The highly acclaimed debut EP Prophecy by IRONSTONE is finally out today.
"Prophecy refers to prediction, but not by relying on fate alone. It’s about acknowledging the overwhelming doubt for what the future holds and promptly casting that to the side in order to take control of our own reality" explains IRONSTONE. "Being our first release and having evolved so much in the last few years, we feel especially philosophical about our direction as a band and our path as young adults. We choose to be optimistic and convey a hopeful message. We cannot predict the future but we can affect it with our actions."
The EP has been well received and celebrated by the press around the world:
"Some of the best bands in metal today are coming out of the Australian continent. Polaris, Northlane, In Hearts Wake, Make Them Suffer, the list goes on and on. Today, it gets larger with Ironstone and their debut EP, Prophecy."
Mike Reitemeier - New Fury Media
"one debut that outshines all the others so far has to be Prophecy an EP by Australian Progressive Metallers Ironstone. To say it's remarkable is an understatement especially when it comes to your attention that this is by a group of teenagers, it is mind-blowing"
Seb Di Gatto - The Metal Gods Meltdown
The Australian progressive metallers have already released videos for the singles Bound & Downpour. (Downpour video below)
IRONSTONE is a progressive metal band from Bendigo, Australia. As a young band breaking into the Melbourne metal scene in 2018, it quickly became apparent that their high energy live performance and impressive musicianship was turning heads and earning them the attention of many new fans. Greatly influenced by progressive giants such as Periphery, Twelve Foot Ninja and Tesseract, their music features the brutality of screams and down-tuned percussive guitars, balanced in delicate equilibrium with melodic choruses, thought-provoking lyrics and atmospheric layers. The result is a unique, highly modern metal sound that is sophisticated and hard hitting, while simultaneously enticing you to sing along.
Dan Charlton - Lead Vocals
Edward Warren - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Aidan Kalms - Rhythm Guitar
Oliver Hosking - Bass Guitar
Jackson Whyte - Drums, Vocals
Mixed and Mastered by Chris Thelmeco (Monolith Studios)
3 Better Unseen
4 Killed A Man