April 26: The Grand Climax.
Initiates! After 4 years of pain, pleasure, psychosis, passages, and piety; “Temet Nosce” has finally arrived. The band’s frontman, Andrew Mikhail, had this to say about the release:
“This particular album of mine, is one that’s hard to define; because it is meant to be a call-to-action rather than just an album of cool sounding songs. It is an esoteric piece of art; meant to invoke whatever lies hidden within you, for better or worse. However, as the years had passed creating this “Magnum Opus” of ours, this album has gone through quite a distillation process; and in return, it has taken many shapes, forms, and even meanings. Thus becoming a more sentimental piece for me personally, being that it also gives the world a closer look into my personal life, my loss, my love; and my many rebirths. Hell, if you have personally known or even SEEN me within the timeframe of creating this album, you might even be able to follow along…
To ‘Know Thyself’ is the Great Work, and that is this album’s purpose; alike the albums before it, this is an exercise in illumination that I have decided to share with YOU in hopes that it will inspire others to follow suit in the ‘Great Work’. How that pans out, is strictly up to you, the listener; as this understanding comes from the perspective that it is not necessarily the lyrics or music itself that has any inherent magickal qualities, but it is the ‘initiates’ themselves.
This album is a journey, a call to adventure, an incantation; but most of all, it is an experience. So please, join us in this endeavor by taking 40-50 minutes of your day this week; to sit and LISTEN to what I have spent the last 4 years of my life on…for you all.”
“Temet Nosce” is NOW STREAMING on Spotify; and you can also find us by searching for “Serpents U.S.” specifically. However, physical copies/packages are still available (for a limited time) via our official website as well.
Lastly, this is still considered DIY art. If you enjoyed this album, felt inspired, or even hated it; please, please, please spread the word. In addition, please, feel free to join us in our upcoming incantations; for it has been so long since we have seen “the Movement” in the flesh!
Dates announced are:
5/10 Braidwood, IL @ Top Fuel Saloon w/ Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy)
5/11 Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub w/ Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy)
5/24 Pekin, IL @ Twisted Spoke Saloon w/ Heartsick U.S., Heart of Jordan
(with many more dates TBA)
Anyways, thank you so much for reading this; and thank you all for your continued support.
GUEST APPEARANCE: “Serpents U.S. Frontman Appears On Lee Daniels’ Fox Hip Hop Drama–Empire”
VERNAL EQUINOX RITUAL: “Serpents U.S. Readies For Exclusive Premiere This Week On Metal Injection”
COVID RELIEF: “Serpents U.S. Takes Part In Bandcamp Friday To Help Raise Funds Lost Due To Pandemic”
THE METAL EXPERIENCE: “Serpents – Temet Nosce (LP) Review”