British symphonic folk metal band Serpentyne was created by Maggiebeth Sand, inspired by Celtic, Folk, operatic and cinematic music styles.
The band’s previous album “The Serpent’s Kiss” featured mythic & medieval themes, combined with a hard rock metal sound.
This fusion won the band its place as finalists in the Metal To The Masses, London contest, 2018.
In 2019 Serpentyne is pleased to be signed to Hell Fairy Records, for the release of their album “Angels of the Night”
Serpentyne has been playing extensively around the UK and the rest of Europe. Recent major tours include “A Nordic Symphony” supporting Tarja Turunen and Stratovarious with 22 dates throughout 11 European countries, a hugely successful and well received tour, again with Tarja throughout Ukraine and Belarus, and touring throughout Europe supporting legendary metal band Soulfly.
Fronted by classically trained soprano singer Maggiebeth Sand, and backed by Lee Willmer on guitar, Nigel Middleton on bass, Vaughan Grandin on bagpipes and John Haithwaite on drums, Serpentyne combines a unique mix of symphonic and folk metal styles, with themed songs about historical figures and legends, such as Boudicca, The Valkyries, Viking Blood, Helen Of Troy, Jeanne d’ Arc, and The Dark Queen, amongst many others.
What the media have said about Serpentyne’s album “The Serpent’s Kiss” (2018:)
“Lavishly orchestrated cinematic majesty.” (Progression, USA.)
“Through this fusion of medieval sounds with biting electric guitars and pounding drums Serpentyne develops further. The serpent has arisen!:
Claudia Zinn-Zinnenburg, Orkus magazine, Germany, January 2017.
Promo movie no.1: youtu.be/_1D3H83A55s
Promo movie no.2: youtu.be/MURGeJGNCNI
released November 21, 2019
Maggiebeth Sand - lead voice
Lee Willmer - guitar
Nigel Middleton - bass, backing vocals, lead voice on tracks 6 & 9
John Haithwaite - drums, backing vocals
Vaughan Grandin - bagpipes, backing vocals
With guest musicians:
Anthar Kharana - vocals, percussion on tracks 10 & 11
Gerard Vaughan - hurdy gurdy on tracks 2, 3, 5 & 10
Mark Jenkins - keyboards on track 9
Mixed & mastered by Daan Janzing @ In The Room Studio
Front cover illustration by Marc Potts
Band photo by Charis Bagioki