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Rosetta Stone

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Rosetta Stone is a band formed in the mid around members Porl King (Rosetta Stone, Miserylab) on guitar/vocals/keyboards and Karl North (Rosetta Stone, Dream Disciples) on bass, plus their and rack nicknamed “Madame Razor.” The band was named after the Rosetta Stone, an Egyptian historical artifact, and used ancient mythological imagery. Their early style and first album reflected the sounds of 1980s , and their first big break was supporting The Mission.

In the band released their most successful single Adrenaline, an floor anthem which marked a change in direction for the band’s sound and line-up. Porl Young (who had joined just after the recording of An Eye for the Main Chance) left to produce Children On Stun whilst Porl King and Karl North remained to take the band into a more sound.

saw a version of The Rattles 1970 hit The Witch take the band into the singles chart.

With the advance for ’s The Tyranny of Inaction, Porl King purchased an Alesis ADAT multi-track digital recorder, the use of which substantially changed Rosetta Stone’s sound. That album and most subsequent work featured a much more industrial sound, with extensive use of

At some point in the late , Porl King lost part of his little finger in an accident, which changed his guitar style considerably.

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