From: GA, United States
STONETHROW is a modern rock band from Atlanta, GA defined by their seamless blend of edgy, hard hitting rock and radio-ready hooks. The band’s debut EP ‘The Spark and The Flame’ was released in May of 2011, and tour support has been ongoing since the summer of 2011. The members of STONETHROW are a culmination of three standout regional acts: Vocalist/guitarist Jonathan Ingram (Stealing 3rd), bassist Alex Martinez (Gravity Zero), and drummer Thomas Branch (Alex Hall Band). In just over a year’s time, STONETHROW has shared the stage with a number of National and Worldwide acts such as Fuel, Candlebox, Smile Empty Soul, Tantric, All That Remains, 10 Years, Saliva, Flaw, and Taproot.
The concept that ultimately became STONETHROW was conceived in October of 2010 while Ingram was recording an EP of original music with Wire and Wood Entertainment Group -an Independent Label out of Lexington, KY - who picked up the project after screening the pre-production demo material. Longtime friend Alex Martinez was recruited on bass soon after the sessions concluded. The pair then teamed with guitarist Shawn Durr and drummer TJ Taylor of the Lexington-based rock group Point of Real to form the original lineup for STONETHROW. The band launched by performing their first show as direct support for the multi-nationally renowned act Fuel. Several months later the label dissolved, at which point Ingram and Martinez decided to re-centralize their endeavors to the Atlanta area. In January 2013, the band announced Branch as their drummer and newest member.
The defining sound that STONETHROW found with their EP ‘The Spark and The Flame’ was an aggressive, southern flavored rock with mass-market song structure, vocal arrangements, and diversity rarely heard in a debut effort. The 6-Song EP is an ideal sample-sizing of the versatility that STONETHROW possesses. Three of the tracks have designated as Singles, including the debut release ‘The Long Kiss Goodnight’ which is also represented in the bands first music video. The EP was dual-released in physical form as well as through all available digital distribution outlets (iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby, etc) including their official website www.stonethrowonline.com. Digital downloads feature the bonus acoustic track ‘The Real You’. The predefined Singles are also in high traffic positioning on various internet radio stations, podcasts, and program syndicates.
The band lists a multitude of musical inspirations spanning various rock sub-genres. The most identifiable influences heard in STONETHROW’s music range from 90’s sounds of Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Soundgarden to the more modern styles of Sevendust, Shinedown, and Alter Bridge. Collectively, the wide range of music that each member used to shape their own individual styles effectively nuances the finely-tuned end result found in both recorded works as well as in their live performances. While each member has differing origins in music, they each share a similar timeline of experience, all having begun their pursuit of musical prowess as pre-teens.
STONETHROW was born with the full intention of becoming a Regional and eventually National touring act. The band, individually and jointly, has spent the majority of their lives building their performance resume to make this a possibility. In a brief time, STONETHROW was able to attract the interest of not only an independent label, but also numerous fans by means of their dynamic live performances and the effective distribution of their recorded works. With this combination, there is little reason to doubt that STONETHROW will realize their full potential, and rapidly advance from a band on the rise, to a band that has in fact arrived.