MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED
Minutian have released their first music video off of the album Inwards for the song Void Within. The band considers the song choice a strong representation of the whole album, which is packed with changes in song dynamics and emotional themes.
Inwards has been well-received by critics and fans alike, which in turn has helped Minutian reinforce their vision in regards to writing new material. During 2016 the band has started preproduction for the next release as the evenings keep getting darker in Finland.
Video by Samppa Fjäder.
October 28th 2016
NEW ALBUM INWARDS OUT NOW!
Inwards is out today in Finland and digitally worldwide!
Get your physical copy (worldwide shipping) from Record Shop X or Inverse Store. For the digital version navigate to any major download store, i.e. iTunes or Amazon.com. You can also listen to Inwards on Spotify.
January 30th 2015
NEW ALBUM PRE-LISTENING @ KAAOSZINE
The new album Inwards is fully available for pre-listening at KaaosZine until the end of January. Seize this opportunity to check out the album before the official release on January 30!
January 26th 2015
NEW SINGLE RELEASED ON YOUTUBE
With the album release still a month away, here's a little something to keep you warm and cozy through the holidays!
December 22nd 2014
UPCOMING GIGS IN HELSINKI & TALLINN
While waiting for the release of Minutian's sophomore album Inwards, be sure to check out the next gigs in Helsinki if you're nearby in January:
We'll also be playing a couple of shows in Tallinn in February:
Click the links for event details and ticket info. More gig dates coming up as they are confirmed. If you're interested in booking Minutian, see contact details.
December 17th 2014
MINUTIAN TO RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM JANUARY 30
The Finnish prog rock outfit Minutian are releasing their second album early next year. The album, titled Inwards, will be released through Secret Entertainment and is the follow-up to 2011’s favourably received Repercussions.
After the tragic death of guitarist Jaakko Jernberg in 2012, Minutian dealt with their loss with a lengthy process of writing new material. This work has now resulted in nine tracks of progressive rock music with originality and emotion.
The title Inwards depicts not only the overall expression of the music and the process leading to its creation, but also an underlying theme in the lyrics. A common theme wasn’t as much intentional as it was a result of shared feelings and experiences. The album's narrative tells a story of the protagonist struggling with his visions and seeking ways to mend his shattered thoughts to ultimately find safety. The story encompasses several differing perspectives.
The album is dedicated to the memory of Jaakko Jernberg. The album closes with ‘Redeemer’, a song he composed and wrote lyrics for.
Inwards features piano arrangements by Helsinki-based composer Elias Patrikainen. The album is to be mixed by Toni Kimpimäki at Redfive Studios. Mastering will be handled by Ronan Chris Murphy, known for his work with King Crimson, Terry Bozzio and Ulver.
The release date of the album is January 30, 2015. A digital single will be available in advance. An album release gig will take place at Korjaamo Culture Factory in Helsinki on the day of the release.
November 24th 2014
NEWS UPDATE 2014/09
In the past few months, Minutian have completed recording drum, bass, and guitar tracks for the upcoming sophomore album.
After a long break from live performances, we're playing a gig with Soulwound & Kehrä in Kouvola on September 13th. After the show, we'll start recording vocals for the new album. We aim to have the record mixed and ready for distribution by the end of the year.
We're also in the process of booking gigs to support the release of the album. Stay tuned, we might be coming to a neighborhood near you!
September 8th 2014
RECORDING SESSIONS FOR NEW ALBUM STARTED
The recording sessions for Minutian's second album have finally started at RedFive Studios, where the first drum tracks for the new songs were laid down today.
If things work out as planned, the drum tracks will be finished by the end of this week, after which we can start working on the bass & guitar parts next. We'll keep you posted on the process!
May 7th 2014
NEWS UPDATE 2014/02
We're getting closer to finishing the pre-production phase of the new album. After that we'll finally start the actual recording sessions. We're excited about the new songs and feel confident that the upcoming album will be a killer when it is finally finished.
Meanwhile, here's some behind-the-scenes video footage from where the magic is happening -- our rehearsal studio. This is what we've been up to for the past few months.
February 14th 2014
MINUTIAN GETS A NEW MEMBER
As of September 2013, touring guitarist Pekka Loponen has joined the band as a full-time member. Minutian are thrilled to have a complete working lineup once again.
In other news: the new album is comin' along fine. Lots of work still to be done, but the closer we get to finishing each new song, the more convinced we are that the album is going to rock your bloody socks off!
September 18th 2013
REVIEWS, PHOTOS, MINITOUR IN ESTONIA
New reviews of our debut album keep coming in while we're busy working on songs for the next release. Here's a few links to fresh reviews: Über Röck, Planetmosh, BMReviews, Power of Metal.dk, Your Music Blog, Infernal Masquerade, Ave Noctum, Metalunderground (German), MetalWave (Italian), Metalship (French). Pavillon 666 also did a review and an interview in French.
