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Ministry of Zen @ Kathedral

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ministry of Zen @ TBA

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Ministry of Zen @ Norma Jeans

London, Ontario, Canada

London, Ontario, Canada

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Review -- MINISTRY OF ZEN -- Unanalyzed
Ministry of Zen
Kudos to begin with to Ministry of Zen for upscaling the packaging of their debut CD Unanalyzed, which comes in a tin CD case. Sweet!
The even better news is that the music inside matches the packaging, as high quality.
That said, there is a downside here too. There are only seven cuts. Come on boys, in this day and age we expect more. I'd have gladly had you save the money on the fancy CD case in favour of a bit more studio time to offer up another cut, or three.
I know I certainly was left wanting more because Ministry of Zen is a darned solid rock band. By the way, here's a little plug for Rayzr's Pub who are bringing these guys in for a show the weekend of July 3, 4 and 5. Following on the heels of recent band's such as Cold Driven and The Re-Mains, Rayzr's is finding some great bands for the city.
Ministry of Zen is a straight ahead rock band, that at times crosses over onto the edge of metal, but never too far that they lose site of vocal clarity.
Doug Robb is the songwriter here, as well as providing lead vocals. He does a good job of both.
Songs such as Anthem, Lift and Serenity are top-drawer material, and the whole CD holds together as a package nicely.
This is another emerging Canadian band that truly impresses. This is a debut to grab, and let's hope Ministry of Zen stays together for a long time, and that they continue to grow. They have certainly started off on the right foot with Unanalyzed.
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-- CALVIN DANIELS - Yorkton This Week - Calvin Daniels





Redefining the shape of new music, Ministry of Zen takes their cues from decades of great hard rock music while infusing modern radio rock influences to produce something undeniably fresh. This dynamic 5pc. Project writes nothing but guitar-driven, melodic songs that gets fans singing along even when they don’t know the words. The Band’s “real rock” sound is enhanced with clever harmonies, and is rife with both vocal and instrumental hooks. Ministry of Zen is a band that cannot be ignored.

Lead by the powerful and range less vocals of Front Man Doug Robb, recognized as being among Canada’s premier vocalists, song lyrics tell real life stories that resonate strongly with rock music lovers. The Rhythm section of Chris Wright (Drums) and Jeff Daigneault (Bass) are so solid and in sync that these “Brothers by Different Mothers” could have been separated at birth. The vocal harmonies of MOZ are contributed by elite guitarists Joel Taggart and Ian Van Oosterhout who trade catchy and creative hooks continuously driving the band to ever greater heights.

Committed to capture their live sound with their recorded product, Ministry of Zen entered Mole Studios in the Fall of 2007 and engaged the visionary mind of Producer/Engineer Rainer Weichman. Some 6 months later, MOZ emerged with the results they had been hoping for, and their debut album, “Unanalyzed” was complete. Said Robb “We went into this whole process wanting to capture our live sound and we are extremely pleased with what we got. So many bands today use fill in musicians, samples, and other gimmicks and then leave fans disappointed when the live music doesn’t come close, and we just aren’t about that”. What you hear and what you see is exactly what you get with Ministry of Zen; inspired music you can really rock out to.

Armed with their new Album, Ministry of Zen is now on a collision course with destiny as they bring their MASSIVE LIVE SHOW to ever further reaching markets. Plans for 2008 include the release of their first single to commercial radio, a summer cross-Canada tour and taking the stage night after night to win real music lovers. If you do nothing else this year, check out Ministry of Zen and become a fan for life.

All booking/promotion and any other inquiries regarding Ministry of Zen should be directed to: The Next Level Entertainment Kristen Cholak Paul Husband Tel: 780-475-0333 Fax: 780-475-0369 Web: