Following a successful, near-month-long live US takeover last month, Denver doom titans, IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS, will open for the originators of The Riff, 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 where they’ll 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 SERPENTS 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.” Discounted presale tickets are available at TRVE’s Denver tap room, or via the band directly.
IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS:
4/19/2015 Ogden Theater – Denver, CO w/ Sleep, Primitive Man
4/24/2015 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO w/ Khemmis, Ghosts of Glaciers, Lotus Gait
IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS continues to tout psalms from their Merging In Light EP, released 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 Light boasts over twenty, soul-collapsing minutes of rumbling, riff-sodden, fuzzed out cheerlessness. 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.
“…the most crushing doom I’ve experienced in some time. This EP needs to come with a warning: Head may implode.” — HeadbangorGTFO
“…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.” – The Sludgelord
“…one of the most exciting bands around in the doom genre.” — Echoes And Dust
“…equal parts fucking heavy, headbangingly groovy, and a thickness in sound that makes most songs sound thin and obsolete in comparison.” – Teeth Of The Divine
“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.” — No Clean Singing
“…an excellent addition to the collection of any one interested in the slow, dense and sludgy.” – Invisible Oranges
“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.” – Heathen Harvest