Set to release their third full-length “Chimaira” this coming January on Rockshots Records, Stone Horns are unveiling the second single “Chrysalis”, which ventures into uncharted vocal territory for frontman David Viard. With its big Machine Head inspiration, it’s a track whose verses are almost rapped, with a groove that’s always very present, right through to the melodic chorus.
Founded in 2016 in Marseille, France, Stone Horns has been unleashing groove death metal since debuting “The Beast Inside” released in 2018, along with 2021’s “Rise of Apophis”. The band’s third album “Chimaira” features seven groove-laden hell-bent tracks, that tell the story of an odyssey of being rejected by all and thirsting for revenge. It explores life’s thirst for recognition, whatever its form. Through its various acts, the story continues in different states, colors, and landscapes. A raw, merciless finality that leaves little room for breath in this torment of violence.
“We’re all chasing a chimera, but isn’t it the chimera that’s chasing us? That’s the question this album tries to answer, combining freshness and warmth, violence and peace, waves, and digressions”,
adds the band.
With their headbanging groove, this third studio offering “Chimaira” is a culmination of all the band’s experiments to date. This is the band’s most accomplished album to date, both in terms of composition and production. The band’s long-time fans will be satisfied, but they also hope to bring in new fans with this record, with a slightly more modern production. Each track has its own universe on this full length, but it’s also part of a whole, because like their previous albums, “Chimaira” is a concept album.
“There’s something for every metal taste and color. The aim of this album is for fans of every sub-genre of metal to be able to say to themselves at some point when listening to it: “I really like that beat”. “Chimaira” is a bit like the child of “The Beast Inside” (2018) and “Rise of Apophis” (2021)”,
says the band.
Recommended listening for fans of Machine Head, Devildriver, Slipknot, Lamb of God, and Jinjer, Stone Horns’ third full-length, due out on January 26, 2024, via Rockshots Records.