American blackened deathcore band SERPENTS has recruited vocalist Louis Tanuis Jr. (formerly of CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE) and drummer Ramon “Lord Cocos” Villarreal (ex-UPON A BURNING BODY).
The group has returned to the studio to resume pre-production on its long-awaited debut album, “Hymns Of The Serpent”, due later in the year.
Commented SERPENTS guitarist and founder Andrew Mikhail: “On this day two years ago, I left OCEANO. On this day a year ago, SERPENTS and its ‘Movement’ were unveiled to the world. Today, I am happy to announce a new chapter for SERPENTS. We now have Lou and Cocos on board and we can finally release some details about this damn album that I’ve been working on for a year now. Nonetheless, after a couple successful tours and a very unpredictable past and future to come, ‘The Movement’ is still going strong as it should rightfully be and I couldn’t be any more proud! As for new music with the new lineup, be on the lookout for that dropping within the month.”
According to the band’s official bio, “SERPENTS are a movement, an idea of a musical and artistic liberation — hailing from the Midwest, initiated by Andrew Mikhail along with his fellow brothers in arms. SERPENTS bring their infectious brand of venomous yet pulverizing music to the unsuspecting masses to bring you a new ‘beginning of the end.'”