In The Company Of Serpents
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"Ain-Soph Aur," the new studio offering from Denver doom duo In The Company Of Serpents, will see independent release on March 10th, 2017. In advance of its release, today closing track "Limitless Light" comes online and can be heard below.
"'Limitless Light' is probably the heaviest thing we've written to date," comments vocalist Grant Netzorg, "and it's my favorite track off the new record. It's a very cathartic and often painful song for me to play live. Thematically, this song deals with striving to realize the true version of one's self, the self that is who we essentially are at the core of our beings when all other baggage we acquire in life is stripped away."
He goes on to say, "It is that true and beautiful version of ourselves that we must take every effort to honor and act upon, and it is a lifelong pursuit. This song has a strong melancholy to it, because I know that in many ways I have personally failed in this endeavor, whether through personal or professional obligations, or in the simple reality of how our society operates. Nonetheless it is an immense goal worthy of constant and continued effort, regardless of any personal setbacks I have encountered on the path there, and I intend to keep chasing that ideal." More...
Denver doom duo In The Company Of Serpents will release a new studio offering this March 10th, 2017. Titled "Ain-Soph Aur," the entrancing six-track recording was captured last year at Flatline Audio in the band's home city by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis, Cephalic Carnage).
"Ain-Soph Aur" takes its name from the three veils of negative existence which precede the manifestation of the material universe in the philosophy of Hermetic Qabalah, a Western esoteric tradition involving mysticism and the occult.
"The phrase translates to 'Limitless Light,' and is emblematic of the Qabalistic concepts which are central to the record," elaborates vocalist Grant Netzorg. "Thematically, this record explores personal discovery and evolution through the lens of Qabalistic and Hermetic thought. It is about shedding the dross and superfluous baggage heaped upon us by society and blind adherence to convention in favor of pursuing the true self at the core of every being."
"Musically," he continues, "we're exploring territory that we've alluded to in the past on songs like 'Rendered Unto Ash,' but haven't had a chance to really explore until this record. We've previously written many songs that are unrelentingly heavy the whole way through, while on this record we're exploring the softer, spookier elements of our writing to a much greater degree. The heaviness is still there, rest assured. The closing track, 'Limitless Light,' is probably the heaviest thing we've written. But that heaviness is contrasted by the more prominent use of dark, sparse passages, and that in turn adds much more impact and heft to those heavy elements."
1. Middle Pillar
5. Limitless Nothingness
6. Limitless Light More...
The entire itinerary for the fourth edition of the annual Southwest Terror Fest has been disclosed, as the 2015 installment is confirmed to consume Tucson, Arizona for four days once again this October.
Southwest Terror Fest Vol. 4 will run from October 15th through 18th, with events scheduled at three Tucson venues -- The Rialto Theatre, Club Congress and 191 Toole.
The festivities will begin on Thursday, October 15th with a nighttime kickoff show, followed by both matinee and late club shows on Friday the 16th, and the main events on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th, and the running orders for each show has now been posted: More...
Following a near-month-long live U.S. takeover last month, Denver's In The Company Of Serpents will open Sleep this Sunday as a precursor to 4/20, the unofficial national day of cannabis celebration.
The following weekend, the duo will crush the weak at the Bluebird Theater to premiere new hymn, "Rendered Unto Ash," live for the very first time. Additionally, the band will also have special limited screen-prints of the "Rendered Unto Ash" artwork by FTG Illustrations.
Comments In The Company Of Serpent's guitarist/vocalist Grant Netzorg: "'Rendered Unto Ash' was recorded in collaboration with our friends at TRVE Brewing CO & Flatline Audio, who are two of the biggest advocates for awesome heavy tunes here in Denver. Dave Otero spearheads Flatline Audio, where we also recently recorded Merging In Light, so we were excited to head back in to record with him once again.
"The new material is simultaneously among the heaviest stuff we've recorded, while it is also some of the more experimental. I was able to indulge my inner Ennio Morricone, and there are several passages in 'Rendered Unto Ash' which would be at home in an eerie spaghetti western. The artwork for this release was done by Fred Grabosky of FTG Illustrations. We met when he was touring with his old band, the awesomely heavy and psychedelic Sadgiqacea,and he has really gone all out for this piece. I gave him the very broad subject of wanting imagery that would invoke the idea of life springing from death, or something positive that is presaged by cataclysm. The end result of his work embodies this perfectly, and we are thrilled with it.
"For the TRVE/Flatline release show for' Rendered Unto Ash' at the Bluebird Theater on April 24th, we will have two different hand-screened versions of this art available in limited editions of twenty-three each, and will also have shirts with this art as well." More...
Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...
Denver doom duo In The Company Of Serpents will kick off a U.S. live takeover next week. Set to embark on March 6th in Salt Lake City with additional dates added since the initial announcement, the band will bring lead-footed tidings to fourteen cities down the West Coast and into the Southwest, with the tour coming to a halt on March 21st in Wichita.
In The Company Of Serpents will be joined by a host of ear-bleeders throughout the journey including Top Dead Celebrity, Ladybird, Gale and more. Comments the band, "Let the waves of fuzz roll over you, empty your mind, and worship at the throne of Ohms."
The group will be scouring ears with hymns from the "Merging In Light" EP, unleashed at the close of 2014. More...
The Denver doom bringers from In The Company Of Serpents will bring their chest-caving tidings to the stage this March on a short but pummeling run of live incursions.
Set to commence on March 6th in Salt Lake City, the duo will trounce nine cities down the West Coast and into the Southwest with additional rituals in the plotting stages. Comments the band:
"We are looking forward to our first tour of the West Coast, and are stoked about the bands we are playing with along the way. Venues and supporting bands will be announced in the coming weeks as we tie up the final details, but rest assured that each show has a killer lineup of some of the best heavy bands running. Let the waves of fuzz roll over you, empty your mind, and worship at the throne of Ohms."
3/06/2015 Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT
3/07/2015 Crazy Horse - Boise, ID
3/09/2015 Highline - Seattle, WA
3/10/2015 Tonic Lounge - Portland, OR
3/12/2015 Complex - Los Angeles, CA
3/14/2015 51 West - Phoenix, AZ
3/17/2015 Billiards Back Room - Abilene, TX
3/19/2015 The Double Wide - Dallas, TX
3/20/2015 The Blue Note - Oklahoma City, OK More...
"Merging In Light" is the forthcoming EP from Denver doom duo In The Company Of Serpents. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Nightbringer, Primitive Man etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, "Merging In Light" spews forth over twenty rumbling minutes of bottom-heavy, riff-sodden, fuzzed out cheerlessness.
In celebration of its official unveiling on December 21st, today the band offers up opening rager "Breed, Consume, Die" for communal worship. Check it out below. The band also comments:
"'Breed, Consume, Die' is basically about how we're shoehorned as a society into this paradigm where we're expected to constantly work, and spend what little time we have to ourselves consuming dispensable bullshit that does nothing to enrich our lives. If we don't conform to that mold or approach to life, we're labelled as dead weight, so we all end up chasing that carrot on a stick while anything of value in our lives is whittled down to nothing."
With the official unleashing of "Merging In Light," the forthcoming EP from Denver doom sorcerers In The Company Of Serpents now less than one month away, today Revolver Magazine offers up second movement, "Third Mind" for public appreciation. Give it a listen below.
Produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Nightbringer, Primitive Man, Cobalt, etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, "Merging In Light" boasts over twenty hostile minutes of bottom-heavy, riff-sodden, cheerlessness and auditory gloom.
You can see the band live supporting the new album on these dates:
12/06/2014 The Marquis Theater - Denver, CO W/ To Be Eaten, Call Of The Void
1/16/2015 The Marquis Theater - Denver, CO * EP Release Show w/ The Flight Of Sleipnir, Ghosts Of Glaciers, Dreadnought More...
"Merging In Light" is the forthcoming EP from Denver doom conjurors, In The Company Of Serpents.
Set for official unveiling next month (December 21st), the duo's latest manifestation of slow, sordid sonic debilitation carries on planet shattering resonance with three tracks of hostile, lumbering cheerlessness.
The EP was produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Nightbringer, Primitive Man, Cobalt, etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado.
In celebration of its upcoming release, today Cvlt Nation hurls forth the near ten-minute closing psalm, "A Union Of Opposites," for public consumption. Give it a listen below. You can also catch the band live:
11/07-09/2014 No Thanks Fest - Emory, Texas w/ Uzala, Sabbath Assembly, Dead To A Dying World More...
Denver doom bringers In The Company Of Serpents will unleash a brand new slab of slow-roasted audio disease on December 21st titled "Merging In Light."
The follow-up to the band's 2013 EP "Of The Flock" carries on the band's historically intestine-rupturing resonance with three tracks of lumbering cheerlessness. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, "Merging In Light" flaunts over twenty slow, ugly minutes of true sonic desolation. The track listing is as follows:
1. Breed, Consume, Die
2. Third Mind
3. A Union Of Opposites
The album features artwork by illustrator Sam Turner (Sleep, Speedwolf et al) and will be released independently on limited 12" colored vinyl with an etched B-side. See the band live on these dates:
10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO w/ Neurosis, Subrosa
11/08/2014 No Thanks Fest - Emory, Texas w/ Uzala, Sabbath Assembly, Dead To A Dying World More...
The long awaited Doommantia Vol. 2 anthology has been released. This compilation was put together to raise money to benefit Ed Barnard, founder of Doommantia.com. After suffering with heart problems for years, Ed was hit with astronomical hospital bills which left him homeless. Due to the lack of decent healthcare in the US, Ed has now returned to his homeland of Australia to receive the care he deserves.
To help him with living expenses, 84 bands and artists from all over the world have come together once again to ease the burden left upon Ed. Just a nominal sum (with an option to pay more) gets you over 9 hours of some of the best doom, stoner, sludge, psychedelic, and drone jams out there. Stream the whole compilation and get the download details over at bandcamp. More...
The first ever Doommantia compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1," has been streaming online over at bandcamp. The anthology features over 39 bands ranging from War Injun to Bongripper, and was released to benefit Doommantia chief Ed Barnard. For those unaware, Ed has been homeless now for a couple of months but still manages to keep the Doommantia site viable online.
Ed used to have a good job until he suffered a series of two heart attacks. Those events, plus the exorbitant cost of cardial medications made paying the rent an impossibility and got him evicted from his place in Aberdeen, Washington. Now homeless, the doom and metal community has been rallying around his cause with benefit concerts and now this compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1." All proceeds from it will help the Australian Mr. Barnard regain his self-sufficiency.
Denver doom metal band In The Company Of Serpents has been streaming its recent five song album over on Bandcamp. In The Company Of Serpents is a duo featuring Grant Netzorg on "brown notes and thrashed throat" and JJ Anselmi on "skins." On the cassette version and official digital download, a sixth bonus track is featured - a cover of Electric Wizard's "Vinum Sabbathi."