From: TN, United States
Genre: Alternative/Alt. Rock, Progressive, Hard Rock
Luminoth is a four-man alternative rock band based out of Knoxville, Tennessee. They have been a supporting act for DROWNING POOL and recently for OPIATE – The TOOL Audio and Visual Experience. Luminoth also played on the VAN’S WARPED TOUR 2009.
As fans and radio disc jockeys can attest to they are hard to categorize into an alternative subgenre. Luminoth’s unique sound is a result of their varied music backgrounds which include everything from metal, punk, jazz, and classic rock-n-roll. One local radio station DJ described Luminoth as “THE DOORS on metal.” Luminoth is melodic and harmonious but with a thunderous metal drive.
Luminoth’s band members have a tight integrated chemistry on stage and this is readily apparent to their audience. Their dynamic stage presence over flows into the audience and fans have often said that they feel like they had been invited to a private jam session with the band.
Singer Adam Henry lends the band vocal power. He is melodic, virtuosic, and can deliver an explosive drive. Adam is a “vocal-motive,” rolling the stage experience right out into the audience like a freight train.
Bassist John Springer brings a percussive complexity to Luminoth and combined with his energetic stage presence he is the kinetic force behind the band.
Guitarist Jason Henry delivers an aggressive dark edginess that gives an impenetrable metal influence to the Luminoth sound. On stage, Jason goes off the grid.
Drummer Paul McGee has an outside of the box style that is a fresh musical approach to rock drumming. Paul is the intensity in the arc of Luminoth.
Luminoth’s tight chemistry stems from their long time friendship that goes back to the days before they officially founded in 2005. The band states that their self-titled debut album in 2009 was like “pieces of a complex music puzzle falling into place.”
Luminoth’s recent 2010 release titled Cabal was a three dimensional exploration of their varied music backgrounds and is a more contextualized definition of themselves as a band. Cabal brought about the usurpation of their respective genres, and as a fan stated, “Luminoth is a melting pot of every piece of music that matters.”