Hemina: New Album Venus Out Nov 11

Prepare To Release Venus on November 11
New audio for High Kite Ride Online, Pre Orders Now Available

Sydney four piece progressive metal act Hemina are preparing for the release of their third album, Venus, on November 11

Venus is an 80 minute concept album detailing and examining domestic violence, relationships, and individuality in the 21st century with a narrative arc to accompany and elaborate on their previous conceptual output.

The band have just posted track 3 from Venus online now for fans to get lost in:

Listen to the epic High Kite Ride now!

Mainman Doug Skene comments:
After a cracker of a weekend supporting Queensryche with our mates LORD, we are ready to share with you a second track from Venus. This song is one of the most technical, grooving and melodic songs we have ever written and are ridiculously proud. This is one of the big conceptual tracks on the record taking us into the lead character's fleeting disconnection from reality through the lightest of lights to the darkest of darks. 

It is certainly very different to 'Moonlight Bride' which we shared a couple of weeks back. We have been excited to share this epic with you for some time!

Hemina combine hard hitting syncopated grooves and lush synth backwashes with multi-part vocal harmonies and blistering, memorable leads to create soundcapes full of emotion.

The bands first two albums Synthetic (2011) and Nebulae were met with critical acclaim traversing two different sides of the band's sonic spectrum from the complex and dark, to the concise and uplifting. 

Venus sees that spectrum expand, offering flavours of what fans have come to expect in the past as well as a new palette and range of expression never before heard from the group. 

From their ambitious "proggy" beginnings that shaped their first release, they developed a more alternative and concise sound for album number two and have now found their sonic feet and what they feel is the definitive Hemina direction and lineup.

Venus has been the most collaborative experience so far, with all members contributing to the songwriting process. So although many of the flavours and sounds will be familiar to those who know them, they are most certainly are treading new ground and this is the most adventurous they have been.

Venus is Hemina at their heaviest and most energetic without ignoring the tender and delicate side that keeps the music in balance. 

With a powerful modern production and mix crafted between Skene and McMahon at Ploughman Studios with audiophile mastering from Ermin Hamidovic at Systematic Productions (Periphery, Devin Townsend, Plini) - this is the band at their best.

Hemina have played along side such international acts as Uriah HeepKamelot and Apocalyptica and opened for Queensryche earlier this month on the Sydney leg of their tour. 

They have shared the stage with Aussie legends, Caligula’s HorseChaos DivineVoyagerJames Norbert IvanyiDivine AscensionBreaking Orbit among many others and simply live for playing live.

Venus Tracklisting:
1. Fantasy (6:12)
2. Expect the Unexpected (3:23)
3. High Kite Ride (9:07)
4. Moonlight Bride (4:40)
5. Venus (11:12)
6. The Collective Unconscious (3:32)
7. Secret's Safe (7:14)
8. Starbreeze (3:24)
9. I (10:41)
10. Dream State of Mind (7:08)
11. Down Will Come Baby (12:01)
12. You [Bonus Track] (4:23)
Cover art by Tristan Tait

Watch the lyric video for Moonlight Bride

Fans can pre-order Venus now via

Their Bandcamp store includes digital downloads, digipaks and shirts. 

Both Bandcamp and iTunes preorders come with an immediate download of Moonlight Bride. Purchases via Bandcamp will also receive the exclusive bonus track You.

To support the release of Venus Hemina will be playing some select album launch shows with Caligula's Horse, Teramaze, Vanishing Point and more! 

Sunday, November 20: Newtown Social Club, Sydney - w/ Caligula's Horse and Sevsons 
Saturday, December 3: The Vault, Newcastle - w/ Darkcell 
Friday, December 9: 
Mr Boogieman Bar, Melbourne w/, Phoenix Day and Kill: Death: Ratio
Saturday, December 10: The Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong w/ Teramaze, Vanishing Point, and Damnation's Day 
Friday, December 23: The Basement, Canberra w/ Taliesin, and Genetics

Tix from hemina.bigcartel.com 

Hemina are:
Douglas Skene - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Mitch Coull - Guitars, Vocals
Jessica Martin - Bass, Vocals
Nathan McMahon - Drums, Vocals


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