So these guys in CARBONSTONE think they are badass, turns out they are. I mean ‘slap your mother’ badass. First, let’s catch our breath and back up for a minute for the beginners. CARBONSTONE is our very own Carroll County based alternative metal band. They have a strong regional presence having played venues like Rams Head Live, House of Rock, and the Circuit. They’ve opened for Fuel and Filter and you can hear them on the radio all over Maryland, northern Va. and southern Pa . The new album “What You’ve’ Become” drops this Saturday May 17th at what will be an “epic” release party in downtown Baltimore at Rams Head Live. Get tickets here, check out some songs here. Ok good? Let’s get to the Badass.
If you buy CARBONSTONE’s CD ($10), right after you rip the plastic off you might find yourself turning it around over and over again to get it right side up. Corey James, the lead singer says that’s just what the band wants you to do. It seems they revel in shaking up your world on every level and that is just what the album and their live show will do. Don’t miss their anthem “Plaything” and both on the album and at the live show you will be treated to a killer Rolling Stones cover that will blow your mind.
This is their 3rd full length album and you will hear influences of Godsmack, Korn and Chevelle, but don’t be fooled, these guys are originals and they have a groove that is just irresistible; its like church for the jaded. This gang of four has a very loyal following, a testament to how well they have honed their craft . . . translation; their live shows are f#@king awesome.
These guys really feel it up onstage and it’s contagious. If you are really into the metal genre you will love them and if you aren’t you will be surprised how much love them when you see them live. Audience participation is a must with CARBONSTONE, stage dives happen periodically and of course there is always the infamous “shots” challenge. These guys do all this without coming off as some kind of scary fake, metal characters, instead every sentiment is real; anger, passion, desire and glory all entwined with enticing melodies and ripping guitar solos. In the end it’s the bottomless groove of CARBONSTONE’s music that will move you.
So lets recap; superior nu metal, unbridled fun at their live show and a cranking new album on deck. . . Yeah that’s badass.
CARBONSTONE: Corey James – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar | Neely Johns – Lead Guitar/Backup Vocals | Eric Dee Eckard – Bass/Backup Vocals | Nick Rivillas – Drums