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Minsk Drop Apocalyptic New Track “The Chalice And The Dagger”

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Chicago post-metallers Minsk are gearing up to release a gloomy split with Zatokrev, their first recorded effort since 2015’s The Crash & The DrawThe split, titled BIGOD, features two songs from each band, with special guest appearances on each other’s tracks.

Minsk’s first single from the album, “The Chalice And The Dagger,” presents everything we’d expect to hear from the group: melancholy, melodic vocals juxtaposed with a lingering sense of dread and fear. Slowly stacking elements to create a doomy progression of sound, the song creates an ethereal-yet-menacing soundscape from which it’s impossible to escape. The band explain that the track is an exposition of the paradoxical mysteries of life:

“‘The Chalice And The Dagger’ is a snapshot into the world of paradox. Life is a disgusting grind, yet our experience vibrates with ecstasy and potentiality. This song hopes to present the hymn of the out-lier; with the ragged beauty of navigating through the margins of existence. Interpretation is invalid without context, and this song hopes to touch on the uncharted, and the established. It sits within the entirety of BIGOD as one section of four, with all parts necessary to the whole.”

Stream below, and let us know what ya think. BIGOD will be out October 5th from Counseling Sounds and Czar of Crickets Productions. Both bands will be embarking on a European tour starting October 18th; dates under the track.

Minsk/Zatokrev BIGOD Europe Tour
Oct 18th: BE-Ghent, Charlatan (Release party by Consouling Sounds)
Oct 19th: NL-Leuwaarden, Into The Void Festival
Oct 20th: DE-Oldenburg, MTS Records
Oct 21st: PL-Poznan, U Bazyla
Oct 22nd: PL-Krakow, TBA
Oct 23rd: CZ-Prague, Underdogs
Oct 24th: CRO-Zagreb, Mo?vara
Oct 25th: GR-Athens, Kyttaro (Minsk only)
Oct 26th: BG-Sofia, Mixtape 5
Oct 27th: SR-Belgrade, Elektropionir
Oct 28th: HUN-Budapest, Dürer Kert
Oct 29th: SK-Bratislava, Randal Club
Oct 30th: DE-Leipzig, Bandhaus
Oct 31rd: DE-Karlsruhe, Dudefest
Nov 01st: CH-Bulle, Ebullition
Nov 02nd: CH-Basel, Kaserne (Release show by Czar Of Crickets)
Nov 3rd: CH-Winterthur, Gaswerk
Nov 17th: FR-Tyrant Fest, (Zatokrev only)

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