The Great Stone War

Not to be confused with the Great Stone War at Edinburgh City Chambers.

The Great Stone War is the second studio album by American deathcore band Winds of Plague. It was released on August 11, 2009 through Century Media Records. The album also marks the recording debut of drummer Art Cruz and keyboardist Kristen Randall. The Great Stone War sold 6,300 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 73 on The Billboard 200 chart. A cover of "Halloween" by Misfits appears as a bonus track on iTunes.

The Great Stone War
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 11, 2009
GenreDeathcore, symphonic metal
LabelCentury Media
ProducerDaniel Castleman
Winds of Plague chronology
Decimate the Weak
The Great Stone War
Against the World
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Ashladan7/10 stars[2]
Blistering7/10 stars[3]
Lords of Metal8/10 stars[4]
Zware Metalen(8.2/10)[5]


Winds of Plague described the record as a concept album. Vocalist Johnny Plague states, "The idea of The Great Stone War is that civilization as a whole will digress and in time inevitably end with one final battle. This battle will not be fought with technology but with stone. Over the course of eleven tracks the listener hears about a journey foreseen through the eyes of a heathen in a religious world apocalypse. Even in the world’s darkest times you always have to take a step back and see life for what it is and not lose sight of what is most important.”[citation needed]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Winds of Plague.

2."Forged in Fire" (featuring Martin Stewart of Terror)3:35
3."Soldiers of Doomsday"4:06
4."Approach the Podium"3:40
5."Battle Scars"3:25
6."Chest and Horns" (featuring John Mishima)4:00
7."Creed of Tyrants"2:45
8."Our Requiem"4:14
9."Classic Struggle" (featuring Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence)3:20
10."The Great Stone War"4:17
11."Tides of Change"2:25
Total length:37:17
iTunes bonus tracks
12."Halloween" (Misfits cover)1:52
Japanese bonus tracks (live at Shibuya Club Asia on September 23rd, 2009)
13."Earth/Forged in Fire (live)" (featuring Martin Stewart of Terror)4:55
14."Approach the Podium (live)"3:31
15."The Impaler (live)"3:08
16."Reloaded (live)" (featuring Kristen Randall on vocals)2:59