Formed in 2010 by Maggiebeth Sand and Mark Powell, English symphonic rock/metal band, Serpentyne, are authors of a musical movement characterised by a merging of sound and styles.
Their first album, “Stella Splendens” (2010) was based solely on medieval music and mythical themes featuring the ethereal voice of Maggiebeth and Mark’s hurdy-gurdy. Their second, “Myths and Muses” (2014) added elements of world to the band’s sound. “Myths and Muses” is an album with a very different spirit from “Stella Splendens-” more lively, and rhythmic, and less “classic”.
In September 2016 came the latest, “The Serpent’s Kiss”, which further changes direction, while preserving the mythical themes of previous albums.
“The Serpent’s Kiss” aligns Serpentyne with symphonic metal bands such as Epica, Within Temptation and Nightwish, but also with the Celtic metal of Eluveitie.
Maggie Sand’s voice combines, expression, technique and timbre, to have a uniquely original sound and style within the folk / symphonic panorama.
“Recommended for folk metal / rock lovers who like symphonic metal guitars.”
True Metal Magazine, Italy
“Through this fusion of medieval sounds with biting electric guitars and pounding drums…. The serpent has arisen!”
Orkus magazine, Germany.