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Ancient Ascendant

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Latest Ancient Ascendant News

Below is our complete Ancient Ascendant news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Ancient Ascendant Announces New Live Shows

Ancient Ascendant be hitting the road with Darkest Era this September and October in support of the band's new album "Echoes and Cinder." Get your tickets and come bang your heads with Ancient Ascendant on these dates:

25th Sept - Birmingham Scruffy Murphys
26th Sept - Manchester Sound Control
27th Sept - Glasgow The Classic Grand
28th Sept - Leeds Library
29th Sept - Sheffield South Sea Live
30th Sept - Bristol The Louisiana
1st Oct - London Garage More...

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Ancient Ascendant Streams New Track

U.K. death metal act Ancient Ascendant is streaming the new track "Patterns of Bane." The track appears on the upcoming new release "Echoes and Cinder," which is set to drop on March 24th via Candlelight Records. The album marks the band's second album and first for Candlelight.

The track list for "Echoes and Cinder" is:

1. Crones to the Flames
2. Patterns of Bane
3. Riders
4. Fuelling the Flare
5. Embers
6. To Break the Binds
7. The Toll of Mourning
8. Caged in the Tunnels of Time More...

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Ancient Ascendant Signs To Candlelight

Candlelight Records today announces the signing of U.K. death metal band Ancient Ascendant, which will be on tour in April supporting Pestilence across Europe. Candlelight also issued the following press release:

"Ancient Ascendant are a British based quartet pioneering a unique brand of song writing based on a solid foundation of black and death metal, whilst injecting eclectic ideas from a wide range of fine metal traditions.

"Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut EP 'The Heathen Throne', Ancient Ascendant have shared the stage with black metal monsters 1349, death metal legends Bolt Thrower (who personally invited the band to support them), Rotting Christ, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Blood Red Throne to name a few.

"2011 was a hugely successful year for Ancient Ascendant, which saw their highly rated debut album 'The Grim Awakening' being released by Siege of Amida Records, as well as signing to the renowned Factory Music booking agency. Quickly following up on this with their second EP, 2012 saw the release of 'Into The Dark.’

"‘Into The Dark’ represented the latest evolution of British death metal standard bearers Ancient Ascendant, brought to life under the expert guidance of the legendary Dan Swanö (Opeth, Dissection, Dark Funeral, Bloodbath, Katatonia, Marduk etc…).

"2012 also saw the band completing a successful UK tour with gore metal legends Aborted, playing a packed out Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock Open Air, as well as sharing a stage with the masters of Teutonic thrash Sodom. More...

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Ancient Ascendant Posts EP Trailer

Ancient Ascendant has posted a teaser trailer online for the brand new EP "Into the Dark," which can be viewed below. The trailer features a snippet of the new song "Under Ancient Stone." To hear more from the release, check out the music video for "Driven By The Dark" at this location.

The 300 limited edition, hand numbered CD's featuring the artwork of Richey Beckett can be ordered here and "Into the Dark" can also be bought in digital format from Amazon/itunes/play etc. More...

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Ancient Ascendant Posts "Driven By The Dark" Video

Ancient Ascendant has posted a new music video online for the track "Driven by the Dark," which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"May we present our first official music video for 'Driven by the Dark' taken from the upcoming release, 'Into the Dark.'

"The EP is due for release on 6th August, right before our Bloodstock Festival appearance. Special thanks to the Director, Tom Cronin. Please enjoy." More...

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Two More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2012

Finnish pagan metal outfit Moonsorrow and German power metal group Freedom Call have been confrmed as the latest two bands to take part in this years edition of the British metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air, which will take place at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire from August 10th-12th.

Speaking on the confirmation, Moonsorrow stated: "We are truly excited to take part in Bloodstock Festival 2012. It's been way too long since we played on the British soil in 2008 and we know that lately there has been a huge demand for Moonsorrow to play in the UK. So, all our loyal fans in the UK, we want to see a massive crowd of insane berserks during our set. Don't let us down because we promise we don't let you down, cheers!"

Freedom Call added: "The Bloodstock Festival is the pulsating heart of Heavy Metal...a great audience, which knows exactly to revel."

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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Ancient Ascendant Streaming New Song

U.K. band Ancient Ascendant has posted a new song online titled "Titan," which is off the new album "The Grim Awakening." You can check out the track below.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Scorn of Dead Men
2. Once Numb
3. Bleeding in Exile
4. Sorrow's Score
5. Grim Awakenings
6. Lost Rage In The Dying Light
7. Ravenous Undead Of The Dead
8. Forced Insight
9. Titan

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