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Ancient VVisdom Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Ancient VVisdom.
Ancient VVisdom is not so ancient; the band has only been around since 2009. But in that time, the Austin, Texas, based band has grown to be well-known in the realm of metal. Ancient VVisdom doesn't rely on intense growls and extremely fast guitar playing to scare the devil into listeners; they have rather soothing music and play acoustic guitars. But they do invoke his unholiness and hail him a good bit. I got a chance to talk to mainman Nathan Opposition about their devilish lyrical material, a new album in the works, and what Satanism is to him. More...
Ancient VVisdom (pronounced Ancient Wisdom) is quickly becoming entangled in the web of enchantment spun by occult rockers such as Ghost and Blood Ceremony. This retrofitted style praising the great mysteries of the universe has become a hot commodity (read what xFiruath has to say about this phenomenon) in the metal community.
Ancient VVisdom executes an accessible sound owing to folk, pop, psychedlia, doom and hard rock. Tribal drumming and whimsical tools of percussion such as knives, machete and chains, while acoustic and electric guitar create opposing/dualistic sounds. These instruments help drive home the images related through repetition of their chorus lines.
These images and ideas have emerged in great abundance in just a short time. After much correspondence, the group released a split 12” LP with the world’s most famous cult leader, Charles Manson. In June, the Austin group released it’s first full-length “A Godlike Inferno” (read the review) to a heap of media acclaim. Since then, the group added bassist TA (Hod, ex-Pleasant Valley) to bring about a deeper backdrop. TA joins the core of Justin “Ribs” Mason (acoustic guitar), Michael AVV (electric guitar) and Nathan Opposition (drums/percussion/vocals).
Often incorporating a projector to synch up images with their music, Ancient VVisdom uses the live setting not just to showcase their music but also to relate rituals. The group has opened for Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Wino, Swans and the Pentagram/Eyehategod SXSW showcase. Before opening for the mighty stoner rockers The Sword on Independence Day, Nathan Opposition spoke with Metalunderground.com about what makes this eclectic band tick. More...