Gemini Syndrome, Woyote Front Man Nordstrom Joins Invidia For New Single

Gemini Syndrome front man Aaron Nordstrom is keeping himself quite busy lately.

Nordstrom has joined independent hard rock band Invidia for its latest single, ‘The Other Side.’  Invidia debuted the single’s companion lyric video Tuesday.

The video features the song’s lyrics set against a post apocalyptic skyline, reminding listeners that there is a need for unity even as the end is near, so while there is a certain nihilism to the song’s lyrical theme, there is also a message of unity and hope, making for an interesting juxtaposition for audiences.

Front man Travis Johnson discussed the song’s lyrical theme in a recent interview.

“With everything that has gone on with recent events, I feel this song has even a stronger meaning than the day I wrote it, love prevails,” he said.

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Nordstrom’s guest appearance with Invidia is just his latest project.  He was recently announced as the new front man of another independent hard rock band, Woyote.  The band was formed by Mikey Doling (Soulfly, Snot, Channel Zero).

Nordstrom himself stressed in an interview he has no intention of leaving his post with Gemini Syndrome in his own statement.

“You never know when your time is up so I plan on doing as much as I can, and I am very excited about being a part of Woyote!,” he said.

Woyote is working on its new single.

More information on Woyote’s new single and front man is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://woyote-official.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/WoyoteOfficial

 

More information on Invidia’s new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at http://www.facebook.com/invidiarises.

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Woyote To Debut New Single, Video Friday; Announces New Vocalist

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Independent hard rock band Woyote made a big announcement this week.

The band announced it will release its new single this week and that it has a new, well-known front man.  The band announced it will release its new single ‘Alternate Reality’ Friday through Intercept Music, and that now handling vocals for the band is none other than Gemini Syndrome front man Aaron Nordstrom.

Woyote founding member Mikey Doling (Soulfly, Snot, Channel Zero) confirmed in a prepared statement that the video for the band’s new single will be a lyric video.

“Being that there are travel limitations these days we decided that the lyric video was the way to go on this release,” he said.

Woyote is the brainchild of Doling.  He is joined by — Quentin Cornet (guitar), Jari De Roover (guitar), Sebastiaan Verhoeven (bass) and Charles Degolla (drums) — to round out the band’s lineup.  The band released its debut single ‘The Hard Way‘ early this year.  It was followed by the debut of two more singles, ‘Way of the Wolf‘ and ‘And You Know.’

Information provided by the band about its new single and front man does not identity the band’s original front man, who performed on the noted singles, but does note that after working with the unidentified vocalist, Doling felt it necessary to move in a different direction, leading to the connection with Nordstrom.  The information stresses that even with his new duties, Nordstrom is still fronting Gemini Syndrome along with this new project.

Nordstrom himself stressed he has no intention of leaving his post with Gemini Syndrome in his own statement.

“You never know when your time is up so I plan on doing as much as I can, and I am very excited about being a part of Woyote!,” he said.

The noted provided information states that Doling and Nordstrom have known each other for approximately 12 years, and that Doling previously produced records by Gemini Syndrome.

More information on Woyote’s new single and front man is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://woyote-official.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WoyoteOfficial

 

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Violent Idols Asking Fans To Help Craft Its Next Video

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Violent Idols wants fans to help create the video for its new song ‘F*** You.’

The band debuted the song by itself April 23.  It is featured in the band’s new EP Idolatry, which is streaming in whole through Spotify.  The song and EP were produced and mixed by Kane Churko at The Hideout Recording Studio.

As the band prepares to create an official video for its new single, which features guest vocals from Gemini Syndrome front man Aaron Nordstrom, the group is launching a contest to get its fans involved in the process.  The band is asking fans to submit footage to the band showing how they say ‘F*** You’ during the COVID-19 quarantine.

The footage picked by the band will end up in the upcoming video.  Fans can submit their footage now here.

In terms of its musical arrangement, the song lends itself, ironically, to comparisons to works from Gemini Syndrome, The Veer Union and other similar acts through its heavy, guitar-driven foundation.  The song’s low-end and percussion adds to that comparison even more.

The song’s lyrical theme is an anger-fueled statement to which any listener can relate, and was discussed by the band recently in a collective statement.

“‘F*** You’ encapsulates a feeling that every single person alive has felt at one time or another,” the statement reads.  “Even the best of us still have moments where we just want to let our anger and frustration out and say, ‘F*** You.’  This song is an ode to that feeling, a feeling that need not be hidden inside, as it’s an honest reflection of he internal human struggle.”

The band’s enigmatic front man “V” added to the discussion with his own comment on the song’s creation with his own statement.

“Very appropriately, I started writing this song in my car after getting stuck behind bad driver after bad driver,” he said.  “Aaron [Nordstrom] and I had discussed the idea of him guesting on our EP and once I had the initial seeds for it I knew it would be perfect to involve him on.  Aaron is an extremely talented artist, and he brought a whole other layer of intellectual rage to the song that I would not have been able to do alone.”

‘F*** You’ is the fifth and final single from the new five-song EP.  The band debuted the EP’s lead single ‘Enemies With Benefits‘ Oct. 22, 2019.  The song’s musical arrangement presents a sort of industrial metal sound at its base while its lyrical theme is heavy in its own right.

“V” discussed the song’s lyrical theme in a previous interview.

“There is no hero without an enemy, and usually, even the villain thinks himself the hero,” he said.  “This song explores the schizophrenic relationship between the two and their perpetual bond.”

‘Enemies with Benefits’ is available to stream and download here.

The debut of the EP’s second song, a cover of The Doors’ ‘Break On Through (To The Other Side)‘ followed in December.  The band debuted the EP’s next song, ‘Unscripted VIolence,’ which is the theme song for AEW star John Moxley, on Feb. 5.  It was followed weeks later with the debut of the record’s fourth single, ‘New Religion (ft. K.A.Z.).’

More information on Violent Idols’ new song, contest, latest news and more is available online at:

 

Website: http://violentidols.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/violentidols

Twitter: http://twitter.com/violentidols

 

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