September 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/