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"(Inter)-stellar Industrial band"

Hailing from North Carolina (with a detour by Mars?), The Virus Twiins (formerly known as The Geminus Sect) features a pair of identical twins ( ! ) who rock out with fast-paced industrial intensity that instantly puts them on par with techno/industrial giants like Hanzel und Gretyl and (old-school) Ministry... and I don't throw around such comparisons very lightly. In any case, I certainly hope this ensures future Toledo performances by this (inter)-stellar industrial band.

Aaron Weisbrod

- The Glass Eye (Toledo, OH)


""Upbeat Industrial Rock""

"Upbeat Industrial Rock: Twin brothers, Xaine (bass,vox,programming) and Xevin (guitar,vox,programming) make up the mysterious The Geminus Sect. Creating six energized industrial rock tracks on this debut release, songs ranging from the catchy "H.E.D. (Human Elimination Device)" to the dark grime of "Slavior" and the punk energy "Lapse." Showing single potential is "Nothing is Real" with its strong, clean guitars and grinding groove. Another highlight is "Better off Dead" with crushing guitars and angry vocals. With a cyborg-gone-insane image and stirring songs, The Geminus Sect are sure to turn a few heads and attract some well deserved attention."

Octavia - Outburn Magazine


""The Music Industry Is About To Get Interesting Again""

This is hopefully the future and if it is the music industry is about to get interesting again. The Virus Twiins' (used to be the Geminus Sect) sound is a cross between Nine Inch Nails and the programming loops and beats of Pet Shop Boys. Sounds strange but man, this is a great marriage. Heavy guitars with a beat you can dance your skinny tweed tie and mesh skirt to. I hope this mix of music catches on soon and rules the radio waves. It’s new, it’s unique and it’s great.

Laurent Martini

- Maelstrom


"The Geminus Sect (Gemination)"

“Gemination,” the 2002 debut release of The Geminus Sect is an odd but appealing blending of KMFDM, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails and Atari Teenage Riot. Sounding not like any one of those artists in particular, “Gemination” is strong programming layered with heavy riffs that isn’t quite industrial but isn’t quite metal. And, like any good industrial or metal band, they cleverly hide their melodies under heavy guitar and bass riffs.

A good example of this part metal, part industrial sound is on opening track “Unborn Again” which is followed by the melody-driven hard rock of “Faceless Race.” The band start many of there tracks – such as the heavier industrial tendencies of “H.E.D. (Human Elimination Device)” or the driving metal of “Lapse” – with just the pulsing, usually racing, drum machine beat. With “Cyst” or “Withdrawal,” the band use a speeding dance beat layered with heavy guitar riffs to create a thicker sound. “Gemination” seems to get progressively harder with each track, peaking with “Sadomasochrist,” a title to make any metal fan proud. The Geminus Sect also offers some catchier tracks such as “Nothing Is Real” and “Slavior” and finish with “Digital Deities,” which, with its ultra fast programming and effects combined with low, growling vocals, is relatively different than the other tracks.

With strong guitar and bass plus well programmed songs, The Geminus Sect is unquestionably starting off well. “Gemination” isn’t a collection of the same song played twelve times; instead, the album is twelve songs that sound to come from the same band without going all over the place.

Corinne

- PlugInMusic


"The Virus Twiins at The Rocket Club"

The Virus Twiins consists of a pair of twin brothers, performing a sinister blend of techno and heavy metal while wielding matching Roland synth guitars. The rhythm section and layers of pre-produced synthesizer tracks provide the backing for the duo. I had checked them out on myspace, and thought their whole “aliens” theme was cool--they recreated much of that ambience with manakins, a green spiraling laser effect, and a smoke machine.

I’d like to see the Virus Twiins again, maybe way later at night, in a darker place with even more lights, effects, theatrics, and time.

Jason Martin - Mountain Xpress


Discography

Entire 1999 demo licensed to MTV for use in the shows Making The Video & Jackass

Gemination (as The Geminus Sect) released in 2002 (Sin Klub Records of Cleveland, Ohio )

Undressed (KISS Tribute Record) released in 2003 (RSR of Los Angeles, California)

Annihilation & Seduction (BLC Productions of Little Rock, Arkansas) released in 2003

Greatest Hymns Volume 1 (Sin Klub Records of Cleveland, Ohio) released in 2001

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------BIOMECHANICS------

The VIRUS TWiiNS (formerly The Geminus Sect) is the product of identical twin brothers, Xayne and Xevin Virus. Robotic, yet melodic songs create a futuristic soundtrack to the twin's outlandish stageshow. The mixture of synthetic and organic instruments used to produce their music is personified in the twin's image and live show. With this idea, Xevin and Xayne have set out to devise an android caricature of the "man vs. machine" nature of their music.

As The Virus Twiins and as The Geminus Sect the twins have shared the stage with such acts as Pigface, Lacuna Coil, Bile, Moonspell, and The Covenant. They spent three years signed to the Cleveland label Sin Klub Records and also licensed their 1999 self-produced demo to MTV for use in the shows Making The Video and Jackass.

The VIRUS TWiiNS: existing in the present but living in the future of the past. Spread the virus...

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