Thursday, November 1, 2012

Helsinki's Corvus Stone to release album

The debut disc from Corvus Stone, simply entitled “Corvus Stone,” is coming soon from Melodic Revolution Records. It will be released digitally on November 6th, with the physical version coming out in December. A sneak preview will be delivered on the Internet at on November 3rd. That’s because at 2PM(EDT) Tony Romero will spin the disc in its entirety on his Internet radio show.

Although the actual band Corvus Stone is a reasonably new outfit, the various members of the group have some notable musical pedigrees. Guitarist Colin Tench is known for his work in BunChakeze, Road to Avalon (featuring former Flower Kings drummer Zoltan Csörsz Jr.) and the Colin Tench Project. Petri Lemmy Lindström (bass) plays in Progeland and Saturn Twilight and was formerly in Lyijykomppania. Keyboardist Pasi Koivu has performed as a solo artist and with Psychedelic Eye. Drummer Robert Wolff was previously in Raven and Micah. The album also includes guest appearances by Blake Carpenter of Road to Avalon and Minstrel’s Ghost (vocals) and John Culley (Black Widow and Odin) who provides guitar on one song. At, Jordan Blum said of Corvus Stone, ““Corvus Stone is quickly becoming a group to watch for… Corvus Stone prove that their quite capable for taking the genre by storm. The band expertly blends the sounds of their musical forefathers with their own ideas, which results in very commendable creations. If you haven’t heard this group yet, you certainly should.”

In the upcoming issue of Music Street Journal, Jason Hillenburg said this of the album, “In a little under eighty minutes, Corvus Stone covers an extraordinary amount of ground...” He went on to say that, “Virtually every song on this album burns with the red-hot ambition to explore. This is a band eager to entertain the listener, but their purpose is wider - they are intent on engaging the imagination and emotions in equal measure. As a further testament to the band's undeniable skill, you will hear echoes of their influences, but the band synthesizes these echoes into a larger, unique whole. Corvus Stone inhabits a sonic landscape all their own. Few progressive rock outfits draw on so many colors from their palette or embrace melody so completely. Fewer still are risk-takers. Corvus Stone is a band out of time.”

For more information you can check out Corvus Stone on the web at 

The album will be available at that band website (, Melodic Revolution Records’ site ( and elsewhere on the web.

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