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Illuminate Minerva exclusive premiere: ‘Abductions’

Illuminate Minerva exclusive premiere: ‘Abductions’

Calgary, Canada’s Illuminated Minerva is putting out their emotional, turbulent full-length album “Enigma Adamantine” on September 25, 2020. Ahead of the release, they are thrilled to entice the world with their second single “Abductions”, premiering exclusively here at The Progspace today.

The band blends together heavy riffs, groovy bass, and psychedelic melodies, and in lieu of vocals, archived audio clips resulting in oratory artistic storytelling. The concept album is five long songs, each one uniquely contributing to the overall theme of the album. Fans of the first album will notice a divergence from the ambient and electronic focus towards heavier and more technical songwriting.

Always in a state of growth, Illuminated Minerva shares the story behind ‘Abductions’:

“Two bros, one alien abduction. A musical retelling of Charles Hickson’s account of his abduction on the Pascagoula River. Progressive movements mixed technical riffs recount the mind-blowing tale of these two friends.”

Illuminated Minerva – Abductions (click here if the video doesn’t play)

Illuminated Minerva:
Nathan Bourgeault – Guitar
Jordon Bourgeault – Drums
Matt Petti – Bass
Pat Lawtey – Guitar


Album Credits:
• All songs performed by: Illuminated Minerva
• All songs written by: Illuminated Minerva
• Produced by: Illuminated Minerva and Alan Sacha Laskow
• Mixed by: Alan Sacha Laskow
• Mastered by: Alan Sacha Laskow
• Album Artwork by: Nathan Bourgeault

Follow Illuminated Minerva here:
Illuminated Minerva YouTube channel
Illuminated Minerva on Spotify

About the Author


Co-Founder of The Progspace - Dario discovered the world of Prog upon hearing "Shine on you crazy diamond" for the first time at the tender age of 12 around the turn of the millennium. Coming from a musical family and brought up with classical music, this seemed to be the logical next step. Attended the school of from 2002, delving into both directions: catching up with the history of already more than 30 years of progressive music as well as always staying up to date with the newest prog sounds. He loves meeting like-minded people and enjoying live music at a concert somewhere in Europe.

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