Gemini Syndrome To Release New Album “3rd Degree – The Raising” In October, Premiere New Song “Abandoned”

Gemini Syndrome have announced that their new album “3rd Degree – The Raising” will be released on October 15. Pre-orders are available HERE.

“3rd Degree – The Raising” Track Listing:

01. “Reintegration”
02. “IDK”
03. “Die With Me”
04. “Baptized In Fire”
05. “Children Of The Sun”
06. “Abandoned”
07. “Broken Reflection”
08. “Sum Quod Eris”
09. “Best Of Me”
10. “Absolution”
11. “Hold The Line”
12. “Where We Started From”
13. “Fiat Lux”

Vocalist Aaron Nordstrom said the following:

“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. 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.”

“Our hope is that through sharing our experiences, lessons learned, and battles overcome, that we can help others to examine their own consciousness. Their role in the world in its almost infinite capacity, and to help remind each other that we are ALL in this together. We are a family, and when we are United in our commonality, we can achieve things worthy of the attention of the GODS. If you want to change the world, quietly go to work on yourself.”

“It was a long, treacherous road to get here. First working out an insane amount of songs before arriving in Arizona to record with Matt Good, and then writing a slew more while in the actual recording process, we approached this album with high intentions to evolve musically and internally as people. But then, once we had finally finished everything, and were ready to start releasing new music… everything was put on hold due to the global pandemic.”

Drummer Brian Steele Medina also commented:

“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.”

“We absolutely loved working with Matt and he completely understood where we wanted to take this album creatively and what it was going to take to bring the third chapter of this trilogy to light. Our actual collective blood, sweat and tears went into its creation.”

“These past few years have definitely been an exercise in patience and acceptance. We had everything mixed and mastered and ready to go in early 2020 before everything shut down. We’re just stoked to FINALLY put this album out and get this post plague show on the road.”

The record’s latest single “Abandoned” can be found below. Medina said the following about that:

“This was always one of my favorite heavy riffs that we had in the bank for a while. When the music was finally done, Aaron already had a concept in mind he had wanted to tackle for a while.”

Nordstrom added:

“At one point when I was working through some of my traumas, my kung fu teacher made me promise to write a song about my adoption and the rejection from my birth mother. This heavy beast of a song was the result. An anthem if you will that I control me. Not anyone or anything else.”

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