NewsJuly 11, 2006 12:58 AM ET4,297 views

Relapse Records signs Minsk

Official press release: Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Chicago/Peoria, IL quartet Minsk. Minsk bassist/vocalist Sanford Parker (the band is rounded out by drummer Anthony Couri, guitarist/vocalist Chris Bennett and vocalist/synth player Tim Mead) comments on the signing: “Relapse's long standing commitment to signing great progressive and creative bands make it a perfect place for us to be, and we're very happy to be a part of [the label]." Minsk's yet-to-be titled Relapse debut is scheduled for an early 2007 release and will be recorded by Parker and the band at his Volume Recording studio (Pelican, Unearthly Trance). Minsk has previously released two recordings; 2005's full-length Out of a Center Which is Neither Dead Nor Alive as well as the band's 2003 release Burning. Minsk will see the vinyl edition of Out of a Center... later this year. The band will also be contributing to the upcoming Eyehategod tribute, For The Sick, with their rendition of "Ruptured Heart Theory."

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