Kingdom of Snakes
Kingdom of Snakes is a band formed in spring 2004 from members of Nothingface
Nothingface was a four-piece metal band from Washington, D.C. noted for having graphic lyrics and occasionally using political themes in their later works, as well as polyrhythmic songs.-First Run:...

 (TVT Records
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) and Molly McGuire
Molly McGuire
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 (Epic records)

In spring 2004, the band went into Henson Studios to record a five-song EP
Extended play
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 with producer Bill Kennedy
Bill Kennedy
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 (Nine Inch Nails
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, Nothingface). After finishing the EP, the band began playing shows in the Los Angeles
Los Ángeles
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 area and began recording new material.

Comparisons to the Foo Fighters
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 and Queens of the Stone Age
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 were the most frequent, which pleased the band. “Those are two bands who I think constantly push the envelope and write great, catchy rock songs. That’s the same thing we’re doing,” said Bill Gaal. “This is a band that really loves what we are doing, and it comes through in the music.” They were compared to the 1990s post-grunge
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 band the Toadies
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The band has broken up, and Gaal has re-joined Nothingface.


  • Bill Gaal: vocals, guitar (credited as playing bass guitar on five-song EP)
  • Jason Blackmore: vocals, guitar (credited as playing bass on five-song EP)
  • Jason Gerken: drums
  • Gabe Cardinale: bass guitar (un-credited on five-song EP)
  • Matt Holt
    Matt Holt
    Matt Holt is the former vocalist of Nothingface, and Kingdom of Snakes. His vocals include a wide range of very guttural and distinctive growls to ethereal melodies and even the occasional rap-style vocals on early songs like "Lipsdick" and "Breathe Out"...

    : vocals, guitar (uncredited on five-song EP with the exception of lead vocals on "Lost Vegas")
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