Apocalyptic psychedelic metal band Zatokrev have revealed an epic, 13+ minute song called “Silent Gods” today at The track will appear on the band’s upcoming split record, BIGOD, with doom metal band Minsk, which will be released on October 5th with Consouling Sounds and Czar of Crickets. Pre-order the record now at


“”Silent Gods” is as much a song about duality as about loneliness. It’s a fiery trip through beginnings, endings, destruction, reconstruction, gathering, separation, self-discovery, self-alienation and the connection and disconnection from a blazing light where the detachment is a link to something else that needs to be explored. From Silent Gods, the split album BIGOD with the incredible Minsk was born, who also contributed mesmerising vocals at the showdown of this track, as is the first of four compositions that was created. An epic opus, carrier of impulses and a relief for a dark soul.” – Frederyk Rotter (guitar/vocals)

Two bands from two continents, two very different worlds and histories, but in many ways they have occupied parallel universes. Both have forged their own paths forward for over fifteen years. Both have released four albums. Both seek transcendence and deep places in their explorations, uncompromising in their vision, both reveling in their beautiful noise.

On BIGOD, Minsk (USA) and Zatokrev (CH/EU) deliver a joint effort, a deliberative and collaborative intention to reflect their innermost expressions, another search for deeper meaning in the here and now through beautiful psychedelic melancholy paired with the heaviest walls of sound and creative destructiveness. Their shared passion and aesthetics gave rise to the idea for the split album BIGOD. The work creates a new spirit, one who unites two dark souls and joins two paths into one. Here, both bands contribute two epic songs, both receiving vocal support from the other.

To complete the work, Parisian artist, Max Loriot, has created an extraordinary visual realization of BIGOD’s theme, a compelling and interpretive take on the allegorical story of Elijah’s fiery chariot. Two horses with their own will, a burning chariot with no horseman, the spirit fire of creation.

Minsk / Zatokrev – BIGOD Europe Tour:
Oct 18th: BE-Ghent, Café Charlatan
Oct 19th: NL-Leuwaarden, Into The Void Festival Oct 20th: DE-Oldenburg, MTS Records
Oct 21st: PL-Poznan, Klub u Bazyla
Oct 22nd: PL-Krakow, TBA
Oct 23rd: CZ-Prague, Underdogs’
Oct 24th: CRO-Zagreb, Klub Močvara
Oct 25th: GR-Athens, Kyttaro (Minsk only)
Oct 26th: BG-Sofia, Mixtape 5
Oct 27th: SR-Belgrade, Elektropionir
Oct 28th: HUN-Budapest, Dürer Kert
Oct 29th: SK-Bratislava, Randal Club
Oct 30th: DE-Leipzig, Bandhaus
Oct 31rd: DE-Karlsruhe, Dudefest
Nov 01st: CH-Bulle, Ebullition
Nov 02nd: CH-Basel, Kaserne
Nov 03rd: CH-Winterthur, Gaswerk
Nov 17th: FR-Oignies, Tyrant Fest (Zatokrev only)
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