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September 19, 2014

IDES OF GEMINI Unleashes Old World New Wave; New Hymn Now Playing At Pitchfork

Following the release of their long anticipated Old World New Wave full-length earlier this week via Neurot Recordings, West Coast sound weavers, IDES OF GEMINI, are pleased to unleash "May 22, 1453" today via Pitchfork.

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Feel the swell of "May 22, 1453,” now playing at Pitchfork
at THIS LOCATION.
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Elaborates singer/bassist Sera Timms of the hymn, 
"We've had a history as a band of gifts and opportunities being given to us in alignment with the lunar phases, so it seemed fitting to give something back. This song and really the whole album is that something. The song was inspired by the prophetic May 22nd lunar eclipse preceding the fall of Constantinople. If you can imagine that empire as your mind and the black moon as your mother, then you will know the meaning of the Old World New Wave."

Adds Pitchfork: 
“The band's always flirted with the occult in both aesthetic and tone, eschewing the heavy-handed witchicisms preferred by some in favor of cultivating a lighter, more holistic aura. The ritualistic feel on ‘May 22, 1453’ stems both from Timms’ stentorian delivery and the lyrics themselves, which circle around the lunar eclipse that some say predicted the fall of Constantinople. It’s a neat tie-in to the band’s debut, and only one of the album’s many arcane historical footnotes. The rumbling 'Fememorde' alludes to medieval vigilantes and political murder, while Timms’ dreamy croon on 'Seer of Circassia' spills dreams of the ancient crossroads between Europe and the Far East. Ides of Gemini aren’t the kind of band that would typically sing about goats or gore, but the complex, often mystical lyrics are handled with care, underscoring the band’s otherwordly ambitions."


And if you missed it, check out “Fememorde,” at Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION, “The Adversary,” still streaming at Revolver Magazine at THIS LOCATION as well as “The Chalice & The Blade,” at Noisey HERE.



IDES OF GEMINI is Timms, also of West Coast dark-psych conjurors Black Mare, alongside guitarist Jason Bennett and drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson. Old World New Wave, the follow-up to the band’s critically-adored Constantinople debut, was recorded at Valley Recording in Burbank, California, engineered and mixed by Chris Rakestraw (Danzig), mastered by Grammy award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer) and boasts the striking hand-drawn cover art of Johnston-Gibson.


IDES OF GEMINI will take to the stage this Fall on a pair of live performances, the first serving as the trio’s official record release gala in Los Angeles tonight, the second playing Intronaut’s tenth anniversary show. Additional IDES ceremonies will to be announced in the coming weeks.




IDES OF GEMINI Live

9/19/2014 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA Record Release Show w/ Ancestors, Glaare, Maja D’Aoust (as The Oracle) [info]
12/18/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA [info]


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Old World New Wave is out NOW on CD and digitally via
Neurot Recordings and on vinyl via SIGE Records. 

For CD orders, point your browser HERE and for T-shirt bundles,
point your browser to THIS LOCATION.


“[IDES OF GEMINI are] about to put out a new album called Old World New Wave and there’s enough droney doom on it to make you feel like you’re stuck in David Lynch’s dreams.” – Noisey

“Ides Of Gemini have crafted a slab of primal doom, dark but intensely beautiful.” – The Sleeping Shaman

“…an enjoyable dream-doom filled sonic journey from start to finish.” – Bearded Gentlemen Music


September 16, 2014

IDES OF GEMINI, Old World New Wave: Out Today On Neurot Recordings

Old World New Wave released today - Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 - on CD and digitally via Neurot Recordings, and on vinyl via SIGE Records. 

For CD orders, point your browser HERE and for T-shirt bundles,
point your browser at THIS LOCATION.


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IDES OF GEMINI: Old World New Wave


In May of 2012, IDES OF GEMINI unveiled their debut full-length,Constantinople. Its mere existence was a triumph for the three band members — Sera Timms (vocals/bass), Kelly Johnston-Gibson (drums/backing vocals), and Jason Bennett (guitar/backing vocals) — but other folks had some nice things to say about it as well.

