Scattered between the sleepy city of Peoria and the metropolis of Chicago, Illinois, MINSK is an enigmatic collection of opposites. This description makes sense given the band’s nominal inspiration, “a remote Belarusian city nestled deep amidst the in-betweens of the East and the West, a city that has been burned to the ground on several occasions only to be rebuilt like a phoenix rising from its ashes.” The band’s trailblazing brand of sludgy, experimental post-metal is at once organic and modern. Their songs are stirring sonic journeys channeling the rhythms of the earth and the resonance of the human voice in strange synchrony with the synthetic sounds of machines, amplifiers, and effects. Founded in Peoria in 2002, MINSK has been cultivating sonic exploration and deeply spiritual and emotional outpourings since the band’s inception.

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MINSK are:

Aaron Austin – Guitar
Christopher Bennett – Guitar, Vocals
Zachary Livingston – Bass
Timothy Mead – Vocals, Keyboards
Kevin Rendleman – Drums

  • MINSK Announce Additional Summer EU Dates With Kowloon Walled City Post-metal veterans MINSK will head out on a European tour with sludge/post-metal contemporaries Kowloon Walled City kicking off this August 16. The artists have just added a number of dates to the tour, which will see them performing across Western & Central Europe for three weeks, including an appearance at Portugal’s Amplifest. A trailer for the tour (by Chariot ...
  • MINSK Announce US Tour Dates With Bloodiest & EU Tour With Kowloon Walled City Post-metal veterans MINSK have just announced a pair of tours in the US this Spring and in Europe this summer. MINSK will be teaming up with Relapse labelmates BLOODIEST for a two-week-long run of live devastation in the US this June. The dates will see the pair of bands leveling audiences across the Midwest and East Coast, and will be MINSK‘s ...
  • MINSK Announce US Tour Dates minsk-tourdates-cult-of-lunaIllinois post-metal quintet MINSK have announced their first US tour dates in support of their new album The Crash & The Draw.  The dates kick off on September 1st in St Paul, MN and run through September 12th, including a series of West Coast shows as direct support for Sweden’s Cult of Luna along with SubRosa. A complete ...