIBIASE has shared the stage with Hum, Earth, Crobot, The Life and Times, Juicifer, and Electric Hawk winning audiences over with their “hypnotic, arpeggiated tendencies of Mastodon,” (thelast30minuteattentionspans).
The reigning kings of stripped-down sound, DIBIASE wanted to release their new album, in 100% analog format. With fan support and a successful Kickstarter campaign, the Vinyl and digital release of “When Everything Means Nothing,” is now a reality.
Recorded by Matt Talbott (Hum) at his Earth Analog studios, ‘When Everything Means Nothing’ is an onslaught of Sabbath-sized riffs, with expertly executed time shifts that would make the boys in Rush nod with approval.
Propelled by drummer Lynn Sipole and guitarist David Goodman, each tune churns and burns with intensity and weight that will crumble any obstacle in its path. Get on the DIBIASE riffdozer or get run over!