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Gemini Syndrome: GEMINI SYNDROME - "3rd Degree - The Raising" Is Out, New Video For "Absolution"
LA alternative metal band GEMINI SYNDROME just released their highly anticipated new studio album "3rd Degree - The Raising". Special album configurations along with special merchandise are available via the band's official website: www.GeminiSyndrome.com
In celebration of the album's release, a brand new video and single "Absolution" were released. Click here for "Absolution": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNP_6kF2JpA
The album release also comes mere weeks before the band heads out on their "Initiation" US Tour.
"3rd Degree - The Raising" is the long awaited, mind bending final chapter of GEMINI SYNDROME's debut trilogy of albums; the first being 2013's "Lux", and the second being 2016's "Memento Mori" (which hit #1 on US Billboard Heatseakers Album Chart and spawned five singles). Wherein "Lux", meaning "Light", was concerned with birth; and "Memento Mori", meaning "Remember That We Must Die", dealt with the finite nature of life, "3rd Degree - The Raising" celebrates the extreme rituals of rebirth.
Produced by Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, Memphis May Fire, Hollywood Undead) and featuring the singles "Die With Me", "IDK", "Abandoned", "Broken Reflection", "Absolution", and "Reintegration"; "3rd Degree - The Raising" is undeniably the heaviest, and darkest album of the band's career.
"The album is about death and rebirth. Finding your true self and fostering its growth so as to help build the world better than we inherited it." says GEMINI SYNDROME vocalist Aaron Nordstrom. "In the process of this record I made some major life choices. Mainly to stop killing myself slowly with alcohol. Two years without a drink, and a couple near death experiences later, I think I have ample experience to talk about a subject as elusive as death."
Drummer Brian Steele Medina adds, "The twist to the 3rd and "final" degree, is that it's not the end at all. Rather, it's a rebirth contingent upon our growth and lessons learned from the suffering of our past mistakes. A spiritual growth that can only be attained through baptism by fire. A metaphorical, yet very real resurrection - THE RAISING."