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Corvus Stone album reviews

Corvus Stone has some nice reviews of their debut album "Corvus Stone" (Melodic Revolution Records).

JamSphere writes: "The album is gorgeously epic in its overall sound, but it certainly rocks hard in places. Even though each musician is allowed a lot of creative freedom on the album, the jams and solos are always melodic and tasteful, never leaning towards any pretentiousness; a lethal trap,when dealing with this caliber of music and musicians".

Review Indie tells: "The album has so many songs that it has enough to maintain interest even for the most casual listener. There are some masterful tracks on offer, and Corvus Stone blend many genres to form one incredible album. The passion of the musicians as they play together is infectious, and it is a joyous labour of love from beginning to end. I was delighted that the band were able to create such a dynamic sound, that is highly innovative and brimming over with virtuoso skill".- (Review by AtomicCrimsonRush)

Get Ready To ROCK! (Alan Jones) tells: "I do a radio show for Get Ready To Rock Radio (third Sunday of the month at 5pm -you should check it out!) that goes by the name of ‘The Eclectic Mix’ – which pretty much does what it says on the tin and draws together a load of great tracks from an assortment of genres. For the next show I think I’ll save myself the effort of compiling a tracklist and just play this album in its entirety".

Corvus Stone is an international Rock band strongly related to Progressive Rock and Hard Rock. You can also hear some World Music, Classical, Soundtrack, Jazz and Metal!

Corvus Stone is: Colin Tench (guitar), Pasi Koivu (keyboards), Petri Lemmy Lindström (bass), Robert Wolff (drums), Blake Carpenter (vocals) and Sonia Mota (artwork). On the debut album there also some fantastic special guests like Stef Flaming (different instruments and voices), Victor Tassone (drums) and John Culley (guitar).

On the new song "Purple Stone" (to be featured on the forthcoming Corvus Stone album) there's a wonderful special guest Andres Guazzelli (vocals). "Purple Stone" is a some kind of tribute to the great Deep Purple.

We give a last word to Alan Jones: "There are just so many influences here that it’s difficult to take it all in at one sitting. You think you’re listening to Camel, this segues into an Emerson, Lake and Palmer groove, but then is that Focus I hear? Or a bit of Gentle Giant? Maybe even a soupcon of the Grateful Dead. But that’s definitely the Bonzo Dog Band – then the riff from ‘Smoke On The Water’ appears for chrissakes. To say the album sustains interest throughout is understating just what it is – that being a genre-bending tour de force that has the listener eagerly anticipating the next track to find out if it’s as great as the one being listened to".

Corvus Stone - "Purple Stone" single

Corvus Stone has just released a new single called "Purple Stone" (Melodic Revolution Records). The song will be featured on the second Corvus Stone album. You can see the fun video of the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrG2bMCn1Js&list=PLBDE3E1C98E0CC56D

CORVUS STONE Is: Pasi Koivu (keyboards), Colin Tench (guitar), Petri Lemmy Lindström (bass), Robert Wolff (drums), Blake Carpenter (vocals), Sonia Mota (artwork). Special Guest: Andres Guazzelli

Corvus Stone on Keskisuomalainen

Keskisuomalainen (a big daily newspaper in Finland) featured Corvus Stone on July 2, 2013. The band is mentioned on the front page and inside there is quite a large main article of the band featuring the interviews of Petri Lemmy Lindström (bass) and Pasi Koivu (keyboards). The story is expertedly written and edited by the journalist Anniina Meronen. This all happened in beautiful Jyväskylä (Ravintola Vesilinna) where also the pics were taken. Great fun indeed!

Physical release date set for Corvus Stone CD

November 20th, 2012, Helsinki, Finland – The physical version debut disc from Corvus Stone, simply entitled “Corvus Stone,” is coming soon from Melodic Revolution Records. Released digitally on November 6th, the physical copy will be released on November 29th. One song from the album was recently featured on a charity album dedicated to relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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 Examiner.com, 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.”

At ProgArchives, Michael Neumann said, “…the full album never once loses its melodic footing, and the enthusiasm of the performances all but leaps out of the speakers. This is an album fairly bursting with ideas even when it lacks a larger thematic unity, and the effect on a sympathetic listener can be just as exhilarating as it must have been for the players themselves.” 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 also said, “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.”

For more information you can check out Corvus Stone on the web at bunchakeze.com/Corvus_Stone.php and facebook.com/corvusstone. The album will be available at that band website (bunchakeze.com/Corvus_Stone.php), Melodic Revolution Records’ site (mrrcorvusstone.bandcamp.com/) and elsewhere on the web.

