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2015-02-26 16:36:05

MINSK: Midwest Atmospheric Metal Conjurors Unveil New Tune; The Crash & The Draw To See Release In April

Scattered between the sleepy city of Peoria and metropolis of Chicago and drawing inspiration from a remote Belarusian city that has been burned to the ground only to be rebuilt like a phoenix rising from its own ashes, MINSK has been cultivating sonic exploration and alchemical outpourings since 2002. Rooted in the post-metal landscape that brought forth visionaries like Neurosis and Isis, with their latest opus, The Crash & The DrawMINSK step out of the shadows of the giants of their genre to create a psychedelic blend of tuneful, trance-inducing heaviness.


 


Set to drop via Relapse Records this Spring, The Crash & The Draw follows the eclectic collective's six-year hiatus and boasts eleven arresting psalms that transcend far beyond the boundaries of post-metal, sludge and psychedelia. An instant contender for one of the most forward-thinking metal records of the year, each cascading movement is a crucial sonic passage through dark and light. At once crushing, hallucinatory and at times, spiritually illuminating, tracks ebb and flow with a pastoral elegance and tangible urgency.


 


Reflects co-founding member Timothy Mead (vocals, keyboards) of the recording: "So much attention and care have gone into this process, this renewal. We knew in order to really moveMINSK forward in a meaningful way we would need to raise the bar all over again. This realization lit a fire within us to transcend what was. Lots of changes, to be sure, and yet the results are unmistakably MINSK."


 


Adds co-founder Christopher Bennett (guitars, vocals): "This new album will present inroads to some of the musical archetypes we initially discussed when starting this band, but ones we have not yet touched on in the macrocosmic sense. It embodies the furtherance and expansion of MINSK in ways desired in the past, but not realized until these songs began to show themselves to us. The aggregate elements combining into a solid form. We hope to reveal this process to any and all who have the ears to hear."


 


"We are very pleased to finally be able to share an actual piece of the record," Mead continues of"To The Garish Remembrance Of Failure," available for the first time today for public consumption. "As always with MINSK, it's incredibly difficult to lift out one piece of the narrative and imply that it is fully representative of the whole, but I think that 'To The Garish Remembrance Of Failure' is a fitting first taste, something succinct, and something that feels really good to turn up loud. The phrase alone, to the garish remembrance of failure, is exceptionally meaningful to us, and we are proud to share a first glimpse of some of what is ahead. Raise a glass, feel and know the vivid memory of what has gone wrong and what must change... to the garish remembrance of failure."


 


Sample "To The Garish Remembrance Of Failure" via YouTube HERE or SoundCloud HERE.


Recorded almost exclusively in The Prairie State, The Crash & The Draw was captured by the band alongside Sanford Parker (Twilight, Voivod, Eyehategod, Yob etc.) at Earth Analog in Tolono, mixed by Parker and MINSK at Hypercube in Chicago and mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.) at The Boiler Room in Chicago with additional vocal tracking by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City. Old Man Gloom, Floor etc.) at Antisleep Audio in Oakland, California and further tracking, editing, and mixing by Kevin Rendleman at Trash Rocket Audio and Aaron Austin at We Know Who You Are, both in Peoria. The record includes the striking cover creation of Orion Landau (Yob, Inter Arma, Red Fang etc.), a reinterpretation of original artwork by contributing artist, Corinne Reid.


 


MINSK's The Crash & The Draw will be released via Relapse Records in North America on April 7th, 2015, April 3rd, 2015 in Germany, Benelux and Finland and April 6th, 2015 in the UK and rest of the world and come available on CD, double LP and digitally. Preorder your copy today at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, go HERE. 

