ABOUT, MUSIC & MEDIA
Greek Heavy Metal hailing from Thessaloniki
2016 - Present
Bass / Backing Vocals
Guitars / Backing Vocals
Greek Heavy Metal hailing from Thessaloniki - Est. 2016
Serpent Lord deliver a harrowing dose of occult heavy metal, with every aspect from their stage presence, to the musical production, exhuding depth and atmospheric darkness. Having shared the stage with legends such as Primordial, Rotting Christ, Blaze Bayley, Necronomicon, Innerwish, Omen, Grand Magus, Exarsis, Northwind and many others, Serpent Lord pride themselves in delivering a show to encapsulate the crowd; “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”. Think Archangel banners, skulls, candles, books of magic, and even stage-side monks.
Read on to delve into the intricacies of Serpent Lord's beginnings:
Having initially founded in 2016, the 13th of May 2017 saw the band release their first demo, coinciding with their show with Omen, which included the songs “Sacrilegium” [https://youtu.be/nRr9aNJQA6A] and “Blood Offering” [https://youtu.be/UmHosQShOGk]. The band sold 150 initial copies of the demo and gained great reviews from webzines and magazines around the world. A few months later, the band hit the studio so as to records its debut album, called “Towards the Damned”. 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. On May 14 2018, the band released its first video clip taken from the album, for “The Lesser Key” [https://youtu.be/kjtpKyp9KD4]. The music video was directed by Bob Katsionis (guitars/keyboards at Firewind, Outloud).
The bands debut album “Towards the Damned” was later released on September 14th 2018 via Alcyone Records which received rave reviews. The album contained 10 powerful songs, from which one is instrumental, one is an atmospheric ballad and another one is written in Phrygian language. The album was selected as "Album of the Month" on the Greek Metal Hammer, while it gained great reviews from Powerplay Magazine, Fireworks, Rock Overdose, Metal.de, Rock Hard Greece, Ultraje, etc.
A couple of months after the album’s release, on December 22nd, the band released its second video clip for the song “Seed of Divine” [https://youtu.be/55hw9TJUHhU], once again directed by Bob Katsionis. Serpent Lord’s third video clip is for the song “Ambassador of the New Age” [https://youtu.be/26SSVW-rYSA] (released on April 22nd 2019) and it’s a live music video, video shot by Christos Manidakis and edited/directed by Giannis Antoniou.
The band accomplished its first European tour on May 2019, called "The Damned Tour - Europe Under Damnation", supporting the legendary thrash metal Germans Necronomicon. Serpent Lord (GR) visited Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Romania, for six shows. Before their tour, they performed at the 1st Lake Metal Festival at Kastoria, with Rotting Christ.
On November 26th 2019, Serpent Lord (GR) released their double-sided single entitled “Horned God”, which includes the song “Horned God” [https://youtu.be/DaLEolKtzfM] and a cover of Death’s “Sacred Serenity” [https://youtu.be/lq9skoh1ggI], with clean vocals. Both the new song and the cover, show a more aggressive, progressive and atmospheric approach of the band. The single has gained great reviews from the fans and the press worldwide.
On December 2019, Serpent Lord (GR) accomplished a seven-date Greek tour with Blaze Bayley (ex- Iron Maiden).
During the worldwide pandemic, the band took the opportunity to deliver “The Gospel of Judas” [https://youtu.be/lJn11j6edbM] on December 15th 2020, which was recorded on summer 2020 at Infected Studios, with George Stournaras (Mass Infection) as producer, once again. The band also released a new lyric video for the song, made by Giannis Antoniou.
Through perseverance and worldwide exposure, Serpent Lord as of 2021 are now proud to announce the signing to worldwide agency Metal Music Bookings & Management [www.metalmusicbookings.com], stay tuned for news on tour dates and releases coming soon.
"Having a clear concept, Serpent Lord gives us ten songs of occult aesthetics, without having any element of exaggeration that would make them look like caricatures" (9/10) - RockOverdose.gr
"Towards the Damned has the potential to be one of those albums people talk about with reverence in smaller, cult-like circles" (8.5/10) - DeadRhetoric.com
“SERPENT LORD's debut album is surprisingly varied” (7/10) - Metal.de
“There is a mood of solemnity and pathos combined with mystery and mysticism, shrouded in darkness.” (9/10) - MetalCentre.com
“Serpent Lord (GR)can make the difference!” (8/10) - MetalHammer.gr
“A strong album and a promising band” (7/10) - PowerPlayMagazine.co.uk
“Towards the Damned” is a great first step for the band and an overall well-crafted album, that sets the stage for everything to follow” - Forgotten-Scroll.net
“This is what new old school heavy metal should sound like!” (9/10) - Crossfire-Metal.de
“You should absolutely check out this band” - HardRockInfo.com
THE GOSPEL OF JUDAS
AMBASSADOR OF THE NEW AGE
SEED OF DIVINE