Portland, OR metallers STONECREEP are pleased to announce the Infernal Autumn West Coast Tour 2012 with TOXIC ZOMBIE. The tour kicks off on October 24th in Anaheim, CA and ends with a Halloween homecoming gig at Portland’s Hawthorne Theater. The band issued the following statement about the trek:
“The Storm of the Deathmarch tour this past summer was our most ambitious and most successful tour ever, so needless to say we are chomping at the bit to get out on the road again. This one will only take us up and down the West Coast for a week, but it’s exciting nonetheless. We’ll be doing a handful of dates in the Northwest with our friends in Toxic Zombie, who always bring an amazing stage show. You don’t want to miss this…”
THE INFERNAL AUTUMN WEST COAST TOUR 2012
October 24- Anaheim, CA @ The Doll Hut
October 25- San Jose, CA @ Johnny V’s
October 26- Eugene, OR @ Black Forest
October 27- Redmond, OR @ Big T’s
October 29- Everett, WA @ Hayley’s
October 30- Seattle, WA @ 2-Bit Saloon
October 31- Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
STONECREEP‘s most recent offering was the 2011 Old-School Metal Records re-release of their album, The Deathmarch Crushes On…
The Deathmarch Crushes On…the album title says it all. Stonecreep is a band that has seen many ups and downs. Despite the trials and tribulations, however, the band has defiantly continued to soldier forward. Stonecreep’s story begins in the city of Fargo, North Dakota with four musicians whose prime goal was to make metal the way it was intended: raw, uncompromising, and above all bombastic and fun…an ideal the band carries with them today. One by one the members of the group migrated to Portland, Oregon and Stonecreep was born.
The band quickly won over audiences with their super high-energy stage shows and a unique style that combined elements of classic heavy metal, thrash, death, and straight-ahead rock n’ roll. They recorded and released three independent albums. Each recording displayed a sophistication and musical progression over the one that preceded it. They also took on a relentless touring schedule, playing hundreds of shows literally anywhere and everywhere that they could make their presence known.
In 2009 Stonecreep entered the studio to record The Deathmarch Crushes On. The album is without a doubt the band’s finest work to date, combining elements of both old and new to take their sound to a new level. Using all of the musical tools at their disposal, The Deathmarch…
is a lethal cocktail of crunching guitars, thunderous drums and bass, soaring leads and a passionate, multi-faceted vocal approach. The band consider this to be their true debut, after years of self-released efforts. Metal Maniacs magazine may have said it best when they described the band as having “as much Metallica and Accept persuasion at play as there is Black Label Society and Motorhead, if collected and melted down into a single metal silver bullet”, and as “cock-rockin’ banger fuel that’s perfect for the bar, car or air guitar anytime”.
In 2010 the band retreated underground, playing only a handful of shows and regrouping only to emerge as a stronger, more devastating machine. 2011 saw the re-release of
The Deathmarch Crushes On via California-based Old School Metal Records as well as more touring and writing for what will no doubt be a highly anticipated follow-up album.