Official press release:
Los Angeles-based thrash metal trio Diabology is excited to announce the upcoming release of their sophomore album, Father of Serpents, recorded and mixed by Dave Kaminsky (Stone Healer, Fires in the Distance), with mastering by Ryan Williams (Kardashev, The Black Dahlia Murder) at Augmented Audio. The epic cover art for Father of Serpents was designed by Anditya Dita (Magic The Gathering, Rings of Saturn, Killitorous). The album will be released on October 7th through Dissonant Hymns Records. It is the follow-up to the group’s well-received 2020 debut album, Nobody Believes Me.
The group have launched an audio stream of Father of Serpents’ lead single “The Softest Grave” via The Circle Pit. Listen below:
Active since 2016, Diabology was formed by guitarist Jesse Bergen, in part due to the inspiration and encouragement of his metalhead parents who are musicians themselves. After a few years spent writing material and adding other members, the group released their debut album, Nobody Believes Me in 2020.
A mere two years later, Diabology is ready to kick ass on a whole new scale with Father of Serpents. The album is a thrash metal whirlwind at its core, with inspiration, vitriol, and ambition drawn from death metal, black metal, and sludge/doom that takes it to the next level. Although they may be young, Diabology is not fucking around. Father of Serpents is a spirited effort from a group of up-and-comers eager to prove their mettle to the world.
The band said of the record:
“In writing Father of Serpents, we took the opportunity to explore different genres of metal and combine them in a way that would not alienate our following. Lyrically, the band explores a vast depth that encompasses mythology, fantasy, social issues, and having sex with cockroaches. In collaborating with producer Dave Kaminsky, we were pushed to musical boundaries beyond expectations. The result is 44 minutes of gut-wrenching, mind-blistering, in-your-face metal. Enjoy motherfuckers.”
Father of Serpents track listing:
- “Father of Serpents”
- “The Softest Grave”
- “Eat My Heart Out”
- “March to Sea”
- “Ode to Ogtha”
- “Lighthouse Hymn”
Jesse Bergen – Lead Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Jack Kleinman – Guitars, Bass (tracks 5 and 9)
Matthew Morales – Drums, Backing Vocals