Before a band get's big, they have to start off as a local band. Listeners today are getting "too used" to hearing the top hits on the radio. As a band, you need to start somewhere, and radio station's don't look at local etal enough. WGRD is putting an end to that! For this week's LOCAL METAL MOMENT, we are checking out STONE THE MANIC!

Taken straight from their facebook page:

Stone the Manic is a five piece original hard rock / metal band hailing from Grand Rapids, MI. This quintet has established itself in the local and regional scene as a crowd-drawing,
ticket-selling force to be reckoned with. Even at this early stage in their existence, Stone
the Manic has performed to packed houses in many of the area's prominent local venues. With years of professional experience between them, the group's members have performed at some of the Midwest's best known venues and have opened for many national acts along the way. As a group, Stone the Manic has spent its energy initiating a regional onslaught with shows all over Western Michigan, Northern Indiana, and Chicago, IL. Stone the Manic recently finished an 8-song LP which has already received airplay on regional radio stations as well as on numerous online and satellite stations spanning the globe. Armed with a plan and a new LP, Stone The Manic is set to expand their scene to new venues, cities, and fresh ears. Their mission: Bringing attitude and primal, in-your-face rock to the masses!

These guys have also WON The Intersection's HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS! So you know that they are a quality act.

For more info, check out their site!

Wanna check them out live? April Feb 15 at the DeltaPlex for Skin Deep Body Art Expo and MMA competition