IDES OF GEMINI: Ethereal Doom-Doers AnnounceEuropean Tour 2012

Following the release of their epic Constantinople full-length, West Coast ethereal doom-doers, IDES OF GEMINI, have announced a near month-long run of European dates this September, some of which are still being confirmed and will be announced soon.

Comments the band: “Ladies and gentlemen of Europe, we cannot wait to see you.”

IDES OF GEMINI European Tour 2012:
9/08/2012 South Of Mainstream Festival – Stolzenhain, GER
9/10/2012 Hafenklang – Hamburg, GER
9/11/2012 MS True TBC – Bremen, GER
9/12/2012 Peter-Weiss-Haus – Rostock, GER
9/13/2012 Glocksee – Hannover, GER
9/14/2012 AJZ – Bielefeld, GER
9/15/2012 Incubate Festival – Tilburg, NL
9/16/2012 Glaz’Art tbc – Paris, FRA
9/17/2012 Truck Store – Oxford, UK
9/18/2012 TBA – UK
9/19/2012 The Black Heart – London, UK
9/20/2012 The Star & Garter – Manchester, UK
9/21/2012 The Croft – Bristol, UK (w/ Undersmile)
9/22/2012 TBA – Caen, FRA
9/23/2012 La Zona – Liege, BEL
9/24/2012 Magasin 4 – Brussels, BEL
9/25/2012 Sonic Ballroom – Cologne, GER
9/26/2012 Les Passagers Du Zinc – Besancon, FRA
9/27/2012 Dachstock – Bern, SUI
9/28/2012 Abtenau, Alm – Salzburg, AUT
9/29/2012 Stadtwerkstatt – Linz, AUT
9/30/2012 K4 – Nürnberg, GER
10/02/2012 007 – Prague, CZ
10/03/2012 Klub 4 – Hradec Kralove, CZ
10/04/2012 Beatpol – Dresden, GER
10/05/2012 Connewitz – Leipzig, GER w/ Stinking Lizaveta, Darsombra
10/06/2012 Cassiopeia – Berlin, GER w/ Stinking Lizaveta, Darsombra

Commended by Outburn in an 8/10 review for its “depressing dynamics topped by ethereal wonderment,” Constantinople was released stateside via Neurot Recordings late this Spring and continues to reap critical accolades from fans and critics alike. A collusion of musical forces precipitated by the haunting and inimitable vocal prowess of singer/bassist Sera Timms (Black Math Horseman), IDES OF GEMINI paint dark black tapestries of sound that are at once delicate and menacing.

“…a dirg-y doom crawl of an album…” – Decibel

“Processional doom, ethereal female harmonies and high-strung riffs incite head-bowing, not -banging.” – Spin

IDES OF GEMINI perceptively balance subtlety with dexterity, appreciating that music with this much emotive potential requires poise and sagacity. ” – Hellbound

“…darkly beautiful…” – Pitchfork

“…haunting and intriguing…” – The 1st Five

“…a proverbial treasure chest in terms of atmosphere, ideas and contrasting musical textures…original and breathtaking.” –

“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