From: PA, United States
What has become Seraph in Travail was concieved in 2008 by guitarist Joe Bonner and vocalist Jon Sutherman with the goal of creating epic, symphonic Metal with a crushing edge. An overview of the early years of the project reads more like a laboratory journal of the development and refining of a sound than it does the history of a band. The duo struggled with numerous lineups that failed to realize their creative vision until in 2012 when drummer Alex Kobylkevich joined Seraph and the band recorded and produced their EP, Achieved in Flatline. Meanwhile, demos of the band's material reached the ears of bassist Steve Schaffer and guitarist Tim Carey, who immediately joined the band. Within a month of the lineup solidifying, Seraph began live presentations in our Philadelphia stomping grounds, promoting and seeking review of the EP. At this time the band is composing new material that aims to present a maturation and further refinement of their sound on Achieved in Flatline.