Minsk have issued the first full clip off their upcoming effort The Crash & The Draw in the form of “To The Garish Remembrance Of Failure”. The album will be the psychedelic pro-metal unit’s first full-length output after a six year hiatus. Vocalist/keyboardist Timothy Mead comments on the album:
“So much attention and care have gone into this process, this renewal. We knew in order to really move Minsk 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.”
Guitarist/vocalist Christopher Bennett adds:
“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. 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.”
The Crash & The Draw is scheduled for release on April 3rd in Germany, Benelux, and Finland; April 6th in the U.K. and worldwide; and April 7th in North America. Pre-orders of the album are available now, physical copies can be found here and digital copies here.