The Return of Minsk

Bird Dialect is pleased to announce the long-awaited return of the psychedelic metal juggernaut known as Minsk. Having recently marked its 10th anniversary, the band is once again moving forward after an extended hiatus, finishing up some old business and moving on to the new.

First up is the vinyl release of With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone, the band’s 2009 album, never before pressed to wax. Listen to this sprawling opus the way it was intended to be heard: on vinyl, housed in a beautiful gatefold package. Scheduled for June 18th, the vinyl release of With Echoes will be followed by a string of live dates

  • 7/4 - Peoria, Illinois 
  • 7/5 - Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 7/6 - Nashville, Tennessee
  • 7/7 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
  • 7/8 - Chicago, Illinois

In addition, the band has a cache of new material up its sleeve, destined for future release. Stay tuned. For more information, visit or

Read some words from Tim on Minsk's forward progression. 

Listen to With Echoes at Minsk's Bandcamp page:


With Echoes in the Movement of Stone  (EXALT-005)

Release Date: June 18, 2013 / 773-486-1400


With Echoes… burns slow through twisted, psychedelic post-rock with equal parts bombast and deliberation. Minsk succeeds where other bands fail by marrying the range of human emotions with a vast sonic tapestry to create a provocative, stirring and supremely heavy album experience.

Scattered between the sleepy city of Peoria and the metropolis of Chicago, and drawing inspiration from a remote Belarusian city that has been burned to the ground only to be rebuilt like a phoenix rising from its own ashes, MINSK is an enigmatic collection of opposites. The music is at once modern, organic, and other-worldly; songs are stirring sonic journeys channeling the rhythms of the earth and the resonance of the human voice with the synthetic sounds of machines, amplifiers, chaos, and effects. Founded in Peoria in 2002, Minsk has been cultivating sonic exploration and deeply spiritual and emotional outpourings since its inception.