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MINSK: Midwest Atmospheric Metal Conjurors Unveil New Tune; The Crash & The Draw To See Release In April


2015-02-12 19:07:22

MINSK: Midwest Sound Alchemists To Release The Crash & The Draw; Trailer Posted + Preorders Available

The Crash & The Draw is the long-anticipated new full-length from Midwest sound exhibitionists, MINSK. Set to drop via Relapse Records this Spring, The Crash & The Draw follows the enigmatic collective's six-year hiatus and delivers eleven arresting movements that transcend far beyond the boundaries of post-metal, sludge and psychedelia.
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 MINSK: Midwest Sound Alchemists To Release The Crash & The Draw; Trailer Posted + Preorders Available


2015-01-28 16:53:58

MINSK: Long-Running Sound Alchemists To Release First Full-Length In Six Years This Spring Via Relapse Records

Following a six-year slumber, Illinois enigmatic sound conjurors, MINSK, are readying to unveil the otherworldly fruit of their long-anticipated new studio creation, The Crash & The Draw. Learn More
MINSK: Long-Running Sound Alchemists To Release First Full-Length In Six Years This Spring Via Relapse Records


2014-07-30 14:13:03

MINSK: Begin Recording New Album

Peoria, IL psychedelic metallers MINSK have begun work on their new full-length record and first in over 5 years. After a two-year hiatus, the band has been reinvigorated and has written their most ambitious material to date. The album is being recorded at Earth Analog studios outside of Champaign, IL throughout July/August and is being produced by long-time collaborator Sanford Parker. The as-of-yet titled album will see an early 2015 release via Relapse Records.
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2013-03-15 04:23:10

Minsk Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary of First Show, Officially End Two Year Hiatus

Minsk are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their very first show. They have officially ended their two-year hiatus. Learn More
Minsk Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary of First Show, Officially End Two Year Hiatus


2010-08-12 16:25:32

Announce More European Tour Dates

MINSK has added more dates to their three-week European tour that kicks-off on October 24th with a performance as part of the Damnation Festival in Leeds, UK. From there MINSK will tour through the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, and more with Neurot Recordings' A STORM OF LIGHT. Just prior to this tour, MINSK will head out for a couple of mid-western dates with PELICAN. A complete listing of MINSK tour dates can be found in the tour section with more to be announced soon.

MINSK are touring in support of their recently released With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone album which is currently streaming in its entirety at this location: EchoesInTheMovementOfStone.info. With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone, the follow-up to the band's Relapse debut The Ritual Fires Of Abandonment, was recorded at Volume Studios in Chicago, IL with the band's Sanford Parker producing the effort.
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2010-08-12 16:24:49

Announce Additional US Dates; European Tour

MINSK has announced more dates for their July tour in support of their new album With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone. MINSK will be touring through the western US, teaming up with Olympia, WA's WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM for a portion of the tour. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found in the tour section.

MINSK have also announced a return trip to Europe this fall. The band will kick-off this two-week tour with a performance at the Damnation Festival in Leeds on October 24th before touring through the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany with Neurot Recordings' A STORM OF LIGHT. A complete listing of MINSK tour dates can be found in the tour section with more to be announced soon.

The recently released With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone is currently streaming in its entirety at this location: EchoesInTheMovementOfStone.info. With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone, the follow-up to the band's Relapse debut The Ritual Fires Of Abandonment, was recorded at Volume Studios in Chicago, IL with the band's Sanford Parker producing the effort.
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2010-08-12 16:24:10

'With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone' Streaming Online Now

MINSK's brand new full-length album With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone is currently streaming in its entirety at this location: EchoesInTheMovementOfStone.info. With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone will see its North American release next Tuesday, May 26th followed by an international release on June 1st.

MINSK, having recently returned home from their first-ever European tour, have announced two record release shows in support of With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone's release. The first will be held on May 25th in Chicago, IL with ACROSS TUNDRAS. The second will be the following weekend in Peoria, IL. Details on both can be found in the tour section.
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 'With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone' Streaming Online Now


2010-08-12 16:23:50

Second Preview Track Posted; Announce Record Release Shows

MINSK have posted a second preview track, Means To An End? from their forthcoming album With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone online now via the band's MySpace page (MySpace.com/Minsk) and as an exclusive download via RevolverMag.com. With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone will see a May 26th North American release date, June 1st internationally.

MINSK, having recently returned home from their first-ever European tour, have announced two record release shows in support of With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone's release. The first will be held on May 25th in Chicago, IL with ACROSS TUNDRAS. The second will be the following weekend in Peoria, IL. Details on both can be found in the tour section.

