W.T.C. PRODUCTIONS is proud to present SERPENT NOIR's highly anticipated third album, Death Clan OD.
One of modern black metal's best-kept secrets, SERPENT NOIR have been a study in patience and perseverence. Forming in 2006 in Athens, Greece, over the next number of years, the trio would steadily release an EP, album, and split through the well-respected Daemon Worship label, slowly finessing a refreshing take on the orthodox black metal idiom. However, it was 2015's Erotomysticism whereby SERPENT NOIR would truly hit their stride. Largely sticking to a stark mid-tempo, as perhaps presaged by the alluring title itself, Erotomysticism luxuriously 'n' languorously resided in an ever-unique swamp that was sulfurously bewitching - and was quite simply without peer.
Now, striding forth from the waking-dream ether, SERPENT NOIR emerge once again with a challenging new configuration bearing the ominous title Death Clan OD. An iron-fisted expression of their past, present, and future, here with Death Clan OD does SERPENT NOIR create a poignant panorama of scintillating death energies, ranging the rich history of black metal in addition to the darkest expanses of traditional heavy metal. It's a taut 'n' strident 37 minutes, feeling far vaster than that succinct runtime suggests, as each of the album's seven component tracks wind and wend down shadowy paths and serpentine sensations. And despite this seemingly more traditional integration of classic heavy metal tropes, let it be known that Death Clan OD is a heavily occult-infused work; while the occult has always provided a deeply entrenched foundation for SERPENT NOIR, on this new album are they graced with lyrics entirely written by esteemed occult author Thomas Karlsson, who also provides haunting guest vocals on the record's climactic closer "GOEH RA REAH: Garm Unchained." Altogether, this spirit of collaboration and exploration make Death Clan OD the most fully realized SERPENT NOIR work to date, dedicated as it is to the Knighthood of OD.
The shadow side dawns, with ever-illuminating rays piercing outward. Receive thy clandestine communion and join SERPENT NOIR's Death Clan OD!
released February 7, 2020
Serpent Noir is:
Y.K.: Rhythm and lead guitars, chants
K.K.: Lead vocals, chants
C.L: Lead guitars
JK: Bass guitars
G. C: Drums, percussion
All music by Y.K, all lyrics by Thomas Kar!sson.
Vocals on GOEH RA REAH: Garm Unchained by Thomas Kar!sson
recorded at Dragon Rouge UR Stoa Temple, Stockholm, Sweden.
Sound engineered by Johannes Kvarnbrink.
Death Clan OD recorded, mixed and mastered at IGNITE STUDIOS,
Peristeri, Greece by George Christoforidis and Serpent Noir.
Artwork and Layout by LGN.
Death Clan OD is dedicated to the Knighthood of O D.
I've kept this album in my wishlist for a year waiting for the right time, right place. I think this is it now, for reasons known to me. And it's possibly one of the most important albums of this time (together with Mgła's Age of Excuse).
Worse still, one of the most important works of art of this time: not just in metal and not just in music.
And OK, my lovely one from them.
How tf anybody can call DsO fascists because of this remains inconceivable to me. YomaBarr