“The Serpent’s Choir,” the latest single from death/doom unit PULCHRA MORTE. The track, which features guest vocals provided by dozens of contributors including members of 1349, Immolation, Exhumed, Black Tusk, Mondo Generator, and more, appears on the band’s second full-length, Ex Rosa Ceremonia, set for release November 6th via Transcending Records.
Notes vocalist Adam Clemans (Skeletonwitch, Wolvhammer) of the ambitious track, “‘The Serpent’s Choir’ is the result of us forging a new chapter for PULCHRA MORTE. 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.”
Writes BrooklynVegan, “It’s another very promising taste of this album, thick and heavy and with a perfect balance between melody and aggression, and PULCHRA MORTE really nailed it on assembling that choir.”
Stream PULCHRA MORTE’s “The Serpent’s Choir,” now playing at BrooklynVegan, at THIS LOCATION.