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The Gothenburg, Sweden based band Minora adds unique aspects to their metal sound with a mix of alternative post-rock and progressive elements. The result has been turning the ears of many in the metal/rock scene after countless shows and re-invention.
Minora got together in the current lineup back in 2008 and during the same year started to write material for their debut album, "Imago", to be released January of 2011. The recording was done at Svenska Grammofonstudion (Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted) in Gothenburg and mixed/mastered by David Castillo (Katatonia, Bloodbath, Opeth) at Ghost Ward in Stockholm during 2010. The album is full of dynamic heavy guitar-driven songs and even includes a cover of Björk's "Jóga". The band also employed the design skills of Shelby Cinca who has done work for Dillinger Escape Plan “Ire Works” and Darkest Hour “Hidden Hands of the Sadist Nation” and “Mark of the Judas” to visually represent the album. Minora's debut establishes the band's world sonically and visually of one full of dynamism and atmospheric journey.
Minora has performed as opening act for the metal band Evergrey in 2009 and have done numerous shows which have given them the recognition for being a band that communicates great emotion via their heavy driven sound. After the release of "Imago" the band plans on supporting the album throughout the year as well as continuing to hone their sound. This is the beginning... the birth