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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Stoned Jesus sign to Season of Mist

Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Stoned Jesus, a psychedelic rock band forged in Kyiv in 2009. This Ukrainian trio consists of Igor, Sergii and Dmytro and together they already have a few albums under their belts. Musically, Stoned Jesus submerge themselves in the world of doom, grunge and prog, while maintaining their own recognizable way. Their upcoming album will be the fifth in line and the first to be released through Season Of Mist.

Lead vocalist and guitarist Igor comments:

“I’ve always been a huge fan of progressive music – progressive not in the number of notes played per second, but progressive in terms of songwriting, concept and attitude.

And I rarely saw rock and metal labels encouraging this deeper approach, until I discovered Season Of Mist. This is the label that I can describe with one word: ‘eclectic’. And this is the label that not only approves the idea of artistic freedom but openly indulges in it! So we’re extremely happy that these exact people are going to help us share our creative vision with the whole world from now on”.

Formed by Igor Sydorenko in Kyiv in 2009, Stoned Jesus quickly progressed beyond their tongue-in-cheek moniker. The Ukrainian trio’s second full length “Seven Thunders Road” converged doom, prog and grunge in their own recognizable way and the album’s centrepiece, 13-min long “I’m the Mountain”, boasts 15 million plays on YouTube.

Stoned Jesus’s next LP “The Harvest” sounded like a blend of Mastodon, Porcupine Tree and Soundgarden, and their charismatic live shows and relentless touring schedule helped to double and then triple their fanbase in mere months.

While being integral to the European psychedelic rock scene Stoned Jesus helped popularize, creatively Stoned Jesus never stopped pushing the envelope, taking influences for their newer material from such diverse acts like Swans, The Cure, King Crimson and Deftones.