Hemina is a Progressive Rock/Metal band formed in 2008 by Douglas Skene. The band's interesting take on Progressive Metal combines the sonic extremities and musical virtuosity of the genre whilst preserving the artistic edge, forward-thinking philosophy and dynamic subtleties found in Progressive Rock.
In July 2010, Hemina released an EP entitled 'As We Know It' featuring 3 tracks from their upcoming album 'Synthetic'. The band followed up with a series of shows within Australia which has gained them a substantial following and critical acclaim.
Hemina's debut LP 'Synthetic', a 79 minute cinematic concept album, is now here and ready to be released with impressionistic digipak art and the rich sound that the band have become known for. The album will be released in October 2011 and accompanied by a national launch tour, with shows featuring a stellar cast of Australian progressive metal acts, including Voyager, Arcane and more.
With pristine sound mixed and mastered by Tommy Hansen at Jailhouse Studios (Redemption, Circus Maximus, Seventh Wonder, Jorn, Helloween), the album is a powerful, emotional adventure perfectly segueing track-by-track into a sumptuous and inviting world of Progressive Music. Not one to rest on their laurels, the band have already begun work on the follow up to 'Synthetic' entitled 'Venus' which shall be released some time in 2013.
Hemina's sound is a fine balance of mood, texture and dynamics in order to sculpt a vast musical journey for its listeners. The band experiments with intricate harmony (both vocally and instrumentally), thundering rhythms and intense appreciation for melody which encapsulate the attention of the listener. With 'Synthetic', Hemina shows their willingness to take the band's burgeoning Australian success onto the world stage for the first time.