STONEBREED from Los Angeles California delivers a unique brand of Hard Rock with a Southern Metal Kick. You can hear their influences of Hard Rock, Southern Rock, Classic Rock, Country Rock, & Metal as it pumps out their songs like a Freight Train in a Hurricane.
Carlos Cruz Vocals ,Paul Hudson Guitar, Dano Sauceda Bass ,and Orion Rainz Drums are Heavily influenced by the likes of Aerosmith, AC/DC, Van Halen, Motley Crue, Motorhead, Metallica meets Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet ,Blackfoot. An old school, Hard Rocking, Southern Flavored, High Energy Arena style Party band.
STONEBREED widely known in the Los Angeles music scene as one of the hardest working bands in the Southwest US region..The band has released 2 full length CD's STONEBREED & HEART OF STONE. 3 Singles "Good Times" "Sweet Little Mistake" & "Into Your Flames" released in MAY 2023, 2 singles released in July 2022 "Red White & Blue and "Devils Child" Both Mixed by legendary producer MAX NORMAN (Ozzy, Megadeth, Bad Company, Y&T ,Lita Ford, etc.) .
Stonebreed have performed over 250 shows in 15 states sharing the stage, as opener and as direct support for over 50 International touring artists at many Festivals, Venues, Events etc.
STONEBREED released the singles "One More Day" and "Dirty Little Mind in January and February of 2021 as well as 'The Whisky" in 2020 during the covid pandemic.
The band has built up quite a following on social media like Facebook, You Tube, Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud, reverbnation, tik tok, etc. Although fairly new on Spotify the band is already at over 100,00 streams thanks to our 2 new singles Red White & Blue & Devils Child"
The band prides them selves on delivering a 100% Give it all you got performance every time they hit the stage and are ALWAYS a crowd favorite Anywhere & Everywhere they perform.
STONEBREED is hitting the road in May of 2023 on the RED WHITE & BLUE 2023 TOUR with dates in California, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Kentucky with more dates being added including a performance at this years ROCKLAHOMA Festival On September 3rd
The band will also perform at this years ORANGE COUNTY FAIR on Aug 9th 2023
STONEBREED was cast to be in the movie "TO KILL A STEPFATHER" on the Lifetime Channel and has 2 songs featured in the movie "RED WHITE & BLUE" and "THE WHISKY" The movie can be seen now on the Lifetime Channel
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STONEBREED "The Whisky"
STONEBREED Live at the Whisky Hollywood Ca Jan 19 2023
STONEBREED "One More Day" Lyric Video
Concert Review and Photos By Roc Boyum
Friday Night exploded in Phoenix, Arizona on April 7, 2023, as Hollywood heroes Stonebreed landed at the Starlight Lounge and hosted a full night of kick-ass Hard Rock with support from two great bands; Ten Cent Revenge and American Headtrip.
Stonebreed‘s kick ass hard rock, blend a little bit of Guns N Roses with some Telsa and their own brand of southern kick which makes their show a non-stop full tilt rocking show; no ballads or emo music here! The night had an explosive start with opening sets from Ten Cent Revenge and American Headtrip.
Hollywood heroes Stonebreed have been on a mission of conquering one region at a time with their kick ass – butt kicking Southern tinged Hard Rock music and on this night, they had Phoenix, Arizona in their sights. The band hit the Starlite stage with an explosion that continued through the night with no holds barred; serving up their own style of southern fried hard rock’ yeah baby this was a good time!
Carlos Cruz is the mastermind behind Stonebreed – and he is not only one hell of a ring leader but a great person as well. As a front-man, Cruz is the one of the most engaging and entertaining frontmen out on the rock scene today – on any stage! He can effortlessly grind out some great vocals while interacting with the band and always has a crazy amount of energy – constantly on the move running around the stage and engaging the audience with just enough attitude to really sell what he’s singing. In a smaller venue like the Starlite Lounge, he just might single you out in the audience to make sure that Stonebreed is musically kicking your butt; and that’s a good thing!!
Stonebreed, like most R&R bands, has had its fair share of line-up changes with some incarnations proving to be better than others. Such is the case with Stonebreed’s current cast of characters who are most definitely in my opinion, the best version of of this band musically thus far. Cruz’s decision to slim things down to a four piece unit, really kicks serious ass and suites their musical style much better.The band has a more punchy sound with raw energy than the five and six man versions I’ve previously caught live. The band now consists of Carlos Cruz-vocals, Paul Hudosn-guitar, Orion Rainz-drums and Dano Sauceda-bass – who together embody the essence of what Stonebreed are musically; a wicked-ass hard rock band with a dash of “cayenne pepper” for that extra sizzle that makes these guys stand out. Everyone in this band puts out 110% throughout the whole show and you will get a show and a night of great rockin’ music that will not be soon forgotten.
Stonebreed gave the Starlite a crushing eleven song set with Cruz firing up the audience between songs with his banter about the nature of a given song or just simply chatting it up to get people tuned into their vibe.
Guitarist Hudson is a master craftsman who can grind out the nasty guitar rhythms, as well as pull off blistering runs up and down the guitar neck with complete ease all the while maintaining a super cool vibe without being overly flashy.
Bassist Sauceda is like a punk rock biker with a boatload of attitude; in a good way! He stomps about on stage while slamming down the heavy bass lines with the kind of bottom end you feel in your chest and – he keeps you entertained non-stop. By the way, he is also the cornerstone foundation that musically keeps everything together and just so happens to be the perfect support for guitarist Hudson to do what he does with ease.
