Today and throughout the week AOL Spinner will be hosting an exclusive IDES OF GEMINI listening party where fans can check out the band’s forthcoming full-length, Constantinople, in its entirety! The latest studio offering from the West Coast cerebral doom mystics is set for North American release via Neurot Recordings on May 29, 2012, just one week from tomorrow. Called “darkly beautiful” by Pitchfork and a “dirg-y doom crawl of an album” by Decibel, the nine-track Constantinople was produced by IDES OF GEMINI and engineered and mixed by Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Skeletonwitch) at Sunset Lodge Recording in Los Angeles.
Check it out in all its transcendental brilliance HERE.
Following their official record release show on May 29 at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles, IDES OF GEMINI will douse the ears of revelers at the Scion Rock Fest with their shadowy tunes on June 2 at The Czar Bar in Tampa, Florida. The band will appear alongside the likes of Sleep, Merzbow, Church of Misery, All Pigs Must Die and more!
IDES OF GEMINI 2012:
5/29/2012 Bootleg Theatre – Los Angeles, CA *record release show w/ VUM, The Nocturnes [more info]
6/02/2012 Scion Rock Fest @ The Czar Bar – Tampa, FL
IDES OF GEMINI is a collusion of musical forces precipitated by the haunting and inimitable vocal prowess of singer/bassist Sera Timms, also of Los Angeles dark-psych alchemists Black Math Horseman. The compositions are the long-simmering mental fallout of veteran music and film journalist J. Bennett (guitar/backing vocals), who has spent most of the last 14 years writing for such publications as Decibel, Terrorizer, Revolver, Alternative Press and Thrasher. The third and final corner of the triangle is Kelly Johnston, whose martial drumming techniques and soaring backing vocals literally brought IDES OF GEMINI to life as a performing entity.
Preorders of Constantinople are currently available at the Neurot Recordings Store.
“Their accretion of small musical gestures inverts metal’s normal use of space. They imply terror without ever exposing it. Each song is an accumulation of outlines, a sort of sonic daguerreotype.” – MetalSucks
“…music that calls to mind deserts and tundras, angry ghosts emerging from the ether.” – RVA Mag
“Whereas Black Math Horseman makes you feel as if you’ve taken a wrong turn into a desolate medieval village, illuminated by the flicker of mere lanterns, IDES OF GEMINI hovers above complete darkness in a realm that can only be felt by those who welcome it.” – This Is Not A Scene