Incorporating influences as diverse as
RandB, Speaking To Stones musical style encompasses many
different styles and genres. Bands such as Rush, Dream Theater and
King’s X may be obvious at first listen but numerous plays of the CD
also reveals touches of Marillion, Soundgarden and Peter Gabriel
just to name a few. Though the CD has its fair share of chops-laden
technicality, there is also strong attention given to making
progressive music that grooves and has strong melodic sensibilities.
One does not need to be a fan of only progressive music per se to
enjoy the broad musical styles that ruminate throughout the CD.
the album was written between the Fall of 2004 and the Summer of
2006, the songs that comprise the CD were written and recorded sporadically.
“Down,” Shallow,” and “Waiting For . . .” were written and recorded
within a couple of months. The rest of the songs were written
and demoed in the Spring of 2004. It took almost two years
of faith and diligent effort to finally record the rest of the material
and re-record parts of those original tracks to create the completed
In the Fall of 2004, Tony Vinci, David Callari, and Steve Germano
began an unnamed band that aimed to meld the intense musicality
of progressive rock with a modern “popular” sensibility. A
few songs were written, but the full chemistry needed for a band
seemed to be absent, so Tony and David decided to finish writing
and recording a CD together. Along with Rich Dellapietra on
keys and Richard Fink IV on vocals, they created a three-song demo.
At that point, due to schedules and life, Tony wrote the rest of
the CD’s material on his own. Once everything was written,
David came back in to write and record bass for the majority of
the rest of the CD. Once David’s parts were finished, Richard
Fink IV returned to record and finalise vocals and was responsible
for the lion’s share of the vocal melody and harmony ideas.
Marketing & Promotion
→ Reviews at all leading rock/metal publications and online
→ Album showcases at selected elite websites.
→ Speaking To Stones are an exciting new addition
to the blossoming progressive scene.
→ The band have been
developing a big buzz on the underground scene.