Recently we played our first shows for 2013. Check out a few photos from our gig at Club Liberté in Helsinki. Thanks to Samppa Fjäder for the live shots!
See you at the upcoming gigs! We'll be posting photos from the tour afterwards.
April 21st 2013
NEWS UPDATE 2013/01
First of all, Happy New Year and may the year 2013 be a pleasent one for all of you! The past year in camp Minutian was quite trying, but with support from friends of the band, we did manage to overcome a lot of grief and stress caused by last year's unfortunate events.
After playing the last shows for 2012, Minutian are now taking a break from gigging for a few months to work on new songs for the next release. As mentioned before, we'll keep you posted, so stay tuned!
January 20th 2013
NEWS UPDATE 2012/10
It's been a while since our last news update here. During the past few months we've been busy rehearsing intensively with Pekka (from The Chant) and Teemu (from Swath), who have been filling in as guitarist in turns for our latest gigs. We're glad the live line-up has worked out great and the gigs played so far have been uplifting experiences!
We've played a couple of new songs at our latest shows and plan to continue working on new material for an upcoming release as soon as possible. Exciting stuff coming up! While it'll still take a long time before we release anything official, we intend to keep you posted along the creative process!
Meanwhile, check out the live photos from our latest gig at On The Rocks. If you're near the Helsinki capital area on October 26th, come see us live at Vernissa in Tikkurila, Vantaa. We'll be playing with The Chant and The Blanko. It's going to be a blast! See event details here.
We're also booking gigs for the upcoming spring already. If you're interested in booking the band, don't hesitate to contact us at contact ( a t ) minutian.com.
October 19th 2012
UPCOMING GIGS 2012
A couple of new gig dates have been confirmed. Here's the complete list so far:
The band has started recuperating from past February's tragic events by working on new songs for the next release. We intend to keep you posted along the process.
Meanwhile, we're still looking for a guitarist to make our lineup whole again. Keep 'em applications comin'! A few close friends of the band will be filling in as guitarist for the upcoming gigs.
September 14th 2012
Minutian hakee kitaristia pääkaupunkiseudulta täydentääkseen kokoonpanonsa jälleen täysilukuiseksi.
Toivomme sinun omaavan tarvittavat välineet, asiaankuuluvan soittotaidon sekä avoimen mielen musiikkia kohtaan. Keikka- ja studiokokemus suotavaa, taustalaulutaito katsotaan isoksi eduksi.
Lähitulevaisuuden suunnitelmiin kuuluu biisien työstö seuraavaa julkaisua varten sekä keikkailu syksymmällä. Pyrimme treenaamaan vähintään kerran viikossa, aktiivisina aikoina useammin.
Jos koet itsesi sopivaksi ehdokkaaksi, lähetäthän sähköpostitse esittelyn itsestäsi kera linkitetyn soittonäytteen osoitteeseen contact ( a t ) minutian.com.
April 15th 2012
We are now looking for a guitar player in the Helsinki capital area to make Minutian's lineup whole again.
Necessary equipment, adequate skill and an open mind where music is concerned required. Ability to contribute backing vocals is very much appreciated.
Planned for the near future is working on new material for our next release as well as getting the show on the road again in the autumn. The band usually rehearses once a week or more frequently when necessary.
If you'd like to try stepping up to the challenge, send us a short bio with a linked sample of your playing at contact ( a t ) minutian.com.
April 15th 2012
UPDATE FROM THE BAND
As close friends and followers of the band have recently learnt, Minutian lost a band member and a dear friend on February 19th. Jaakko Jernberg, guitarist of Minutian, passed away due to injuries sustained in an accident in Austria.
While still shocked and in grief, we would like to thank all of you for your condolences. We are sure to pass them on to Jaakko's family and loved ones.
Despite the current situation, the band would like to let it be known that we are not about to quit making music together for it is the best way for us to cope with a tragedy as devastating as this. Having begun working on new material already before this tragic event, we feel obliged to finish what we started with Jaakko. Nevertheless, it will take time before Minutian will be a fully functioning band again.
Jaakko's contribution to Minutian, his positive influence on us and his ever cheerful attitude towards life will not be forgotten.
R.I.P. Jaakko Jernberg 1983-2012.
March 15th 2012
NEW RATSIA EPISODE
There's a new Ratsia episode out now featuring Minutian interviewed at the band's rehearsal place. We also performed a stripped-down version of Give In for the show. The video is available on YouTube, check it out. The interview is in Finnish.
The episode will also air on Stadi.TV cable at 22:00 on February 17th.
February 17th 2012
COLD & TIGHT LIVE VIDEO
We have a brand-spankin'-new video to share with you! Our gig at Bar Bäkkäri last December was filmed with a few cameras and luckily our first do-it-yourself video attempt turned out alright.
Big thanks to Pekka Loponen for taking the time to edit this whole thing together. Feel free to share this video if you feel like it!
