IRONSTONE is a progressive metal band from Bendigo, Australia. Making their break into the Melbourne metal scene in 2018, their high energy live performance and skilled musicianship soon turned heads and earned them the attention of many new fans. Greatly influenced by progressive giants such as Periphery, TesseracT and Twelve Foot Ninja, their music features a blend of clean and distorted vocals, djent-driven riffs and breakdowns, atmospheric layers, and technical rhythm. The result is a contemporary metal sound that is sophisticated, melodic, and hard-hitting.
IRONSTONE released their debut EP ‘Prophecy’ in May 2020, receiving extremely positive reviews from worlwide media. They released 3 singles and music videos from the EP – Bound, Downpour and Hollow. In October 2021 they released a single and video, Mr. Struggle and followed up in February 2022 with the release of a new single and video, Shiny Things.
IRONSTONE is comprised of Dan Charlton on lead vocals, Edward Warren on lead guitar, Oliver Hosking on bass guitar, Aidan Kalms on rhythm guitar and Jackson Whyte on drums.
“This band works from the most melodic spectrum to the most whirling spectrum and flows from one extreme to another like fucking mercury (with weird metrics in between of course). The melodic hook, djent hook, tech-prog hook… too much for two ears and ten billion interconnected neurons… IRONSTONE, one of those fucking bands that offer three-dimensional, synesthetic music… hurtfully musical like LEPROUS, technical like ANIMAL AS LEADERS, progressive like PERIPHERY. ” Cesar Luis Morales – Necromance Magazine
“Some of the best bands in metal today are coming out of the Australian continent. Polaris, Northlane, In Hearts Wake, Make Them Suffer, the list goes on and on. Today, it gets larger with Ironstone and their debut EP, Prophecy.” Mike Reitemeier – New Fury Media
“From eye opening screams and crisp vocal harmonies, to incredibly clean production and superb lead guitar, IRONSTONE’s Prophecy will undoubtedly draw good amounts attention and appreciation from the Australian metal community, which in my opinion is well deserved.” Alex Lynch – Forte Magazine
“Ironstone present their own imaginative brand of progressive metal and the results are absolutely epic in scope. Based within the vast confines of Australia, this young band possesses vibrantly skilled musicianship and highly memorable songs. Prophecy is the name of the recent EP, and it’s sure to stun the senses of music fanatics all across this great big world.” Ken Morton – Highwire Daze Online