Snake Mountain release their debut EP ‘Villainous 1: Reverence backed with tour dates

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Australian melodic technical death metal band Snake Mountain has released their debut EP, Villainous I: Reverence, and they are taking this heavy slab of riffs on the road with a stack of shows throughout June, July, and August.

Villainous I: Reverence is a collection of tracks that have shaped the band’s sound over the years, weaving in various influences brought in by members who contributed to the band’s story at the time. While some original members may have moved on to other projects or hung up their instruments, the remaining and newly found members have put together this hard-hitting EP ‘Villainous I: Reverence’ in tribute to their former band mates and the story that brought them here.

From Nev Pearce (vocals) – “This EP is in honor of our journey as a band, and to the previous members who contributed to it since its inception: co-founder Dan Maynard, who I started the band with; longtime drummer Shane Smith; guitarists Jamie Cotton and Dario Lagana; and bass player Rory Swayne. All of them left pieces of their personalities in these songs and helped bring them to life”.

The EP also features some incredible guest appearances by friends the band has shared the stage with over the years:

The Hunted (Apex Predator Edition):

  • Matt G Walters (Freedom of Fear) – Solo

Fall of Eternia:

  • Sam Wolstenholme (Aeon Nexus) – Melodic Vocals
  • Geoffro O’Leary (Pistonfist) – Hails
  • Oliver Fogwell and Wade Norris (Our Last Enemy) – Hails
  • Ben Weber (Deprivation) – Hails

Before the band moves forward stylistically with their planned follow-up EP later in the year, which will see them delve deeper into the technical death metal genre (much like their 2023 single Veins), Snake Mountain invites the listener to join them in honoring the past and preparing for the future.

Snake Mountain also recently toured for their single Everliving and opened for Fleshgod Apocalypse (Italy) and Wolfheart (Finland) in Brisbane, as well as teaming up with industrial metal band Witchgrinder (Aus) for their QLD dates.


Snake Mountain – ‘Villainous 1: Reverence’ is out now digitally.



Upcoming shows and tour dates: 

July 20 – Burnside Tavern – Gold Coast
W/ We The Hollow, Allocer, Till Ya Dead and Zagtar

August 22 – Sydney – The Duke – Free Entry!

August 23 – Melbourne – The Leadbeater Hotel
W/ Ghost Seeker, Deadweight 80, Excuse for an Exit, Ghost Engine, Rise From Ashes and Matahari.

August 24 – Geelong – Drencher Festival
W/ Pizza Death, Nicholas Cage Fighter, Immorium, Bog Monster, Munitions and more
Tickets :

August 31 – Necrosonic Festival – Brisbane