Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Perhaps the comeback of the year, new Ion Dissonance album Cast the First Stone hits stores this Friday, November 18th, via Good Fight Music.

Six years in the making, Cast the First Stone is now streaming in its entirety via Revolver.

Listen, here:

Pre-order, here:

The Montreal band's brand of baffling tech and deep, dark heaviness helped launch a whole scene of bands in the '00s, and has steadily progressed since then.

Ion Dissonance frontman Kevin McCaughey says, "We are really proud and excited that Cast the First Stone is finally set to release this week. Six years is a long time to be away in this business... This is the next step in the Ion Dissonance discography. It's a logical progression of our work to date, and we hope our fans can enjoy it as much as we did creating it."

"A jarring, relentless listen, forever tantalizing listeners with meaty grooves that last just long enough to make the next flight of blinding technicality that much more disorienting. Ion Dissonance are absolute masters of this brains-and-brawn dichotomy."

"The band that kicked you in the teeth back in the early '00s are back with a few new deadly tricks! Their chaotic blend of math-core meets brutality shines though on one of the most intense albums of the year."
–Metal Injection

"One of the most intense albums of 2016, period."

Enjoy the band's newest video, "to Lift the Dead Hand of the Past," here:

Ion Dissonance, live:
Nov 18 - Providence, RI @ The Colosseum - w/ Fit For an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 19 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall - w/ Fit For an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 20 - Albany, NY @ The Fuze Box - w/ Fit For an Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather and Bone
Nov 26 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
Nov 27 - Quebec City, QC  @ L'Anti Bar
Dec 2 - Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
Dec 3 - Westville, NJ @ South Jersey Metal Fest

Photo by Charlie Baron