StoneLight is a young melodic heavy metal band founded in 2013, having as lead singer Vanda Restye, whose remarkable vocal range has made itself noticed by its force and expressiveness. Currently, StoneLight are a highlight in the female fronted metal segment and they stand to develop nicely in the future.
Members of the band have stated that their influences stem from legendary heavy metal bands, i.e In Flames, Iron Maiden, Pagan’s Mind, Evergrey, After Forever, Dream Theater, Avantasia, Kamelot, Nightwish, Symphony x, Karnivool, Amorphis .
StoneLight (ex. Fortress of Faith) have made their comeback to the stage after almost 3 years in a new formula:
Vanda Restye – Vocals, Keytar, Keyboard;
Alex Mezei – Lead and Rhythm Guitar;
Vlad Angelescu – Lead and Rhythm Guitar;
Cristi Oftez – Lead and Rhythm Guitar;
Laszlo “Loki” Palhazi – Bass Guitar;
Mihai Ionita- Drums
The band already has a debut album in its final stages and has been nominated for ”Best Romanian Metal Newcomer” in the Maximum Rock Awards of 2014.