YEAR FORMED: 2006
HOME TOWN: Modesto, CA
Brian Lewis - Guitar/Vocals
Eric Wolford- Lead Guitar
Michael Salet - Bass
Brandon Blewitt - Drums & Percussion
Etched in Stone was formed in the Winter of 2006 with the original lineup of Brandon, Brian, Mike and Nate. By the Spring of 2007 the band had completed their initial writing process with 7 songs making the cut, allowing the band to hit the local live circuit. After playing several shows in and around their local area, the band went back into writing mode and recorded their self titled debut. The album, which contained 10 tracks, was self released in the Summer of 2007. Etched in Stone returned to the stage later that year, with three brand new tracks added to their set list.
In the Spring of 2008, Etched in Stone took a break from the live circuit and began the writing process for the follow up to their self titled debut. Four tracks were written and the recording process commenced. During the recording process, fellow founding members Nate and Brandon exited the group. While the parting was amicable on both sides, the loss of key members brought the recording process to a stand still.
After holding auditions for the vacant positions, Etched In Stone finally managed to recruit long time friends Adam on drums and Eric on guitar. With the lineup change fully compensated for, the band headed back into the studio to complete the recording process for their forthcoming EP, "Exit Wounds," which is due out in early 2009.
What does E.I.S. sound like: