Genuflect is an American band from Boston, Massachusetts composed of former members of Reveille. Genuflect's lyrical message lashes out against social, political and economic corruption. The band formed in 2005 and released LPs in 2007 and 2009. They went into hiatus in 2011, however Genuflect reformed in August 2013 and are currently working on new music and future tour plans. A release date for their new music has not been set.
The End of the World, The Shadow Side and hiatus (2005-2011):
In 2005, former founding Reveille members reunited to form Genuflect. The band was a new project by Drew Simollardes and Greg Sullivan, the vocalist and the guitarist respectively, from the national act Reveille, who previously toured on Ozzfest with Pantera, Soulfly and Disturbed; and also toured nationally with Sevendust, Static-X, Godsmack, Powerman 5000, Kid Rock, and Machine Head.
Genuflect has released two full-length albums to date. Their debut record The End of the World was released in 2007, and was followed by The Shadow Side, released in 2009. Genuflect headlined national tours in 2008 and again in 2009 promoting their two albums to a loyal underground fan following. The band went on hiatus in 2011.
"Genuflect is wired for political and social agitation. Song after song (Genuflect) picks a target and unloads. The misleading politicking that set the stage for the war in Iraq, the sex scandals involving members of the clergy, the idea of terrorists killing in the name of God, and the social decay brought on by a culture overfed on celebrity news but starved of meaningful discussion are some of the topics raised on 'The End of the World' ... a relentlessly hard-sounding album." -The Worcester Telegram and Gazette.
"Genuflect...is less rap and more metal than Reveille, but stays true to the hardcore sound that gave Reveille its edge. Street-smart songs such as 'Potent' and 'Kill Shot' delve into societal ills like crime and drugs with genuine passion and explosiveness. Could a rap-rock resurgence be upon us?" -The Boston Herald
Reunion and new album (2013-current):
Genuflect reunited in August 2013, and has begun writing a new album. The new album is set to be released during the summer of 2014. The band stated via Facebook that the new album will be released in October. A Rose From the Dead was released on October 31.
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