LUMINOTH is a four-man alternative/progressive rock band based out of Knoxville, TN. They have played the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Indy date 2011 and also the Ernie Ball Stage in VAN’S WARPED TOUR 2011 and in 2009. LUMINOTH has shared a stage with SEVENDUST, 10 YEARS, Black Tide, Art of Dying, Hell or Highwater, DROWNING POOL and OPIATE – The Audio and Visual Experience of TOOL.
As fans and radio disc jockeys can attest to they are hard to categorize into an alternative subgenre. LUMINOTH’s sound is a result of their varied music backgrounds which include everything from metal, punk, blues, 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. Audiences 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. Adam has been personally acknowledged as having an “amazing” voice by vocalists in some of the biggest rock bands in the nation. Adam’s vocal influences include: Chris Cornell, Otis Redding, Maynard Keenan, Michael Jackson, Nat King Cole, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Phil Anselmo, and Frank Sinatra.
Bassist John Springer brings a percussive complexity to LUMNOTH and combined with his energetic stage presence he is the kinetic force behind the band. John’s bass is in the forefront of the LUMINOTH sound and has been compared to bassists Justin Chancelor and Getty Lee. (Ernie Ball Classic Stingray) Guitarist Jason Henry delivers a dark edginess that gives a metal influence to the LUMINOTH sound. Jason marries a classical rock sound with the more improvisational tradition of psychedelic rock. (Gibson SP) Drummer Paul McGee brings a fresh musical approach to rock drumming. Paul brings over 20 years of drumming and teaching experience to LUMINOTH. Paul is the intensity in the arc of LUMINOTH and a major influence in the bands progressive time signatures. (Yamaha/Paiste)
LUMINOTH is a brotherhood that grew out of mutual respect for each other as musicians from different genres. Their longtime friendship 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” was about coming together for the first time as a band and dovetailing their different approaches to rock music.
Luminoth’s 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 melded their music into a definite Luminoth sound, and as a fan stated, “Luminoth is a melting pot of every piece of music that matters.”
Luminoth’s influences include: Soundgarden, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Primus, Rage Against The Machine, The Police, Dream Theater, Metallica, Depeche Mode, Beastie Boys……the list goes on and on. (You should see their iTunes library.)