After finally releasing their debut EP OCTORABBITSQUIDSKULLand having their song “CAGE” along with tracks “Hey Man” and “Beyond Here” make waves on the Triple J UnEarthed charts, and having all three songs currently being edited to be on the soundtrack of the new super-cross movie being created by “Bloke’s World”, the Newcastle based Alternative Rock Band, Stone Empire, are only just about to begin on the ride of their lives with lots of exciting projects in the making and crazy upcoming shows on the horizon! With the hard work and determination of Justin Dorin on the guitar and vocals, Jason Holt on bass and Brendan Aitken on drums, the Stone Empire boys are ready to rock and show the world exactly what is it that makes them such a captivating and exciting band to keep an eye out for in 2017!
With so much success already on their short three years of making some noise along the Australian East Coast, we here at BXMMAG were stoked to find out what it is exactly that makes these boys so red hot on the Aussie Alternative Rock music scene right now and have learned that the Stone Empire boys have more in store than what meets the eye for their growing following.
After a recent interview with Justin Dorin, lead vocalist & guitarist, we were fortunate enough to have a chat about Justin’s recent win within the Australian Music industry. Justin was recently awarded the Australia 2017 Association of Artists Management Mentorship which will see him working with and being mentored by some of Australia’s leading music industry minds. The mentor-ship includes training for social media marketing, booking shows, and many other tools to better your brand and further your career. For Justin, the outcome at the end of the mentorship is to use the knowledge to better and further Stone Empire’s music career. “I look very forward to the amazing path that lies ahead and will give this honour my absolute all” says Justin.
In other news, the Stone Empire boys happened to have stumbled upon the awesome opportunity of owning their very own tour bus which they are refurbishing to take on the road when performing shows around Australia. The Stone Empire boys have already toured to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle around a year ago, and now have plans of taking their dream to the USA in October this year! On their travels, it’s said that the boys will be joining Windy West for a live interview on the Star World Wide Network radio and playing a few shows at a few different locations with some of the USA’s favorite well-known bands, all to be announced in the months leading up to their travels, but the Stone Empire boys have lots to do before taking off for their adventure in the states. The Stone Empire boys are currently in the process of recording their debut album - yet to be titled - due for a release shortly before they head on over to the states. Justin mentioned that he is also working on a solo debut album titled “Milestones“, which will be due for release around the same time.
“It’s been a fun ride to get to where we are now”, says Justin, “My favorite thing about what we do is playing live and seeing people click and feel the energy we wrote and just watch them energize [with us].”
With so much going on in the lives of the Stone Empire boys we are certain that we will be hearing and seeing much more from them in future and we can’t wait to witness the growth of their musical careers and success, and show them our up-most support!
The Stone Empire boys will be making their way to the Basement in Canberra this coming Friday 7th of April, for the Metal Fiesta 12 - 10 bands over 2 stages, definitely not a show miss! Be sure to give them a like/follow via their social media links below to keep an eye out for all their exciting announcements and updates, and upcoming shows near you!
Stone Empire Social Media Links:
Triple j Unearthed https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/stone-empire
Official Website: http://www.stoneempire.net.au/