Gemini Syndrome to Release Debut Album, Lux, Sept 10
Los Angeles hard rock band Gemini Syndrome have announced that they will release their debut album, LUX, on Sep 10th on Warner Bros. Records. The new video for “Basement” is out now.
Noisecreep has stated, “A listen to ‘Basement’ shows two sides to the group, one in which frontman Aaron Nordstrom can have you mesmerized by his hypnotically melodic vocals at one point only to have the band take a sharp turn into hard-hitting brutality in an instant”.
Gemini Syndrome encapsulates both ends of the spectrum. The band conjures ethereal alternative melodies and then tempers them with gnashing, guttural distortion.
These five musicians-Aaron, Rich, Mike, AP, and Brian- all from diverse musical bands and worlds converged when the guys discovered that the spiritual musings of Aaron melded with Rich, AP and Mikes taste for dark and melodious rhythms. It was when Aaron’s fascination for the illuminati and mysticism caught Brian’s attention and sealed the unbreakable bond that would then extend between each of the members. They began residing under one roof, to live, sleep, and breathe music together communally as a band in the truest sense.
After some early demos and cutting their teeth on the road, the group retreated to LasVegas to complete what would become their first offering with Kevin Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne, In This Moment).
Their progressive fascinations bare resemblance to their musical ethos. Aaron will reference clandestine secrecy of “The Enlightened” in the same breath as espousing the merits of Eastern Buddhist ideology. At the same time, Brian speaks of his Freemasonry studies and owns a collection of literature any occult scholar would envy.
Songs like “Pleasure and Pain” rail with coarse riffs and haunting words, “In all of us is a sin that begins and doesn’t end until we siphon the last breath”. The ties that bind us all are the most vibrant and volatile.
“Gemini” in Zodiac represents “The Twins” and “Syndrome” which has meaning of a person’s “innate condition” form together to represent the duality within all of us.There are bonds to everything at the end of the day-from the music to the message. Now, it’s up to you to uncover the meaning for yourself.
Gemini Syndrome will kick off a coast-to-coast tour with Five Finger Death Punch in September. They will also support their Warner Bros. Records label mates Avenged Sevenfold for a show in Portland on September 7th. Confirmed dates as follows:
Sat Sep 7 tba Portland, OR w/ Avenged Sevenfold
Dates below w/ Five Finger Death Punch
Tue Sep 17 Medford Armory Medford, OR
Wed Sep 18 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR
Fri Sep 20 Toyota Center Kennewick, WA
Sat Sep 21 Greyhound Park Post Falls, ID
Sun Sep 22 Wilma Theater Missoula, MT
Mon Sep 23 Enmax Centre Lethbridge, Alberta, CAN
Wed Sep 25 CN Center Prince George, BC, CAN
Thur Sep 26 EnCana Events Centre Dawson Creek, BC , CAN
Sat Sep 28 Univ of Calgary – MacEwan Hall Calgary, AB, CAN
Sun Sep 29 Credit Union Centre Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Mon Sep 30 Shaw Conf. Centre Edmonton, AB, Can
Wed Oct 2 Brandt Centre Regina, SK, CAN
Fri Oct 4 Concert Hall @ The Venue Fargo, ND
Tue Oct 15 The Ritz Raleigh, NC
Thur Oct 17 Centurylink Center Bossier City, LA
Fri Oct 18 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK
Sat Oct 19 tbs Kansas City
Sun Oct 20 Shrine Mosque Springfield, MO
Tue Oct 22 Concrete Street Pavilion Corpus Christi, TX
Wed Oct 23 Pharr Entertainment Center Pharr, TX
Sat Oct 26 Lonestar Amphitheater Lubbock, TX
Additional dates TBC Shortly.