With our latest edition of Philly House Shows, we catch up with hometown progressive doom metallers, Serpent Throne, who recently broke off a performance at West Philly warehouse and scene staple, The Farm. Pissgrave, Slow Mover, and The Company Corvette rounded out this solid showcase and per usual, Blow The Scene was on hand to deliver a photo review of the event for your viewing pleasure.
Serpent Throne have been dishing out their infectiously progressive doom metal stylings since 2007 and have seen three releases spread across renowned record labels Vessel, Modus Operandi, Season of Mist, and most recently White Summer/Black Winter in 2010 on Translation Loss Records.
Despite facing the challenges of having members spread throughout the Eastern seaboard, Serpent Throne recently announced they are working on a fourth full-length with an unspecified release date at the time of press. If you have never caught these riff monsters live, you are missing out. With a huge sound that resonates amongst fans of varied niches of metal, concertgoers simply strap in and take the ride across musical landscapes that bludgeon with sludgy doom riffs that transform into huge metal progressions. It is obvious the band has settled into a relaxed state that see the members effortlessly engage with the audience both through the riveting music and jovial stage banter.
Hats off to the house dwellers who hosted a basement show complete with vegan food catering by Black Orchid Foods with plenty of beer and whisky on hand for the 21-plusers. Nice touch.
Up-and-coming Philly bands The Company Corvette and Pissgrave (feat members of Jail and the Repellers) were joined by Boston’s Slow Mover for what proved to be one of the best shows of 2012.
We’ve included links where possible, so be sure to investigate these bands further if you are just tuning in.
All photos by Blow The Scene Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging)