Unveiling an immersive debut single of crushing groove, majestic ambience and an emotive vocal performance that lean on influences like Deftones and Spiritbox, Texas Alternative Metallers Stoneside have announced themselves as heavyweight contenders with “History Of Violence“. Comprised of a writing partnership that have served time in other outfits previously, the chemistry between vocalist and multi instrumentalist Crane and drummer Wheeler saw them invest in this project together as the World around them crumbled in the midst of a Global Pandemic.
Vocalist Crane elaborates: “Down here in Texas, there is a place called the Prison Farm Cemetery. After the Civil War ended in the south, people had to give up their slaves, so two intelligent but horrible men decided to open a private prison. Instead of slaves working the fields, this was now a job for the inmates. It was called “‘The hell on the Brazos River” because so many inmates died from exhaustion, heat stroke, and harsh beatings. Even the prison guards perished. They were buried here. This song is the internal dialogue of a prison guard and an inmate, both who died. The video’s director, Andrew Vaughn, wanted to approach it from a religious aspect. Both men shared the same religion, a religion of peace and love, yet here they were locked in struggle and a brutal death that had nothing to do with peace, love and understanding”.