Stonegazer - The End of Our World transparent green vinyl
StoneGazer is not just any band from Tampere, Finland. It's also a tight-knit group of like-minded individuals who are not afraid to take shots at the status quo. Formed by longtime members of the small but active music scene in Tampere they bring together an eclectic mix of different styles from stoner rock to southern rock, blues and metal.
The band was founded back in 2011 by guitarist Juho and drummer Jallu, both members of the Tampere-based death metal group Vulvarine, who discovered their mutual affinity for doom and stoner. Soon they were joined by Jussi and Late to fill in the vacant position of a singer/bassist and to round out the band's sound with a second guitarist. The next year Jussi decided he wanted to focus on his vocals, so Tomas joined the band as a dedicated bass player.
From 2012 to 2019 StoneGazer has recorded 2 demos, an EP and now finally a full-length album. They have also played a lot of gigs and written a ton of songs. Sometimes new songs would be created and rehearsed on a weekly basis, so it was never a problem to find enough material for a full album. That album is now finished. All that is needed is a publisher to help bring it to it's audience.
The End of Our World is something of a theme album, exploring the profound challenges facing humanity at the present. It was recorded and mixed over a single weekend at Studio Watercastle in a hectic session that really brought out the band's full creativity. It´s a fine example of a StoneGazer release: a mix of different musical influences bound together by a foundation of rock and a deep dissatisfaction with the way our world is going, the looming End of Our World if you will.