November 6th, 2012, Helsinki, Finland – Progressive rock band Corvus Stone have provided their song “October Sad Song” to the album There Is Hope: Disaster Relief. A digital album that currently features over 20 songs (more are being added), the set benefits Music For Relief, a charity set up specifically to render aid to the those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The Corvus Stone contribution comes from their brand new album, released on Melodic Revolution Records.
That self-titled Corvus Stone debut was just released (digital only with physical copies coming next month) on Melodic Revolution Records. A world premiere of the entire Corvus Stone disc happened on Aiiradio.net was hosted by Tony Romero on Aiiradio.net on November 2nd. Romero said of the debut show, “The aiiradio.net debut of the new Corvus Stone album was a huge success. It is always so much fun debuting music that you know is going to blow everyone away. I enjoyed the comments from the listeners who thought the album was brilliant, amazing, fantastic, they thought Colin's guitar sound and tone was fantastically paired with the 'unbelievable' vocals, keyboards, bass and drums - all in all an amazingly magical album that was thoroughly enjoyed by all who listened. Corvus Stone has done an outstanding job…”
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.”
For more information on the Music For Relief project go to musicforrelief.org. To buy the benefit album go to thereishoperecords.com/