Drummer Rainz is not just a flashy showman; he is also one hell of a beast of a drummer. Sure, he’ll give the audience a ton of crazy antics, like stick twirling, stick tossing and big arm movements that keep you entertained throughout his performance – but what really stands out with Rainz is his real drumming abilities. This guy can give you a deep groove or a thrashing attack when needed and then throw out some rapid-fire fills across his kit along with a blistering double bass drum run! Oh yeah, heavy grooves, crazy technique and all the while he’s executing crazy antics – this is a pretty killer combination of everything drums and then some!!!
Stonebreed finished their set with a tribute to the famed Hollywood venue, the Whisky A-Go-Go with the appropriately titled song; “Whisky” with the song title purposely leaving out the “e” in “Whisky” as it’s about the venue not alcohol. That didn’t stop may patrons from raising their glasses with a shot of Whiskey in support of this song because why the hell not!!! For those of us who are familiar with the Whisky A-Go-Go and who grew up going to concerts at The Whisky this song really captured the the whole Sunset Strip vibe and was a great tribute to this monumental and iconic venue.
Stonebreed gives you a show that you’ll be talking about for days and days after the show. Be sure to get out and see these guys live!
Classic Rock Review-HEART OF STONE- Based in Los Angeles, Stonebreed are a ubiquitous live fixture at legendary venues like the Viper Room and The Whiskey A Go Go where they've headlined and supported acts like Ratt, Bulletboys, Uli Jon Roth, LA Guns, Michael Schenker, UFO, Great White and host of others.
To say this unit clicks is an understatement. This album rocks with authority from the first of ten originals "The Highway" through a closing kick-ass rendition of "Train Train". Each track is a clinic on hard rock melodicism, compositional dynamics, inspired use of tone, lock-step bottomism and unbridled confidence.
Carlos Cruz wears his heart on his sleeve singing songs about the hard life with a gruff,
knowing, southern rock tinged delivery that brings nothing but rock and roll authenticity.
I highly recommend checking this album out. Songs like "Faded Memories", the aforementioned "Pain" and "The Highway", along with the fine ballad "Except Me" and scary rippers like "Take Me" and "Living This Way" are radio friendly and perfectly crafted.
By Eric Sandberg
Sonic Magazine-STONEBREED at M3 Live during NAMM
Photos by Joe Dolan
It’s always a pleasure to capture my brothers in Stonebreed when they’re on stage. They herald the years of MTV hard rock while bringing a refreshing modern show to stages around the nation. They released a full length album last September called “Heart of Stone,” and celebrated with a surprise performance as part of the annual Hollywood Cruefest that month – it’s a fundraiser put on by promoter Nick Culves.
The band finished last year with area shows in San Diego at the infamous Brick By Brick and rang in the new year with a trip to Las Vegas, then warmed the stage for the metal legends in Last In Line during the week of the NAMM show; performing at M3Live in Santa Ana, as you’ll see in the pictures below.It’s always a pleasure to capture my brothers in Stonebreed when they’re on stage. They herald the years of MTV hard rock while bringing a refreshing modern show to stages around the nation. They released a full length album last September called “Heart of Stone,” and celebrated with a surprise performance as part of the annual Hollywood Cruefest that month – it’s a fundraiser put on by promoter Nick Culves.
The band finished last year with area shows in San Diego at the infamous Brick By Brick and rang in the new year with a trip to Las Vegas, then warmed the stage for the metal legends in Last In Line during the week of the NAMM show; performing at M3Live in Santa Ana, as you’ll see in the pictures below.
By Sami Lipp NATIONAL ROCK REVIEW- STONEBREED at The Token Lounge in Westland, MI
And finally, with curtains opening and a plume of smoke emitting from the stage,Stonebreed came on. This hard rock band from Los Angeles Stonebreed has toured across the country, sharing the stage with bands including RATT, Cinderella, Uli Jon Roth, Warrant, Steel Panther, Saxon, Molly Hatchet, and a host of premiere musicians, including members of Dio, Sabbath, Bonham, Giuffria, W.A.S.P, Dokken, and more.
Playing hits like “Judgement Day,” “Whiskey Well,” “Miss Me”, “Back Home”, and many more, this band takes you back to the days of arena rock. Their sound is the perfect blend of good old rock n’ roll with a touch of Southern grit. They come complete with a charismatic front man with soaring vocals, a sizzling, a dynamic rock star of a guitarist, a bass player with hard-hitting grooves, and a thundering, heavy drummer. Stonebreed had high energy, great sound, and fantastic stage presence; the perfect mix for an amazing set. They are currently on tour, and their album, Stonebreed, is available on their website.
Stonebreed, Y&T, The Canyon Club
Highwire Daze by Ken Morton Photos by Jack Lue
Stonebreed is one of the very best hard rocking bands we have in the Los Angeles area today – and they definitely brought the party to The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills on an otherwise sleepy SUNDAY night. Although most people in the audience were there the see the legendary headlinersY&T, Stonebreed had a good amount of fans in the crowd as well. There was no doubt Stonebreed left a lasting impression on those who were witnessing the music and mayhem for the very first time. Stonebreed was the perfect opener for Y&T, with both entities possessing timeless tunes that would envelope the bigger arenas of the past, present, and FUTURE.
Fans of Van Halen and Molly Hatchet are destined to discover a new favorite band in Stonebreed. With a stunning Self-Titled album in tow and more tunes on the way, Stonebreed is sure to captivate music fans of all ages. Their exhilarating live show is not to be missed! Be sure to catch Stonebreed the next time they show up to bring the party to your town.