A new band consisting of Randy McStine and Marco Minnemann have announced the forthcoming release of their debut album for July 2020.
The duo initially met in 2018 while working with other artists, but as they discovered their shared passion for an assortment of Rock, Pop, and Punk artists, they decided to embark on a collaborative project together. Although McStine and Minnemann initially set out to record an EP, they quickly shifted to making an album as their musical ideas and chemistry flourished. The result of their self-titled debut, McStine & Minnemann, is a collection of ten create space for each other to showcase their instrumental talents, while infusing them with a mix of melodic and lyrical depth.
Randy McStine is an acclaimed guitarist, bassist, and vocalist, whose initial work under the name Lo-Fi Resistance led to collaborations with members of King Crimson, Joe Satriani, Porcupine Tree, King’s X, Tears For Fears and more. McStine’s work embraces genres such as Rock, Alternative, Progressive, Blues, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Pop, and Ambient. Towards the end of 2019, McStine released a new album called ‘Idle’, which coincided with a 20-date North American tour as support for The Pineapple Thief.
Marco Minnemann is one of the world’s most respected drummers, having recorded and performed with diverse artists such as Paul Gilbert, The Buddy Rich Big Band, Steven Wilson, Necrophagist and U.K. His own band, The Aristocrats (featuring Guthrie Govan and Bryan Beller), is a world-wide touring act. Marco is also an accomplished guitarist and composer, and his most recent album, ‘My Sister,’ was released in 2019.
02. Falling From Grace
03. Your Offenses
05. Top Of The Bucket
06. Tear The Walls Down (No Memories)
09. The Closer