Boise doom shamans WOLVSERPENT, who last year released the incredible Perigaea Antahkarana via Relapse Records, will be heading to mainland Europe next week for an extensive tour which kicks off on the 25th September in Prague, Czech Republic before heading to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, Belgium and Russia, during the tour, WOLVSERPENT will also play sets at Ritual Cvlt Fest in Barcelona, Spain and Amplifest in Oporto, Portugal, the full dates as are follows:
WOLVSERPENT Euro Tour 2014
25/09/2014: CZ, Republic, Prague – Club 007
26/09/2014: DE, Leipzig – IFZ
27/09/2014: AT, Kremsmünster – Mukuku
28/09/2014: DE, Munich – Backstage
29/09/2014: CH, Zurich – Boschbar
30/09/2014: CH, Basel – Hirscheneck
01/10/2014: FR, Marseille – Le Lounge
02/10/2014: SP, Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 – Ritual Cvlt Fest [info]
03/10/2014: SP, Madrid – Sala But
04/10/2014: SP, Oviedo – La Lata De Zinc
05/10/2014: PT, Oporto – Amplifest [info]
08/10/2014: FR, Borduex – Heretic
09/10/2014: FR, Montaigu – Zinor
10/10/2014: FR, Paris – Les Instants Chavires
11/10/2014: NL, Utrecht – DBS
12/10/2014: BE, Bruxelles – Mag4
13/10/2014: BE, Liege – Inside Out
14/10/2014: DE, Freiburg – Slowclub
15/10/2014: DE, Kassel – Hellroom
16/10/2014: NL, Arnhem – Willemeen
17/10/2014: DE, Berlin – Urbanspree
18/10/2014: RU, Moscow – TBA
Formed in 2009. WOLVSERPENT plays a masterful mix of apocalyptic doom, dark folk, avant-orchestral drone and blackened, sepulchral ambience. Creating beautifully bleak visuals of other worlds, times and spaces. Some that are vibrant and full and some that have long turned to dust and been drained of life. 2010 saw the release of their debut full-length, Blood Seed, which was met with immense critical acclaim and quickly sold out of its limited edition pressings.
In 2012 the band signed to renowned indie label Relapse Records and recorded their sophomore full-length entitled Perigaea Antahkarana , a four song 80 minute opus, with producer/engineer Mell Dettmer in Seattle. Released September 17 2013. Perigaea Antahkarana is WOLVSERPENT’s most haunting and diverse material to date. The pair’s sprawling compositions gracefully wend their way through the valleys of death, drone, black metal, doom, and chamber music and arrive triumphantly on foreign shores. Borne of its creators’ 20+ years of classical training and deep appreciation for the works of composers like Arvo Part, Gyorgy Ligeti, and Krzysztof Penderecki, WOLVSERPENT’s vision combines stringed amplified instruments with a 21st century approach to composition to create works that are dark, emotional, menacing, cinematic, atmospheric, and heartbreakingly beautiful.
Of Perigaea Antahkarana, Ross proclaimed in his review “At 81 minutes this is not the sort of album you’ll throw on for some easy-listening, but if you’re willing to dedicate yourself to it, to submit to an awakening of your atavistic instincts, it’s one of the most rewarding immersive experiences that metal on the more avant-garde end of the spectrum can offer“.
Perigaea Antahkarana is out now and available from the Relapse Records webstore.