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Serpent’s Knight

Serpent’s Knight had been a semi-professional rock music group from Seattle, WA whose only claim to popularity was providing a launchpad for the profession of potential Nevermore and Sanctuary vocalist Warrel Dane. Originally founded in 1979 by precocious teens Brad Poland (acoustic guitar) and John Kimmel (bass), Serpent’s Knight just started taking form four years later on, using the recruitment of both Dane and second guitarist Doug Stibbs. Drummer Michael Witkowski became a member of a short while later, as well as the quintet relocated right into a “music group home” where they could combine their assorted assortment of rock influences, which range from traditional Western capabilities like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Accept towards the theatrical leanings of Kiss, Alice Cooper, and Mercyful Destiny (which necessitated plenty of bad panda make-up, tombstones, and additional stage props) to unsigned regional skill that was posting phases with them around the Seattle metallic scene, including Metallic Chapel, Culprit, Fifth Angel, as well as the pre-Queensrÿche group Misconception. Between 1983 and 1985, Serpent’s Knight documented an album’s well worth of demos (later on known as Released from your Crypt) and just about reached the apex of their presence by befriending their heroes in Mercyful Destiny through the latter’s tour through the Pacific Northwest. Dane quit a short while later to become listed on Sanctuary, and Serpent’s Knight consequently floor to a halt when Poland got in prison under bizarre conditions. On the positive notice, while incarcerated, he produced the acquaintance of potential Serpent’s Knight vocalist Tag G. (another vocalist called — don’t giggle — Dad Scorn was briefly included too, before after that), and in 1989 a fresh batch of demos (entitled 3000 Levels in the Color) was documented before the band’s last dissolution. And, a long time later, many of these house recordings will be compiled using the Dane materials for discharge as 2010’s Silent Knight… of Misconception and Destiny, apparently as very much to justify Serpent’s Knight’s lifetime concerning embarrass Dane using the long-buried thoughts of his amateur times.

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