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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.
The brothers are fortunate and thankful to have teamed up with Stefan Grabowski (drums) and Kato Von Essen (bass) whom are two great musicians and friends.

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. Dark Stones raw vocals combined with raw guitar and bass with drums are genuine and true following the traditions of classic rock, hard rock, metal and blues.

Have Fun and Live Life!!
Dark Stone

General Info

Band Members
Matthew Mintenko - Vocals, Jason Mintenko - Guitar, Kato von Essen - Bass, Stefan G - Drums
Artist Name
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Active Since
Rock / Hard Rock

Contact Info

Vancouver, BC, CA

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