We’re pleased to bring you the exclusive stream of Sisters Of…’s new track “The Adversary,” off their upcoming release “The Serpent, The Angel, and The Adversary,” out May 12th through Crowquill Records.
On May 12 2015, Crowquill Records will finally release The Serpent, the Angel, the Adversary, the debut full-length by St. Joseph’s Missouri’s Sisters Of… The band’s debut EP Follow Me As A Ghost was hailed by critics and fans alike, and now the band has taken their music to the next level with an album that will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the highlights of 2015. Fans of Neurosis, Isis, Pelican and Russian Circles need to pay attention, as this album is what post-metal fans have been waiting for!
The band is a project of musical mastermind Aaron Coker, who is best known for his jaunts as drummer in bands such as the Appleseed Cast and Reggie and the Full Effect. While those projects showcased Aaron’s proficiency in more mainstream music, his new project shows that he is just as deft with heavier music. Once Aaron was joined by Chris Clark, the project became known as Sisters Of…
Crowquill Records founder BJ Dierkes had the following to say about the new album:
“Within seconds of listening to their first EP “Follow Me as a Ghost”, I knew that we were going to sign these guys. From the beginning, the entire deal really revolved around putting out *this* record, their first full-length on vinyl. That was in mid-2013, making this the longest running project that we’ve been involved with as a label. I’ve heard every stage of the record from early writing, to scratch tracks with drums, and all the way through mixing and post-production. Aaron and Chris have created a phenomenal record, and we could not be any more ecstatic to be putting it out with them.”
Stream our exclusive premiere of “The Adversary” and read what Sisters Of… guitarist Chris Clark had to say about the song below.
Guitarist Chris Clark says of the track:
“The Adversary is a track taken from our forthcoming album “The Serpent, The Angel, the Adversary.” Sequentially, it’s the 3rd track on the record, which also falls in line with the theme and title of the record. With just two of us writing and recording, the album took considerably longer to finish than atraditional band would. We started writing and tracking in late winter 2013 / early spring 2014 and finished final mixes in late fall of 2014. We took our time getting the right sounds, and making sure we carried certain sonic themes throughout the songs, part by part. We absolutely feel that we succeeded doing that in what we feel is the best work we’ve ever done.
With instrumental music, it’s hard to put into words what the themes and feelings we had writing and recording and the feelings we hope to stir in the listener. Anyone who is familiar with our EP will notice some common sonic themes and elements have carried over to this record. And, I can definitely say they are of darker overtones. This record is definitely much darker. This record is somewhat theologically centered (just do a little research on the titles), but not in the traditional or outwardly spoken way. I see it as going a little deeper. A false sense of security. Comfort in the unknown.
To me, The Adversary is a good representation of this.”