1). Black Snake Moan is a One Man Band.
Constricted by the Black Snake King, in a nightmare of a dark night, almost overpowered by the tightening coils of the unconscious.
I awakened from the power of the Snake.
The reaction is unsettling. Everything is moving following a new rhythm, an inner rhythm, a spiritual dance: contraction and relaxation, a new reality.
Author of his nightmare, author of his spiritual awakening.
Stories of Dreams & Nightmares.
2). Some create music to bring light into a dark world; Black Snake Moan creates music to snuff that light out. Drawing on a host of musical influences beautiful and terrible; Black Snake Moan stitches order out of musical chaos. Dancing back and forth across the line between metal and industrial, Black Snake Moan fuses throbbing beats and razor sharp synths with a caustic wall of guitar and bass. An aggressive hybrid in the tradition of Ministry and Nine Inch Nails, Black Snake Moan is a powerful, accessible new voice in industrial rock.
Formed out of the sandstorm of the San Francisco music scene, singer Paige Lawrence, guitarist Aki Sasaki, drummer Gavin Price and bassist Badger came together in the autumn months of 2005 to create Black Snake Moan. With a wealth of combined experience, the musical bond formed quickly and the band moved from rehearsal to live performance within a few short months. By June of 2006, the bands live show was turning heads and drawing more and more fans into the fray.
Sonically, Black Snake Moan begins where their influences leave off. Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Dead Can Dance and a host of other industrial, metal, and gothic influences assert themselves throughout Black Snake Moans 2005 CD Tension, as well as onstage. The CD captures the sound of the bands live performances while embracing the concept of a modern, three-dimensional musical experience. Adding another dimension to the album is a hint of indigenous, tribal-style percussion that is punctuated with samples and synth-based melodies. With its liberal use of keyboards and samples, as well as its solid rock/metal foundation, Tension is a powerful combination of danceability and aggressivity.
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