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Vancouver's Anciients has announced a string of headlining tour dates in British Columbia. The band will play Abbotsford, Mission, Victoria, and more, as well as a special set as part of the CBC Radio's Toque sessions. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
The Toque Sessions are a series of Mid-winter concerts at the CBC studios in downtown Vancouver. All shows as part of the Toque Sessions are free, and showcase music from national talent in the genres of rock, blues, country, classical, electronic and, more. More information on the Toque Sessions can be found here.
Anciients also recently announced the band's first ever European tour. The tour kicks off at the Roadburn Festival on April 10th, and will also include stops at the Berlin and London editions of Desert Fest. Anciients will tour alongside North Carolina's heavy rockers ASG. More...
Vancouver quartet Anciients has announced the band's first ever European tour. The tour kicks off with the band's appearance at Roadburn Festival on April 10th, and will also include stops at the Berlin and London editions of Desert Fest.
Anciients will tour alongside North Carolina's heavy rockers ASG. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Anciients is touring in support of debut album, "Heart of Oak" (reviewed here).
4/10/14 Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn Festival
4/11/14 Köln, Germany @ MTC
4/12/14 Marburg, Germany @ KFZ
4/13/14 Brussels, Belgium @ AB
4/14/14 Hamburg, Germany @ Headcrash
4/16/14 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
4/17/14 Osnabrück, Germany @ Bastard Club
4/18/14 Oberentfelden Switzerland @ Böröm Pöm Pöm
4/19/14 Milano, Italy @ Lo Fi
4/20/14 Frankfurt, Germany @ Das Bett
4/21/14 Prague, Czech Republic @ .007
4/22/14 Wien, Austria @ Arena
4/23/14 Stuttgart, Germany @ Juha West
4/24/14 Berlin, Germany @ Desertfest
4/25/14 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
4/26/14 London, UK @ Desertfest More...
Vancouver's Anciients has added more headlining dates for the band's forthcoming North American tour.
The tour, which started on October 9th with Tesseract in Vancouver BC, is running for two months and includes a second trek support Sepultura. New tour dates include Pittsburgh, LA, and Tucson, a show in West Chester, PA with Orange Goblin and Holy Grail, and a new show in Portland, OR with Lord Dying.
Anciients is touring in support of debut album, "Heart of Oak" (available for streaming below). Catch the band live: More...
Vancouver's Anciients has added more dates for the band's forthcoming North American tour. The tour, which starts on October 9th with Tesseract in Vancouver BC, will run for two months and includes a second trek supporting Sepultura.
The first leg of the forthcoming tour sees the band play alongside Tesseract and Scale the Summit. Dubbed the "Altered State North America 2013" tour, this lineup will run through the U.S. and Canada and end on October 29th.
The second leg of the tour sees Anciients supporting Sepultura through eastern U.S. and Canadian major markets. A list of tour dates, including all the newly announced shows can be found below. More...
Vancouver's Anciients has announced new North American tour dates. The band will play alongside Tesseract and Scale the Summit as part of the "Altered State North America 2013" tour, starting on October 10th, in Edmonton, AB and running through the United States and Canada to end on October 29th.
A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found after the jump. Anciients is touring in support of debut album, "Heart of Oak" (reviewed here). You can stream the full album below.
Anciients is 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. More...
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 October 9th 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 Scale The Summit will also take the stage this weekend at the inaugural progressive rock fest Yestival at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ.
Catch Scale the Summit live: More...
Not Your Scene Magazine has posted footage online of Anciients performing "Overthrone" from new album "Heart Of Oak" (reviewed here). The footage comes from the band's album release party on May 11th in Vancouver, BC and can be viewed below.
Prog metal outfit Anciients is now streaming the band's Season of Mist debut, "Heart of Oak," in its entirety. Check out the songs through the player below.
