It’s finally here! Our new 8-minute-long song is available for streaming and purchase.
Tempest Rising work began about 5 months ago, and this release was the third revision. The song was practically re-written on the second iteration, and this third was a set of entirely new recordings. Most of our songs now go through a similar process, hence why we take a little longer to release songs that other bands.
A New Mix
We spent a considerable amount of time crafting a new mix for future Gemanon releases. With our new guitars, a truly custom drum mix, and vastly improved synth engines, we were really able to push the sonic boundaries for Tempest Rising. We are very proud of our new recordings!
We hope you love the song as much as we enjoyed making it. This song was a new journey for us, and we believe it shows our growth as a band. If you enjoy the song, consider supporting our efforts by purchasing the song on Bandcamp!
It’s been a while since we released some music. We’ve been finely tuning our mix for future releases and creating, revising, and recording plenty of music. On top of this, we are currently searching for an exceptional drummer and bassist to join our team. On Friday (4.19.2013) we will be releasing our new single Tempest Rising. This song is Gemanon’s most technical, progressive, and dynamic to date. With a new mix and several revisions, Tempest Rising is 8+ minutes of pure chaos not meant for the faint of heart.
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We know you’ve been clamoring for new Gemanon tunes, and we appreciate your patience. We believe Tempest Rising is well worth the wait!
Along with Sentience, Meridian now has it’s own lyric video. Sing along, jam out, and listen to Meridian on repeat all day!
It’s about time we’ve got our music on YouTube! To bring more usefulness to our songs on YouTube, we’ve written out the lyrics to our songs and Ryan and James filmed their guitar solos.
We will selling Gemanon beer cozies for the first time on our Thursday show at the DNA Lounge and will shortly be available online!
Gemanon will be performing around 10:00 PM to 10:30 PM.
$12 at the door, $10 pre-sale
375 Eleventh St. San Francisco, CA 94103
Food & beverages available, Bar 21+
Time & Date
September 6th, 2012, Thursday
Doors open at 7 PM
We haven’t had a big show in a while! Help us make this show a success by partying with us. Get a hold of us if you want to buy a discounted pre-sale ticket!
Gemanon’s Earthrift EP got a glowing review on the spanish music review website Mundo Rock. Our EP got a 10/10! Here’s a (very) rough translation of the review, processed by Google Translate.
I can bet my balls to see this band in the not too long under the eaves of a label or at least relevant in the mouths of many, because what you hear on this debut EP the truth is far from wanting to stay in the anonymous for much longer. And is that Gemanon arise with the clear intention to do something different and refreshing in the modern metal world, without wishing to sound cliche or anything like that, but what these Californians from the Bay Area herself (albeit with many years of difference in relation to those who helped shape what we all now know as thrash metal, and a style that resembles nothing they) these four musicians left more than clear that when it comes to achieving a solid result and original, undeniably can cost , but you can achieve (and go in that way they have in these three cuts).
With such diverse influences ranging from melodic and progressive bands to Dream Theater and Symphony X, up to more current and aggressive – to the Lamb of God or Disturbed – these Americans must be considered as a future threat to any of those that have been proclaimed from the rooftops as the future kings of metal. Of course it all depends as successful in developing this line started in this precedent. Musically technique and virtuosity that show in constructions like “Meridian” is so delusional that makes you pass out of pure amazement, especially when the vocal work is so magnificent part of this James Fraser at its most melodic reminds me a lot the young James LaBrie (Dream Theater) however in the more brutal is more ordinary, if you want to call it not so far from what you hear in other bands in the style of In Flames or Lamb Of God. In that sense but also have some of the Gothenburg sound in his mania for the rhythmic work with a sense of melody more elaborate, his style is quite distinctive thanks to input from keyboards that never cease to be present throughout this mini plate.
Of course, my fascination was complete after a court hearing as “Meridian”, with all its progressive idea metalcoreta but elegantly made, although the initial “Sentience” anyway is a great first punch that exposes the side harder and powerful of the band, much more oriented toward that side melodeath metalcoreta but where and skills as a guitarist and vocalist James surprised the Moors and Christians. And of course, there is no second without the third, as the final “Earthrift” is also an issue exquisite in its development, a spatial and instrumental melodies nuanced highly complex, high technical solos and a dramatic and epic keyboards simply in the accompaniment, so that after the end of these thirteen minutes of music and I started to become impatient waiting for a future LP from these guys, all young musicians that I doubt they will get their deserved recognition and respective transfer. And they are not to be wasted in the current universe of metal bands whose growth seems not to want to stop. Details and additional information directly http://gemanon.com/ and in http://www.facebook.com/gemanon .
Thanks for the awesome review Mundo Rock!
Gemanon will be performing from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
Playing with Steel Witch, Necrosin, Septicaemia, Speed, and Malicious.
$12 at the door
The Red House
Food & beverages available
June 14th, 2012, Thursday
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Show Starts at 7:00 PM
As mention on our Facebook page, James will be partying hard due to his 21st birthday! Come have a beer with us!