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Debut Corvus Stone album set for release

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.

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 (Cressida, Black Widow and Odin) who provides guitar on one song. At Examiner.com, 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 bunchakeze.com/Corvus_Stone.php and facebook.com/corvusstone . The album will be available at that band website (bunchakeze.com/Corvus_Stone.php), Melodic Revolution Records’ site (http://melodicrevolutionrecords.com) and elsewhere on the web.

Contact: pr@musicstreetjournal.com

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This press release first released: http://www.prlog.org/12013197-debut-corvus-stone-album-set-for-release.html

Corvus Stone covers Black Widow with new single

PRLog (Press Release) - Oct 17, 2012 - “You’re So Wrong” Set for Digital Release on October 22nd

October 17th, 2012, Helsinki, Finland – Corvus Stone will be releasing a new single (their fourth) on October 22nd, a cover of the 1971 Black Widow song “You’re So Wrong.” There is a connection between Black Widow and Corvus Stone in that Colin Tench of Corvus Stone was in the band Odin with John Culley of Black Widow. That connection is reinforced on the single by the guest appearance of Culley. The song will be featured on the upcoming full Corvus Stone album. People who purchase the single (as with the previous single releases) will get the full album discounted by the purchase price.

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. For this new single, in addition to Culley, the band is joined by Blake Carpenter of Road to Avalon and Minstrel’s Ghost (vocals). At Examiner.com, Jordan Blum said of Corvus Stone, “If you haven’t heard this group yet, you certainly should.”

Blum also had some kind words for “You’re So Wrong”: “As for ‘You’re So Wrong’ (a cover of a Black Widow song), it’s equally impressive. Horns complement rich harmonies and simple but sublime choruses. Carpenter’s voice is full of smooth character that goes perfectly with the aesthetics of the music. As an added bonus, original Black Widow guitarist John Culley guests on it. Overall, it’s a catchy and calming track that any fan of the genre should enjoy.” In the upcoming issue of Music Street Journal, Larry Toering said, “This single is one awesome piece of work itself, and I happen to be enthralled with its beauty. From the lovely soothing piano intro that begins the eloquent number with a feather light approach that instantly grabs the listener and takes them into a majestic chorus of classic familiarity (like some kind of recurring dream), this is massively delicate yet so commanding. There is so much to be felt here it's immediately urgent to explore more of this band. It's great to finally hear something that moves me, and this is one thing that does. I'm instantly attracted to them through this single, and can't wait to delve into all that is Corvus Stone. This is truly magnificent!”

For more information you can check out Corvus Stone on the web at bunchakeze.com/Corvus_Stone.php and facebook.com/corvusstone . “You’re So Wrong” will be available at that band website bunchakeze.com/Corvus_Stone.php

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CORVUS STONE single "Cinema" released

October 11th, 2012, Helsinki, Finland – On October 6th, Corvus Stone released the second single from their upcoming album. The song is an instrumental called “Cinema.” Anyone who purchases the digital single (or the first single, “Ice King”) will get the price taken off the purchase price of the upcoming full album, making it a great, no risk way to sample new music from this group.

While Corvus Stone is technically a new project, the members of the group are anything but newcomers to the music world. 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. For the single of “Ice King,” the group was joined by Blake Carpenter of Road to Avalon and Minstrel’s Ghost (vocals) and Robert Wolff (ex Raven and Micah) on drums.

In the upcoming issue of Music Street Journal, Diane Hill says this of “Cinema:” “The guitar is so beautiful and the song has an ethereal quality to it. Parts of this number remind me of Pink Floyd. Just when I thought I had it figured out, the chords changed and took me to a whole new unexpected place. Even when the heavier guitar bits came into play, it was still so soothing and easy to listen to. I found myself disappointed when it ended and I had to start over and listen to it again!” Zachary Nathanson said this in Music From The Other Side of the Room, “Cinema is sort of the calm after the storm with its acoustic/electric gentle lukewarm crisp set with guitar, and Pasi’s keyboard taking over as if he’s paying tribute to PFM’s early days.” He also said, “Tench’s blend of the Floyd’s music carries on like carrying the Olympic torch to flame into the night and carrying the spirit of the music like no other.” At Examiner.com Jordan Blum says the song “is a wonderfully tranquil and warm instrumental. Seeing as how the group cites Riverside, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Camel, and ELP, among others, as influences, it makes sense that the track oozes with psychedelic timbres, affective melodies, and serene focus. Truthfully, the way the guitar work cascade over delicate percussion, rich arpeggios, and intriguing keyboard soundscapes makes the piece feel eerily close to a lost track from ‘The Division Bell,’ which isn’t to say it isn’t original. Rather, it perfectly captures the spirit of their inspirations. It’s quite easy to get lost in the musical magic.” He also said, “Corvus Stone is quickly becoming a group to watch for.”

