Serpentine-Circle Of Knives


Serpentine seemed to be on the verge of something big just a few short years ago when this young British quintet burst onto the AOR scene like a breath of fresh air. Two well received albums and subsequent live work with the likes of FM, Crash Diet and Ten saw the band impress in aSerpentine seemed to be on the verge of something big just a few short years ago when this young British quintet burst onto the AOR scene like a breath of fresh air. Two well received albums and subsequent live work with the likes of FM, Crash Diet and Ten saw the band impress in a big way – then fate took a hold. Firstly front man Matt Black jumped ship, which was followed by beloved Bass player Gareth Vanstone quitting due to illness. Both have now been replaced with Adam Payne on vocals and Owen Crawford on bass. And so begins another chapter in Serpentine’s history. Matt Blacks departure, as painful as it was, allowed the remaining members to hunt for a new singer with a different style, a different direction. The new songs Serpentine were writing were more hard melodic rock than AOR, and the powerful Adam Payne fitted in exactly. ‘Season Of The Witch’ is the grand opener, a multilayered keyboard intro, with Chris Gould’s guitar straight from the Judas Priest songbook – the rest of Serpentine kick in and then you hear that voice for the first time and it all fits together perfectly. This is an […]

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