Stone Circle formed in 2004 with Joe Ashwin (Lead Guitar/Vocals), James Pearce (Bass) & Sam Hill (drums), the lineup was then completed when Tom Skelton (Rhythm Guitars) in 2005.
Over this time the band developed their sound into the progressive metal that they play today, inspired by Opeth, Katatonia, Morbid Angel, Gojira, Amorphis and more. In 2008 Stone Circle recorded their first E.P - Parchment with Dominic Young (well known for being the live sound technician for Sikth).
After a relocation to Brighton to study music, the band then worked on their first full length album in 2009, which was recorded with Dominic Young in October of 2009. The album “Myth” was released at the end of 2010 through “Glasstone Records”.
Additionally Stone Circle featured on the Brighton Institute of Modern Music album “Whats in your head: Volume II”, being the first band of the genre to be included on the institutions showcase album.
At the end of 2015, Stone Circle released their second, self titled, album through Terrorizer Magazine, reaching 20,000 readers worldwide, along with two music videos to accompany the release. Now they are working on a second EP for 2016 release, and increasing their fanbase worldwide.
“The chaps manage to make their songwriting shine through with a mature and professional focus on dynamic, emotive sections. An absolute powerhouse of progressive majesty”
“...Their Opeth and Enslaved-inspired metal is a welcome change for the bill and expertly executed”
8/10 - Metal Hammer
“If you don’t keep an eye on this band whilst they are still playing intimate venues, you’ll kick yourself when in fifteen years, they are playing alongside their aforementioned peers and you only get to experience them from 100 rows back, watching them on a big screen. Like ants on a pixellated scone.”
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