Following the release of their debut, IDES OF GEMINI spent much time touring. They performed a pair of shows with Old Man Gloom in the autumn of 2012, before embarking upon a European/UK tour that kicked off at Germany’s South Of Mainstream Festival and saw the band play direct support to Saturday night headliners, The Obsessed, and later to a full house at Holland’s Incubate Festival. In January of 2013, IDES OF GEMINI had the honor of opening for their labelmates (and label bosses), Neurosis, at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. A month-long North American tour as sole support for the anonymous Swedes of Ghost B.C. followed in the Spring. This successful journey coincided with two new IDES OF GEMINI songs on Hexagram 45, a special Record Store Day 7-inch released via Magic Bullet Records that had to be repressed before it even came out due to overwhelming record shop demand.

Upon their return to Los Angeles, IDES OF GEMINI shared stages with Boris, Deafheaven, and True Widow before hibernating to finish writing and rehearsing new material. That new record is ready to see the light of day.

Listed among Alternative Press’ Most Anticipated Albums Of The Rest Of 2014 as well as The Obelisk’s Records Not To Miss Before The New Year Hits, the follow-up to the band’s 2012 Constantinople debut, Old World New Wave was recorded at Valley Recording in Burbank, California, engineered and mixed by Chris Rakestraw (Danzig), mastered by Grammy award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer) and boasts the striking hand-drawn cover art of Johnston-Gibson.

“The foundation for Old World New Wave was laid beforeConstantinople even came out,” Bennett reveals. “We had the title, most of the guitar tracks and basic arrangements in place at that point. We’ve been planning this record for a long time, so it’s incredibly rewarding — and a total relief — to finally have it out.”


IDES OF GEMINI will bring their ethereal nightmares to the stage this Fall with a pair of live performances, the first serving as the trio’s official record release gala in Los Angeles, the second playing Intronaut’s tenth anniversary show. Additional IDES rituals will to be announced in the coming weeks.


IDES OF GEMINI Live: 

9/19/2014 The Complex – Los Angeles, CA IDES OF GEMINI Record Release Show w/ Ancestors, Glaare, Maja D’Aoust (as The Oracle) [info]

12/18/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA [info]




September 15, 2014

NEUROSIS, UFOMAMMUT, YOB: Three Key Neurot Recordings Artists To Perform At Maryland Deathfest XIII

Neurot Recordings is proud to have three major acts from their expansive family of acts confirmed to perform at Maryland Deathfest XIII, the annual festival once again set to take over Baltimore from May 21st to May 24th, with NEUROSIS, UFOMAMMUT and YOB joining the list of more than eighty bands to perform at the 2015 gathering, marking the label’s largest invasion of the annual festival to date.

The opening night of Maryland Deathfest XIII, Thursday, May 21st, will see UFOMAMMUT and YOB both making their way to the event for the very first time. The two bands will headline the Rams Head Live stage, taking over the venue with Bevar Sea, Conan, Iron Man, Jex Thoth, Mantar and Primitive Man. And following their mesmerizing and destructive set amidst a thunderstorm at MDF 2011, the mighty NEUROSIS will make their way back to the event this year. A major highlight of the festival, NEUROSIS will perform outdoors on the Edison Lot stage on the final day, Sunday, May 24th, joining Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Demilich, Goatsnake, Inverloch, Neurosis, Primordial, Prosanctus Inferi, Skepticism, Tombs and Winter.

NEUROSIS continues to tour the planet, in their most intense years of touring since the band’s earlier days, following the 2012 release of their acclaimed tenth LP, Honor Found In Decay. Following tours of North America, Europe and their first trek to Australia earlier this year, the remainder of 2014 will see the band as one of the main headliners at Arizona’s Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front. The festival will consume Tucson, Arizona from October 16th through 19th, with main acts Goatsnake and Sunn O))) in addition to NEUROSIS, who will headline Saturday, October 18th with support from The Body, Author & Punisher and Sorxe. The same weekend, the band will invade Denver on Sunday, October 19th with support from Subrosa and In The Company Of Serpents. The following weekend they’ll join Voivod, Samhain, Danzig, Lustmord, Corrections House, Eyehategod, Napalm Death, Cattle Decapitation, Author & Punisher and more at the second annual Housecore Horror Film Fest, running from October 23rd through 26th in Austin, Texas. And on November 22nd, NEUROSIS will travel to Mexico City to perform at Bestia Festival is set to run from November 19th to the 23rd, with performances from The Ex, Monogatari, (SIC), Han Bennink, Terrie Ex, Marc Ribot, Ray Anderson, Bob Stewart and others performing, alongside an array of music workshops, film screenings and more.

