Retroactive Records has announced the release of ‘Minier’ – “Minier” Expanded + Demo. Limited Edition of just 500 CDs. The CD will be released on August 15.
Minier is the solo project of The Crucified Guitarist, Greg Minier.
Originally released on the legendary R.E.X. Records in 1990, this 7 song EP of crunchy Bay Area Thrash was of special interest because Minier was none other than Greg Minier of the already legendary punk/thrash/metal crossover legends, The Crucified! He recorded the album at Casbah Studios with a budget of $400. When R.E.X. heard it, they fell in love with it and released it exactly as Greg had delivered it to them. Of special note, Greg was highly influenced by Metallica’s (at the time) newly released, “And Justice For All” album…..and when he ran out of money recording his album, he figured if Metallica could release their album without bass, then so could he! So this classic Minier CD followed in the footsteps of “And Justice For All”….featuring whiplash guitars, dense drums, Hetfield styled vocals, but no bass! The 2017 Retroactive Records remastered reissue also features various demos recorded in Greg’s bedroom.