Minora was formed in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2008 and consists of singer Tommie Zetterlund, guitarists Kenny Jakobsson and Claudio Oyarzo, bassist Djilali Benarradj, keyboardist Fredrik Sandberg and drummer Andreas Condurso. They released their first album Imago in 2011 and the album was mastered by David Castillo (Opeth, Katatonia, Bloodbath). I had the chance to run in to the bassist Djilali Benarradj at a pub called 2112 (Owned by Peter Iwers and Björn Gelotte of In Flames) and he told me to check them out, which I did. I checked out their EP (Only thing that was available at the time) and really liked their song A New Dawn. They are currently signed to Razzia Records.
With a great piano intro the song kicks off and ventures in to a more melodical metal style with soft and drawn out vocals. The song continues in this fashion and the piano really gives a great dimension to the song. Definitely a band to keep an eye on! I definitely like what I’ve heard so far! Check them out!
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