July 13, 2012

Ides of Gemini - Constantinople

Following the release of their epic Constantinople full-length, West Coast ethereal doom sorcerers IDES OF GEMINI will perform LIVE on KXLU 88.9 FM in Los Angeles Monday, July 16 at 5:00pm PST/ 8:00pm EST. Tune in online at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, the band will be performing a slew of live dates including two opening slots on Old Man Gloom’s West Coast tour as well as a full European Fall trek to be announced soon.

In related news, IDES OF GEMINI recently recorded a new hymn entitled “Darkness At Noon” for the soundtrack to The Wolf, a wordless graphic novel by Tom Neely, the mastermind behind the Henry & Glenn Forever comics. For more info visit: http://iwilldestroyyou.com.

7/19/2012 El Cid – Los Angeles, CA
8/30/2012 Bombay Bar & Grill – Ventura, CA
9/03/2012 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA w/ Old Man Gloom
9/04/2012 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA w/ Old Man Gloom

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.” – About.com

“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 GEMINIhovers above complete darkness in a realm that can only be felt by those who welcome it.” – This Is Not A Scene


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