Fresh off a successful tour with Intronaut, instrumental progressive quartet SCALE THE SUMMIT will return to the road this fall during a North American tour with Tesseract. The three-week trek — which immediately follows Tesseract’s tour with Katatonia and Cult of Luna — kicks off in Canada on Oct. 9 and also features opening act Anciients.

In addition, SCALE THE SUMMIT was recently invited to take part in next year’s Cruise To The Edge with legendary English group Yes, with whom they will also take the stage this weekend at the inaugural progressive rock festival Yestival at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. This marks another addition to the impressive list of groups SCALE THE SUMMIT will have performed alongside, a who’s-who of progressive metal ranging from modern genre leaders Protest the Hero, Periphery and Between The Buried And Me to iconic acts such as Dream Theater, Cynic and Devin Townsend.
Upon its June release, SCALE THE SUMMIT’s new album The Migration cracked the Billboard Top 200, peaking at #3 on the magazine’s Heatseekers chart. Recorded at Basement Studios with Jamie King (BTBAM), The Migration received a perfect 10/10 score from Outburn Magazine and a near-perfect 4.5-star rating from Alternative Press, who labeled the album “post-rock at its most melodic and dynamic best.”

Grab your copy of The Migration today

Catch SCALE THE SUMMIT live on one of the following dates:
8/3      Camden, NJ – Yestival @ Susquehanna Bank Center
10/9     Vancouver, BC – Tom Lee Music Hall
# 10/10   Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
# 10/12   Calgary, AB – The Gateway # 10/13   Regina, SK – The Exchange
% 10/14   Winnipeg, MB – Union Sound Hall
% 10/16   Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater (Studio B)
# 10/17   Lawrence, KS – The Granada
# 10/18   Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
# 10/20   St Louis, MO – Fubar
# 10/22   Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
# 10/24   New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
# 10/25   Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn
# 10/26   Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theatre
# 10/27   Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
# 4/7-4/12   Miami, FL – Cruise to The Edge (w/ Yes)
# with Tesseract, Anciients
% with Tesseract, Anciients, Fozzy

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ANCIIENTS Release New Album, Free Giveaway Single

Progressive rock/metal outfit ANCIIENTS released their debut album Heart of Oak. The album is streaming here, and available on Ltd Ed. digipack with 2 bonus tracks, jewel case CD, Ltd Ed. double gate-fold LP, and digitally. Heart of Oak is available for purchase at the Season of Mist E-shop.

Additionally, the band are giving away an mp3 of the lead single, as heard on The Welding RoomRaise the Sun here.

The band is currently touring as part of the Death To All Tour and will join SKELETONWITCH for a trek that begins on May 26 in Albany, NY, and travel through the United States and Canada. ANCIIENTS have also been confirmed for this year’s installment of Scion Rock Fest. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

ANCIIENTS updates available through the Season of Mist website, ANCIIENTS website and Facebook page.

04/18/13 Detroit, MI@ St. Andrews Hall
04/19/13 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues Cleveland
04/20/13 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
04/21/13 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
04/23/13 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
04/24/13 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
04/25/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts w/ Believer
04/26/13 Silver Spring, MD@ The Fillmore (Silver Spring)
04/27/13 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
04/28/13 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

Tour Dates
5/15 Billings, MT @ Railyard
5/17 Des Moines, IA @ House Of Bricks
5/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Indy’s Jukebox w/ Glorior Belli, Wolvhammer
5/20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Belvedere’s w/ Glorior Belli, Wolvhammer

5/26 Albany, NY @ Bogies
5/27 Burlington, VT @ Nectars
5/28 Quebec City, QC @ Agitee
5/29 Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Rock Cafe
5/30 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
6/1 Memphis, TN @ Scion Rock Fest
6/2 Toronto, ON @ Wreckroom
6/6 Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo
6/7 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
6/9 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
6/10 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
6/11 Victoria, BC @ V Lounge


ANCIIENTS Streaming New Album

Progressive rock/metal outfit ANCIIENTS are streaming their Season of Mist debut, Heart of Oak in it’s entirety here.