For more information you can check out Corvus Stone on the web at bunchakeze.com/Corvus_Stone.php and facebook.com/corvusstone . “Cinema” is available at: http://www.bunchakeze.com/Corvus_Stones_CINEMA.php.

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CORVUS STONE "Ice King" single (press release)

PRLog (Press Release) - Sep 26, 2012 - Single Is a Prelude to the Full Album ReleaseSeptember 26th, 2012, Helsinki, Finland – On September 24th, the first single from Corvus Stone was released by Melodic Revolution Records. Anyone who purchases the digital single will get the price taken off the purchase price of the upcoming full album, making it a great, no risk way to sample new music from this group. While Corvus Stone is technically a new project, the members of the group are anything but newcomers to the music world. 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. For the single of “Ice King,” the group was joined by Blake Carpenter of Road to Avalon and Minstrel’s Ghost (vocals) and Robert Wolff (ex Raven and Micah) on drums.

In the upcoming issue of Music Street Journal, Vivian Lee says this of “Ice King:” “At first listen I was put off by the dark heavy lyrics of an Odin-esque figure in the song, but multiple listenings revealed swirling synths, and ethnic percussion aiding vocalist Carpenter’s telling the tale of the Ice King. Overall, the song is a pleasant surprise (I was expecting to hear Nordic doom-metal), and highly listenable; a case of ‘less is more.’” In the review posted at J.J.D.’s Reviews and Interviews Blog, Justin Donelly said, “Ice King’ is somewhat of a strange track to pin down in the sound sense. There’s an unmistakable feel of classic ‘70’s progressive rock within the song, but there’s also a touch of world music within the subtle acoustic guitar work and percussion that drifts in and out throughout the song. The build up of heavy guitar work provides a memorable high point around the latter half of the track; while Tench’s ever present echoed guitar sounds are executed with absolute finesse. But while the individual performances are noteworthy, it’s the song as a whole that really wins me over. Despite the cold lyric themes, the haunting vocals of Carpenter and the minimal musical composition, it all comes together perfectly for the band.”

For more information you can check out Corvus Stone on the web at bunchakeze.com/Corvus_Stone.php and facebook.com/corvusstone. “Ice King” is available at: http://melodicrevolutionrecords.com/track/ice-king and http://www.bunchakeze.com/Ice_King.php.

CORVUS STONE single "Ice King" available on Melodic Revolution Records

Corvus Stone has a new single "Ice King" available on Melodic Revolution Records. The single features (once again) a great new artwork by Sonia Mota. The musicians featured on this song are: Blake Carpenter (vocals), Colin Tench (guitar), Petri Lemmy Lindström (bass) and Pasi Koivu (keyboards). You can buy the single here: http://melodicrevolutionrecords.com/track/ice-king Read the full review here: http://www.jjdonnelly.blogspot.fi/2012/09/corvus-stone-ice-king.html

CORVUS STONE album update (September 2012)

Hello! We have these songs planned to be included on our forthcoming CORVUS STONE album: 1 The Curtain Rises 2 October Sad Song 3 Highway To Emptiness 4 After Solstice 5 Ice King 6 I'll leave it all behind 7 Corvus Stone 8 Moron Season 9 Horizon 10 Intermission 11 Moustaches in Massachusetts 12 JussiPussi 13 Iron Pillows 14 Pilgrims 15 Scary Movie 16 Cinema Corvus Stone is: Colin Tench (guitar), Petri Lemmy Lindström (bass) and Pasi Koivu (keyboards). Now we also have a great drummer Robert Wolff on few of the tracks. His work is amazing! Sonia Mota has created fantastic artwork for us. We cannot thank you enough, Sonia! Of course Stef Flaming composed the crazy song JussiPussi and he also guests on that song. We'll tell about other exciting news soon. We have a really interesting cover version on works and few other special superstars are guesting on it (drums, guitar & vocals). Of course we have great lead vocals now on few of the tracks. I'd like to tell the guy's name now but it's been told I can't do that quite yet! We are already slowly making our second album (before the first one has even been released!)! The digital release will be available via Melodic Revolution Records (many thanks to great Nick Katona) and we are heading towards a physical CD release as well! Best wishes, Pasi Koivu from CORVUS STONE

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