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GEMINI SYNDROME Releases New Digital Track “Broken Reflection”

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 1:20 PM


From The Forthcoming New Album 3rd Degree – The Raising

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LA alternative metal band GEMINI SYNDROME have just released their new digital single “Broken Reflection” today. The song is taken is from their recently announced new studio album 3rd Degree – The Raising which will be released worldwide on October 15, 2021 via Century Media. Stream the track BELOW.

"Broken Reflection" focuses on the concept of Indra’s net. Basically saying that every consciousness is a crystal in a net or web and they all reflect the reflections from all the other crystals,” states GEMINI SYNDROME vocalist Aaron Nordstrom. “The thing about mirrors is, they don’t always reflect the image back exactly the way it appears. Sometimes the mirror can alter what you’re experiencing versus what’s actually there. "Broken Reflection" is a state of being in a sense. We are all trying to show the best versions of ourselves, but we need to master those versions inside before we can present the perfect image and not have it be confused for something illusory.”

“Generation after generation we build an ever growing structure higher and higher upon itself. Are we building it on a solid foundation or not is the question. Are we building towards something better? Or are we slowly building a faulty structure that is doomed to collapse?” adds drummer Brian Steele Medina on “Broken Reflection”’s deeper meaning. “It’s the idea that we can take everything given to us in this world: Education, Tradition, Religion, Politics, the entire structure of society, and we can do it all right down to the smallest detail, and yet, still not be fulfilled. It’s the idea that ultimately, the only way to live a life of purpose, is to follow our internal compass and forge our own way.”

GEMINI SYNDROME recently announced that their new studio album 3rd Degree – The Raising will be released worldwide on October 15, 2021 via Century Media. Special pre-order album configurations (limited edition vinyl, deluxe CD sets, etc) along with special merchandise are available now via the band’s official website: www.GeminiSyndrome.com.

3rd Degree – The Raising is the mind bending final chapter of GEMINI SYNDROME’s debut trilogy of albums; the first being 2013’s Lux, and the second being 2016’s Memento Mori (which hit #1 on Billboard Heatseakers Album Chart and spawned five singles). But whereas those first two albums dealt with the painful struggles of life and death, 3rd Degree - The Raising celebrates the extreme rituals of rebirth. Produced by Matt Good (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD) this is undeniably the heaviest, and darkest album of the band’s career; featuring the singles “Die With Me”, “IDK”, “Abandoned”, “Broken Reflection” and “Reintegration”.

“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,” says Nordstrom. “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.”

Drummer Brian Steele Medina adds, “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.”

Nordstrom continues, “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.”

3rd Degree – The Raising is the first album to feature guitarist "Meegs" Rascón (formerly of COAL CHAMBER).

To date, five singles have been released from 3rd Degree – The Raising: “Abandoned”, “Reintegration”, “IDK”, “Broken Reflection” and the currently Top 30 Active Rock Radio hit “Die With Me”. Currently four of the five singles feature visually stunning videos created by director Brian Cox (BRING ME THE HORIZON, THE STRUTS, STARSET).

3rd Degree – The Raising will be available in CD, Limited Edition vinyl, and digital download formats.

3rd Degree – The Raising track listing:

  • "Reintegration"
  • "IDK"
  • "Die With Me"
  • "Baptized In Fire"
  • "Children of the Sun"
  • "Abandoned"
  • "Broken Reflection"
  • "Sum Quod Eris"
  • "Best of Me"
  • "Absolution"
  • "Hold the Line"
  • "Where We Started From"
  • "Fiat Lux"


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