Denver-based doom bringers IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS will unleash their new full-length, Lux, on May 15th.
Marking IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS‘ first release as a trio with founder Grant Netzorg on guitars and vocals, Ben Pitts (Nightwraith, False Cathedrals) on bass and lap steel guitar, and JP Damron (Vermin Womb, Bleakheart, Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire) on drums, the record was produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis, Primitive Man) at Flatline Audio with additional engineering by Charlie Abend. Lux includes guest appearances by Colorado Chamber Players violist Paul Primus, Primitive Man guitarist/vocalist Ethan Lee McCarthy, and Khemmis guitarist/vocalist Ben Hutcherson.
Boasting eight absorbing tracks, Lux — “light” in Latin — focuses on the notion of a Prima Materia, or a fundamental root-essence, behind everything in the manifest universe. “Philosophers, hermeticists, alchemists, occultists, and all manner of wizards have speculated what that Prima Materia, is,” relays Netzorg, “but the three chief analogies I’ve employed in this record are: All is sound, All is mind and, critically, All is Light. With that in mind, we are employing a wealth of solar imagery with this record, both in the front cover, and lyrically.”