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Etched In Stone Needs A Helping Hand...
April 27, 2010
Modesto, CA's up and coming death metallers, Etched In Stone, are working hard for an opportunity to get on board an upcoming nationwide Jagermeister tour, and they need your help to do it. Check the flyer below for deets on how to help them achieve this goal...

Every dollar most definitely counts, so check out their myspace page at or click the Admat below and shoot them an email to get info on exactly how to help out. Get the fuck into it and help them make something happen!
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Etched In Stone Unleash New Album, Widget Posted Online
March 22, 2010
Modesto, CA's fast rising extreme death metallers, Etched In Stone, have finally unleashed their official debut full length album, 'Emulate The Defiler', unto the unsuspecting masses as a digital download. Production duties for 'Emulate The Defiler' were handled by none other than Skinlab guitarist, Snake, at his home studio in the San Francisco Bay Area, while mastering was done by Ken Lee at Ken Lee Mastering in Oakland, CA. Artwork for the album was handled by Wes Maycumber.

'Emulate The Defiler' was released independently this past weekend (Friday, March 19th) and is currently only available as a digital download via The album will infect iTunes starting March 29th, 2010, and will also eventually be made available in cd format for those who prefer the physical product with the booklet and the case over intangible digital formats.

'Emulate The Defiler' Track List:
1. Emulate the Defiler
2. Prophet of Descention
3. Dirge of Dimitri
4. Vispag the Annihilator
5. The Locust Swarm
6. The Martyr
7. An Enigmatic Response
8. Death Ends Red
9. The End Result
10. Birth of Unknown

The entire album is also currently available for streaming via a Tunecore widget that is available on the band's Myspace page as well as below. We recommend streaming the album (as opposed to downloading like a worthless leech), and if you like it, head on over to Amazon and buy the digital mp3 version, or wait for the m4a iTunes version to drop on 3/29. Stream it, dig it.. buy or die.

In related news, Etched In Stone will be hitting the road shortly, doing a number of local dates before they head out to do a run of dates that will be hitting a number of states. A list of dates is available on the band's Myspace page, with details for more dates still being worked out, which the band will announced as they are confirmed.

For more information on Etched In Stone, visit
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Central Valley Memorial Benefit Show Announced
July 15, 2009
Fast rising Modesto, CA extreme metallers, Etched In Stone will be taking part in a Memorial Benefit show for the recently deceased Ismael Alvarado Sr.

was the owner of local Ceres, CA venue "The Workshop," which has hosted many a local show and gave plenty of well established extreme metal acts a place to hone their live chops when they were just starting out.

The band had the following to say about the show and Alvarado's passing, "Come and pay your respects to the family of Ismael Alvarado Sr. A man who more then helped the community by giving the youth a place to come and enjoy live music in a safe environment."

The bill is rounded out by other local Central Valley bands:
Meat Shits
And All Was Lost

Admission to the show is free, but donations will be accepted and ALL proceeds will go toward the Family's funeral expenses.
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Etched In Stone Post New Song Online
March 28, 2009
Modesto, CA up and coming extremists, Etched In Stone, have posted a brand new track online. The song, entitled "Death Ends Red", is taken from the band's forthcoming EP, 'Exit Wounds', which is tentatively slated for release this summer. Check out "Death Ends Red" at this location.

The band recently entered Metal Works Recording Studios in Folsom, CA to lay down several tracks with producer Josh Williams, who also mixed and mastered the new material. "Death Ends Red" is the first preview from the recording sessions.

In related news, Etched In Stone have been added as special guests to Suffocation's 20th Anniversary "Blood Apocalypse" Tour for the March 30th date at Modesto Virtual. The band will also be sharing the stage with extreme metal heavyhitters Whitechapel, Technical Melodic Death metallers Decrepit Birth, Tech deathcore metallers Veil Of Maya, and Technical death metallers Psycroptic.

For more information on Etched In Stone, including tour dates and booking information, head on over to
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Etched In Stone Post New Track Online, Issue Update
December 30, 2008
Brian Lewis, vocalist/guitarist for up and coming Central Northern California extreme metallers, Etched In Stone, has issued the following update via the band's Official Myspace page:

"Track 2 off of our upcoming EP is now available for your listening pleasure, so check out 'Bitter Demise' and shoot us some feedback! Soon to come will be the final cuts of 'Taste of Blood', 'The End Result' and 'Shards of the Broken'.

Also in EP news... two more tracks have been confirmed for the EP release,
'Hollow-point Surprise' and 'Eminent'. (Please note: these tracks will only be available on the physical release.) Keep checking back for more info and updates!"

Etched In Stone's upcoming EP, 'Exit Wounds', was originally slated for release in late 2008 but had to be pushed back due to unexpected line up changes. The EP is now set for release in early 2009.

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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:
"A fresh aroma of Hardcore and Metal in a perfect blend. Doest thou dare say it be 'metalcore'?! We don't make decaf! It's good to the last drop..."