Serpent Lord – “Towards The Damned”
Release date: 14-09-2018
Genre: Heavy Metal
Label: Alcyone Music Records
Serpent Lord (GR) is a new heavy metal band from Thessaloniki, Greece and they were formed on January.
On 13th of May 2017, at their show with Omen, the band released their first demo, which includes the songs “Sacrilegium” and “Blood Offering”. The band has sold 150 copies of the demo and gained very good reviews from webzines and magazines around the world.
A few months later, the band hit the studio so as to records its debut album. The recordings were done at Infected Studios (summer 2017-winter 2018) with George Infected (Mass Infection) as a producer. George managed to give a late eighties –early nineties sound to the band, being influenced from Iced Earth’s and Death’s sound, but with a modern aspect.
The album was released on September 14th 2018 via Alcyone Music Records and so far the reviews are more than great. It includes powerful 10 songs, from which one is instrumental, one is an atmospheric ballad and another one is written in Phrygian language.
The band pays a lot of attention to their image and their live shows. On their shows they use two big banners with seals from Archangels, a table with skulls, candles, books about magic and a Testament and they put candles all around the stage. Also, they have two people dressed as monks near the banners. “For us, it’s not just a live show, it is a ritual. The songs talk about rituals, about magic and religions, about demons, so we try to create the appropriate atmosphere on our shows”, they state.
On May 14 2018, the band released its first video clip for the new song “The Lesser Key”. The video clip is directed by Bob Katsionis (guitars/keyboards at Firewind, Outloud).
By now, Serpent Lord (GR) has opened for Innerwish, Omen (2 times), Grand Magus, Exarsis and Northwind. The band has also played a show in Alexandroupolis and another one on Volos. On 29th of June, Serpent Lord (GR) played their first headline show in Thessaloniki, on their pre-release show.
In August, the band decided to add the “(GR)” on the name, so as not to be confused with other bands with the same name.
Marios Arikas – Vocals
Giorgos Terzitanos – Lead Guitar/Back Vocals
Konstantinos Sotirelis – Bass/ Back Vocals
Achilleas Chrisohoidis – Rhythm Guitar
Vaggelis Karafotis – Drums