Stone (band)

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Background information
Origin Kerava, Finland
Genres Thrash metal, progressive metal, speed metal
Years active 1985–1991, 2000, 2008, 2012-present
Labels Megamania, Mechanic, Black Mark, Teichiku
Associated acts Airdash, Kari Tapio, Children of Bodom, Corporal Punishment, Sinergy, Amorphis, Dementia, Waltari, Itä-Saksa, Suburban Tribe, Latvala Bros
Members Janne Joutsenniemi
Roope Latvala
Markku "Nirri" Niiranen
Pekka Kasari
Jiri Jalkanen

Stone is a thrash metal band formed in Kerava, Finland in the mid-1980s. They released four albums and one live album during the late 1980s and early 1990s, before disbanding in 1991 to pursue different musical directions. Stone reunited to play a final set of concerts in 2000, but parted ways again soon afterwards. In 2008, Stone made five "re-union"/comeback appearances. They reunited again in March 2013 for select shows in order to promote their new box set. The band is still active as of March 2014.[1]

Despite their rather short career, Stone's legacy has provided inspiration for many of the countless metal bands who emerged during the popularity explosion of the genre during the 1990s.[citation needed] Perhaps the most notable of these bands is Children of Bodom, whose lead guitarist Alexi Laiho credits former Stone member Roope Latvala as a major influence on his playing. Latvala himself would later join Children of Bodom as a session player and eventually permanent guitarist after the departure of Alexander Kuoppala and also played alongside Laiho in the now defunct Sinergy.



Studio albums
Live albums
Compilation albums
  • 2007: Get Stoned, Stay Stoned (DVD)


  1. ^ "Stone Tour Dates, Concerts & Tickets – Songkick". Retrieved 2015-04-04. 

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