This month Los Angeles based hard rock quintet, Gemini Syndrome wrapped a tour with Mushroomhead. Then they immediately set off with labelmates, Device (featuring David Draiman of Disturbed). On April 13, while the band was on an off day, Metalholic caught up with frontman and vocalist, Aaron Nordstrom. He was kind enough to shed some light on the band, his personal interests, recording with band’s debut album, and more.
The group was founded when five souls crashed together in what Nordstrom refers to as “a perfect storm.” He joined together with drummer Brian Steele Medina, bassist Alejandro ‘AP’ Paveri, and guitarists Mike Salerno and Rich Juzwick. Their chemistry, focus and ideals flowed in such a way as to make the collective of Gemini Syndrome a logical outcome and extension.
After recording its own independent EP, Gemini Syndrome found itself in the desert of depravity known as Las Vegas. There the band spent a several months in the summer heat with producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment). Together they creating the group’s highly anticipated major label debut. Nordstrom says the band is aiming for a July release, but insists it will be out sometime this summer.
If you are looking for a musical frame of reference for the band, you might call it a collision of Tool, Sevendust and Mudvayne. However, that is an oversimplification: Take a listen to “Pleasure and Pain” (video below) and head over to iTunes for a taste of a few more tracks.
Nordstrom’s intrigue with the esoteric, mysteries, and things such as the Illuminati play out in his lyrical themes. He discusses this as well as his long journey into music; from childhood to Gemini Syndrome, and the influences and inspirations that made him the vocalist and songwriter he is today. Listen to the full interview below.