As 2015 draws to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on what a crazy and fantastic year it has been. We released a new album that we are very proud of. It was received with many kind and encouraging words from fans, friends, and writers alike. We had the chance to do tours with incredible bands. Minsk has MUCH to be thankful for this year. Knowing that this list will undoubtedly fall short, we wanted to take a moment to thank some people and groups that have helped us in meaningful ways. Minsk would not have been what it was this year without the impacts of the following individuals:
Relapse Records, At A Loss Recordings, Liz & Dave / Earsplit PR, Frank / Petting Zoo Propaganda, Walter / Everyone at Roadburn, Eldar / Everyone at Doom Over Leipzig, Desertfest London / Camden Underworld, Marco & Mekk / Avocado Booking, Dan / The Agency Group, Jaki Gabor, Mike Holley, Jeremiah Lambert, Corinne Reid, Mark Randall Byland, MD Wallace, Floor, Zatokrev, SubRosa, Cult Of Luna, Junius, Julia Sadicova, Krzysiek Zawistowski, Maciek Sekowski, Paige Stevens, Heidi Goldman, Rusty Steele, Jordan / Big Sky Welding Service, Tyrant Tone, Blackout Effectors, Luca Devinu / Blessend, Platt’s Printing, Kayla Bennett, Maureen Fitzgerald, Shannon Burns.
Additionally, 2015 has been an incredible year for heavy music all around, so many great bands pushing music forward in awesome ways this year. Minsk would also like to thank the following publications for seeing fit to include “The Crash & The Draw” in their year end wrap up’s. To be mentioned in these lists is truly an honor.
From all of us in the Minsk tribe, here’s to a great year and great things to come in 2016. First up for us is a mid-winter celebration that will include our first hometown shows in far too long. If you can join us, we’ll see you then. If not, we hope to be announcing more tour plans for 2016 in the coming weeks and months. Until then, Cheers!
Fri Jan 29 – Peoria, IL @ Rail II
w/ The Lion’s Daughter, Cold Grip, Two from the Eye
Sat Jan 30 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
w/ Generation of Vipers, Alma Negra, Two from the Eye
Sun Jan 31 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
w/ Two from the Eye, The Lion’s Daughter, Path of Might
Tim and Chris were interviewed by Decibel Magazine. Follow the link to check it out.
Minsk will be heading west to meet up with Cult of Luna and SubRosa for shows on the west coast September 5-9. Several more Minsk shows before and after these spanning September 1-12 have been announced. A couple more dates still to be announced in the coming days.
Sept. 1 | St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Sept. 3 | Billings, MT @ The Railyard
Sept. 5 | Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater *
Sept. 6 | Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s *
Sept. 7 | Portland, OR @ Star Theater *
Sept. 8 | San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
Sept. 9 | Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy *
Sept. 10 | Las Vegas, NV @ Dive Bar
Sept. 11 | Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground
Sept. 12 | Denver, CO @ GLOB
* = w/ Cult of Luna, SubRosa
Europe, you were magical in ways that surpassed both memory and anticipation in equal measures. You were gracious in ways that humbled us, and you challenged us in ways that were needed. Many more words and memories of this trip need to be shared soon, but for now, we leave you with simply a deep sense of gratitude once again. Thank you.
Our new album, “THE CRASH & THE DRAW”, is now in stores everywhere. Here is a small window into the process of making it: