Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Sludgelord News: IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Denver's Doomiest To Kick Off US Tour Next Week; Additional Dates Confirmed


Denver doom duo, IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS, will kick off their US 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 their 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 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."

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS will be scouring ears with hymns from their Merging In Light EP, unleashed at the close of 2014. Produced, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Nightbringer, Primitive Man etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, Merging In Lightboasts over twenty chest-heaving minutes of bottom-heavy, riff-sodden, fuzzed out cheerlessness. The Sludgelord champions the offering calling it, "perfect and depressing in its sound... a thunderous and downtuned beast. How this duo can make such a thunderous, epic, filthy, sludgy sound is bewildering." Echoes And Dust crowns IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS, "...one of the most exciting bands around in the doom genre," furthering of the EP, " It's a no frills affair with one eye on the old school and the other on a more contemporary affair and given time surely they must reap the dividends." No Clean Singing elaborates, "The music is tank-like in the roll of its mechanics, the guitar and bass chords so distorted and sludgy that it seems like an experiment in the most efficient means of sonic spinal compression, the drum strikes so powerful that they come down like a pile-driver on concrete. The effect is near-cataclysmic. But oh man, the groove is so dominant - these are neck-grabbing songs that will bend your head up and down to their will," while Heathen Harvest adds, "IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS have, yet again, succeeded in crafting a collection of tunes that are malicious and ugly, while still possessing an irrefutable catchiness. While the band seems to be embracing and exploiting their time in the studio for the occasional overdub or sound effect, it should be noted that they are not doing so at the expense of their live sound. Merging In Light is easily one of the year's best... Perhaps not as spacey or as sprawling as Yob, IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTSchannels the same degree of unbridled anger, but without the occasional glimpse of hope or transcendence that is often intimated by Mike Scheidt and co."

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS:
3/06/2015 Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Oxcross, Top Dead Celebrity
3/07/2015 Crazy Horse - Boise, ID w/ Oxcross, Top Dead Celebrity, Swamp Shrine
3/09/2015 Highline - Seattle, WA w/ UN, Breag Naofa
3/10/2015 Tonic Lounge  - Portland, OR / Burials, Satanarchist, Dispossessed
3/11/2015 Eli's Mile High Club - Oakland, CA w/ Devoid
3/12/2015 Complex - Los Angeles, CA /Teeth
3/13/2015 The First Universalist Church Of San Diego - San Diego, CA w/ Old Man Wizard, Garth Algar, Deep Sea Thunder Beast
3/14/2015 51 West - Phoenix, AZ w/ Twin Giant, Ladybird, Gale
3/15/2015 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM w/ End to End, Iceolus, Echoes Of Fallen
3/17/2015 Billiards Back Room - Abilene, TX w/ Adrenal Asphyxia
3/18/2015 The Badlands - Austin, TX w/ Mountain Of Smoke, Destroyer of Light + more for the Austin Heavy Music Vol.2 Showcase
3/19/2015 The Double Wide - Dallas, TX w/ Terminator 2, The Spectacle
3/20/2015 The Blue Note  - Oklahoma City, OK w/ Idre
3/21/2015 The Crows Nest - Wichita, KS w/ The Serpent Overlord, Idre 


Featuring artwork by renowned illustrator Sam Turner, (Sleep, Speedwolf et al) the EP was released independently on limited 12" colored vinyl and is currently available via the IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS BandCamp page HERE.

Source: Earsplit PR

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