Like CATHEDRAL and TROUBLE before them, SERPENTS OF DAWN delivers a sound that is equal parts doom and traditional heavy metal riding together atop a pulverizing 70s groove. Serpents’ memorable riffs and compelling leads are provided by guitarist and founding member Kyle House. House has demonstrated a colossal aptitude for riff writing in his other band – crusty death metal destruction unit, ACEPHALIX – and his “knack for catchiness,” as recognized by Pitchfork’s Andy O’Connor, is on full display in SERPENTS.
House’s righteous axe work is supported by the locked in rhythm section of Patrick Crawford and Michael Scanland and is rounded out by the cavernous death-doom delivery of vocalist Stephen Wallace. The sum of these collective parts is the aural equivalent of a lumbering, denim and leather clad, chopper riding beast. Think “Onward to Golgotha” era INCANTATION doing vintage LEAF HOUND covers, or CORRUPTED if they were obsessed with MOUNTAIN’S “Climbing!”.
SERPENTS tapped Bay-Area underground metal production wizard Greg Wilkinson (HIGH ON FIRE, ANNIHILATION TIME, GRAVES AT SEA) to record the band’s first full length. SERPENTS entered Earhammer Studios in 2017 and laid down their first full length album, “Into The Garden.” These six new tracks capture the essence of the band’s groove driven heavy doom style. The band is currently preparing the album for worldwide release September 14th, 2018 on San Francisco label DOOM STEW RECORDS.