November 10, 2023

The most promising new rock band, THE GEMS, consisting of three ex-Thundermother members: incomparable vocalist Guernica Mancini, powerhouse drummer Emlee Johansson, and guitar and bass virtuoso Mona Lindgren, have released a new single, the energetic “P.S.Y.C.H.O”, cut from their upcoming debut album, Phoenix, out January 26, 2024 via Napalm Records! With ThundermotherTHE GEMS reached #6 with their last two albums on the Official German Album Charts, and THE GEMS‘ first singles have already gained impressive attention, with Like A Phoenix peaking at #2 on the German Rock Radio Airplay Charts.

Photo: Gustaf Sandholm Andersson

THE GEMS‘ extraordinary potential was proven right after the release of their very first standalone single, Like A Phoenix, in summer 2023. The single immediately landed at #2 on the German Rock Radio Airplay Charts and turned the heads of avid rock fans around the world. With their previous band, the members of THE GEMS took over stages at massive festivals such as Wacken Open Air and Sweden Rock Festival, and even toured with the mighty Scorpions, and the newly formed trio has already played their first shows, convincing audiences with their impressive live energy.

Check out the crazy official music video to P.S.Y.C.H.O below for another taste of THE GEMS‘ upcoming debut album!

THE GEMS on P.S.Y.C.H.O:P.S.Y.C.H.O is a fast and fun party track, with a chorus that will drive you crazy in the most magnificent way. We’re all bound to bump into some energy vamps so why not propose a toast in their honor? And who begins a song with insane drum fills soaked in flanger? WE DO! Maybe we are the psychos ourselves?! Watch the music video to get some clues…”

Captivating, chanting intro track Aurora allows vocalist Guernica Mancini‘s distinctive, strong and bluesy vocals shine, and sets the scene before the catchy rock’n’roll anthem Queens roars as a celebration of feminine power. Standing up for oneself, fighting back and rising above are some of the main lyrical themes of Phoenix, which Send Me To The Wolves is an outstanding example of. The song’s storyline champions overcoming and not giving in to oppressors, before Domino takes THE GEMS‘ grooviness to the level of legendary classic rock bands of the ’70s. With emotional tracks like Undiscovered Paths and Fruits Of My LaborTHE GEMS bring significant depth and variety to the album, distancing themselves from their history. Stunning interlude Maria’s Song, featuring violinist Maria Jern, fades into the touching ballad Ease Your Pain – giving extra space to the exceptional guitar work of Mona “Demona” Lindgren. Following track Running shines as a surefire future hit with more impressive guitar work and Emlee Johansson‘s hard-hitting drums, before the beautifully stripped-down acoustic version of Like A Phoenix – backed with acoustic guitar by producer Johan Randén – wraps up THE GEMS‘ debut album. Phoenix was mastered by Plec Johansson (Soilwork, Hank von Hell, Firewind) and its artwork was created by ex-Thundermother member Giorgia Carteri (Soilwork, The Nightflight Orchestra).

It is clear that the seasoned musicians of THE GEMS won’t settle in the shadows of their prior successes. With their fresh, convincing debut offering, THE GEMS take a stand and leave the past behind. Make no mistake – with PhoenixTHE GEMS will conquer the international rock scene in a heartbeat.

THE GEMS on Phoenix:Phoenix marks the beginning, the rise of THE GEMS. This album takes you on a journey through one of our toughest times. Through this creative process we were able to really dig deep and let go of a lot of emotional baggage, and find true happiness in music again. The new found freedom our band has been given us shines through on this album. We couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve accomplished, and the true Rock n Roll Sisterhood and community we’ve built through these few months of our existence. Phoenix is the perfect album for anyone going through a tough time, having the rug pulled out under you and somehow finding the strength to rebuild. You’ll get the full range of emotions, masterfully produced by our dear friend Johan Randén, who we also wrote some of the songs with. 
 
We hope people will love Phoenix and really enjoy the epic ride this album will take you on.”

Phoenix

  1. Aurora – Interlude
  2. Queens
  3. Domino
  4. Silver Tongue
  5. Undiscovered Paths
  6. Maria’s Song – Interlude
  7. Ease Your Pain
  8. Running
  9. Renaissance – Interlude
  10. Like A Phoenix
  11. P.S.Y.C.H.O
  12. Kiss it Goodbye

Available Fomats

  • Die Hard Edition, 1 LP Gatefold Vinyl Orange, Red Marbled (incl Slipmat, 16p booklet, cotton bag (38x42cm) – Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive – strictly limited to 100 copies worldwide
  • 1 LP Gatefold Vinyl Blue – Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive – strictly limited to 150 copies worldwide
  • 1 LP Gatefold Vinyl Violet – The Gems Shop exclusive – strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide
  • 1 LP Gatefold Vinyl Black
  • 1 CD Digisleeve
  • Digital Album

THE GEMS- are:
Guernica Mancini – Vocals
Emlee Johansson – Drums
Mona “Demona” Lindgren – Guitar, Bass


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