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A potent new chapter emerges today for Wollongong-born, Gold Coast-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist Lucas Stone.

Currently holding down dual roles as vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Gold Coast rockers HAMMERS and drum duties for blues funk trio Hot Cobra, Stone’s work as a solo artist brings a venomous and dexterous twist to his creative repertoire, lined with sharp post-metal and blackened alternative rock. And today, Stone combines 35 years spent writing and creating music into a brand new solo and completely independent EP: DEATHBED.

Raw, caustic and welding Stone’s love for authentic emotion within heavy music with malevolent riff violence, DEATHBED is simultaneously cohesive and yet stylistically indefinable; a true representation of who Stone is, his passion for the heavy realms, and what he has journeyed through to reach this point in his career.

“I do this for me. Which is kinda silly, I guess,” says Stone. “Clearly, to my career’s detriment, I’m approaching 50, and I’m only just now starting to understand that I do have an audience and, sometimes, strategic placement of elements of your artform makes it easier to execute said artform. On the other hand, as far as my integrity goes, every single note and word I’ve penned is all of me. I’ve bent for no one. Is that a good thing? Probably not. But honestly, in my heart of hearts, I wouldn’t change a fuck’n thing. I’ve broken & rebuilt myself multiple times for this shit, and it’s been worth every fall…”

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