Latest Album

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut rhoncus risus mauris, et commodo lectus hendrerit ac.


The BlackStone co is a Progressive Rock Metal band from the south of France created in early 2015 by Marc Bohren (guitar/vocals).

During the first years, the band draws its musical style influenced mainly by artists like Alter Bridge, Stone Sour, Black Label Society, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and 70’s music and releases a first album named “Betrayed” on January 25, 2019, composed of 10 efficient, powerful tracks with heavy and melodic riffs, mixed and mastered by Evan Simon (Hell Rules Heaven) and distributed by M&O Music/Season of Mist.

Now well versed in live performances, TBSC began to accumulate gigs all over the country sharing the bill with Y&T, Bukowsky, No One is Innocent, Sidilarsen, Bagdad Rodeo, Disconnected, Scarlean, Heart Attack, Flayed, Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition, Prismeria – among others, a stint on the stage of the “Off du Hellfest” in 2019 and takes part in the organization of Destroying Da Stage shows.

In 2022, the band released “Old Grim Fairytales” – a 6-track acoustic EP entirely produced and distributed by the band, mixed in collaboration with Evan Simon. For this mini album, BlackStone called upon Fred Augugliaro to play the keyboards and piano parts giving a more progressive and atmospheric character to the songs.

The BlackStone co is currently working on the third album scheduled for 2023.


The Band is :

Marc Bohren

Lead vocals – guitars

Marc is the guy behind the project “the BlackStone co” and easily pleads guilty to certain similarities with Zakk Wylde
Introduced to music by his mother with Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan records, he learns guitar alone and then takes jazz guitar lessons with Jean Philippe Sempéré
He became the singer in 2017
Main graphic designer for the band
Fan of Les Paul guitars and heavy tube amps, also plays drums, piano and bass.

Quentin “BigMan” Baïsset

Bass – vocals

BigMan has been in the band since the beginning of the project – initially as a live light engineer and handyman – then replacing the original bass player in 2017
Our buddy has a wide range of musical tastes, just love music
He plays the bass by instinct bringing the much needed heavy sound to the band.
He is the Vocal Twin on live and studio and participates in the final writing of the vocal parts
Also plays guitar and drums

Stef Betameche

Guitars – vocals

Stef joins the band in September 2022. An avid guitarist for over 30 years, inspired by guys like Mark Tremonti, Jerry Cantrell, Rabea Massaad, plini and many others, he loves big heavy riffs and beautiful arpeggios. Also a photographer in his free time, he is also the co-founder of the French youtube channel #Balancetaguitare, which produces masterclass videos, interviews and gear reviews. Chapman guitars user for many years and a guitar lover, he built his own guitar with Pierre Marie Châteauneuf, the Stellar Beta.

Ben Benoit


Ben is the drummer of the band since February 2020
He was a student at the “Double Drums” school directed by Laurent Pesenti
Influenced by old rock and modern metal and hidden son of Dave Grohl
He is the Swiss Army knife of the band. Photographer, live sound engineer, he is the technical master and director of our music videos since the release of Old Grim Fairytales
Plays only drums and plays way too loud but cooks very good pizzas

The BlackStone co proudly plays and supports :