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DARK STONE is a rock band formed in Vancouver, BC comprised of the Mintenko brothers, Matthew and Jason and Kato von Essen and Stefan Grabowski. Born and raised in Saskatoon SK; the Mintenko brothers began singing together at an early age in church. The brothers then moved to Edmonton AB and stayed for ten years. Eventually moving further West to Vancouver BC, they have now called Van their home for five years. The brothers are both inspired by their late grandfather/ recording artist George Mintenko (singer/ guitarist). Jason decided he wanted to follow in his grandad's footsteps and at the age of ten he purchased his first guitar.
Influences include Megadeth, Metallica, Guns and Roses, Dimebag Darrell, Avenged Sevenfold, Black Label Society, Ted Nugent, Kenny Wayne Shephard, Johnny Lang, The Doors and Alice Cooper. MDs raw vocals combined with a raw guitar sound is genuine and true following the traditions of hard rock and blues.
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