MINSK & ZATOKREV Unite For ‘Bigod’ Split Release + EU. Tour Together

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway

U.S. atmospheric sludgers MINSK announce that they have collaborated with Swiss doom metallers ZATOKREV on an upcoming split release.

BIGOD‘ is the title of the conjoined pairing’s album and it will arrive on October 5th from Consouling Sounds and Czar Of Crickets Productions. An interesting factor pertaining to the recording is that each band features a guest appearance from the other on their aural contribution, with two songs from each.

Today, MINSK unveil one of their new tracks, “The Chalice And The Dagger“, from their side of the split. The song is classic MINSK in every sense, hauntingly melancholic but also rife with substantive progressive doom characteristics throughout its six-minute onslaught.

MINSK offered the following insight to the song:

‘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.

Soon after the release of ‘BIGOD‘, both bands will embark upon an European Tour presented by Dead Pig Entertainment. Here is the upcoming trek’s itinerary below.


Oct 18th: BE-Ghent, Charlatan (Album 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, Halloween 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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