Origin: St. Clairsville, Ohio, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Page online: September 2, 2017
Last update/review: September 2, 2017

Necromancing The Stone

This Metal Blade project features a rather diverse set of musicians hailing from bands like Arsis, Brimstone Coven, The Absence, and Black Dahlia Murder, and is commendable for the fact that not only do these bands not sound alike, Necromancing The Stone sound like little of them either. Both the band name and album title are plays on a pair of 80's movies ("Romancing The Stone" and its sequel, "Jewel Of The Nile"), which seems a questionable move, as it imparts a jokey vibe (furthered by some goofy larger-than-life fake bio snippets) that isn't supported by the music. Jewel Of The Vile is a potent melodic power/thrash album, full of speedy intricate riffs and solid clear vocals punctuated by the rare deathy bark. This is one of the modern takes on retro metal, as there are plenty of 80's influences to be found yet with renewed, modern vigor. Bands like this always have a questionable shelf life due to the members' main band obligations, but Jewel is nevertheless an enjoyable classic metal romp that is far more serious than its image may imply.

Current Members

John Williams

vocals (Brimstone Coven)

James Malone

guitars (Arsis)

Justin Wood

guitars (Brimstone Coven)

Bart Williams

bass (ex-Black Dahlia Murder)

Jeramie Kling

drums (The Absence, Ex Deo, ex-Venom Inc.)


Before The Devil Knows You're Dead  EP
  1. From Grave's to Infamy
  2. Rotted Reunion
  3. The Siren's Call
  • John Williams
  • James Malone
  • Justin Wood
  • Bart Williams
  • Jeramie Kling

Jewel Of The Vile  
2016 Metal Blade
  1. Crusher
  2. Bleed for the Night
  3. The Descent
  4. The Siren's Call
  5. Ritualistic Demise
  6. The Old One
  7. Rotted Reunion
  8. Unfinished Business
  9. Honor Thy Prophet
  10. From Graves to Infamy
  11. The Battle of Morningstar
  • John Williams
  • James Malone
  • Justin Wood
  • Bart Williams
  • Jeramie Kling

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