These Arms Are Snakes. A natural force, that thunders with constant contradiction and challenge. Self-described as, “Four men with a chronic black cloud overhead; bitter, bummed out, and bored,” they couple dark pessimism with an elemental energy that does not end.
Seattle’s These Arms Are Snakes was born from the ashes of former members of Botch, Nineironspitfire, and Minneapolis-based Kill Sadie. They have toured the world over with the likes of Minus the Bear, Mastodon, Cursive, The Blood Brothers, Hot Water Music, Isis, Pelican and Against Me!. This band’s live set is a sight (and sound) to behold.
On album “Tail Swallower & Dove,” These Arms Are Snakes move through 10-songs with the cracked grace of bolted lightning, rolling and leveling, seeking a space to storm into. The band, comprised of Chris Common (drums, percussion), Brian Cook (bass, guitar, keyboards), Ryan Frederiksen (guitar, keyboards), Steve Snere (vocals, effects), have brought their non-stop work ethic of touring and beyond-intense performance to the studio with career-defining result.
Relentless, and restless - nothing in nature says no. And from this direction comes These Arms Are Snakes, a dark cloud of sound thundering, waiting to burst and drown everything in their noise.