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2003 Hermano
2005 Minkus by Minkus
2011 The Shape of things to come


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Formed in 2002, Minkus is a metal band founded by five young artists coming from Lausanne, Switzerland.
Its original line-up consisted of José, Gianni, Alex, Zahra and Steve.

Back in 2002, Minkus explored a powerful and melodious style by mixing Spanish and English lyrics. After one year, the band recorded a demo that would later become their first album “Hermano”. This first disc gave them the opportunity to sign a sponsorship contract with Keetch Clothing as well as participating in various competitions, including the 2005 Real Live Music Contest. The band finished second and Zahra received the award for “Best Bass Player 2005”.

With more than seventy concerts all around Switzerland, the band performed at different venues including the Docks, Paléo Festival and Volkshaus. Minkus also took part in several radio shows (Couleur 3, Krakoukass, Fréquence Banane…) and made interviews for Tvrl and TVM3.

In 2007, the band released its second album, which will mark the end of the collaboration between the singer and the rest of the group. Several months later, the band found their new voice and identity with the arrival of Gabi and decides to keep the name Minkus even though its musical style has totally changed.

Since the beginning of 2008, the band is preparing its come back. With the arrival of Gabi, Minkus reviewed
its musical inspiration, adding more harmonies, sustained rhythms and some Brazilian notes.