Minutian are a progressively inclined rock / metal group based in Helsinki, Finland. The band aspires to bring something fresh to the world of traditional rock rhythms.
Their influences are drawn from various directions, with some of the more prominent ones from bands like King Crimson, Tool, Mastodon and Oceansize, to name but a few.
The music of Minutian is quite rhythmically oriented and odd time signatures are not frowned upon. The band originates from a three song demo by drummer Antti Ruokola with which he started looking for like-minded musicians. With the forming of the band's lineup the music too found its distinctive form.
Minutian's debut album Repercussions was released in May 2011. Positive album reviews and various gigs in Finland have provided a promising start in gaining recognition among followers of local bands.
Tragically, in February 2012, the band lost guitarist and dear friend Jaakko Jernberg. The shocking news of Jaakko's accidental death forced the band to question their motivation to continue. After serious consideration, the remaining members of the band decided the best way to cope with the tragedy would be to continue making music together.
While the band is still one guitarist short of a complete lineup, Minutian have started recuperating from February's tragic events by working on new material for an upcoming release. A few close friends of the band are going to be filling in as guitarist for the upcoming gigs. We look forward to getting back on the road again and hope to see you at one of our shows as well!
- Antti Ruokola, drums
- Mikko Heino, vocals
- Jouni Mikkola, bass
- Jesper Johnson, guitar
- Jaakko Jernberg, guitar (R.I.P.) 2009-2012