Jan Waterstradt – Guitar/Backround vocals
Enrico Semler – Bass/Vocals
Martin Mann – Drums/Perc./Flute
Benjamin Ihnow – Saxophone/Flute
Minerva is a German progressive- artrock band, founded in Potsdam in December 2008 by Enrico Semler (vocals), Jan Waterstradt (guitar), Ron Hermann (bass), Martin Mann (drums). After playing various shows they released their first EP „Stories Of A Journeyman“ in April 2010. The EP has a hard rock sound with elements of stoner, psychedelic and jazz. After Enrico overtook Ron’s Job as bass player, Minerva continued as a three piece rock formation completed with saxophone player Benjamin Ihnow in 2012.
With their Debut „Germinal“ the band found their sound in something like Postrock straight from Canterbury. As catchy as melodic Guitar and Sax Duetts with rumbling proglike grooves from the rythm section. All that mashed up with psychedlic sonorties and vigerous Vocals in extended Songs with unpredictable structures without loosing theire clarity.