The first preview track taken from With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone, album-opener Three Moons? can also be heard online via the band's MySpace page: MySpace.com/Minsk. With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone was recorded at Volume Studios in Chicago, IL with the band's Sanford Parker producing the effort.
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2010-08-12 16:22:53

Announce First Ever European Tour Dates; Record Release Show

MINSK have announced the dates for their first ever European tour that will kick-off on April 23rd with a performance as part of the already-sold-out Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands. From there, MINSK will spend two-weeks touring the mainland with Poland's KETHA. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found in the tour section with more to be announced soon.

MINSK are touring in support of their forthcoming album With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone. The follow-up album to their Relapse debut The Ritual Fires Of Abandonment is set for a May 26th North American release date, June 1st internationally. MINSK have announced a record release show in Chicago, IL on May 25th in support of its release.

The first preview track taken from With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone, album-opener Three Moons? can be heard online now via the band's MySpace page: MySpace.com/Minsk. With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone was recorded at Volume Studios in Chicago, IL with the band's Sanford Parker producing the effort.
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2010-08-12 16:22:22

Post Preview Track; Album Artwork

MINSK have posted the first preview track from their forthcoming album With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone. Album-opener Three Moons?can be heard online now via the band's MySpace page: MySpace.com/Minsk featured along with the With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone album art.

The follow-up album to their Relapse debut The Ritual Fires Of Abandonment, With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone was recorded at Volume Studios in Chicago, IL with the band's Sanford Parker producing the effort. With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone is set for a May 26th North American release date, June 1st internationally.

MINSK are confirmed to take part in the already-sold-out Roadburn Festival to be held April 23rd in Tilburg, Netherlands as well as the Polish Asymmetry Festival on April 26th. The band is currently routing a European tour around these dates with details to be announced soon.

MINSK have also recently seen the release a split 7?of Roky Erickson covers with label mates UNEARTHLY TRANCE out now via Parasitic Records. The limited to 500, black vinyl release sees MINSK covering Stand For The Fire Demon?and UNEARTHLY TRANCE Night Of The Vampire? For more information on this release, please click here: http://parasiticrecords.blogspot.com/2009/03/2-new-releases.html. Learn More
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2010-08-12 16:19:58

Begin Work On New Album; Announce Tour Dates

MINSK have begun work on their third full-length and follow-up album The Ritual Fires Of Abandonment. The album, titled With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone, is being recorded at Volume Studios with the band's Sanford Parker producing the effort. With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone is expected to see a Summer '09 release date via Relapse Records.

Additionally, MINSK have announced a number of regional shows for late February, touring alongside SWEET COBRA. The band will also be performing as part of Roadburn 2009 in the Netherlands in April. MINSK will appear along with NEUROSIS, BARONESS, SAINT VITUS, CATHEDRAL, MONO and many more at this already-sold-out festival. A complete listing of MINSK tour dates can be found in the tour section with more to be announced soon.
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2010-08-12 16:18:32

Announce Tour With TROUBLE

MINSK has announced a run of tour dates with classic Chicago band TROUBLE. This tour will begin on September 11th in Hamilton, ON before heading down along the East Coast, then westward. A listing of confirmed dates and cities can be found in the tour section.

MINSK are currently writing material for their follow-up album to their Relapse debut, The Ritual Fires of Abandonment. Tracks taken from The Ritual Fires of Abandonment can be heard now via the band's MySpace: MySpace.com/Minsk.

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2010-08-12 16:13:46

Announce Spring Tour

MINSK has announced a Spring tour in support of their The Ritual Fires of Abandonment album.

MINSK will begin this two-week run of dates on March 18th in Columbus, OH, working their way to meet up with Atlanta's ZOROASTER in Wilmington, NC. From there, the two bands will tour together through much of the South East. A complete listing of MINSK tour dates can be found in the tour section with more to be announced shortly.

