Today I received a press release and links to a video for a new band signed to Warner Bros. records called Gemini Syndrome. Now, I get a few press releases every now and then but anything I don’t particularly like, I won’t push on my page. After watching the video, which you can watch below, I really, really dig this band. This is a pretty bad ass track, if you like metal. Have a look at the video here:
And have a look at the press release, which also has tour dates, here:
For Immediate Release:
GEMINI SYNDROME KICK OFF TOUR WITH MUSHROOMHEAD
ON FEBRUARY 8TH
LISTEN TO NEW TRACK “PLEASURE AND PAIN” NOW
February 1, 2013 – (Burbank, CA)– 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 Las Vegas 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 syphon the last breath”. The ties that bind us all are the most vibrant and volatile. “Pleasure And Pain” Click here to listen to “Pleasure And Pain, ” and Click here to view the lyric video.
“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’s tour dates with Mushroomhead, Final Trigger, and Society’s Plague unless otherwise noted:
Feb 2 Ogden, UT Kamikazes (headline show)
Feb 4 Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto (headline show)
Feb 5 Albuquerque NM Hooligans Nightclub (headline show)
Feb 6 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep (headline show)
All dates below supporting Mushroomhead:
Feb 8 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
Feb 9 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
Feb 10 Joliet, IL Mojoes
Feb 11 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
Feb 12 St. Louis, MO Pops Nite Club
Feb 13 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
Feb 14 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room
Feb 15 Amarillo, TX Amarillo Civic Center
Feb 16 Houston, TX Scout Bar
Feb 17 Dallas, TX Trees
Feb 19 Little Rock, AK Juanita’s
Feb 20 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
Feb 22 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans
Feb 23 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
Feb 24 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theater
Feb 27 Jacksonville, FL Brewsters Megaplex
Feb 28 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
Mar 1 Fort Meyers, FL Harborside Event Center
Mar 2 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
Mar 3 Winter Park, FL The Haven
Mar 5 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
Mar 6 Johnson City, TN Capones
Mat 7 Springfield, VA Empire
Mar 8 Kent, OH JB’s
Mar 9 Detroit, MI Harpo’s Concert Theatre
Festival dates below:
Apr 27 Jacksonville, FL Welcome to Rockville
May 17-19 Columbus OH Rock on the Range (day TBC)
More information to be revealed soon.