You can also read our recent interview with the band, along with a track-by-track breakdown, at this location. The track listing is as follows:
1. Raise the Sun
3. Falling in Line
4. One Foot in the Light
5. The Longest River
7. Faith and Oath
8. Flood and Fire
9. For Lisa More...
Progressive rock/metal outfit Anciients has premiered a new song from forthcoming album, "Heart of Oak." The new track, "Faith and Oath" is streaming at Guitar World or through the player below. Regarding the song, guitarist Chris Dyck said:
“It 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 Gilmour. We all dig Pink Floyd...Gilmour is the man. Cheers.”
The "Heart of Oak" album is slated for a North American release on April 16th, and will be available on CD, limited edition double gate-fold Lp, and digitally. More...
Anciients has teamed up with Pitchfork to debuting the song "Falling In Line," which can be heard right here.
The track comes off new album "Heart of Oak," slated for a North American release on April 16th, on CD, limited edition double gate-fold LP, and digitally. "Heart of Oak" was produced by the band, and engineered by Jesse Gander at The Hive Creative Labs in Vancouver in Winter 2011/2012, and mastered by Alan Douches at WestWestside music. Pre-orders are available at this location.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Raise the Sun
3. Falling in Line
4. One Foot in the Light
5. The Longest River
7. Faith and Oath
8. Flood and Fire
9. For Lisa
Progressive rock/metal outfit Anciients has debuted "Raise the Sun," the first song off of the band's debut album "Heart of Oak." You can check out “Raise the Sun” through Decibel Magazine here.
The band comments on the track: "Raise the Sun represents what we are all about as a band, musically and lyrically. It contains most if not all the elements that we look for in the kind of music we enjoy. Its heavy but melodic; this is how we like things to be. Our sound might be full of contrast and duality, but not for contrast's sake; rather always for the sake of the song. Lyrically its about an Egyptian myth, the 'Hymn To The Rising Sun' and a visualization of said myth. Its about walking the correct path and achieving a sort of awakening. 'Raise the Sun' is one of our favorites from the record for sure." More...
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Vancouver metal quartet Anciients. Anciients has finished mastering a debut album slated for release in 2013. The label comments:
"The as-yet-untitled album sees the gang forging together smouldering apocalyptic riffs, classic hard rock influences and unforgettable vocal melodies with an interplay praising both the natural and occult."
Regarding the signing, the band issued 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 has taken the Vancouver scene by storm. The band has already shared the stage with acts such as Pig Destroyer, Skeletonwitch, Manilla Road, 3 Inches of Blood, Boris, and High on Fire, and has been invited to perform at the prestigious Sled Island and Noctis Festivals.
Canadian metal act Ancients has revealed details behind its forthcoming headline performance, which is sponsored by Metalunderground.com. The band has announced that it will be teaming up alongside Burning Ghats, Nylithia, Cathar and Graves for a full night of diverse metal on Friday, March 23 at the Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Ancients will also be performing all-new material from its forthcoming, as-yet-untitled, full length for the first time. The new album, which is currently planned for release later this year, is set to be issued from a currently unnamed record label. Further announcements on the band's upcoming record are expected in the coming weeks.
The Riffs Not Riots show was an effort by the Vancouver metal community to showcase local talent while emphasizing that while we love our violent music, we don’t condone violence in our streets. The show was a way of protesting against the riot that devastated Vancouver shortly after the Canucks’ loss against the Boston Bruins in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
The MetalUnderground.com-sponsored event took place on July 13th, 2011, at the Fortune Sound Club, strangely located in the heart of Chinatown. Proceeds went to Canucks for Kids Fund, a nonprofit charity run by the Vancouver Canucks NHL organization. The crowd was a mixed group, ranging from hipsters to an old guy in a fishing cap (he had to be at least 60 or 70) who rocked out until closing. Somehow, the anti-riot theme of the show toned down the moshing as most of the audience just stood and soaked up the tunes. More...
Metalunderground.com is thrilled to announce that we will be taking part as a sponsor in an upcoming charity event dubbed "Riffs Not Riots" on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada.
