ANCIIENTS: Converse x Decibel Presents Featured Artist

Vancouver’s ANCIIENTS are the featured artist in the latest installment of “Converse x Decibel”. A mini-documentary about how the vast woodlands  and epic mountain ranges of British Columbia influence the band’s elaborate and progressive songs is streaming now at Decibel Magazine.

ANCIIENTS recently announced new North American tour alongside TESSERACT and SCALE THE SUMMIT. The “Altered State North America 2013” tour is scheduled to start on Thursday, October 10, in Edmonton, AB and will run through the United States and Canada before ending on October 29.

The band have also seen their first-ever appearance in Guitar World as part of the magazine’s September issue. The band’s interview with Guitar World can be read here.

ANCIIENTS are touring in support of their debut album, ‘Heart of Oak‘. The critically-acclaimed record is streaming here, and available now on Ltd Ed. digipack with 2 bonus tracks, jewel case CDLtd Ed. double gate-fold Lp, and digitally.

“At its best, Heart of Oak is immediate and electrifying, an album that suggests Anciients’ half-prog, half-pop metal is bound for big stages” – Pitchfork

“Anciients harness the power of prog for a greater good, making music you might actually remember. Scratch that — will remember. These guys are gonna be big” – Stereogum

“The band are nothing if not highly ambitious, as the wide range of sounds demonstrates, Anciients shifting from stoner rock to blasting death-lite to tricky, tech-y prog like no one’s business” – Exclaim

“Heart Of Oak is an impressive many-sided record that will please a diversified group of music fans. Devotees of all things metal and rock will find something that Anciients does to love” – Stereokiller

Tour Dates

9/27 Vancouver BC @ Biltmore Cabaret -19+
9/28 Mission BC @ Snipers Pool Hall -All Ages

with TesseracT, Scale the Summit:
10/9 Vancouver BC @ Tom Lee Music Hall
10/10 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
10/11 Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
10/12 TBA
10/13 Regina, SK @ The Exchange**
10/14 Winnipeg, MB @ Union Sound Hall**
10/16 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
10/17 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
10/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
10/19 TBA
10/20 St. Louis, MO @ FuBar
10/22 Dallas, TX @ Tomcast
10/23 Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
10/24 New Orleans, LA @ One-Eyed Jacks
10/25 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
10/26 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
10/27 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
10/29 TBA
**w/Fozzy

 

 

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.

DEATH TO ALL Tour Dates
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

SKELETONWITCH Tour Dates
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” (popmatters.com), 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 Stream New Song, Announce Tour Dates

Progressive rock/metal outfit ANCIIENTS premiered a new song from their forthcoming album, Heart of Oak. The new track, Faith and Oath is streaming here.

Regarding the song, guitarist Chris Dyck said,“Faith and Oath began lyrically with some combo ideas about the Mayan’s serpent-god beliefs and a strange dream I had about a snake-killing ritual. The serpent originally was representing the deceiver; as the song progressed and the vibe was realized it became our anthem for courage and strength. The chorus features Scott Ruddy from Weirding (killer doomy Vancouver band) on vocals with me. The proggy fast riff is what i like to call a “ninja riff”…looks hard, easy to play. Kenny’s solo here is mental and I love how Hannay and Boon shift the timing on the last 2 repetitions of the solo riff to a swinging old 3/4 beat. The outro has Kenny laying down some sweet Dave Gilmours. We all dig Pink Floyd…Gilmour is the man. Cheers.”

ANCIIENTS also announced their participation in the 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. The tour spans 3 weeks, hitting a dozen cities across North America.

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 is an honor to be able to celebrate his life for a great cause.”

A portion of the 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 on the TOUR DATES page.

Heart of Oak slated for a North American release on April 16, will be available on CD, limited edition double gate-fold LP, and digitally. It is available now for pre-order at the Season of Mist E-shop.

Previously, the band streamed the tracks Falling in Line, and Raise the Sun. Both tracks are available on the ANCIIENTS Facebook page.

Heart of Oak tracklisting:
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

“One of 2013’s most anticipated albums”Decibel

“The foursome’s brand of metal is thunderous yet always focused on melody, striking a strong balance between commanding and catchy. Unlike much of today’s mainstream metal acts, these guys know how to write honest-to-goodness songs, showing tremendous discipline amidst all the instrumental flamboyance, and are primed to put their young peers to shame” Popmatters.com, The Best Hopes to Break Out in 2013