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|Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:12 pm Post subject: Wolvserpent Appreciation
|Wolvserpent: Sign to Relapse Records
Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Boise, Idaho’s mysterious occult duo WOLVSERPENT. Formed in 2010, WOLVSERPENT consist of Blake Green (guitar, vocals, keys) and Brittany McConnell (drums, percussion, violin) playing a masterful mix of apocalyptic doom, avant-orchestral drone and blackened, sepulchral ambience. The duo will enter the studio to record their sophomore full-length entitled PERIGAEA, a four song 80 minute opus, this November with producer/engineer Mell Dettmer (SUNN 0))), BORIS, ASVA, EARTH) in Seattle and in Idaho at in their home studio.
After a two year writing period, WOLVSERPENT first recorded the PERIGAEA 2012 demo (pronounced "pear-a-guy-a") in Dec '11-January 2012. Choosing initially not to release it....but to hold onto it for another 9 months and re-write it, they are now offering it as a free stream at Bandcamp and download via their official site here. The upcoming full-length version of PERIGAEA will be an entirely different manifestation of the ideas heard on the demo.
WOLVSERPENT commented on the recent signing and new material:
"We are very pleased to be working with Relapse Records on this upcoming album. We are excited to join forces and foster the potential of our best work to date.
We don't want to say much about the concept now. But we will say this: PERIGAEA is inspired by the four stages of existence and with that, the phases of humanity within the Earth and the greater Universe. PERIGAEA explores and reinforces our qualities and struggles as humans in this life. Our relationship with the Earth and our place as spiritual beings in what some believe is the final phase of this cycle. There are many names for it, one of those names is 'Kali Yuga,' the age of Kali, the dark age. The serpent that eats it's own tail will once again devour itself and give to itself a new birth and a fresh start."
This demo represents the early stages and younger concepts of PERIGAEA. We decided to set new standards for ourselves, working longer and investing more in our music, allowing the pieces to breathe and gain new life. Created from the strength and seeds of ideas past, this demo has served as the roots from which we have grown. We want to share this process of growth with our fans. We have taken Wolvserpent's concepts to the stone and sharpened our vision. "
One of my all-time musical collectives. Blake & Brittany are wonderful individuals and their passion shines through in the music. I had the pleasure of seeing them at Stella Natura and Fall Into Darkness this year, and they stole the show at each festival. The live show is something to behold. I blacked out at their show in '11 from their audio-assault. Hopefully this signing to Relapse will bring them on a full north american tour soon.
This new demo, "Perigaea," is my favorite material from the duo. Curious as to how they'll improve on it in a real studio with someone like Mell Dettmer.
The download page has everything recorded by the band, and the side-projects.