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GEMATRIA is a collaboration between Ray Suhy (Six Feet Under, Cannabis Corpse, ex-East Of The Wall) and Steve Honoshowsky (Daughter Vision, Billy Martin’s Fang Percussion, No Use For Humans). The two had talked of collaborating for years and finally began working on music together in 2017. Steve had a bunch of tracks that he’d been working and approached Ray to help finish them up.

The songs on Gematria were composed by using elements of gematria, a Qabbalistic numerological system of relating words to numbers, and the writings of Aleister Crowley to help generate rhythmic and melodic ideas. The tracks were initially conceived by Steve in his home studio using synths and electric percussion as well as heavily effected electric bass and guitars. Ray then wrote melodies and textures over these tracks utilizing a chromatic, jazz-like approach to his parts while utilizing spitting, fuzzy guitar tones. The duo then entered Retromedia Studios in Red Bank, New Jersey to record guitars and mix and master the EP with Adam Vacarrelli.

Gematria is set to be released on Nefarious Industries and live shows will be announced soon.

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GEMATRIA EP Review – Heavy New York

“This pushes the boundaries of instrumental music much further. Like, this is something that you could hear in your nightmares, this is something you could hear on an acid trip […] If Salvador Dali or Jackson Pollock were to make an album, it would be an album that sounds like this.” – Heavy New York

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GEMATRIA: Debut By Qabbalistic Numerological Prog/Rock Duo Streaming At PureGrainAudio; Gematria EP Sees Release Tomorrow Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Gematria[photo by Natalie Newbold]

PureGrainAudio is now streaming the eponymous debut EP by GEMATRIA, a new duo formed by Ray Suhy (Six Feet Under, Cannabis Corpse, ex-East Of The Wall) and Steve Honoshowsky (Daughter Vision, Billy Martin’s Fang Percussion, No Use For Humans). The stream hits ahead of the EP’s official release through Nefarious Industries tomorrow.

Composed by using elements of gematria – a Qabbalistic numerological system of relating words to numbers, and the writings of Aleister Crowley to help generate rhythmic and melodic ideas – Gematria delivers a hypnotically riveting, intricately crafted, wholly singular progressive sound. GEMATRIA employs the mystical numerical system of Gematria, in the creation of new compositional structures, rhythms, and melodies.

With the EP seeing release, the duo remarks, “We’re excited to share this record with everyone! We worked on this EP off and on over the course of the past year and we’re psyched that it’s finally seeing the light of day. Thanks to the team at Nefarious Industries for releasing this beast and keep a look out for more new material and shows from us soon!”

PureGrainAudio offers, “This adept Red Bank, NJ-based duo delivers delicious sounds thanks to their experimental avant-garde rock that’s infused with electronic, synth, and even jazz. Welcome to the sonic world of GEMATRIA…”

Stream GEMATRIA’s entire mystifying EP early at PureGrainAudio RIGHT HERE.

The songs on Gematria were initially conceived by Honoshowsky in his home studio using synths and electric percussion as well as heavily effected electric bass and guitars. Suhy then wrote melodies and textures over these tracks utilizing a chromatic, jazz-like approach to his parts while utilizing spitting, fuzzy guitar tones. The duo then entered Retromedia Studios in Red Bank, New Jersey to record guitars and mix and master the EP with Adam Vacarrelli, and Michael DelGrasso supplies a guest guitar solo to the track “Hyades.”

Nefarious Industries will release Gematria on all digital platforms and limited CD tomorrow, Friday, October 19th; find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE, and see the previously-released “Star Death” video RIGHT HERE.

Watch for additional audio premieres from Gematria to be issued in the days ahead and expect live shows to be announced soon.

