Sandstone to Headline Wizzfest 2014

2014 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Sandstone. We have been confirmed as the headlining act for Wizzfest festival 2014 in Belgium. More festival news on the way...

First single from Delta Viridian hits number one !

Sandstone's song Monument from the album Delta Viridian reached the number one spot on Amazon.de Rock and Metal downloads on it's first week of release, it stayed there for 2 weeks and spent a further 3 weeks in the top ten.

Delta Viridian OUT NOW

Sandstone's 4th studio album is Out Now and receiving some belting reviews.
Check the reviews link on this page

Delta Viridian Coming Soon

Sandstone's 4th studio album is on it's way, hopefully June 2013

Upcoming Live shows:

11th May 2013 - Saarbangers Festival Germany with Primal Fear
22nd June 2013 - Supporting Status Quo -Venue Derry Ireland
28th June 2013 - Comrades Rock Club - Ballyclare Ireland

November 2013 we'll be playing some show in Holland with Lord Volture (more on this soon)

Metal Messiah European Tour

Sandstone are happy to announce that we will be touring Europe in September / October with Tim 'RIPPER' Owens. The following dates have been confirmed with more on the way.

TIM RIPPER OWENS - METAL MESSIAH EU TOUR 2012
With guest SANDSTONE

07 September: Kubox - Kuurne- Belgium
08 September: Pit - Terneuzen - Holland
09 September: Rond punt - Genk - Belgium
10 September: Garage - Saarbrucken - Germany (With Special Guest : MessengeR)
11 September: Schwarzer Adler - Egelsee - Germany
13 September: Slowianin Club - Szczenin - Poland
14 September: Sokolovna - Hranice - Czech Republic
15 September: Klub Progjesa - Warsaw - Poland
17 September: Piano Club - Trencin - Slovakia
18 September: Coloseum - Kosice - Slovakia
19 September: Crazy Mama - Budapest - Hungary
20 September: DAOS - Timisoara - Romania
23 September: Club RBF - Sofia - Bulgaria
25 September: Viper Club - Wien - Austria
26 September: Pekarna - Maribor - Slovenia
27 September: Rock City - Uster - Switzerland
05 October : Sala My way - Valladolid - Spain
06 October : Sala La Hacienda - Pontevedra - Spain

 

CULTURAL DISSONANCE
IN STORES NOW!

Sandstone's 3rd studio album
 

Interview on FestivalBlog
Sean and Stevie talk about what inspires them and give some insight into their songs Read IT HERE

Great Review of Cultural Dissonance on Heavy Realm

"While I was already really pleased with its predecessor "Purging the Past", the new album is even better!...My recommendation: BUY IT!"
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Interview on FestivalBlog
Sandstone's Sean and Stevie recently did an interview with Dutch Webzine FestivalBlog.
Check it out here

GIGs Announced
Sandstone will be playing the following gigs to launch our new CD 'Cultural Dissonance'
November 5th 2011 - Imperial Bar Ballymoney
12th Nov 2011 - The Limelight Belfast with Sinocence
November 18th 2011 - Atlantic Bar (RETRO BAR) Portrush
stay tuned as more gigs will be announced soon...

Video preview of our new album
The Nerve Centre gig was a great success, thanks to everyone who made it to the gig, and a big thanks to Hybris for asking us to play (they were amazing on the night). We've posted some new videos on our youtube channel. This is a chance for you to preview some tracks of our new album. Check it out by following the youtube link above.

Cultural Dissonance
Sandstone has just completed work on our 3rd studio album which will be called Cultural Dissonance. The album is due for release in the first half of 2011 via Limb Music. More details to follow...

Nerve Center
Sandstone is currently in rehearsals for our first live gig in 2011. This will be in the Nerve Center Derry on the 29th of Jan. We will be supporting Hybris for their CD launch.

Sandstone Purging The Past out 30th October
Sandstone can officially announce that following some spectacular reviews of our self-financed release, "Purging The Past" will be re-released worldwide by Limb Music on the 30th of October 2009. The new version features new artwork and a complete remixed and re-master by Uwe Lullis (ex Gravedigger Rebellion).

Sandstone sign with Limb Music Products
Sandstone are proud to announce that we have just signed a deal with German label Limb Music Products and Publishing. This is a 5 album deal and our first release will be "Purging The Past" remixed and re-mastered by Uwe Lullis (ex Gravedigger Rebellion).

Limb Music has been existence as a label for 12 years and is one of the leading labels worldwide for Melodic, Heavy, Power, Speed, True, Symphonic and Progressive Metal. The inhouse music publishing company, Limb Music Publishing will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year and looks after bands such as Vanden Plas, Abydos, Tiles, Magnitude 9, Poverty's No Crime as well as most of the label's own artistes.

Label manager Limb Schnoor was already managing bands such as Helloween, Mania, Heavens Gate, Eldritch, Viper, Angra back in the 80s and 90s and was responsible for the establishment of such musical heavyweights as Rhapsody (Of Fire) and Luca Turilli.

The band is excited about our new partnership with such a legendary melodic metal manager as Limb and we're also pretty chuffed to be on the same roster as some of our heroes such as Pagan's Mind and Eldritch.

Purging the Past is scheduled for worldwide release on October 30th.

Metal Hammer gives Sandstone an approving 8 out of 10
"It's unlikely we'll hear a better homegrown act this year."
See the full review in our reviews page...

GreekRebels Magazine
After their stunning review of Purging the Past in which GreekRebels magazine described the album as "Perfect!" they have now published an interview with Sean and Stevie. Click below to see the English translation of the interview:
 

GreekRebels Magazine
After their stunning review of Purging the Past in which GreekRebels magazine described the album as "Perfect!" they have now published an interview with Sean and Stevie. Click below to see the English translation of the interview:

Kerrang! Give Purging the Past KKK
"Packed with compelling guitar work and engagingly written, well performed (if a little too reminiscent of Axl himself) vocal hooks which do make for an enjoyable listen." See the full review in our reviews page...

Metal Observer give 'Purging the Past' 9 out of 10
“Purging The Past” is an album that is excellent by virtue of its versatility; SANDSTONE picks all the right elements of Prog,
Power, Melodic, and Heavy Metal that allow them to create a truly interesting sound. This record is catchy, angry, and complicated
all at once, making for an incredibly unique listening experience. I know it sounds clichéd, but “Purging The Past” is one of those records that truly has everything: great songwriting, awe-inspiring musicianship, and a fresh sound that sounds like a perfect mesh
of the right ideas rather than an embarrassing mishmash.

Bruce Dickinson
Bruce Dickinson adds 'Son Of Carthage' to the Friday Rock Show playlist on BBC Radio 6. It received it's first airing on 27th of February 2009. Rock On Bruce!!

Purging The Past is CD of the year at Concrete Web
Tony Holemans of Concrete Web has given Sandstone's new CD Purging the Past 100 out of 100 and nominated it for CD of the
year. To read the full review click on the link below:

 

New CD 'Purging The Past' Due out Feb 23rd 2009
Casket Records will be releasing our second CD early this year.
This will feature songs that Stevie and Sean have recorded over the last 18 months. It will be available via the usual outlets. This version of the album has been discontinued as it has been re-released via Limb music