The Band

"Mediterranean Fuzzed Up Heavy Rock"

Stonus are a desert heavy rock quintet originating from Nicosia, Cyprus since 2015 and currently based in London. Their sound can be described as a mixture of desert, psychedelic, alternative and doom rock with pyrotechnic guitars, fuel firing solos, powerful drumming and raw dirty riffs held together by the melodic vocals and coloured by analogue equipment, complimented by high-energy live performances. To date Stonus have released three extended plays, building up to their debut album 'Aphasia' released in 2020 which made it into several AOYT lists and getting them a deal with Electric Valley Records and Daredevil Records .  

Stonus  have shared the stage with bands including Conan, Elephant Tree, Riverside, Sunnata, Planet of Zeus and Nightstalker and participated in festivals such as Riffolution Fest in Manchester UK and Soundart Fest in Roumania.

Timeline

- September 2021: First UK tour with gigs in London, Cambridge, Brighton and Manchester at Riffolution Festival 2021 sharing the stage with Ritual King, Elephant Tree and Conan.
- August 2020: Recorded third EP called Seance at Hot Soap Studios which was released in March 2021. They achieved a place in Metal Hammer UK and Metal Hammer Greece.
- March 2020: Debut album “Aphasia” released receiving great critiques and honorable mentions by Doomed and Stoned, Doom Charts and Metal Hammer just to name a few and was SOLD OUT.
- January 2020: Supported Nightstalker at DownTown Live in Nicosia, Cyprus.
- August 2019: Recorded the single “Sweetspot” (Live Recording) and our debut album “Aphasia” (Live Recording) at Wreck it Sound Studios in Corinth, Greece and released on 6th March 2020 via Electric Valley records.
- March 2019 first festival appearance abroad in the Soundart Festival in Bucharest, Romania among bands such as Planet of Zeus, Riverside, Sunnata and Weedpecker.
- November 2018: 2nd EP “Lunar Eclipse” was released giving the first European exposure to the band
- August 2017: The first EP “Supertrip” was released giving the band reputation in the local scene participating in festivals such as the Power of the night festival (2017) and Fengaros Festival (2019) 

Reviews

“It's fuzzed-up, stoner rock fun time”
-Metal Hammer UK

“In an uncool Universe these songs were sunglasses at night”
-The Obelisk

“Heavy-tuned riffs and sweet melodies coming out from the desert”
-Psychedelic Baby Magazine

"Chock full of hot Desert licks and molten metal, Stonus carves out huge chunks of solid rock and fashion them as idols to the Sun God."
-Doom Charts

“with the gas full on from the start, with eco-friendly 'exhaust gases' and green vibes, they become 'kings of the road' and fill this trip with heavy riffs, fuzzy sounds and desert melodies”
-Rockway.gr