The story of Corvus Corax starts with a journey. Shortly before the fall of the Berlin wall Castus and Wim, who had worked as street musicians in the GDR committed what the regime called “Republikflucht” and left eastern Germany. In memory of a tame raven they had to leave behind they called themselves Corvus Corax. The first album, “Ante Casu Pecatti”, was released as a cassette in the same year. Soon the band became known for driving rhythms, sweaty concerts and masterly instrumental technique. With drums and huge bagpipes (handcrafted by Wim), juggling and entertaining interaction with audiences, Corvus Corax contributed significantly to the development of Medieval Music as we know it. Albums like “Mille Anni Passi Sunt”, were influential to an entire scene from Moscow to Mexico City. They toured in Japan and China, the U.S. and Canada as well as all over Europe.
What will be next is written in the stars, as Corvus Corax were always unpredictable. But one thing is for sure: they will surprise us and reinvent themselves again to a certain extent.
Corvus Corax plays on the Saturday of Castlefest.