In existence since 1994 and born from the ashes of the San Diego, CA death metal band Infested (RIP), Crimson Moon have eclipsed beyond a decade of turmoil and triumph only to preserve that which it had began. After releasing a self titled demo in '94, and a second demo, "Into the Nocturnal Forest" in '95, Nocturnal Overlord (Nibiru, Temple of the Dreaming Serpent, etc) and Scorpios Androctonus started writing and recording what would be known as the debut album "To Embrace the Vampyric Blood", which was released by Abyss Productions (RIP) in '96, and thus carving a scar into the flesh of boundaries for the U.S. Black Metal underground. As time progressed, so did the cycles of the Crimson Moon. A long silence ended in 2005 with the release of Under the Serpentine Spell by Total Holocaust Records (Sweden), consisting of rehearsal material recorded in 1997 on portable 4-track, and with Blood Moon Ausar (Dagon, Akhkharu, Scrying Pattern, Shynuja, etc.) appearing on synthesizers. 300 limited edition copies of "UTSS" were also pressed bearing the symbol of Crimson Moon, encased in black shrouded pouch, resting upon serpent skin, wormwood, dragons blood, and the sacred Salvia Divinorum. Those who possess the black shrouded album also possess the keys to travel the paths our audio workings open.

In late September 2001, Crimson Moon started the long and thorough recording process of The Choice of Spirit which ended in 2006 and was released on 6/6/6 by Kthulu Productions (USA). Joined in spirit, but separated by distance and time, Blood Moon was not able to make the recording, and the synthesizers were once again performed by Overlord. In a more dreamlike and hidden threshold to present a clear and malevolent recording of venom without the anesthetic additives, the raw elements of black metal scarce to find a suitable area between harmony and disharmony were created. The audial essence of Crimson Moon is designed to enshroud the listener and induce the non symmetrical gravity that is known as the ripping of the soul, a violent journey within the chaos of fear and wonder. Atmospheric in both simplicity and complexity, a dual polarity force of structure twists and slithers the Crimson Moon into an unrivaled serpentine black metal form. On the lyrickal aspect, subjects of Astral Projection, Blood Ritual/worship, Sumerian Magick, Chaos Magick, Psychic Energy and the manipulation of (i.e. psychic vampirism), elated states of being, Pathworking within the Cosmos, and the awakening of the inmost self (Tiamat), dominate most verbal structures, spat forth such as some cobras spit their venom.

Upon this release was cast forth sorcery of a level never before witnessed from Crimson Moon, the Alignment of the Serpentine Path U.S. tour. Until 2006 not once had Crimson Moon performed live, omitting options due to lack of proper environment. Finding the Gathering of Shadows Festival in Colorado to be a worthwhile event, determination was set forth and self financing through much work allowed all to commence as planned. To support the journey and preparation of a live ritual in the midst of landmark-impressive mountains, the form of a serpent was laid out upon the Southwestern U.S. to perform a circle of Live Rituals to those who gathered. A new light has been ignited, not unlike that of Luciferian Illumination, nor unlike the Rebirth that follows deaths cycle. The live rituals were a success, the gates were open and blood was spilled. Those who witnessed the essence of Crimson Moon face to face have witnessed their own choice of spirit.

2006 marks a much needed awakening for Crimson Moon and now with setbacks and delays removed, a new and much stronger and dedicated line up is almost complete including a drummer. Plans for recording a 3rd full length album are also being made for 2007. This new album will continue where Under the Serpentine Spell left off, and was written entirely by Overlord after the recording of UTSS ('97-'99). With a full line up, and a professional recording studio, this new album will prove to be the strongest Crimson Moon release yet.

The Serpent is Awakened!

Nocturnal Overlord - electric & acoustic guitars, bass, synths
Lugubrum - vocals

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