Genre-crossing artist Cancer Killing Gemini fuses pop music with industrial, down tempo, post-grunge, electronica & rock. With a focus on songcraft and accessibility, CKG writes, records and releases honest, powerful radio-friendly music. Drawing on a wide range of influences (Big Black, Fiona Apple, The Jesus Lizard, Tears for Fears, NIN, Portishead, Deftones, Pixies, etc) Cancer Killing Gemini delivers melodic and lyrical hooks in multiple styles and genres.
Founder / musician / producer Eric Michael Cohen's previous project, kittymonkey, a moody and intense electro-pop foursome, received critical acclaim. Before kittymonkey, Eric toured playing bass in New York “luv punks” Battershell and fronted Boston hard rock outfit Decaf.
Cancer Killing Gemini's debut "It only hurts when we breathe has received spins on over 50 US college radio stations.
"Simply wonderful... American Industrial rock at its finest... everything fits, everything is right... Each track of the album is a small adventure in itself... very charming and unconventional: One can feel the music behind the artist's name, the personality of the album..." (translated from German) – Metal.de
“...the chorus is this awesome, almost ballad-like hook that keeps you wanting more… 'Christcontrol' is a hell of a cool song” - PureGrainAudio.com
“...CKG blends hooks strong enough to land a whale with music that is ready to be played on commercial radio right now...” “...equal parts industrial wall of sound...and melodic ease that could be the soundtrack for a hurricane out at sea.” - MusikReviews.com
“...my favourite track so far of 2010 "Christ Control" is one of those tracks that screams industrial metal, it screams Nine Inch Nails and it screams listen to me over and over which I found myself doing on many occasions so far this year...." -Defiance Webzinewww.cancerkillinggemini.com
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Boston, MA USA
Cancer Killing Gemini #1 on Boston Electronic charts at ReverbNation, top 100 nationwide