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Latest Ancara News

Below is our complete Ancara 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.

Ancara Releasing "Garden Of Chains"

Finnish group Ancara will release fourth studio album "Garden Of Chains" via Concorde Music Company internationally on March 3rd, 2017. A release show has been slated to take place in Tavastia, Helsinki.

Back in November of 2015, Ancara also played on Mount Everest at 4600 metres, which has now been covered in the "Rockin High" documentary.

New album "Garden Of Chains" was recorded in Finland and at Hollywood, Los Angeles with producers Jimmy Westerlund and Erno Laitinen. The track listing is as follows:

1. The End (Easier Than Love)
2. Wake Up
3. Feeding The Fire
4. Changes Come
5. Ending Mode
6. Child Of The Sun
7. Perfect Enemy
8. Incomplete
9. The Warmth
10. Garden Of Chains
11. Better Man More...

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Ancara Posts "Tears With A Smile" Video

Finland's Ancara has posted a new music video online for "Tears With A Smile," which also features Agnes Pihlava. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Ancara Announces European Tour Dates

Finland's Ancara has announced the following European tour dates in support of their upcoming album, "Chasing Shadows:"

29.11 - Club Randal, Bratislava Slovokia
28.11 - Club Runway B52, Plzen Czech Republic
27.11 - Club Strojovna, Hradec Králové Czech Republic
25.11 - Rock Club Brooklyn, Brno Czech Republic
24.11 - Club Exit Chmelnice, Praha Czech Republic
22.11 - Break Out Bar, Kandengrund Switzerland
21.11 - Rustico Music Pub, Frutigen Switzerland
20.11 - Rock City, Zürich Switzerland
13.11 - Rokkikellari (acoustic), Seinäjoki, Finland
24.10 - House of Rock, Kouvola, Finland
22.10 - On the Rocks with Agnes, Helsinki, Finland

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Ancara Postpones New Album Release Date

Finland's ANCARA has postponed the release of their upcoming album, "Chasing Shadows." The band has issued the following statement:

"The album release has been postponed, we will let you know when we know the date. Keep your eyes open for the upcoming webstore for new merchandise..."

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Ancara Recruits New Guitarist

Finnish band Ancara has issued the following update about acquiring a new guitarist:

"Tuomas "Gary" Keskinen known from bands Technicolour, Negative and Monday, is the new guitarist of Ancara. Gary replaced Samuel Hjelt, who left the band earlier this year.

"First of all we want to thank all of the guitarist candidates for their interest towards our band. We are very pleased with our new member, who has a heaps of experience under his belt and solid vision in making music. As a band we have strived for more groove orientated playing, so from that point of view Gary fits more than well into our band" tells bands bassist Mika Rajala.

"Gary can also be heard on the next Ancara album, that the band has been working on with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa during the past winter. The recording process is nearly finished and the album will be released in August 2009 thru Timo Kotipelto's High & Loud Records."

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Ancara Guitarist Departs, Band Seeking Replacement

After five years, Samuel Hjelt has left the line-up of Ancara. Because of this, Ancara is looking for a motivated, skilled and experienced rock-guitarist with skillful singing talent to fill the void in the band, who is not afraid of hard work and touring. Preferably a Finnish resident.

In the meantime, Ancara continues to record their third album with the producer Hiili Hiilismaa (HIM, Apocalyptica, Amorphis, Lordi, 69 Eyes, Sentenced, Sepultura...) in Matrixtor Studios. The album is scheduled to be released by 2009 through Timo Kotipelto's (Stratovarius, Kotipelto) High & Loud records. More information will follow.

Send your applications by the end of January 2009 to:



DKS Music
PL 165
04301 Tuusula

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