The band

The alternative rock band The Heart of Stones was formed in 2007. The band consists of the four members Markowicz (lead vocals and guitar), Vezzoli (Guitar and backup vocals), Lateralus (bass and backup vocals) and Samadhi (drums). A first acoustic demo (Echoes of PICD) was produced with four songs including, Photography, Cherub, If and the popular tune Dania.

During 2011 the band was asked to write and produce the commercial music for the Fashion Brand SIR of Sweden. The song was named SIR was released together with a video produced and filmed by Leolyxxx during April 2012. The band had some successful performances in the Stockhom area during the year and after a grande finale the 21st of December #Mosebacke the band started the new year with a performance at the Emergeza festival. During 2013 the band have recorded and released the following songs, Coming Back, GEIR, Hurricane, Death and 2014 the songs Photography and Mental Breakdown. In 2015 the band released a acoustic cover version of Mark James and B.J Thomas song Hooked on a feeling, recorded in a shed in the Stockholm archipelago. Little Bird was released in 2016 a mellow tune and the first song in the new direction that the band is taking into their new releases, In My Head, Let Yourself Go Wrong, Unbreakable and The World Will Come Undone, a record produced by Christopher Göthberg.

The band have found a loyal fanbase that appreciate the quality of the music and the bands effort to always push their own boundaries in their live performances and music. Share, care and enjoy!


Heart Of Stones was formed from the ashes of the band Herbal who played the Stockholm underground scene for a couple of years before breaking up due to other engagements. In 2007 the two friends Markowicz/Vezzoli met and started the process of writing some new songs, which later would appear on the demo Echoes of PICD. During a gig the duo met their old friend and bass player (Lateralus) who was asked to join the band. During this time the trio explored their common interest of making qualitative progressive grunge music with an ethnic touch (progressive grungadelica). The trio invited different drummers during this period but it was not until Samadhi, an old friend of the band was asked to join that the band fully could express their potential. During 2015 the band released a cover version of the Mark James song Hooked on a feeling. The band is currently writing some new material for an upcoming album.

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  • Ove Lartelius: +46 761 090 536
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