From Los Angles, CA comes the hard rock band Gemini Syndrome with their full-length debut album, "Lux" on Warner Brothers Records. The album was released back in August and has been building in popularity since its release. The band just kicked off their winter tour, which finds them making their way east during the first two weeks of December.
The album kicks off hard and heavy with thunderous drumming, crushing guitar riffs and screaming vocals, and that's all in the first song "Pleasure And Pain." The tempo picks up with the adrenaline pumping "Falling Apart," and the heavy metal destruction of "Resurrection," before heading into the neck-snapping power of the album's first single "Stardust." The song features a strong chorus with some strong harmonizing to give the song that extra rush. The album continues with the steady flow of energy with "Pay For This," before slowing the tempo down for a moment on "Take This." Gemini Syndrome close with the screams of "Syndrome" and the two-minute, nu-metal experiment of "Lux."
The tour kicked off last night in Illinois as the band will be performing twelve shows in 14 days. To find out more about the tour and about the new album, please visit geminisyndrome.com.
American Christian hardcore metal band The Devil Wears Prada have found greater success with each new album they release. Their latest album "8:18" was released back in September and topped the Christian music chart while also debuting at #20 on the Billboard album chart.
The thirteen song release begins with the hard-hitting growl of "Gloom," before providing a more mainstream metal sound with "Rumors." They keep the adrenaline pumping with the raging vocals of "First Sight" and buzzing guitars of "Sailor's Prayers." The album's first single "Martyrs" showcases the heavier side of the band's sound with growling vocals and machine gun-like drumming that lead to a screaming chorus of "Martyrs, hear me out!" "Transgress" becomes one of the more accessible songs of the album as you feel the passion in the vocals amongst a starker background of music. The album closes with the blast of "Home For Grave" and the tempo mix of "In Heart."
The Devil Wears Prada are currently on a tour that will be wrapping up in the U.S. on December 18. Then the band is making a stop in Canada before heading over to Japan in February. To find out more about the band's new album 8:18, please visit tdwpband.com.