Hitting the Pavement: Minsk

MINSK: 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 below 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.

Updated MINSK news and album information will be made available via the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com, the band’s official website: www.TheSoundofMinsk.com and MySpace page: www.myspace.com/MINSK.

MINSK Tour Dates:

***All dates from April 27 thru May 7 with KETHA***

April 26 Wroclaw, Poland Asymmetry Festival
April 27 Berlin, Germany Cassiopeia
April 28 Leipzig, Germany Atari
April 29 Lysa Nad Labem, Czech Rep. Luft Kinoklub
April 30 Olomouc, Czech Rep. Mitril
May 1 Treviso, Italy Centro Ricreativea
May 2 Sierre, Switzerland Hacienda Sonic
May 3 Madrid, Spain Wurlitzer Ballroom
May 4 Lisbon, Portugal Transmission
May 5 Porto, Portugal Fabrica de Som
May 6 Leon, Spain Hellraiser
May 7 Bilbao, Spain Edaska

May 25 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle (With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone record release show)

"Made out of equal parts heartfelt passion and rabid aggression, this isn’t music that you merely listen to. You need to let it consume you" - KERRANG MAGAZINE

"a truly dynamic and revelatory album" – ROCK-A-ROLLA

"one of the most startlingly expansive and progressive metal releases to emerge since Isis and Cult Of Luna reinvented Neurosis." – TERRORIZER

“Minsk are the eye of every storm, a maelstrom of power that acts as a destructive vacuum to anything that comes within their path.” – ZERO TOLERANCE

“Very few bands today manage to tap into something truly unique, something they can call their own. Minsk are one of the few lucky ones who have crafted a sound and blazed a trail through the muck and mire we call “the underground.” – METAL MANIACS

“A delirious, primitive soundtrack to the most insane shamanistic ritual in the desert involving mad pills and peyote that you can imagine” – METAL HAMMER