ANCIENT VVISDOM‘s Nathan Opposition teamed up with Dan Lorenzo from HADES for the first time musically two years ago. The due released a six song EP on Italy’s Argonauta Records and eleven months later released their follow up Woodshed on Argonauta as well. Opposition handled all the drums and vocals and Lorenzo all the guitars and bass on their first two albums. Their track Son of Man received numerous spins on Sirius/XM.
A year ago VESSEL OF LIGHT played their first ever show (opening for Life of Agony) at a sold out Bowery Ballroom in NYC. They recruited former OVERKILL drummer Ron Lipnicki and former HADES bassist Jimmy Schulman for the performance. Although the four had never been on the same stage together ( let alone the same room) being as Opposition lives in Cleveland and the other three are natives of NY and NJ, the show went off as if they’d been playing together for years.
Lorenzo asked Opposition if he should ask Schulman and Lipnicki to play on what would become their third album and Opposition answered with an emphatic, “Hell yeah”. Over the last six months the band recorded Thy Serpent Rise. Twelve brand new songs that run the gamut from doom to sludge to groove metal. The CDs final mix was done by JROD Productions today. Argonauta informed the band they could release the CD and vinyl in February or March. “We totally appreciate everything Gero from Argonauta has done for us with our first two albums, but I already started writing some of the 4th Vessel of Light album. I just lose my excitement of new music when it has to sit for half a year before the world gets to hear it”, Lorenzo stated. “Because of that we are going to release it ourselves digitally and on CDs November 1st.”
Ordering information will be on Lorenzo’s website http://www.DanLorenzo.net in the next few weeks.
VESSEL OF LIGHT perform at Lucky 13 in Brooklyn tonight, Friday September 27th, and Dingbatz in Clifton NJ, tomorrow, Saturday September 28th.