Stone The King

Stone The King

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A no-holds-barred band out of Brooklyn, New York, Stone the King offers riff-heavy, melodic, funky, stoner rock-n-roll, topped with a voluminous head of hair.

Biography

The world is ripe for rebellion. Enter: Stone the King.

The group culls from a wide range of influences, including Clutch, Galactic, and Zeppelin. Expect solid, in-your-face rock tracks to make Black Sabbath proud, with an aggressive progressive edge channeling The Refused. The band hashes groovy psychedelic jams reminiscent of the Black Angels, slides into Black Keys blues, and then dubs like King Tubby. Brace yourself for a tumultuous reign of tones.

Stone the King’s dynasty started among friends, a combination of sonic individualism and an unhealthy interest in Stonehenge. Wilder belts out poetic lyrics as only an accomplished actress could, weaving literary references into her prose for those who might get them. Haskell, a devotee of hard rock and dirty riffs from down-South, is a New York native who found his soul in New Orleans. Kaskela, the bastard child of Flea and Robert de Leo, has a lifetime’s worth of classical music awards that his family would love to show you. St. Julien, a lively drummer who channels funky beats even as he pounds punk and runs the petals in heavy metal thunder, is also a jazz saxophonist.

We cordially invite you to join us for a musical cacophony of epic proportions, where everyone’s equal and we can all Stone the King.

Lyrics

Dirty Laundry

Written By: Corynne Wilder

Turn your back on all the hell to pay
Dig down deep to your hideaway
So foul and fair a day I have not seen
Been a long time since these hands were clean
Drown you deep in the murky river
Talk is cheap death is quicker

Seems our struggle is one and the same
We gotta find a way to rub out these stains

In the heat of the night
Gonna hang you out to dry
No cleaner than before
Throw the locks on the door
Still no sweeter inside

Hide your fires in the nick of time
Jump the life to come when crickets cry
Spill the waters that keep us prisoner
No more sleep shadows whisper

Seems our struggle is one and the same
We gotta find a way to rub out these stains

In the heat of the night
Gonna hang you out to dry
No cleaner than before
Throw the locks on the door
Still no sweeter inside

God Damn

Written By: Danny Dragone, Corynne Wilder

If I had a dime for every lie that you told
I'd have a million dollars stashed away
If I paid a nickel for the life that you flayed
I'd be in so much debt they'd make me a slave

God damn this story of man’s own glory
His glutton and his greed
God damn the fables ending ‘cause no one read it
Just listen to the man

The headlines feed you with a golden key
Suck it back behind your grin where no one can see
The party hangs on every word you don’t say
Strung out on all the things you’ve taken in vain

God damn this story of man’s own glory
His glutton and his greed
God damn the fables ending ‘cause no one read it
Just listen to the man

Looks like you’ll always have the fools
The faded gems and broken suits
They’ll dance right down your tunnel even when it ends in rubble

But there’s a price you’ll have to pay
The portrait soon will fade to grey
Just like the ones who came before your deeds will echo in your grave

God Damn God Damn God Damn God Damn

Demon Dreaming

Written By: Corynne Wilder

Dreaming or dying it’s the same expression
Just close your eyes and let the world disappear
Take your first steps into a new direction
The daylight’s gone and no one knows you’re here

What you need what you need what you need now
Is fading before your eyes

You stumble through a stranger to this dimension
Tongue-tied and breathless under painted skies

It’s just your demon dreaming
Nothing is what it seems
Take to the hills and start to fly
And even if your god is falling down
You still can feel the ground beneath you

Breathe in your freedom while it’s quickly fleeting
They track your every move from down below
With gleaming eyes and twisted fists they’re reaching
Around your ankles as you try to run but you’re too slow

It’s just your demon dreaming
Nothing is what it seems
Take to the hills and start to fly
And even if your god is falling down
You still can feel the ground beneath you

What you need what you need what you need now
What you need what you need what you need now
What you need what you need Now

It’s just your demon dreaming
Nothing is what it seems
Take to the hills and start to fly

Dreaming or dying it’s the same expression
Just close your eyes and let the world disappear

What you need what you need now is fading before you
What you need what you need what you need now

Even if your god is falling down
You still can feel the ground beneath you
Even if your god is falling down
You still can feel the ground beneath you
Catch you when you fall

On My Way

Written By: Corynne Wilder

Burn inside this photograph
Time to make this moment last
Years like seconds up in flames
Blinders gone we’ll see the same things

Finally I am on my way
Melting chains running down the drain
Engines revved on the open road
Got to breathe the only way I know

Pull you out from under skin
Scab in vein defines the sin
Picture perfect to the bone
Blood runs dry in the happy home

Finally I am on my way
Melting chains running down the drain
Engines revved on the open road
Got to breathe the only way I know

So sorry little daddy
You’re much too late for the ride
Got my hands wrapped round the dagger
And it steels my need to survive

Finally I am on my way
Melting chains running down the drain
Got to breathe the only way I know

So sorry
You’re much too late

Wah Wang

Written By: Corynne Wilder

Too proud for each time you avoided sudden fate
This time he’s come knocking on the back door, back door
Too late to pack your bags for another state
Tonight he’s coming to claim what he paid for, paid for

No time to make your escape
They called your number today

Lights out, you’re so unsteady on your own two feet
No sound but the words on the street crying shakedown, shakedown
Too little too late to take back what you did what you do what you say
Tonight your debts are gonna pay for a lifetime, bigtime

No time to make your escape
They called your number today

Spin the dial down
Witch hunt rally
Storm is raging out
Caught in the undertow
The dogs are on your heels
Witch hunt rally

Too late to change your mistakes
They called your number today

The dogs are on your heels
Witch hunt rally

Trapped in the night
The sands of time
Have choked you

Discography

2012 - Album, The First
01 Dirty Laundry
02 God Damn
03 Demon Dreaming
04 Tough Love
05 In Time
06 On My Way
07 Wah Wang

To Be Released 2013: Nice Hits

Set List

Covers:
Mississippi Queen
War Pigs

Originals:
Dirty Laundry
God Damn
Demon Dreaming
Tough Love
In Time
On My Way
Wah Wang
Hey Zeus
In The Clouds
Miles To Go
Second To None
Soul On Fire
Tinfoil
Weakness