As the release of the sophomore LP from New York City’s melancholic sludge metal faction, SERPENTINE PATH, grows ever closer, with the disturbing Emanations now less than three weeks from its street date, the band has leaked another song from the album, in addition to officially announcing a hometown record release show.
Persevering SERPENTINE PATH’s Emanations and its unfathomable quagmire of low-end riff decay is akin to navigating ones way through a sea of carrion in the dead of night on a makeshift raft fashioned from the remains of your closest family members and acquaintances, every ripple striving to suck you into its fatal current, feeding the demons congregating just below the surface in anticipation. The album’s second taxing hymn, “House Of Worship,” aptly displays not only the morbid quintet’s sonic strength, and is an exorcism of their sludgecraft devotion, the songwriting as potent as the amplification backing the track. Invisible Oranges is now playing the new tune, in part noting, “The song smolders in the post-apocalyptic sense, with expertly arranged, no-nonsense riffing and restrained drumming giving rise to something bleak and sinister.”
Bow, pray, and accept defeat at the “House Of Worship” at THIS LOCATION.
The album’s “Disfigured Colossus” is also playing HERE.
Invisible Oranges and Signature Riff have also this week announced a record release show for Emanations. Set to take place subsequent to the album’s release on June 21st at The Acheron in Brooklyn, the evening will mark the second-ever SERPENTINE PATH live performance, and is not to be missed for all seekers of grime, corruption and decimating amplification.
SERPENTINE PATH Emanations Release Show:
6/21/2014 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Churchburn, Throaat, Dridge [info]
Emanations will see release through Relapse on May 27th. The highly anticipated follow-up to their self-titled 2012 debut, Emanations is the band’s first SERPENTINE PATH studio venture featuring new second guitarist Stephen Flam of NYC doom/death legends, Winter, aligned with founding members Tim Bagshaw (ex-Ramesses, ex-Electric Wizard) and a triad of ex-Unearthly Trance members, bassist Jay Newman, drummer Darren Verni and vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (The Howling Wind). Capturing forty-five minutes of true sludge punishment from this true underground all-star team, Emanations was recorded by Newman, as was their debut, after which it was mastered at Audiosiege, the album dredging forth the band’s most demoralizing and anguish-filled slow-motion chaos yet.