We were satisfied with the venue situation this year, so we've decided
to use the same set up again next year. What does this mean? We will use
the Edison Lot (located at 545 N. High St) for our 2 main stages, Rams
Head (located at 20 Market Pl) will be used each night and will host
death/black metal bands, and Soundstage (located at 124 Market Pl) will
be used each day/night for grind/hardcore/punk bands. On Thursday, only
Rams Head will be used.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE EARLY BIRD TICKET SALE:
We are postponing this sale until Saturday, July 19th at 3 PM (EST). As
you probably know, the early bird sale was set for today at 3 PM (EST).
However, due to a very drawn out process to approve our ability to
accept payments through the new ticketing system (which was just
approved this morning), our web team has not had time to test the
system. We apologize if you've planned your entire day around this sale,
but we would prefer to allow time for the web team to make sure that
this new system works, rather than have you deal with problems when you
try to order."
"Serpentine Path’s instrumental performance appears primitive to an
unknowing listener, but a closer listen will reveal only more of the
dismal, raw energy seeping its way into the recording of all seven
songs. Therefore, if you’re into the darkest extreme metal available,
this is definitely for you."
"Can there be something such as primitive Doom/Death as if there is Serpentine Path are the masters of the genre." "...the next master of a doom style here that is in love with the darker and more sludge side of the sound."
"...steel,concreteandbrickslowlycrushuntil there isnolongerasagiganticrubble pileinthemiddle of themiddleofNorth Americancivilization.Andthenshewillmoveon,thebeast has becomeviolence of soundfrommyheadphones-at leastinmyimagination..."
"At times it almost genuinely feels like an old school death metal album,
but drawn out and drenched in thick sludgy tones, which for me makes
this one of the more unique offerings I have come across in the doom
scene for a long time, and is certainly a breath of fresh air from the
run of the mill 70′s vibe that practically every other band that call
"Emanations sees Serpentine Path slithering deeper into doom
territory, with the band offering up a collection of seven tracks that
easily match the heaviness of those on their previous album but also
manage to increase the inherent oppression within to impressive levels
in the process."
"Move aside genre enthusiasts and elitists and give one of the best metal
albums to surface so far in 2014 a good hard listen; the weight of
‘Emanations’ will simply crush all sub-par releases beneath it."
Following a two-year release stretch since their bold self-titled debut LP was issued, Relapse Records this week unveils the release details on the highly-anticipated second LP from New York City-based morbid sludge metal executioners, SERPENTINE PATH.
Born from within the smoldering remains of Unearthly Trance in 2011, UT members, bassist Jay Newman, drummer Darren Verni and vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (The Howling Wind) recruited guitarist Tim Bagshaw (ex-Ramesses, ex-Electric Wizard) to complete the SERPENTINE PATH lineup. Their crushing, self-titled debut full-length was referred to as"thudding death-doom that will have genre enthusiasts rolling their stoned skulls in graveyard genuflection" by Revolver, and "a contender for doom album of the year" by Decibel.
Now officially augmented by new second guitarist Stephen Flam, the mastermind behind NYC doom/death legends, Winter, SERPENTINE PATH brings forth their most demoralizing and anguish-filled slow-motion chaos yet, with the newly-completed Emanations. As with their first album,Emanations was recorded by the band's Jay Newman, after which it was honed to devastating perfection at Audiosiege, the album capturing forty-five minutes of true sludge punishment with seven brand new songs from this true underground all-star team. Sure, the pedigree is undeniable, but regardless of their "members of" status, SERPENTINE PATH is one of the most scathing sludge acts on the planet.
Emanations will see parole via Relapse May 27th, 2014 on CD, LP and digital formats. A new trailer featuring a sample of the audio, as well as the cover art by in-house Relapse artist Orion Landau and more has been released.