Garden of Stone release a new single “Idol of Flesh”

Author Benedetta Baldin - 13.1.2024

The Finnish melancholic metal band Garden of Stone is set to release their debut EP ‘Tides of Decay’ on February 15th 2024 via Inverse Records. The second single “Idol of Flesh” is released with a lyric video:

Guitarist Ville Penkari comments:
“Idol of Flesh is the second single from Garden of Stone’s upcoming debut EP, Tides of Decay. The song showcases the band at their heaviest. Where Hymn of a Dead Man Pt.1 is slow and brooding, Idol of Flesh is fast and heavy. The song hits hard at the listener until the heavy guitars and brutal screams turn into a soft embrace of clean guitar and singing melodies. This does not go on for too long, as the song is driven home with the energy that was established at the beginning, without forgetting a breakdown that will make your neck move without your permission.The lyrics handle fear as an entity that is crowned as both the ruler of all and the highest currency.” 

LISTEN “Idol of Flesh” single on streaming services: 

Garden of Stone is a melodic metal band that weaves together melancholic rock and heavy metal. From the band you can expect brooding atmospheres, beautiful melodies, and face-melting riffs.

The band was formed in 2023 when guitarists Jere Mäntysalo and Ville Penkari recruited Jesse Salo to sing and scream for their project. Soon after, drummer Tapio Haverinen joined to keep the rhythm department in check. The group was completed when bassist Kalle Hänninen joined to govern the lowest frequencies. Guest drummer Matias Rokio arranged and played the drums for the upcoming EP. The band published their first single, “Hymn of a Dead Man Pt.1“, in December of 2023, with the EP “Tides of Decay” just around the corner.

The first single “Hymn of a Dead Man Pt.1” is available on streaming: