Photo by: Natalie Newbold
Official press release:
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, pre-orders, 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:
Watch for audio and video premieres from Gematria to be issued in the days ahead and expect live shows to be announced soon.
Gematria Track Listing:
5. “Star Death”
Ray Suhy – acoustic and electric guitars
Steve Honoshowsky – electric guitars, bass, synths, acoustic/electric percussion