There's a saying that all good things come in time and that statement rings true when describing the coming together of French rockers StoneDrive.
A mixture of all things rock/metal combined with wrenching lyrics and heady melodies that started off when singer/guitarist Dave Adam met Xavier Guillemet and David Lefebvre in 2006. The three of them spent a whole year writing and polishing songs, bringing their art to the sharpest perfection.
Influenced by major US and Canadian metal bands such as Nickelback, Sevendust or Alter Bridge, Stonedrive created their own style built on an accurate sense of songwriting. As an experienced drummer, David has an innate gift for flawless arrangements while Xav’s talent for memorable riffs enables Dave to write infectious tunes
Working in collaboration with New Jersey’s seasoned lyricist Kevin Tinbergen, the trio ended up with a list of potential hits in their hands.
They quickly recruited the groovy bassist Romuald Luczak to take up the low ends and with the demos completed StoneDrive entered famed Parisian studio "Sainte Marthe" with Francis Caste (ZuulFX, The Arrs, Aqme, Lazy ...) at the helm. After some intense weeks of studio sessions, the album is done and includes 10 breathtaking tracks swinging from the ultra heavy spheres (Breathe, Redemption Day, Bulletproof Bones) to radio-ready power ballads (Yesterday Today, Falling Down, Handful of Dust).
Stonedrive then started to rehearse and guitarist Fabrice Tedaldi joined forces in late 2007 to beef up the band's sound for live performances
Eager for unbiased feedback, the band put a few tracks on Garageband.com and quickly reached the top charts, notably placing “Breathe” #3 in the Alternative Metal category (and All-time: #16 of 2,232 in Alternative Metal)
They’re now on the edge of being a big hit and are looking for a label to spread the disease beyond borders
Be prepared to get Stoned