Necromancing the Stone – featuring current/former members of Arsis (James Malone, guitars), The Absence (Jeramie Kling, drums), The Black Dahlia Murder (Ryan “Bart” Williams, bass) and Brimstone Coven (guitarist Justin Wood and vocalist “Big” John Williams) – is currently on tour with label-mates Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon for a special USA trek that celebrates Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary.

Unable to join his band-mates on the road for this run, bassist Ryan “Bart” Williams has filmed a bass play-through for “Ritualistic Demise”, taken from the band’s latest album, Jewel Of The Vile. Fans who were hoping to catch Bart “slammin’ da bass” at shows can now watch the video (along with a scenic tour of Santa Monica beach!) at:

Necromancing the Stone‘s Bart comments: “This is an easy one for bass players to follow along with, so enjoy!”

Necromancing the Stone tour dates
Celebrating Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary
w/ Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon

Mar. 9 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Mar. 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Mar. 11 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Mar. 12 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock **
Mar. 14 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Mar. 15 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Mar. 16 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues *
*=no Goatwhore
**= no Whitechapel

If flaccid, identikit, breakdown-laden “metal” is the disease, Necromancing The Stone is the cure. With their new album, Jewel Of The Vile, listeners are immersed in fantastical tales, like those found in fantasy novels, or in the playing of an intense game of D&D. From the moment the aptly titled “Crusher” rushes from the speakers, Necromancing The Stone own you. True heavy metal fans, look no further – your salvation has arrived withJewel Of The Vile! To preview and purchase the album, please visit:

Necromancing the Stone line-up:
“Big” John Williams – vocals
James Malone – guitars
Justin Wood – guitars
Ryan Williams – bass
Jeramie Kling – drums

Necromancing the Stone online: