Croatian / American “dark prog” act STONE LEADERS, featuring drummer John Macaluson (ARK, Labyrinth, Michael Romeo, etc) have released the first lyric video from their self titled debut album and are premiering the clip through Brutal Planet Magazine.
Regarding the song, “You know, one day you’re doing fine until soon you’re walking down a street and a voice or scent, or even a song, pulls you right back to where you were before,” explains Macaluso. “Ultimately, the song is about the power of the mind because sometimes survival depends upon this deleting mechanism in the brain.”
The band came together when Macaluso was contracted to do a drum clinic in Zagreb, Croatia. Asking the clinic organizer to find a band to accompany him in the clinic, Macaluso then met guitarist Ivan Mihaljevic and bassist Marko Karacic of Croatian band Side Effects ten minutes before the clinic began and decided on what they would play. The start of the clinic (now basically a full-fledged gig) was the Deep Purple classic “Burn” and it brought the house down. Right then, the trio knew they had something special here so when New Yorker John went back to Italy (where he now lives) he contacted Ivan and plans were made to get together and write and record an album. Ivan knew Dino Jelusic (Trans Siberian Orchestra / Animal Drive) so he called the talented keyboardist and vocalist to set up a meeting and to run through a few songs. And that was it, the final piece of the STONE LEADERS puzzle was in place.
The self titled album, produced by singer / guitarist, ivan Mihaljevic and John Macaluso is out today, throughout Europe and in Australia. Purchase links:
https://amzn.to/2UK6Avy (UK album purchase)
https://amzn.to/2HwvI5m (European album purchase)
https://amzn.to/2HCmhBp (Australian album purchase)
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