Gematria EP Cover

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New Jersey Duo GEMATRIA Unleash Their Super-Proggy Debut EP [Exclusive Premiere] – PureGrainAudio

“This adept Red Bank, NJ-based duo deliver delicious sounds thanks to their experimental avant-garde rock that’s infused with electronic, synth, and even jazz. Welcome to the sonic world of GEMATRIA.” – PureGrainAudio

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GEMATRIA: “Quadrivium” Streaming At New Noise Magazine; Debut EP By Avant Rock Duo Nears Release Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Gematria[photo by Natalie Newbold]

New Noise Magazine is now streaming “Quadrivium,” the new single from exploratory/technical rock duo GEMATRIA, as the band prepares for the release of their eponymous debut EP via Nefarious Industries next week.

GEMATRIA is a collaboration between Ray Suhy (Six Feet Under, Cannabis Corpse, ex-East Of The Wall) and Steve Honoshowsky (Daughter Vision, Billy Martin’s Fang Percussion, No Use For Humans). Delivering a hypnotically riveting, intricately crafted, wholly singular progressive sound, GEMATRIA employs the mystical numerical system of Gematria, in the creation of new compositional structures, rhythms, and melodies.

With the new single, Suhy remarks, “This was the second song that Steve and I collaborated on for this project. We titled it ‘Quadrivium,’ which is the study of four arts developed in medieval times (arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy). These subjects have always been intertwined creatively for us and played a big part in the writing of this record. This track features a spiraling, chromatic melody that is contrasted by some brighter sounding solo sections. Steve plays some great bass parts on this song!”

Honoshowsky states, “I composed the melody of this song after meditating on the Sefer Yetzirah symbol. The symbol is an equilateral triangle surrounded by a seven-pointed star that is surrounded by a twelve-pointed star. Coincidentally, the symbol in sacred geometry applied to music is chromatic.”

Hear GEMATRIA’s “Quadrivium” through New Noise Magazine at THIS LOCATION.

Nefarious Industries will release Gematria on all digital platforms and limited CD next Friday, October 19th; find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE, and see the previously-released “Star Death” video RIGHT HERE.

The songs on Gematria were composed by using elements of gematria, a Qabbalistic numerological system of relating words to numbers, and the writings of Aleister Crowley to help generate rhythmic and melodic ideas. The tracks were initially conceived by Honoshowsky in his home studio using synths and electric percussion as well as heavily effected electric bass and guitars. Suhy then wrote melodies and textures over these tracks utilizing a chromatic, jazz-like approach to his parts while utilizing spitting, fuzzy guitar tones. The duo then entered Retromedia Studios in Red Bank, New Jersey to record guitars and mix and master the EP with Adam Vacarrelli, and Michael DelGrasso supplies a guest guitar solo to the track “Hyades.”

Watch for additional audio premieres from Gematria to be issued in the days ahead and expect live shows to be announced soon.

Gematria EP Cover

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GEMATRIA: MetalSucks Premieres “Star Death” Video; Self-Titled Debut By Qabbalistic Rock Outfit Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Gematria
[photo by Natalie Newbold]

MetalSucks is hosting a premiere of “Star Death,” the new single and video from eclectic new outfit GEMATRIA, as the band prepares for the release of their eponymous debut EP via Nefarious Industries in October. GEMATRIA is a collaboration between Ray Suhy (Six Feet Under, Cannabis Corpse, ex-East Of The Wall) and Steve Honoshowsky (Daughter Vision, Billy Martin’s Fang Percussion, No Use For Humans).

Delivering a hypnotically riveting, intricately crafted, wholly singular progressive sound, GEMATRIA employs the mystical numerical system of Gematria, in the creation of new compositional structures, rhythms, and melodies. “Star Death” was the first song composed for this project.

MetalSucks proclaims with the “Star Death” video premiere, “Writing about music, the saying goes, is like dancing about architecture… but rarely has music defied description quite the way GEMATRIA’s material does. It’s… gothic, progressive electro-mathgaze-jazzcore?… We guarantee it is the most thought-provoking, unique thing you will hear today. And probably this week. And likely this month. Very possibly this year.”

