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Powerhouse rock with a gritty blues edge is what makes Dark Stone a vibrant new band on the Vancouver music scene. Uniquely original, Dark Stone has managed to blend classic hard rock with metal and blues. The result is searing guitar runs from Jason Mintenko, pulsing tight rhythms from bassist Kato Von Essen and skin pounding drums from Stefan G, rounded out with raw edgy gutsy vocals from the brothers Matthew and Jason Mintenko . Lyrically their music reflects having fun, life's challenges, second chances, and redemption. Dark Stone started gaining recognition under the name Mosquito Dick, playing shows around Vancouver plus opening the 2013 Boonstock Festival, on the same bill with Monster Truck, Headstones, Slash, and Godsmack, and many more.
The summer of 2014 found the band down in Hollywood CA working with veteran producer Jeff Blue who produced Linkin Park and Macy Gray. Jeff’s other credits include Korn, Limp Bizkit and Hoobastank. This collaboration resulted in a 3 song EP and a band name change to Dark Stone.
Currently two singles, Tomorrow and Slave have been released on Bandcamp.com. Their third new song 'What It Feels Like" will be released in June 2015. Dark Stone can be found playing various venues around town. Dark Stone's next show is Friday April 10th at Joe's Apartment on Granville. Follow Dark Stone on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest show updates.