The 2014 release of the album ‘Of Things Seen & Unseen‘ marks a new beginning for SERPENT VENOM.
Conceived in 2008, SERPENT VENOM, hailing from London and Hertfordshire, brought their brand of 70’s tinged, traditional heavy doom to a wide audience across the UK, receiving high praise for debut album ‘Carnal Altar‘ and their live shows. Upon the departure of Pete Fox, SERPENT VENOM enlisted guitarist Roland Scriver, (Sloth, End of Level Boss) and toured hard across the British Isles and Europe. With a ferocious live presence and thunderous volume, the band continued to cement their reputation as a live act playing with the likes of Trouble, Pentagram, Conan, Black Magician, Goatess and Bast, all whilst honing the riffs for the second album.
‘Of Things Seen & Unseen‘ was recorded at Skyhammer Studio in October 2013 with Chris Fielding (Electric Wizard, Conan, Capricorns, Taint, Coltsblood, Bast) at the helm. It is the first recording to feature guitarist Roland Scriver and marks a song writing approach that came straight out of the jam room and involved the whole band.
‘Of Things Seen & Unseen‘ tracklist:
1. The Penance You Pay
2 .Sorrow’s Bastard
3. Death Throes At Dawn
4. The Lords Of Life
5. I Awake
6. Let Them Starve
7.Pilgrims Of The Sun
8. Burning Free
‘Of Things Seen & Unseen‘ will be released worldwide on 27th June 2014 via The Church Within Records and for a taster of doom laden grooves to come, you can stream the 2nd track from the album Sorrow’s Bastard below:
In other SERPENT VENOM news, the band will be hitting the road from tonight for a short run of UK gigs with Sweden’s GOATESS as well as SIGIRIYA & GRIMPEN MIRE, the dates are as follows:
Photo Credit: Antony Roberts