Honoshowsky notes, “The concept I used to compose this song is that the death of the star is a new beginning (in this case that’s last section or outro section of the song). The sections leading up to it are composed of four melodies that cycle through three times. This is the number 21. When two and one vibrate, a new beginning is born.” Offers Suhy, “Steve sent me this track to work on guitar parts for and I was blown away. I was immediately intrigued by the swirling synths and ominous bassline. My idea for this track was to have it build from acoustic guitar to full blown octave fuzz mayhem. What I love about playing over Steve’s tracks is that they’re so open and allow me to go in any direction that I want.”

Immerse yourself in GEMATRIA’s “Star Death” video at MetalSucks RIGHT HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release Gematria on all digital platforms and limited CD on October 19th; find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

The songs on Gematria were composed by using elements of gematria, a Qabbalistic numerological system of relating words to numbers, and the writings of Aleister Crowley to help generate rhythmic and melodic ideas. The tracks were initially conceived by Honoshowsky in his home studio using synths and electric percussion as well as heavily effected electric bass and guitars. Suhy then wrote melodies and textures over these tracks utilizing a chromatic, jazz-like approach to his parts while utilizing spitting, fuzzy guitar tones. The duo then entered Retromedia Studios in Red Bank, New Jersey to record guitars and mix and master the EP with Adam Vacarrelli, and Michael DelGrasso supplies a guest guitar solo to the track “Hyades.”

Watch for additional audio premieres from Gematria to be issued in the days ahead and expect live shows to be announced soon.

Gematria EP Cover

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Exclusive Track + Video Premiere: GEMATRIA’s “Star Death” – MetalSucks

“Writing about music, the saying goes, is like dancing about architecture… but rarely has music defied description quite the way Gematria’s material does. It’s… gothic, progressive electro-mathgaze-jazzcore? […] We guarantee it is the most thought-provoking, unique thing you will hear today. And probably this week. And likely this month. Very possibly this year.” – MetalSucks

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GEMATRIA: Eclectic Qabbalistic Numerological Rock Outfit To Release Eponymous Debut Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Gematria[photo by Natalie Newbold]

Nefarious Industries welcomes eclectic new outfit GEMATRIA to the label’s ever-morphing roster for the October release of their recently completed self-titled debut EP, issuing a brief trailer, preorders, and more.

Delivering a hypnotically riveting, intricately crafted, wholly singular progressive sound, GEMATRIA is a collaboration between Ray Suhy (Six Feet Under, Cannabis Corpse, ex-East Of The Wall) and Steve Honoshowsky (Daughter Vision, Billy Martin’s Fang Percussion, No Use For Humans). The two had talked of collaborating for years and finally began working on music together in 2017. Honoshowsky had a plethora of material under construction when he approached Suhy to help complete the recording processes.

The songs on Gematria were composed by using elements of gematria, a Qabbalistic numerological system of relating words to numbers, and the writings of Aleister Crowley to help generate rhythmic and melodic ideas. The tracks were initially conceived by Honoshowsky in his home studio using synths and electric percussion as well as heavily effected electric bass and guitars. Suhy then wrote melodies and textures over these tracks utilizing a chromatic, jazz-like approach to his parts while utilizing spitting, fuzzy guitar tones. The duo then entered Retromedia Studios in Red Bank, New Jersey to record guitars and mix and master the EP with Adam Vacarrelli, and Michael DelGrasso supplies a guest guitar solo to the track “Hyades.”

A brief trailer for GEMATRIA’s debut EP is now playing RIGHT HERE.

Nefarious Industries will release Gematria on all digital platforms and limited CD on October 19th; find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

Watch for audio and video premieres from Gematria to be issued in the days ahead and expect live shows to be announced soon.

Gemetria EP Cover

Gematria Track Listing:
1. Thoth
2. Quadrivium
3. Hesperus
4. Hyades
5. Star Death

GEMATRIA:
Ray Suhy – acoustic and electric guitars
Steve Honoshowsky – electric guitars, bass, synths, acoustic/electric percussion

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