“I haven’t died yet, but I keep hearing that I eventually will.”
So says Aaron Nordstrom, vocalist of alternative metal act Gemini Syndrome, in regard to the messages infusing Memento Mori, the band’s sophomore album. The Another Century release, which arrives Aug. 19, is an exploration into such problems as religious extremism, cultural oppression and social division.
“The idea that any of us are different or separate from anyone else is the main divider,” says Nordstrom. “Race, religion, creed, belief, gender, etc., blah, blah, blah, all lead to people bickering or fighting or, more and more now, killing. For what? For money? For control? Of what? … Why would anyone allow ourselves to hate something or someone that is really in the same boat? A creature trying to figure out the reason for its existence in the first place?”