Serpent Lore was formed in 1994 by me and some friends of mine. As the passionate music listener I've always been, dark heavy music was my first source of inspiration! I really enjoyed discovering all the underground metal styles from the 80's
and 90's, they were a huge influence for me back then and a source of motivation to come up with my own brand of dark heavy music!
Serpent Lore performed on some enthusiastic underground gigs and recorded a four song demo tape back in 1998. After recording the demo we were reduced to a quartet and, being left with the task of composition solely to myself,
I started to develop my technique and musicality, consequence of the long hours spent at Paulo Barros' studio in Valadares practicing and also of incorporating other influences into Serpent Lore's sound, which came from broadening
my musical taste to other styles such as prog rock, classic and world music. I also started to learn piano and music theory then, so the last compositions of Serpent Lore were quite complex for me then and very interesting to play!
Unfortunately I guess there wasn't a necessary professional attitude towards music then, and the only attempt we made to record what would be an E.P. containing the new songs didn't work out... This, along with everyone following
their different paths, contributed to the band's dispersion and recording that stuff just didn't happen! And this is a mistake I've learned from, to never leave music you are proud of unrecorded! First record it, and then move on! :)
Anyway, these were great years, great experiences, and I honestly believe that heavy music is a great school for exploring your creativity. I think it teaches you to search in the music you hear and play for emotions that no other music