Photo by Aldara Zarraoa
Following their UK tour, including a performance at Bristol’s esteemed ArcTanGent festival, Madrid-based post-rock/metal band Bones Of Minerva will be joining the British post-metal outfit Svalbard on their upcoming October tour. The Spanish quartet will be supporting Svalbard during their shows in Germany and France, making their debut appearances in both countries.
States Bones Of Minerva: “We just can’t wait to play these shows with Svalbard. They are an incredible band, and we are so grateful and excited to be joining them on the road.”
Bones Of Minerva in Germany & France in October:
10/15: Cologne, DE @ Helios 37
10/16: Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree
10/17: Dresden, DE @ Chemiefabrik
10/18: Neunkirchen, DE @ Strummsche Reithalle
10/19: Paris, FR @ Backstage By The Mill
Since the release of their sophomore album, »Embers«, last year, Bones Of Minerva has been on a busy ride. In June 2023, they performed at Azkena Rock in the Basque Country, sharing the stage with legendary acts like Melvins and Iggy Pop. And recently, after completing their August UK tour successfully, they played an intense gig with fellow Spanish grungy noise rockers Rosy Finch. Additionally, they are lined up for a series of other shows across Europe.
Long-time friends Chloé (bass), Eustaquia (vocals), and Ruth (guitar) started Bones Of Minerva in 2013, with Nerea joining on drums in early 2018. Like a chimera, their music is a menagerie of sound: the vocalist Eustaquia shifts from hypnotic melodies to savage growls, pairing introspective lyrics with dreamy landscapes whilst Nerea is a powerhouse of crashing progressive rhythms that pairs with the band’s heavy riffs and swirling basslines to brutal effect.
Their debut, »Blue Mountains« (2017), was initially self-released, with a reissue through Nooirax and La Rubia Producciones the following year. Two years of nonstop activities saw them play festivals like Download Madrid and Resurrection Fest and dates all over Spain, Sweden, and the UK.
In early 2022, the band announced their signing with Spanish label Aloud Music (Toundra, Viva Belgrado) alongside La Rubia Producciones once more to release their second full-length. A new single, »Swamp«, was released soon after as a 7″ to mark the beginning of this new chapter, and on 16 September of the year, their second album, »Embers«, was released in full.
The band opted for a live recording at Metropol Studios (Madrid) with producer Alex Cappa, a process that has seen the band hone their sound and expand into progressive and post-rock territory on tracks like »Merula Or Silence«. »Embers« is a journey that takes the listeners through smoke, across forests and swamps, to the very roots of mother earth herself. It is the remnants of fire ready to surge at any moment as a roaring force.
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