November 2, 2021

Stone Deaf is a dark and brooding American rock band formed in New Castel, Colorado in 2014 with Killers being the band’s third album to date.

Stone Deaf a difficult band to categorise as they have incorporated elements of grunge and punk into their throbbing and intense vibes and are mostly in Queens Of The Stone Age and Kyuss territory but, in truth, this is one unique band with its own perfectly defined sound that bubbles and boils away in insidious fashion as it wraps you in a cocoon of fuzzy guitar and doom filled lyrics which are just a bit Sabbath and from which there is no escape. The band is Described as desert and stoner rock and I get the stoner comparisons easily but I simply have no idea what desert rock is, it might be me but maybe the world of rock has just gone a little crazy! In many respects, they have a touch of the Cure about them too and all of these elements make them an intriguing cocktail that is ever giving. The music grooves and grinds and you are soon drawn in and find yourself moving to the beat even if you do not want to. The band plays with an understated indifference as though they are saying ‘this is us, dig what we do man’ and that is it in a nutshell. Those who are into the groove will dig this big style and those who do not will move on but those that do are going to be the big losers as this is an album that does grow on you but then, I believe, that is exactly what the band wants to happen.

The group comprises Dust Chapin on vocals, Scott Anderson on guitar, Cody Isaman on bass and Kristofer Petross on drums with Chapin having a delivery that cuts through the crap gets straight to the point and Anderson plays some of the best fuzz guitar I have ever heard. This is one band that is so tight and together and with a seeming telepathic relationship. The music is dark, gloomy and intense yet positive and intensely searing: if you want straight forward rock and roll then look elsewhere but if you do not mind getting your hands dirty then Stone Deaf is the band for you.


  1. Cloven Hoof (4:41)
  2. Polaroid (3:48)
  3. Death Ray (3:38)
  4. Gone Daddy Gone (3:12)
  5. The Velvet Hammer (3:44)
  6. Snake Oil (6:01)
  7. Tightrope (3:49)
  8. Pink Robots (3:20)
  9. Silverking (4:0-5)
  10. San Pedro Winter (7:57)