Currently celebrating their fifteenth year in existence, Italian trio, UFOMAMMUT, will return to North America for their first major tour of the continent in 2015, including their first trip to Maryland Deathfest. With only a brief 2008 West Coast venture in the US under their belt, the full-on upcoming tour will see the band spending several weeks stateside, bringing their magical, mysterious and pulverizing doom metal to the masses in support of their acclaimed ORO double-album set, released in 2013, as well as their next full-length release, which the band is currently preparing to record in October for release again through Neurot in early 2015. UFOMAMMUT will also be releasing a massive DVD entitled XV through their own Supernatural Cat Records this October, with more than three hours of material documenting their decade-and-a-half together. The band is also set to perform at Up In Smoke in Pratteln, Switzerland with Fu Manchu, Kadavar, Blues Pills, Brant Bjork, Dozer, Naam, Conan and tons more on October 3rd and 4th.

Oregon’s psychedelic doom metal trio, YOB, is currently embarked on a massive European tour with Pallbearer, supporting their recently-released seventh studio full-length, Clearing The Path To Ascend. The widely lauded album is currently thriving with great accolades pouring in from media outlets and fans worldwide, being recognized as another massive achievement for the now institutional act, and marks one of the most essential extreme albums of the year. Their first release as part of the Neurot family, the album was just released by the label on CD and all digital download, with Relapse Records releasing the vinyl version this week. Following the ongoing five-week voyage which is permeating every corner of the European continent, YOB will tour heavily in North America as well, with new tour dates to be announced in conjunction with their MDF performance in the coming months.


Stand by for further label and tour developments from NEUROSIS, UFOMAMMUT, YOB and other talented acts hailing from the Neurot Recordings clan over the rest of 2014 and into next year.



NEUROSIS Tour Dates:
10/18/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest III
10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Subrosa, In The Company Of Serpents
10/23-26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest – Austin, TX
11/22/2014 Bestia Festival – Mexico City, Mexico
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD


UFOMAMMUT Tour Dates:
10/03-05/2014 Up In Smoke – Pratteln, Switzerland
5/21/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD


YOB Tour Dates:
9/16/2014 Tavastia – Helsinki, FI w/ Pallbearer
9/17/2014 Slakthuset – Stockholm, SE w/ Pallbearer
9/18/2014 Loppen – Copenhagen, DK w/ Pallbearer
9/19/2014 Connewitz – Leipzig, DE w/ Pallbearer
9/20/2014 Firlej – Wroclaw, PL w/ Pallbearer
9/21/2014 Bi Nuu – Berlin, DE w/ Pallbearer
9/23/2014 Klub 007 – Prague, CZ w/ Pallbearer
9/24/2014 Arena – Vienna, AT w/ Pallbearer
9/25/2014 PMK – Innsbruck, AT w/ Pallbearer
9/26/2014 Gaswerk – Winterthur, CH w/ Pallbearer
9/27/2014 Lo-fi Club – Milan, IT w/ Pallbearer
9/29/2014 Le Romandie – Lausanne, CH w/ Pallbearer
9/30/2014 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE w/ Pallbearer
10/01/2014 Blackship – Montpellier, FR w/ Pallbearer
10/02/2014 Razzmatazz3 – Barcelona, ES w/ Pallbearer
10/03/2014 Villamanuela – Madrid, ES w/ Pallbearer
10/04/2014 Amplifest – Porto, PT w/ Pallbearer
10/05/2014 ES ESonora – Erandio, ES w/ Pallbearer
10/06/2014 Le Dynamo – Toulouse, FR w/ Pallbearer
10/07/2014 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, FR w/ Pallbearer
10/08/2014 Glazart – Paris, FR w/ Pallbearer
10/10/2014 Kyttaro Club – Athens, GR w/ Pallbearer
10/11/2014 Desertfest – Antwerp, BE w/ Pallbearer
5/21/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD










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