"Tears Of Niviane", the new video from Sacramento, California female-fronted symphonic death metallers SERPENT & SERAPH, can be seen below. The clip was directed and edited by Mike Sloat, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT and MACHINE HEAD. The song features shredding guitar work from Claudeous Creamer (DRAGONLORD), intricate keyboards from Brian McCarver, and a wide diversity of vocal styles from Kas StClare.
"Videographer and producer Mike Sloat of Roaring Mouse Productions was simply brilliant in bringing our concept for 'Tears Of Niviane' to life," states StClare. "His creativity really gave it that extra flare that it needed."
"Tears Of Niviane" comes off SERPENT & SERAPH's upcoming full-length release, "Under Darkened Skies", set to drop this fall. The CD was produced by Juan Urteaga at Trident Studios and aptly presents the band's unique brand of technically influenced death metal with a classic power metal twist.
"Under Darkened Skies" is SERPENT & SERAPH's second release, following their 2011 EP, "In The Wake".
SERPENT & SERAPH began its musical journey in 2009 when Creamer teamed up with StClare with a goal to exploit genres with no limitations. Soon joined by the excellent musicianship of Matt Chaco (bass) and Joe Lopresti (drums, percussion), their goals began to emerge. The lineup was still missing an element, until McCarver introduced his unique keyboard playing to the band in 2010.