One of the most exciting bands from the country, The Minerva Conduct, are on the verge of releasing their debut full length and it gives us pleasure to offer a unique deal to put it out officially worldwide. Moreover, all logistics and products which are a part of the band’s crowdfunding campaign, will be taken care of by the sub-label of Transcending Obscurity Records, meant specifically for the region, called Transcending Obscurity India.
The debut album lineup is as follows –
Prateek Rajagopal (Gutslit, Reptilian Death) – Guitars/Composer
Nishith Hegde (Demonic Resurrection, Albatross) – Lead guitar
Ashwin Shriyan (Demonic Resurrection, Reptilian Death) – Bass
Navene Koperweis (Entheos/Ex-Animals As Leaders) – Drums
Album tracklisting –
7. Trip Seq
9. Grand Arcane
Production – Lasse Lammert (LSD Studios, Germany)
Artwork – ShePaintsWithBlood (US)
Extended album artwork which will be used for a 4-panel digipak in matt finish –
About the announcement, owner Kunal Choksi states, “Everyone knows that The Minerva Conduct is virtually a supergroup playing experimental/progressive metal like no other here. After witnessing several performances by this highly ambitious band, it made sense to offer them a deal that would take their music to new territories especially outside the country and also look into the logistics aspect in a way that would go hand-in-hand with their crowdfunding campaign to cover their enormous recording/production costs. Their new album will come in a lustrous digipak format and will also be distributed throughout Europe via Plastic Head Distribution (UK). The release date is most likely to be early 2017.”
The Minerva Conduct founder/guitarist Prateek Rajagopal adds, “Everyone associated with the Indian metal circuit knows of Transcending Obscurity India and Kunal Choksi – dude has helped a bunch of old and new artists distribute and market music world over. We’ve cut a great PR+distribution deal, and are on the same wavelength with regards to quality. We’re glad to have him on board and help us take our music further!”
Pre-order links and official date of the album will be revealed shortly. The tentative release date is early 2017.