MINSK has announced the plans for the vinyl release of their Out Of A Center Which Is Neither Dead Nor Alive album. This double vinyl release is expected to see a Spring 2008 release date through Original Sound Recordings. Further information on this release and a preview of the artwork will be made available shortly via the Original Sound Recordings website.
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2010-08-12 16:08:25

Debut New Video; On Tour Now

MINSK has debuted the first video from their brand new album The Ritual Fires of Abandonment, for the track White Wings, exclusively via Singingfool.com. The video was shot and directed by Josh Oliver for Graveyard Machine Films.

MINSK are currently rounding out their western U.S tour with MIDDIAN (ex-YOB). The tour kicked off with an appearance at the annual Emissions From the Monolith Festival before the band began working their way up the West Coast. MINSK are now en-route back to their native Chicago/Peoria area, meeting up with BIG BUSINESS and PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS on various dates along the way. A listing of MINSK tour dates can be found in the tour section with more to be announced soon.
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 Debut New Video; On Tour Now


2010-08-12 16:07:15

Announce West Coast Tour

MINSK has announced their first Western U.S. run in support of their brand new album, The Ritual Fires of Abandonment.

MINSK will kick-off this tour with an appearance at the annual Emissions From the Monolith Festival, being held for the first time in Austin, TX, the weekend of May 26 - 27. From there the Chicago / Peoria quartet will work their way through the South-Western U.S. region and up the coast along with MIDDIAN (ex-YOB). MINSK will then make their way home with a string of dates through the North-West. A listing of confirmed MINSK tour dates can be found in the tour section with more to be announced soon.

Additionally, MINSK recently saw the vinyl release of The Ritual Fires of Abandonment through Gilead Media. These 2xLPs come in a deluxe gatefold and are available as firey red / orange or black vinyl. For more information, please visit: www.gileadmedia.net. A media player previewing The Ritual Fires of Abandonment; featuring the tracks White Wings?and Embers?can be accessed here: www.relapse.com/ecards/Minsk.
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2010-08-12 16:05:11

Announce Two Tours; Launch Media Player for Forthcoming Record

MINSK has announced two tours in support of their highly-anticipated new album, The Ritual Fires of Abandonment.

MINSK will play their first show of the year in Chicago, IL on February 10 at the Empty Bottle with THE HIDDEN HAND and KYLESA. Then in mid-March MINSK, will embark on a run of dates to and from SXSW with fellow Chicago rockers BIBLE OF THE DEVIL. Immediately following, MINSK will team up with label-mates RWAKE for an extensive tour of the Eastern United States. A listing of confirmed MINSK tour dates can be found in the tour section with more to be announced soon.

Additionally, MINSK has launched a media player featuring two preview tracks off of The Ritual Fires of Abandonment; White Wings?and Embers? Both tracks can be heard via this e-card www.relapse.com/ecards/Minsk and the band's official MySpace page: www.MySpace.com/MINSK. The Ritual Fires of Abandonment was recorded at Parker's Volume Recording studio (PELICAN, UNEARTHLY TRANCE) in Chicago and is set for a February 20 North American release date, February 26 internationally.
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 Announce Two Tours; Launch Media Player for Forthcoming Record


2010-08-12 16:03:57

MINSK Completes Work on Relapse Debut; Unveils Artwork, Track-Listing

MINSK has completed work on their Relapse debut full-length entitled The Ritual Fires of Abandonment.

The Chicago / Peoria, IL quartet (bassist / vocalist Sanford Parker, drummer Anthony Couri, guitarist / vocalist Chris Bennett and vocalist / synth player Tim Mead) recorded The Ritual Fires of Abandonment at Parker's Volume Recording studio (PELICAN, UNEARTHLY TRANCE) in Chicago. The finished track listing for the hour long effort is as follows: Embers? White Wings? Mescaline Sunrise? The Orphans of Piety? Circle of Ashes? and Ceremony Ek Stasis?

The album art for The Ritual Fires of Abandonment, designed by artist Orion Landau (ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, HIGH ON FIRE), can be previewed at this location: http://relapse.com/preview/RitualFiresRGB.jpg. The Ritual Fires of Abandonment is set for a February 20th, 2007 North American release date, February 26th internationally.
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MINSK Completes Work on Relapse Debut; Unveils Artwork, Track-Listing