MINSK Eastern US Tour with BLOODIEST

•June 10, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Minsk’s Eastern US Tour with Bloodiest kicks off today in Toronto and runs June 10-19. The dates follow. Very excited to get back out east for the first time in far too long. Hope you’ll join us for some very special evenings.

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6/10 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar

6/11 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ The Other Side

6/12 Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13

6/13 Boston, MA @ Middle East

6/14 New York, NY @ St. Vitus (in Brooklyn)

6/15 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary

6/16 Baltimore, MD @ The Depot

6/17 Asheville, NC @ The Highlight

6/18 Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway

6/19 Covington, KY @ Backstage Cafe

August 2016 EU Tour with Kowloon Walled City

•May 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Minsk will be returning to Europe for an appearance at Portugal’s Amplifest and a full European tour with San Francisco Bay Area’s KOWLOON WALLED CITY.  Initial dates for that trip have been announced, with more still to come.  Kowloon Walled City are touring in support of their most recent offering, “Grievances,” released by Neurot Recordings in late 2015.  These are to be their first ever European appearances.  Please stay tuned for more dates, and please send any booking inquiries to marco@avocado-booking.com.

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June 2016 Tour with Bloodiest

•May 10, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Minsk will be striking out toward the eastern part of the continent for the first time since the release of last year’s “The Crash & The Draw,” our first Eastern US and Canada appearances in several years.  We are very excited to share the stage night to night with BLOODIEST, who are touring in support of their newest album, a self-titled effort released by Relapse Records at the start of 2016. Please join us for some very special evenings.

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AMPLIFEST 2016

•April 4, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Minsk is thrilled to announce that we will be joining AMPLIFEST 2016, in Porto, Portugal on Saturday the 20th of August, our first Portuguese performance in over six years. This year’s lineup is sure to amaze with Neurosis and Mono already announced, and more announcements to come this week. Additionally, we are planning a full European tour with Neurot Recordings artists, Kowloon Walled City, surrounding the festival. Booking inquiries for that tour can be sent to marco@avocado-booking.com.

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Saturday April 23

•April 4, 2016 • Leave a Comment

We will be performing at SOUND MINDS-A Parkinson’s Research Benefit on Saturday April 23 in Peoria, Illinois.  We are honored to be a part of this event for a very worthy cause. Event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1675568282682821/12592635_10154074839219127_2537215232750461693_n

 

Mid-Winter Rituals

•January 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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2015-THANK YOU-One And All

•December 31, 2015 • 1 Comment

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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.

http://www.rocking.gr/…/Theodosis-Genitsaridis-Ta-ka…/26147/

http://www.infernalmasquerade.com/?q=top-10-list%2F003067-top-25-albums-2015

http://onewinteronly.blogspot.pt/2015/12/2015-in-review-top-100-albums-of-year_23.html

http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2015/12/23/chad-kapper-of-frontierera-dark-orbit-top-10-of-2015

http://www.metalinjection.net/lists/best-of-2015/rileys-top-20-albums-of-2015

http://metalnexus.net/25-best-albums-of-2015-dragonslist/

http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/12/01/papa-blue-wingerschmidts-favorite-musical-recordings-2015/

http://www.bro-metal.org/top-50-albums-2015

http://gutterbubbles.com/gutterbubbles-top-100-songs-of-2015-part-3/

http://goodshakes.com/yearlyrippers2015/

http://www.rockhard.gr/points-view/best-2015-rock-hard-editors-point-view-part-5-1-5

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

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