February 8th 2012
FINNISH METAL AWARDS & ASSORTED NEWS
The voting has begun for the annual Finnish Metal Awards. Feel free to vote for Minutian in any of the categories! The voting lasts until the end of January, and the winners will be announced at the Finnish Metal Expo on February 18th. Thanks for your support!
The band's last gig for 2011 is going to take place at Bar Bäkkäri in Helsinki on December 2nd. Event details available on Facebook. Minutian will start working on new songs in the beginning of 2012 and therefore the band won't be playing gigs for a few months after this show.
November 29th 2011
MINUTIAN OPENING FOR RIVERSIDE
We are pleased to announce that Minutian will be opening for Riverside (POL) on November 19th at Nosturi, Helsinki.
We'll be giving away 30 copies of our album Repercussions at Nosturi before the gig. Minutian will start at 22:00 sharp - make sure you come early to get your freebie!
November 18th 2011
REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS
New Repercussions reviews now online at Metal Perspective, Noise.fi, Imperiumi and Kaaoszine. Check 'em out! We are still sending promos in every direction - should any media representatives visit our site, don't hesitate to contact us for a promo cd.
Now online also a somewhat informative video interview on YouTube - only in Finnish.
Finnish Underground Radio did a little Q&A and Antti answered, read here.
In anticipation of our forthcoming gigs we are currently experimenting on a couple of new songs at our rehearsal lab. Mikko has done some great demo-vocals for the tracks and the plan is to premiere the songs at our next gigs in November and December. Come and check us out live then!
October 18th 2011
PHOTO GALLERY ONLINE
The long-awaited photo gallery is finally up and running. Check out the photos from our latest live performances and while you're at it, have a peek in the Making of Repercussions -album for some documentary shots.
Thanks to the photographers who gave us permission to post their photos on our website!
August 30th 2011
NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!
Minutian's debut album Repercussions is out now. Hooray!
You can order your copy of the digipack CD featuring great artwork from Levykauppa Äx or Record Shop X for international orders. If you live in near Helsinki, you can also find our CD at Keltainen Jäänsärkijä.
May 20th 2011
NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-LISTENING
While waiting for the official release date of Repercussions, you can pre-listen the whole album online using the player on the front page.
The album will be available for ordering and downloading at selected record stores on May 20th. Details coming up soon. You can also buy the digipack album with great artwork by Mikko Kinnunen at any of our upcoming gigs!
May 16th 2011
REPERCUSSIONS RELEASE GIG
Make sure you don't miss the upcoming album release gig!
The band will perform their debut albumRepercussions live at Bar Bäkkäri, Helsinki on May 20nd.
You can purchase the new album at the show. If you have a CD-R promo version of Repercussions, you can exchange it for the official digipack version free of charge.
Soma Kick will also be prog-rockin' at the crime scene, doubling the cost-to-benefit ratio of a single five euro ticket!
May 16th 2011
DIGITAL SINGLE RELEASE
The progressive rock/metal band Minutian release the first single In Circles from their upcoming debut album Repercussions, due to release on May 20th.
Click here to download the single: Minutian - In Circles
Be sure to join the band's growing fan list on Facebook to receive more info on upcoming gigs and releases.
April 29th 2011
MINUTIAN - REPERCUSSIONS
Minutian will release their first album titled Repercussions in early May, exact date to be announced soon. Repercussions is the result of more than a year's work -- seven tracks of odd shapes & sounds.
The track list is as follows:
Repercussions was recorded at various locations in Helsinki between Dec 2009 - Mar 2011. Some making-of footage of the whole process coming up on www.minutian.com in the near future along with samples off the new album.
April 6th 2011
HITTING THE STUDIO
Minutian is hitting the studio next week to record the vocal parts for the upcoming release. There are going be at least six songs on the record plus probably some instrumental stuff. The tracks, however, aren't quite your typical three-minute pop songs, so we're probably looking at something closer to a full-length release.
We are also hoping to get the guitar tracks re-amped in a week or so - after which we'll be set to start planning for the mixing & mastering process for the whole package.
February 3rd 2011
The band has been working on pre-production demos for the upcoming release at their rehearsal place since September. Now that we finally have some demos with vocals, we'd like to share with you a teaser of the songs we've been working on.
The vocal parts are going to be re-recorded at a proper studio in February, the guitar tracks still need to be reamped and the whole thing needs to be mixed & mastered after that. A lot of work remains to be done!
Meanwhile, download the mp3 teaser and have a listen!
December 5th 2010
A MESSAGE FROM THE BAND
We've finally found a singer to perfect our band lineup. During the past few months we've been recording guitar, bass and drum tracks little by little to new songs. Now that we have a capable singer, we can finally start working on the vocal tracks.
Good stuff coming up, stay tuned! This website will undergo a thorough redesign as soon as we have material worthy of presenting to the public.
August 17th 2010