Artist Info


(z)erpents is a project spearheaded by guitarist Paul Lai, in which he collaborates with other semi-crazy open-minded musicians, generating a process in which all music will be equally beautified and destroyed. Lai is Taiwanese born and American bred. He made his name as guitarist for the southern California prog metal band Upsilon Acrux, with which he toured for two decades, playing music regarded as esoteric, mathematical, athletic, noisy and brutal. Now Lai brings that mix of technical virtuosity and sonic chaos to (z)erpents, playing a steel guitar and collaborating with various guest drummers.