Stone Nomads to Release Beyond the Gates EP June 10; Announce Summer Tour

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 28th, 2024 by JJ Koczan

A couple noteworthy collaborations here, with Kyle Thomas (Trouble, Exhorder, Alabama Thunderpussy) sitting in on vocals with Houston’s Stone Nomads for their cover of Trouble‘s foundational doom metal classic “The Tempter” and Esben Willems taking on drumming duties either on that song or the whole release, I’m not really sure, and I’d be remiss not to point out that the tour the trio will undertake in June alongside Red Beard Wall will be stopping through Maryland Doom Fest 2024 in Frederick, MD. Lots going on as the band make ready to release their Beyond the Gates four-songer through Gravitoyd Heavy Music — whose fest in Houston they’ll also play May 4 — but it was the stream of “The Tempter” and the darker, rougher edge they brought to the original that ultimately got me on board here, and you may find the same to be true, whatever other thrills are abounding as you listen.

The impending short release is a complement to 2023’s second full-length, …At the Gates of Solitude, which I flat out whiffed on after digging 2022’s debut, Fields of Doom (review here), but whether you heard that album or not, the charge they bring to “The Tempter” stands well on its own, and if you end up feeling like maybe you’ve got some homework to do in catching up with their doings, I promise you you’re not alone.

Time marches to the beat of the PR wire:

Stone Nomads Beyond the Gates

STONE NOMADS: New EP, Kyle Thomas Collab, Tour Announcement

Sludge-Doom power trio STONE NOMADS. The Texas outfit will release the EP “Beyond the Gates”, a follow-up and exclamation point to book-end last year’s full-length LP “…At the Gates of Solitude”. The release features 2 new songs, a remixed bonus track from the LP, and a new version of the classic “Trouble” doom track “The Tempter” featuring collaboration with metal vocalist extraordinaire Kyle Thomas (Exhorder, Trouble) along with the return lineup of guitarist/vocalist Jon Cosky, drummer Esben Willems (Monolord, Slower), and bassist/vocalist Jude Sisk. The EP was mastered by grammy award winning engineer Alan Douches (High On Fire, Cannibal Corpse) at the famed West West side in upstate NY.

“Beyond the Gates” will be released on Vinyl and digital on June 10th through Gravitoyd Heavy Music.

1. Witch
2. The Tempter (featuring Kyle Thomas)
3. Sorrow
4. Overlords (2024 re-mixed version – digital only)

STONE NOMADS is an American doom-sludge metal power trio based in Houston TX. The band, formed by Jon Cosky (Guitar/Vocals) and Jude Sisk (Bass/Vocals) in 2021, incorporates the sounds of early Doom Metal, modern Sludge Metal and all things heavy. Conceptually, the band explores the journey of life and death through the heavier and darker side of things, delivered via sludged-out, powerful riff-based sonics.

The band has released 2 full length LP’s (2022’s”Fields of Doom” and 2023’s “…At the Gates of Solitude”) and 1 EP (“Fiery Sabbath”) via Texas based label Gravitoyd Heavy Music. The band has enlisted drummer Ben Wozniak to take over percussion duties and is embarking on a US Tour to support the release of “Beyond the Gates” with festival appearances at both MARYLAND DOOM FEST and GRAVITOYD DOOM FEST.

stone nomads tourSTONE NOMADS 2024 US TOUR
5/4 – GRAVITOYD DOOM FEST (HOUSTON) @ Black Magic Social Club
5/24 – SAN ANTONIO, TX @ Venue tbd
5/25 – HOUSTON, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
6/18 – ASHEVILLE, NC @ Fleetwoods *
6/21 – WINSTON SALEM, NC @ Reboot Arcade (Fri)
6/22 – KNOXVILLE, TN @ Brickyard Bar * (Sat)
6/23 – CHATTANOOGA, TN @ The Dark Roast * (Sun)
6/24 – MEMPHIS, TN @ Venue tbd * (Mon)
6/25 – LITTLE ROCK, AR @ Venue tbd * (Tues)
6/29 – HOUSTON, TX @ The End (Sat)

Jon Cosky – Guitar/Vocals
Jude Sisk – Bass/Vocals
Ben Wozniak – Drums

Stone Nomads, “The Tempter” (feat. Kyle Thomas)

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