Stones of Madness performs in Tampa

The Sarasota metal band has just released its first EP

June 5, 2014 

Sarasota band Stones of Madness celebrates its first EP with a show at the Brass Mug in Tampa. PUBLICITY PHOTO


If there's such a thing as a local supergroup, Stones of Madness is it.

Members of three notable bands -- Atheist, Dry Kill Logic and Neurotica -- formed Stones of Madness three years ago. The band is still in Sarasota, but it's been garnering some serious attention as far away as Europe.

The first Stones of Madness EP -- simply titled "Stones of Madness" -- was released in Europe a few months back, and its just now being released in the United States. They'll celebrate with an EP release show Saturday at the Brass Mug in Tampa.

Stones of Madness brings together three members of Neurotica (singer Kelly Shaefer, who was also in Atheist, drummer G.J. Gosman and guitarist Shawn Bowen) with guitarist Scott Thompson of Dry Kill Logic and bassist Julia Simms.

Brian Johnson of AC/DC produced an album for Neurotica, and the band was on the roster for the 2002 edition of Ozzfest.

The Brass Mug is a club, but this is an all-ages show.

Stones of Madness are scheduled to play from 9:30 to 10:10 p.m. but there are three other bands on the bill: Frostfang (8-8:30 p.m.), Drastic Fall (8:45-9:15 p.m.) and Hang 'em High (10:20-11:05 p.m.)

Details: 8 p.m. June 7, Brass Mug, 1450 Skipper Road, Tampa. Tickets; $5 under 21, $8 over 21. Information: 813-972-8152,

-- Marty Clear

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