Los Angeles, CA-based trio, Ides Of Gemini (Sera Timms, J. Bennett, and Kelly Johnston), released their latest musical masterpiece, Old World New Wave, on September 16, 2014 via Neurot Recordings. Loaded with the band’s Slavic-tinged, doomy black metal, Old World New Wave will not only keep their fans totally content, but also asserts that Ides Of Gemini are in top form. We fired some simple yet funny questions over to guitarist J. Bennett in order to afford you something different from the standard Q&A.
What 3 things would you have to have in your bag on a road trip?
Bennett: Percocet, a hand cannon, and a nice assortment of mixed nuts.
If your life were a book or movie, what would the title be?
Bennett: “You Can’t Get There From Here.”
Would you rather be a zombie, vampire or werewolf?
Bennett: Werewolf, obviously.
Cats or Dogs?
Bennett: As a pet or, like, for dinner?
Check out the ‘Old World New Wave’ video teaser
If you were a stripper what would your name be?
If you could hang out with a famous person (dead or alive) for one day, who would it be?
Bennett: Scatman Crothers.
What was your first concert?
Bennett: Willie Nelson at Great Woods in Mansfield, MA.
If you could be a cartoon character who would you be?
Bennett: Wile E. Coyote. Because no matter how badly he fucks up, he always lives to see another day.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would play the lead role as you?
Bennett: Linda Manz.
Favorite book of all time?
Bennett: ‘Mantrapping’ by Ragnar Benson.
Bennett: ‘The River’s Edge’ or ‘The Big Lebowski.’ Tough call there….
If you could have dinner with any musician (dead or alive) who would it be?
Bennett: Phil Lynott.
What were you doing in the 80’s?
Bennett: Listening to Whitesnake, Def Leppard and Van Halen. In grade school.
Favourite childhood musical memory?
Bennett: Singing along to “Still Of The Night” in my bedroom.
What’s your secret to great metal hair?
Bennett: Shave it all off.
Check out the song “The Adversary”