Denver doom bringers, IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS, will unleash a brand new slab of slow-roasted audio disease this Winter titled Merging In Light. The follow-up to the band’s 2013-released Of The Flock EP, which The Sludgelord commended for thrusting forth, “thirty minutes of some of the most impure, indecent and coarse noise that these ears have heard,” and Hard Rock Revolution called, “heavier than damn near anything you’ve ever heard,” carries on their historically intestine-rupturing resonance with three tracks of lumbering cheerlessness. Produced, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Catheter, Nightbringer, Primitive Man, Cobalt, etc.) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, Merging In Light flaunts over twenty slow, ugly minutes of true sonic desolation, fit for devout disciples of Grief, Saint Vitus, Om, Khanate, Weedeater, Sunn O))) and the like.
IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS‘ Merging In Light features artwork by renowned illustrator Sam Turner, (Sleep, Speedwolf et al) and will be released independently on limited 12″ colored vinyl with an etched B-side. The two ouroboros serpents forming the Vesica Piscis symbol on the front and back cover will be done in UV spot gloss on the jacket, so it will have the appearance of glossy black against matte black. Additionally, 100 of the 500 records pressed will have a haze of black set against a milky, semi-translucent white, and will also come with a printed slipmat available. The remaining 400 will be white vinyl.
In related news, IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS will bring their shadowy tales of desolation to the stage later this year first opening for Neurosis on their home turf on October 19th then a performance the following month at No Thanks Fest in Emory, Texas alongside Sabbath Assembly, Pinkish Black, Uzala, Dead to a Dying World and more with additional live rituals to be announced in the weeks to come.
IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS Live Rituals:
10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO w/ Neurosis, Subrosa, [info]
11/07-09/2014 No Thanks Fest – Emory, Texas w/ Uzala, Sabbath Assembly, Dead To A Dying World [info]
IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS was forged in early 2011 by vocalist/guitarist Grant Netzorg and drummer JJ Anselmi formerly in separate area country bands. The two united through their mutual adoration of Earth’s The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull. Later that Spring they recorded a four-song demo in a friend’s basement studio, which they paid for in AR-15 ammunition and beer. Shortly thereafter, Anselmi fled the band on amicable terms, and Joseph Weller Myer (Royal Talons, Whilt) has been slaying the skins in his stead ever since. In May of 2013 Myer and Netzorg entered the studio to record their follow-up, Of the Flock, which was subsequently mixed and mastered by Billy Anderson. Of the Flock was self-released on vinyl on Halloween of 2013.
Merging In Light will be released independently on December 21st, 2014 via the band’s official BandCamp page at THIS LOCATION.
Merging In Light Track Listing:
1. Breed, Consume, Die
2. Third Mind
3. A Union Of Opposites