Stone Machine Electric started in the summer of 2009 with founding members Mark Kitchens and William (Dub) Irvin. Dub had asked Kitchens if he'd be interested in helping him start a band since the two had been in other bands together in previous years. Once the guitars were tuned and the drums set up, their journey had started.
While these two were searching for a bass player, they went ahead and started playing live shows to get their new sound out to be experienced.The first show was with Wo Fat and Little Big Horn in Deep Ellum in March of 2010. The band started playing two to three shows a month for the remainder of 2010 at various venues in the DFW area.
Stone Machine Electric released the live Demo/EP, "Awash in Feedback", at the end of 2010, as well as recording a single at Tin Can Records for the song "Walking Among the Blind". The Fort Worth Weekly gave a great review of the Demo/EP. The Fort Worth Weekly nominated the band in their annual music awards for Best Hardcore Band in 2011, and also for Best Metal Band and Best EP in 2012.
In the summer of 2011, they acquired Terry Horn as their new bass player. Terry's bass rattled the stages with Stone Machine Electric for a year, at which time he decided to leave the band to focus on other projects he was already a part of. After this, Dub and Kitchens went into the studio at Crystal Clear Sound with Kent Stump (Wo Fat) to record their first full length album.
Stone Machine Electric's self-titled, self released album will be out in January of 2013. Our progress continues...