WOLVSERPENT Unveils Second ‘Aporia:Kāla:Ananta’ Preview via Cvlt Nation
As Idaho avant-doom duo WOLVSERPENT gears up for the March 4 release of Aporia:Kāla:Ananta, the band’s first new music since 2013’s highly-acclaimed Perigaea Ankhatarhana. Cvlt Nation has shared a new preview from the epic single-song composition. Cvlt Nation said of the material, “from the moment this record starts, the band guides the listener into cavernous places where sound can become many different beings and emotions.”
You can also hear the preview of Aporia:Kāla:Ananta now at CVLT NATION HERE.
Lats month, Decibel Magazine shared the first six-minute preview of the album, which can be heard AT THIS LOCATION.
Minimal yet incomparably dense, Aporia:Kāla:Ananta is harrowing, spontaneous, and measured journey of diverse sonic textures, pummeling metallic heaviness, highly emotive violin, and intriguing field recordings. Blending the poignancy and atmosphere of classical music, folk and drone with the drive and aggression of doom, black, and death metal, WOLVSERPENT achieves levels of dynamic contour, innovation, and progression over the course of this single continuous song that are rarely found in any genre.
Boise, Idaho’s duo WOLVSERPENT formed in 2009, and has been captivating audiences on several continents with its masterful blend of apocalyptic doom, dark folk, avant-orchestral drone, and blackened, sepulchral ambience. Borne of the duo’s 20+ years of classical training and deep appreciation for the works of composers like Arvo Part, Gyorgy Ligeti, and Krzysztof Penderecki, WOLVSERPENT’s vision combines stringed amplified instruments with a 21st century approach to composition to create works that are dark, emotional, menacing, cinematic, atmospheric, and heartbreakingly beautiful.
2010 saw the release of their debut full-length, Blood Seed, which was met with immense critical acclaim, and quickly sold out of its limited edition pressings. In 2012, the band signed to renowned indie label Relapse Records and unleashed their sophomore full-length, a four-song, forty-minute opus entitled Perigaea Antahkarana. Recorded with producer/engineer Mell Dettmer (Sunn 0))), Boris, Earth) in Seattle and in Idaho at WOLVSERPENT’s home studio, the album features another apocalyptic performance from Blake Green (guitar, vocals, keys) and Brittany McConnell (drums, percussion, violin, viola), the album was released via Relapse Records on September 17, 2013.
Perigaea Antahkarana is WOLVSERPENT‘s most haunting and diverse material to date— until now, with the imminent release of their mammoth new composition, Aporia:Kāla:Ananta. The single track EP is due out March 4, and spans forty minutes of haunting strings, cavernous atmosphere, and shuddering doom. It demands attention, and the rewards it offers are great; in all of its horror and majesty, Aporia:Kāla:Ananta cements WOLVSERPENT’s status as the future of avant-doom.