Austria may be known as the classical music capital of the world, but make no mistake, Cornerstone is here to rock. The band, comprised of Patricia Hillinger (Vocals), Michael Wachelhofer (Bass, Keyboards, Vocals), Steve Wachelhofer (Guitar, Vocals) and Mike Pawlowitsch (Drums, Percussions) signed to the US based label ATOM Records in 2008 and that same year released their debut album "Head Over Heels". After the CD release, the band did numerous tours of Europe and America. Cornerstone was able to do a mixture of headlining club shows and sharing larger stages with acts such as John Waite (The Babys, Bad English), Iron Maiden’s Dennis Stratton, New Model Army and American singer/songwriter Jeffrey Gaines, just to name a few. Some of the songs from "Head Over Heels" were included in the motion-picture soundtrack for the film "Little Alien", which was shown in cinema and on television. Cornerstone won the "Next Big Thing Contest", hosted by Alternative Addiction, in March 2008 and had a No. 1 hit on Chungaradio Statesides. In 2011 the song "Right or Wrong" was awarded as "Ballad of the Year" by british Rock Realms Magazine.
The press has been extremely favorable to the band’s blend of 80’s rock, mixed with the harder edge of today’s alternative rock sounds. Cornerstone is a modern rock band, but they have an undercurrent of the 80’s in their music. Reviews and interviews with the band have been published in mags like Powerplay, Fireworks and Classic Rock Magazine. The band has also appeared on numerous UK-Radio programs such as the Steve Price Show and BBC Radio, in Austria the band has been introduced by Radio OE3 and Radio 88.6, the biggest national radiostations. In summer of 2011, Cornerstone once again worked with ATOM on their sophomore effort, "Somewhere in America". The new CD has been first released in Europe, as the band did several shows in Austria, the surrounding countries and in the UK, where Cornerstone participated in the biggest rock-events of the country, just like the Z-Rock Festival, the Rock and Bike Fest and the Pop Overthrow Festival in Liverpool. Hopefully, if schedules can be ironed out, the band will return for additional concerts "somewhere in America".