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Melodic death metal band Upon Stone announce debut album ‘Dead Mother Moon’ on Century Media Records

Melodic death metal band Upon Stone announce debut album ‘Dead Mother Moon’ on Century Media Records
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San Fernando Valley, CA band Upon Stone have announced, Dead Mother Moon, the debut album set for release January 19th on Century Media Records. Produced and mixed by Taylor Young at The Pit (Twitching Tongues, Nails), ‘Dead Mother Moon’ is a nine-song blast of viciously delivered Melodic Death Metal. Having already teased with the early single ‘Onyx Through The Heart’ they share the profound, riff-filled title track ‘Dead Mother Moon’. On the song, the band deliver with a rawness and intensity that not only matches the influence of the early ‘90s Scandinavian melodic metal scene but exceeds it. The Steven Grise directed video for the single showcases band’s vigorous performance style alongside occult-esque imagery. Diving into the story vocalist / bassist Xavier Wahlberg states:

“A mortal human’s search for meaning through the practice of ritual and magic. Discovering the power and reverence of the nocturnal spirit world waiting to be gained for those willing to devote themselves to it completely. The Dead Mother Moon represents a manifestation / personification of these elements. A deity / goddess ruling over it all.”

‘Dead Mother Moon’ Tracklist:

1. Dead Mother Moon

2. Onyx Through The Heart

3. My Destiny; A Weapon

4. Dusk Sang Fairest

5. Paradise Failed ft Brain Fair of Shadows Fall

6. Nocturnalism

7. To Seek And Follow The Call of Lions

8. The Lantern

9. Dig Up Her Bones (Misfits cover)

“We made a record that we wanted to hear” states Bentley. “If I found this record on import at a record store, this would be my favorite new band. I think it’s a good sign when you’re writing the stuff you would have loved to hear when you’re first getting into a sound.”

Upcoming Shows:

11/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teagram Ballroom w/ Earth Crisis, Undying

11/16 – Palmdale, CA @ Transplant Brewing Co. w/ Warbringer

11/17 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Humdinger Brewing w/ Warbringer

11/18 – San Fernando, CA @ The Midnight Hour w/ Devil Master, Fuming Mouth, Final Gasp

w/ Xibalba

12/8 – Riverside, CA @ Raincross District

12/9 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Underground

12/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ Post 8

12/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Publik Coffee

12/12 – Reno, NV @ Cypress

12/13 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone Cafe

12/14 – San Diego, CA @ Corazon Del Barrio

Photo Credit: Steven Grise

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