November 6th 2020 will see ‘Ex Rosa Ceremonia’ out via Transcending Records from Death Doom overlords Pulchra Morte, a band who in their ranks feature members of Immolation, 1349, Uada, Exhumed, Mondo Generator and Black Tusk to name but a few with “The Serpent’s Choir” being unveiled as the first track from the record. Formed in 2017 with the intension of recapturing the purpose of greats from the Doom laden Death Metal scene of decades gone by, their debut album “Divina Autem Et Aniles” dropped in 2019.
Leader of the choir and vocalist of Pulchra Morte, Adam Clemans had the following to say about the song: “Lyrically, it deals with the power of the written word and how beautiful and sometimes destructive amassing many voices behind those words can be. We decided it might be an interesting idea to mirror that sentiment physically by adding as many voices to the song as possible. We are honored to have had as many people participate as we did. The result is of pure power.”
Adds guitarist/producer Jarrett Pritchard : “Assembling ‘The Serpent’s Choir’ was really gratifying but challenging. I have had the privilege of working with so many fantastic people over the years, so I feel really lucky to have been able to reach out to people, one by one, that I wanted to participate, as well as my normal friends who of course are always there, ready to go. We got people from all over, and not all ‘metal people.’ The Choir sees the return of Jason Avery (Eulogy, Monstrosity) to the microphone, backing up Adam with Andrew Gerrity (Wolvhammer, No Fraud) on the line, ‘a lifeless corpse of a world.’ And I had Blaine Accüsed (The Accüsed, Toe Tag) and Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator, Queens Of The Stone Age) sing the line, ‘what music we shall make.’ It was really exciting. There were very unique sounds in the mix as well: Jake (Uada) gave me some fantastic texture that is blended together with Ravn (1349), which is more of a howl, that you can hear a little more distinctly at the end of the track.”