With dynamic and powerful lyrics, epic guitar riffs, and heart pounding drums, CNY’s Stone Soul Foundation creates original blues injected heavy rock and metal. They set a high threshold of musicality, thriving on the creation of bold, relatable songs. With their tireless work ethic, and over the top sound, their live show is a hard rockin’ full energy onslaught, performed by a band who lives and breathes for the music.
Stone Soul Foundation consists of Sean Muldoon (lead vocals), Jeff Wiggins (guitar), Doug Paradise (bass), and Shane Stillman (drums). Since their 2002 inception in the Syracuse, NY area, Stone Soul Foundation (SSF) have performed hundreds of shows at clubs, festivals, and special events throughout the U.S. including the famed Whisky a GO GO in Los Angeles, and the SXSW Festival in Texas. Internationally renowned Classic Rock Magazine gave a glowing review and featured SSF’s song “Ain’t No Mystery” as the top track on the magazine’s “Super Rock Power Hour” compilation CD. In addition, two members appeared on Animal Planet’s “Hillbilly Hand Fishin” for some ‘noodling’! You can see a clip on www.stonesoulfoundation.com.
In August of 2013, SSF was among an elite group selected to perform at WAQX’s ‘95X-Fest 35 Years of Rockin’ the ‘Cuse’ along with Sick Puppies, Adam Gontier (former singer w/3 Days Grace), Nonpoint, Trapt, and many others. The band also headlined the Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary Celebration.
Most recently, SSF achieved 100% funding for their Kickstarter project, and created a concept video based on new song “Taking Back the U.S.” The video debuted 9/11/13 to rave reviews on Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_baigU-Ecw. Furthermore, SSF’s “Sidewalker” was selected for the soundtrack of Julian Grant’s Pollygrind UFF award winning Indie Film SWEET LEAF - a blood-drenched heavy metal heist! "Sweet Leaf is a big fun low-life heist movie, the kind of character-loaded edgy, stylish Indy flick that Hollywood repeatedly tries -and generally fails- to deliver." Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, Filth). Official “Sidewalker” video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei3pgXlCk24. In April, SSF also won a music video from a suicide prevention fundraiser, Battle of the Bands.
The band just completed a successful “Midwest Meltdown” tour October of 2013, in support of their latest release “Electric Valley”, recorded and produced with the legendary Alex Perialas (Anthrax, Testament, Bad Religion). New song, “Taking Back the U.S.” was picked up by Mood Media for their November Bar Fly, as well as by Style City Music for their syndicated cable shows. Rockwired Magazine also selected SSF as Editor’s Choice Top 25 Artist of 2013 in addition to fans voting them November Artist of the Month!!
Recent review quotes:
"From start to finish this record (Electric Valley) is sheer rock perfection!" Rock N Roll Experience
"The Sabbath vibe of, ‘Christian’ is loaded with riffs that Tony Iommi would be proud of." Tony Cruz Sison aka The Atomic Chaser @The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine.
“Love the (Electric Valley) CD from start to finish...It has a real classic Deep Purple/Black Sabbath feel/sound to it and I really dig the Cd and the band as a whole! Has to be one of the best bands I've heard in a long time!” Jason Houston, Chaotic Riffs Magazine
“Stone Soul Foundation turns out the kind of hard rock that made me pledge my allegiance to the Guys in Black Tee Shirts Who Jam. This New York-based four piece makes crunchy blues-based jams that evoke Black Sabbath, black light posters, and bell bottoms.” James Stafford, On My Turntable
"Auburn stoner metal band, Stone Soul Foundation, took the stage and as far as I was concerned, this could have been the start of the touring bands. The quality of performances from this point forward made the cost of admission worth it at twice the price. This dread-lead hard rockin’ gang of misfits had great vocals, guitar licks, and the drummer set an energetic pace." Jim Gilbert, Upstate Metal
"TAKING BACK THE U.S. has to be one of my favorite videos." James Allen Giroux, The Hellion Rocks & Bleach Bangs Radio
“The last song, “I Master” is another winner, Muldoon growling a bit over a serving of Wiggins’ hot licks. Jeff then says, “What the hell? I should just deliver a furious solo to close this thing out in style!” (I don’t know if he really said that, but the solo is REALLY good!) Holy shit, THIS is a fucking rock song!! THIS is a fucking rock album! Stone Soul Foundation are unsigned as I write this, but that should change very quickly. One spin of Electric Valley, and I think you’ll agree.” Damian Cousins, The Dallas Metal Examiner and Amps & Green Screens
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