Thursday, July 26, 2007

NEWS: Status of the new Planet Gemini release, Free EP download and PRE-ORDER information for "Wicked"

Wicked’s Release Date Change/Pre-sale information
By: Planet Gemini Official Homepage

Wicked Release Date Changed

As reported in the last blog post written a couple of weeks back the August release date for the upcoming album “WICKED” must be pushed into September. I hate to do it because I know a lot of you are looking forward to hearing the final product however it is very important to me to make sure the album is perfect and a complete experience. The artwork is finished and I have mixed and mastered over half of the album. My major issue is that I think the album could use another track or a little re-working to add some more weight to the release. I’ve said in the past the first 5 or 6 songs are astounding the last couple of songs are fantastic however there is something it needs to tie everything together. This is something that I have always traditionally done with Planet Gemini. (even towards the end of Wizards Blood I wrote and recorded a song 4 hours before sending it out to press). Anyone who has followed my writings and work on this album knows how important this release is to me, and while I know this delay might upset some people please understand that it will make for a better album in the long-run.

FREE EP Available for Download (For anyone that’s missed it)

On June 13th I put up “The Path of the Wicked [ep]” up on for everyone to download.
It is 6 new Planet Gemini songs that were made in the last year but did not fit on the “Wicked” release.
I’ve gotten a lot of feedback from people who say they enjoy it so if you haven’t heard it yet please take some time and check it out.
The Path of the Wicked can be downloaded HERE. In both mp3 and wma (lossless) format.

PRE-ORDERING information
Pre-Orders for the Wicked album will begin on August 20th 2007

I will be offering 100 numbered/signed pre-orders (just like on the last CD which was very successful).
The price of the pre-order will be $9.99 and that will include shipping & handling to anywhere in the USA.
The international cost will be $13.99 and will include shipping & handling via “USPS Media Mail”.
As of right now orders are scheduled to ship on September 11th 2007.

People who pre-order from the official Planet Gemini homepage (
Will get the album about a month before other retail outlets.

Please check back to for more pre-order information as I will definitely be packaging all 3 of my major retail releases together for a special price..
and I might include a t-shirt package as a pre-order special as well.

As always thank you for your support and I look forward to getting all of your thoughts on WICKED.
Planet Gemini

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

July Update: Wicked, Path of. Next Projects and More.

Hey everyone,

There have been some slight developments to the "Wicked" release date so I figured I would come on here and give you the full details.

First of all "Wicked's" finalizing is coming along nicely. However, I do feel that finishing up the polish on this album and having it pressed by August 4th might be a bit of a stretch. So I'm going to give myself another month and say "early September" I will however be taking pre-orders for Wicked in August and I will be doing the "signed" copies again for this release (seeing as it went over really well last time). I need to be certain that this album is perfect in every way. To be honest part of me just wants to throw this thing out there for everyone to hear. But, I have to be smart about everything and make sure the album sounds perfect.

Speaking of "Sounding perfect". I was recently listening to "The Path of the Wicked [ep]" that is available for download right here and I must admit I was considering adding a song or two to the release to kind of ... make it more varied. I've kind of always done this. If anyone remembers the Blueprint: DIABOLIC ep that I put out years ago... it also mysteriously had 2 new songs tacked onto it a couple of weeks later. Some people say "It's only an ep.. don't worry about it" but I really do enjoy this release. So much in fact that I'm considering doing a small run pressing of it later on this year. I wouldn't mind another 10 minutes or so put onto the release. A couple more DOOM laden songs to even out the album.. and maybe even another fast number to add some dynamics to the whole thing.

We'll see... as of right now my goal is Wicked. I'll worry about "The Path" at another time.