In The Company Of Serpents announce new bassist & multi-instrumentalist Ben Pitts

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Denver doom-bringers In The Company Of Serpents are very pleased to welcome bassist/multi-instrumentalist Ben Pitts (Vimana, Black Sleep Of Kali, To Be Eaten, False Cathedrals) to their ranks. Pitts will join the long-running duo on their upcoming live dates.
Issues vocalist/guitarist Grant Netzorg: “We are happy to announce the addition of Ben Pitts to the lineup. [Drummer] Joe [Weller Myer] and I have discussed adding a multi-instrumentalist for quite a while, as we're eager to broaden our songwriting options beyond the limitations of a two-piece. We're in the midst of writing our next album currently, so the timing is perfect to welcome Ben to the fold. He'll be holding down bass duties, while also contributing parts on lap-steel guitar and layering in other instrumental pieces that we've previously had to confine to the studio. This new chapter for the band opens a wealth of new creative possibilities for us, and we're excited to give everyone a taste of this as Ben joins us on our dates surrounding Scorched Tundra Fest”.
Adds Pitts: “I'm thrilled to collaborate musically with two good friends and be a part of a band that I've been a fan of for years!”...
In The Company Of Serpents will return to the stage later this week on a short run of live dates surrounding their performance at this year's edition of Scorched Tundra Fest in Chicago, Illinois. Set to commence on August 30th, the mini journey includes shows in Omaha, Minneapolis, and Des Moines. See all confirmed dates below.
US Live Dates 2018:
8/30/2018 Lookout Lounge - Omaha, NE (w/ Dopecorpse, Rift)
8/31/2018 Hexagon Bar - Minneapolis, MN (w/ Former Worlds)
9/01/2018 Scorched Tundra Fest 2018 @ The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL (w/ Monolord, Sumac, Lair Of The Minotaur, Yakuza, Telekinetic Yeti, Couch Slut)
9/02/2018 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA (w/ Aseethe, Traffic Death)
In The Company Of Serpents continues to tour in support of their monolithic “Ain-Soph Aur” full-length self-released in 2017. Hailed for its, “towering sludge riffs, vocal-cord-shredding roars, and somber brooding atmospheres”, by BrooklynVegan, the six-track offering takes its name from the three veils of negative existence which precede the manifestation of the material universe in the philosophy of Hermetic Qabalah, a Western esoteric tradition involving mysticism and the occult. The phrase translates to “Limitless Light”, and is emblematic of the Qabalistic concepts which are central to the record. “Ain-Soph Aur” was captured at Flatline Audio in Denver by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis, Cephalic Carnage).

In The Company Of Serpents traffics in sonic catharsis. Their music inhabits the strange fringes between sludge metal and sprawling Spaghetti Western scores, constantly striving for visceral power and raw intensity, contrasted with eerie, spare instrumental passages. Founded in 2011, the Denver-based duo consists of Grant Netzorg on vocals and guitars and Joseph Weller Meyer on drums. “Ain-Soph Aur” serves as the follow-up to the band's critically-lauded “Merging in Light” EP, issued in the closing weeks of 2014.