Cassandra Syndrome

Cassandra Syndrome

 Frederick, Maryland, USA
BandMetalGothic

Female-fronted hard driving rock. Striking the perfect balance between playful and sinister, Cassandra Syndrome is an intimate theater of darkness and seduction.

Biography

Cassandra Syndrome is a Maryland-based Symphonic/Gothic Metal band brimming with explosive riffs, operatic punch and infectious energy. This female-fronted powerhouse combines elements that are simultaneously dark and beautiful. Forcefully heavy riffs and a healthy dose of groove combine with soaring soprano vocals to create what Metal Bite calls “[P]ure metal magic... music with a purpose while still blowing your doors off with an attack that is as brutal as a shark feeding frenzy.”

The band’s intense, high-energy performances have proven time and again that they are not an act to miss live. The heated musical edginess and dark, angry undertones of the band’s studio releases come to life on stage, delivering a concert experience with staying power. The potent alliance of Jen Tonon's scathing rhythm guitar riffs, throbbing beats of Jay Jericho's drums and atmospheric magic of Matt Farkas's keys create a driving ground assault which weakens your defenses before being met by the searing lead lines of guitarist Chris Kackley. Above it all, radiant as Angelic Death, the resplendent soprano of Irene Jericho soars above the battlefield. The music of Cassandra Syndrome is “sung with a vocal hard to forget, over a metal framework hard to duplicate.” – Sonic Cathedral

Cassandra Syndrome is distrbuted in the UK by Ravenheart Records.

The band is currently in studio recording their third album, title to be announced. Past performances include Ram's Head Live, the Ottobar, Shiley Acres, the Recher Theater, Empire, Sonar, Sidebar, Club Orpheus, The Asylum, Bound, DC Midnight, Alley Katz and many more. Cassandra Syndrome has also been featured in festivals at Battery Park, NY, Winchester, VA, North Andover, MA, College Park, MD and Richmond, VA. The band has shared the stage with Kamelot, HELLYEAH, Team Cybergeist, LANSDOWNE, A Sound of Thunder, Fallen Martyr, Benedictum, Echoterra, DesDemon, Division, Operatika, The Dreamscapes Project and more.

Lyrics

Skadi's Touch

Written By: Lyrics by Irene Jericho, Music by Cassandra Syndrome

Shadows all begin to grow
Living water stops its flow
As all now tumble into sleep
Summer's secret there to keep

Hail to Queen of ice and snow
Hail the Goddess of the cold

Now the dancer in the night
Shows herself in the moonlight
Ivory her hair and skin
Pale eyes drink the forest in

Hail to Queen of ice and snow
Hail the Goddess of the cold

Freeze us there in shining glass
As the Goddess dances past
Lightly dance from home to hall
Winter dances for us all

Hail to Queen of ice and snow
Hail the Goddess of the cold

The Magus

Written By: Cassandra Syndrome

When was it you turned away?
Shut yourself in tower high
Up above the troubled fray
Let our turmoil pass you by

Corrupted by indifference
Complacent behind tower walls
Avoiding this experience
As our world begins to fall

Impassive
Uncaring guardian
Reclusive
So blind

Where is the Magus
Where the charm
Where the power to hold back harm
Where is the Magus
What incantation
Can save us from annihilation

Once the beacon in the night
You stopped our fall from grace
Your words carried with great might
Yet now you hide your face

Impassive
Uncaring guardian
Reclusive
So blind

Where is the Magus
Where the charm
Where the power to hold back harm
Where is the Magus
What incantation
Can save us from annihilation

No power, no shield, No refuge from hell
No wand, no weapon, No breaking the spell

Discography

'Dissent Into Heresy,' 5-song EP released May 2007
'Of Patriots and Tyrants, ' 10-song album released in February 2009, 'Satire X' 10-song album released in August, 2011

Set List

Set lists can be tailored to fit almost any time frame. We primarily play originals. Covers tend to be hard rock or metal and include: Disturbed/Genesis--Land of Confusion, Eurythmics/Marilyn Manson--Sweet Dreams, Orgy--Blue Monday, NIN--Hurt