Proggy Post-Rock/Metal group Bones of Minerva will embark on their “Embers UK Tour” this month. Named after their acclaimed sophomore album “Embers” (2022), the tour begins on August 16, 2023 in Gillingham, followed by a series of performances throughout the UK, including an appearance at Bristol’s prestigious ArcTanGent.
Madrid-based Bones of Minerva shares:
“We’re so excited to be returning to the UK this summer for our first full-on tour! Playing live at ATG with such a brilliant line-up is a dream come true, and we’re so happy to be sharing some shows with our Edinburgh friends healthyliving afterwards too. Playing in the UK is always very special, and we can’t wait to bring the chimera that EMBERS is arriving to a venue near you.”
EMBERS UK TOUR:
08/16: Gillingham @The Ship (+Crostpaths, Estelle Mey +Harker, Jrug)
08/19: Bristol @ArcTanGent
08/20: Bridgwater @The Cobblestones (+Support)
08/21: Edinburgh @Bannermans Bar (+healthyliving, Augamoose, Mysophonia)
08/22: Glasgow @Bloc (+Little Hands of Silver, Sunspots)
08/23: Newcastle @Little Buildings (+healthyliving)
08/25: Nottingham @The Chameleon (+We Come In Pieces, Lack The Low, Apida)
***A few other dates might be added***
The Spanish quartet recently performed at Azkena Rock in the Basque Country, sharing the stage with legendary acts like Melvins and Iggy Pop. 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.