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1.
we're standing on the precipice of our own demise laughing in its face it will ignore our cries we're standing on a cliff pissing in the wind can you feel the raindrops dancing on your chin we're standing on the brink of total war can you sense the blood upon the floor we're cutting off our nose to spite our face will we bleed out war appears to have been waged upon the broader whole we are cut our nose to spite our face foolish sullen children truth appears to have been slain upon the altar of the vain vacant eyes and stagnant minds we owe ourselves better
2.
would you be a force which liberates would you wish to fight for that that’s life or do you wish to hide behind the knife to ingratiate yourself with profane might when we’re gone we’ll be consumed by the maw of the void will we have been a worthy vessel for the light of the all
3.
Daybreak 01:16
4.
We live in the chasm at the mouth of the all Her lips are wet with venom and her quarry will fall Ride the wave upon her breath Live as though there isn’t death at all There is no self, only the all A world ensouled and magickal All is light All is sound All is mind All is light The sky is the vessel, the celestial womb The soil beneath us, the seed and our tomb Born unto the universe, the great sea we must traverse To the place preceding form, Lux Interna set the course All is light All is sound All is mind All is light The fire within us is the source of all flame The vital force unleashed and untamed Boundless vigor asks not how, it acts upon eternal now Pure unbridled energy, it seeks at once to set us free All is light All is sound All is mind All is light All is light
5.
Lightchild 06:29
Child of light Blessed with inner sight Your mind is larger than you think Divinity is within your reach Joyous one Your heart a golden sun Illuminating all the world As your radiance unfurls The universe before you Pluck what thine heart desires Born of the Limitless Child of celestial fire The doorway stands open Select from endless roads Enflame thyself with reverence A love supreme enthroned
6.
Slough it off As though it was dead skin That you shed Illusory image The machinations of control Hiding in plain sight Gilded bars upon your cage Slip them and take flight Lose the past For the moment we’re within There’s only now It’s all there’s ever been The machinations of control Hiding in plain sight Gilded bars upon your cage Slip them and take flight Pernicious strategies Meant to mold the free Into compliant drones Shirk them, you’re not alone There is no form which binds The truly boundless mind Unbridled by constraints The path of shifting fates
7.
Nightfall 01:07
8.
And all is Light Awash in endless night Such is the radiance which shines brighter than a million suns And all is sound Echoing from the heavens down Such is the music which resounds, vibrations of the spheres, Kingdom bound And all is mind The universal I Such is the brilliance which abides, the ubiquitous consciousness Light Pervades All Prima Materia

about

This record is titled "Lux", i.e. "light" in Latin, and one of the central ideas behind it is the notion of a Prima Materia, or fundamental root-essence behind everything in the manifest universe. Philosophers, hermeticists, alchemists, occultists, and all manner of different wizards have speculated what that Prima Materia, or “root essence,” is, 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. The cover is essentially an artistic re-imagining of The Sun arcana from Tarot. This ties into the broader solar & light themes at play in the album, but the title, cover, and broader theme is also uniquely personal to me. "Lux" is the etymology of my daughter's name. So, while this album functions as a form of esoteric prayer on one hand, it also serves as a message to my 2 year old, who, as they say in the cliche, is the light of my life.

-GN



“…tectonic slabs of thunderous doom and spacey drone…” — Revolver

“IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS embodies luminous transcendence with its steadfast heaviness and engrossing atmosphere. Without getting too progressive or too ambient, these songs run the gamut of sludge metal both as a musical style and a spiritual guide. Taking a deeper look into the endurance-testing trial-by-riffs illuminates some deep truths about the nature of being.” — Metal Injection

“This album is like a play in three acts, with interludes to direct where the story is going, and at times it reminds me of a Clint Eastwood style spaghetti western; it’s moody, and atmospheric, and I felt like I was being led by the protagonist of the piece through the musical storyline, as it unfolded.” — The Sleeping Shaman

“Lux is shrouded in the past but with optimism for the future, and it’s difficult not to be hypnotized by it.” — The Moshville Times

“Lux takes the tenets of doom and sludge metal to show us the light within and all around.” — Everything Is Noise

“Lux is a grim and often nihilistic sounding album that harnesses chilling atmosphere to great effect. Throw in guest appearances from Colorado Chamber Players violist Paul Primus, Primitive Man guitarist/vocalist Ethan Lee McCarthy, and Khemmis guitarist/vocalist Ben Hutcherson, and IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS are sure to make some waves in these bleak times.” — Metal Trenches

“Songs like the epic opener, ‘The Fool’s Journey,’ feature colossal riffing and pounding beats alongside ethereal passages. The riffs, while heavy as can be, offer up a certain lilt of lightness, utilizing much more of the guitar’s fretboard than generally found in bands of the like. ‘The Chasm At The Mouth Of The All’ features calming southern drawled speak singing and a hearty dose of western influenced musical passages. Lux, as an album, works with that idea frequently, feeling equally comfortable utilizing black metal style picking alongside old school psych work to create a surreal experience for the listener….” — Antichrist Magazine

credits

released May 15, 2020

Grant Netzorg: Vocals/Guitars
Ben Pitts: Bass/Lap Steel Guitar
J.P. Damron: Drums

Paul Primus: Violist D’amore on “Daybreak” & “Nightfall”

Ethan Lee McCarthy & Ben Hutcherson: Guest Vocals on “Scales of Maat”

Recorded August 5th-13th at Flatline Audio, Denver CO
Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Dave Otero
Additional Engineering by Charlie Abend

Front & Back Cover Illustration by Christina Hunt
A/B Side block print by Grant Netzorg
Photo by Colleen Donley
Layout by Jake Harnett

In the Company of Serpents thanks:
Our fans, friends, & anyone who has booked or supported us in any capacity; Liz Ciavarella-Brenner & Earsplit Promotions; Ethan Lee McCarthy & Heavy Talent; Renata Castagna; Roman Bartham; Our friends in Nightwraith, Bleakheart, False Cathedrals, Vermin Womb, Primitive Man, Dreadnought, Echo Beds, Matriarch, Abrams, Oryx, Of Feather and Bone, Khemmis, Glacial Tomb, Call of the Void (RIP), Palehorse/Palerider, Ghosts of Glaciers, Green Druid, The Munsens, Deer Creek, Fister, Un, Goya, Bell Witch, & Dead to a Dying World

Grant Netzorg thanks: Lucia, my graceful light- may you make all the music that is in your heart; Melissa; Family. RIP, Jeff

Ben Pitts thanks: Crystal

JP Damron thanks: fans; promoters; spaghetti; the opaque gorilla of the desert gnome springs: master of his destiny

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In the Company of Serpents Denver, Colorado

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS traffic 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.

Grant Netzorg: vocals and guitars

Ben Pitts: Bass & Lap Steel Guitars

JP Damron: Drums
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