Named “One of 2013’s most anticipated albums” (Decibel) and “thunderous, commanding and catchy” (, ANCIIENTS’ Heart of Oak is poised to become one of early 2013’s most anticipated albums. The modern, progressive quartet craft songs as nuanced and expressive as the range of human emotion, without eschewing their hard rock/heavy metal roots. Tracks such as Raise the Sun, Falling in Line, The Longest River, and Faith & Oath hit hard and resonate deeply and with Heart of Oak as their calling card, ANCIIENTS exude the confidence of a band beyond their years.

The Vancouver-based quartet are also featured on the cover of the British Columbia edition of Canada’s BeatRoute Magazine. The cover can be seen here and ensuing story read here. BeatRoute Magazine is a monthly arts and entertainment paper with a predominant focus on music – local, independent or otherwise. The paper, started in June 2004, is distributed throughout Western Canada.

Additionally, ANCIIENTS recently announced their participation as part of the forthcoming Death To All Tour. ANCIIENTS will tour alongside legendary metal icons Paul Masvidal, Steve DiGiorgio, and Sean Reinert: The Human lineup of legendary metal pioneers, DEATH.

Regarding the tour, guitarist Kenneth Cook said, “We are completely stoked and overjoyed to be invited to play on the ‘DEATH TO ALL’ tour. Chuck Schuldiner and Death are legendary, and it’s an honor to be able to celebrate his life for a great cause.”

A portion of the Death To All tour proceeds will once again benefit the Sweet Relief charity, a non-profit devoted to helping musicians without insurance who are facing serious illness. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Heart of Oak – available for pre-order at the Season of Mist E-shop now – releases April 16 in North America. Available on limited edition digipack with 2 bonus tracks, jewel case CD, limited edition double gate-fold LP, and digitally.

Heart of Oak track listing:
1. Raise the Sun
2. Overthrone
3. Falling in Line
4. The Longest River
5. One Foot in the Light
6. Giants
7. Faith and Oath
8. Flood and Fire
9. For Lisa

Digipack bonus tracks:
10. Humanist
11. Built to Die

ANCIIENTS website – Facebook

DEATH TO ALL Tour Dates:
04/13 Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues w/ Masters of Steel (Members of Agent Steel)
04/15 Engelwood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
04/18 Detroit, MI@ St. Andrews Hall
04/19 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues Cleveland
04/20 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
04/21 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
04/23 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
04/24 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
04/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts w/ Believer
04/26 Silver Spring, MD@ The Fillmore (Silver Spring)
04/27 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
04/28 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

Tour Dates:
5/15 Billings, MT @ Railyard
5/17 Des Moines, IA @ House Of Bricks
5/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Indy’s Jukebox w/ Glorior Belli, Wolvhammer
5/20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Belvedere’s w/ Glorior Belli, Wolvhammer


ANCIIENTS sign to Season of Mist Records

Season of Mist Records is proud to announce the signing of Vancouver metal quartet ANCIIENTS.

ANCIIENTS finished mastering their debut album slated for release in 2013. The as-yet-untitled album sees the quartet  forging together smoldering apocalyptic riffs, classic hard rock influences and unforgettable vocal melodies with an interplay praising both the natural and occult.

Regarding the signing, the band released the following statement:

“We are honored to have Season of Mist release our debut, the fact that they chose us and believe in us means the world. We are proud to represent them and have them representing us as artists, and look forward to working with them for years to come.”

Formed in 2010, ANCIIENTS quickly took the Vancouver scene by storm. In their short time as a band, ANCIIENTS have already shared the stage with acts such as Pig Destroyer, Skeletonwitch, Manilla Road, 3 Inches of Blood, Boris, and High on Fire, and been invited to perform at the prestigious Sled Island and Noctis Festivals.

Drawing by: Bonnie Dobbin, Logo by: Cam Strudwick, Layout by: Sab Kay

ANCIIENTS previous release, Snakebeard, can be heard via their BandCamp page.

Kenny Cook – Lead Guitar & Vocals

Chris Dyck – Guitar & Vocals

Aaron Gustafson – Bass

Mike Hannay – Drums

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