Written by Arno De Kock on November 12, 2020
Ophiuchi is a band from Pretoria, South Africa (currently Utrecht area, Netherlands). Its membership consists of one anatomically-modern human male.
By cleverly exploiting a variety of prehensile appendages, Ophiuchi arranges the sonics found in doom, sludge, black metal and folk music into a classically-derived, movement-based format.
Influences include Portal, Blut Aus Nord, Tool, King Crimson and Yob.
A debut LP, titled Bifurcaria Bifurcata, was released digitally on April 10th, 2017. January 15th, 2018 saw a limited 12″ vinyl pressing of a dedicated vinyl master.