Metalunderground.com is joining forces alongside Etnies, Cariboo Brewing, Emerica, Abort Magazine, The Invisible Orange, 99.3 The Fox, Scratch Records and many others to bring "Riffs Not Riots" to the people in an effort to support the victims of the recent riot that took place in Vancouver. The proceeds from the event will go directly to the Canucks For Kids Fund - a nonprofit charity run by the Vancouver Canucks NHL organization.
On the evening of June 15, 2011 a riot broke out in the city of Vancouver following the team's loss in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins. The riot and following looting impacted over 60 Vancouver businesses which suffered millions of dollars in damages and losses. Many courageous and innocent civilians also came under attack from the roaming mobs for taking a stand against the rioters and defending the city in which they live and love. These citizens placed themselves in front of shop windows and others left vulnerable to protect those who could not protect themselves. It is these people that "Riffs Not Riots" aims to thank and appreciate. More...
Vancouver, Canada heavy metallers 3 Inches Of Blood have revealed the dates fortheir upcoming "Warriors Of The Great White North Tour." The tour will also feature co-headliners Cancer Bats as well as support from Barn Burner, Waster, A Sight for Sewn Eyes, and Ancients on select dates. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
May 4 - Brandon, MB - North Hill Inn
May 6 - Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks
May 7 - Timmins, ON - The Victory Tavern
May 9 - Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
May 10 - Moncton, NB - The Manhattan
May 11 - Charlottetown, PEI - Hunter's Ale House
May 12 - Moncton, NB - The Manhattan
May 13 - Halifax, NS - The Paragon Theatre
May 14 - Halifax, NS - The Pavilion
May 15 - Fredericton, NB - Nicky Zee's Nightclub
May 16 - Trois-Rivieres, QC - Le Dartagnan
May 17 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual Nightclub
May 18 - Kingston, ON - Time To Laugh Comedy Club
May 19 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club Theatre
May 20 - London, ON - Rumrunners
May 21 - Sudbury, ON - Jubilee Hall
May 24 - Regina, SK - The Distrikt
May 25 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
May 26 - Calgary, AB - The Gateway bar - SAIT Campus
May 27 - Kelowna, BC - Flashbacks
May 28 - Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw Theatre
May 29 - Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
Vancouver, Canada sludge metal act Ancients has revealed the cover artwork for its forthcoming, self-titled debut EP. The artwork was created by Cam Strudwick who is known for his work with grindcore acts Burning Ghats and Burn In Hell. The EP is set to feature two tracks, recorded in separate sessions, and will see its release in early 2011. The tracklisting for the effort is as follows:
2. Built to Die
Ancients Guitarist Chris commented on the EP by saying;
"The art is Cam's interpretation of my lyrics and ideas. I'm pretty heavy into crazy ancient religious stuff, secret societies, etc...especially Sumerian creation myths and The Anunnaki and stuff. I Couldnt be any more stoked on the way things are going so far at the shows and we are booked into may with a bunch of killer shows!
"I'm stoked to record the upcoming full length with Shawn Penner in late spring and beyond stoked to get this EP into people's hands so they get a better sense of what we are about. We are happy as shit with the way the production on Built to Die and Humanist turned out. Hope everyone digs!"
You can stream the entire Ancients EP online at this location.
Quality live footage has made its way online featuring Vancouver, Canada sludge metal act Ancients. The footage was captured during the band's Dec 31, 2010 performance at Brandiz Pub in Vancouver. You can view the live performance footage in the player below.
In other news, Ancients has announced the details for its forthcoming, as-yet-untitled, debut EP. The EP is set to feature two tracks, recorded in separate sessions, and will see its release in early 2011. The tracklisting for the effort is as follows:
2. Built to Die
Chris - Guitar/Vocals
Kenny - Guitar/Vocals
Boon - Bass
Mike - Drums
You can keep track of the band's activities through its official Myspace page.