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Latest news: Tue, Apr 15 2014, ANCIIENTS

Latest release: "Heart of Oak"

Release date: Fri, Apr 12 2013, US Tue, Apr 16 2013

Vancouver's critically-acclaimed hard rock quartet ANCIIENTS have kicked off their first ever European tour with a sweat driven concert at the prestigious Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands last Thursday. Alongside North Carolina's heavy rockers ASG (featuring members of WILDLIGHTS) the Canadians will continue to shake the mainland until their final performance for this round at the Desertfest in London, on April 26th. A full list of forthcoming shows can be found below:

16/04 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
17/04 Osnabrück, Germany @ Bastard Club
18/04 Oberentfelden Switzerland @ Böröm Pöm Pöm
19/04 Milano, Italy @ Lo Fi
20/04 Frankfurt, Germany @ Das Bett
21/04 Prague, Czech Republic @ .007
22/04 Wien, Austria @ Arena
23/04 Stuttgart, Germany @ Juha West
24/04 Berlin, Germany @ Desertfest
25/04 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
26/04 London, UK @ Desertfest

ANCIIENTS are touring in support of their debut album "Heart of Oak", which is still available on the Season of Mist e-shop. Artwork and tracklist are shown below:



  1. Raise the Sun
  2. Overthrone
  3. Falling in Line
  4. One Foot in the Light
  5. The Longest River
  6. Giants
  7. Faith and Oath
  8. Flood and Fire
  9. For Lisa



Canada is famous for its own brand of illegally distilled spirit, commonly known under its tell-tale moniker, "white diesel". Yet aged in wooden casks this whisky will grow in taste and maturity while acquiring its golden quality by being given a "Heart of Oak". The stunning full-length debut of Vancouver's ANCIIENTS proudly bears this name as well as sharing many characteristics with the beloved liquid. Its songwriting is simply intoxicating. The sound has a warm flow, solid earthiness and beautifully dark undertones. "Heart of Oak" comes with a delicious blend of Rock and Metal, which places their emotional and unique style close to like-minded fellow musicians such as QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYLESA, BARONESS, THE SWORD and HIGH ON FIRE. Founded in 2009, ANCIIENTS feature former 3 INCHES OF BLOOD live member Aaron "Boon" Gustafson on bass, who is flanked by excellent guitarist and vocalist duo Kenneth Paul Cook and Chris Dyck churning out a host of crunchy riffs. Drummer Mikey Hannay adds steady power from the back with his relentless push of intricate beats. The Canadians captured immediate attention with the release of 7" EP "Snakebeard" (2011), which put them on the road to supported the renowned likes of HIGH ON FIRE, GOATWHORE, BORIS and THREE INCHES OF BLOOD. Based solely on ANCIIENTS' first output and impressive live presence, influential and prestigious American print magazine Decibel magazine has already branded "Heart of Oak" as "one of 2013's most anticipated albums" in an early commitment. Take a deep draught of this classy distillation of traditional heavy ingredients and nuanced modern expression, which ANCIIENTS gracefully serve you with "Heart of Oak"!


Name Instrument
Kenneth Paul Cook Guitar & Vocals
Chris Dyck Guitar & Vocals
Aaron 'Boon' Gustafson Bass
Mike Hannay Drums

Releases Season of Mist


Heart of Oak

General information
: Fri, Apr 12 2013
: Tue, Apr 16 2013
: Progressive Hard Rock
: SOM250
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Wed, Apr 23 2014 DE Stuttgart Juha West +ASG
Thu, Apr 24 2014 DE Berlin Astra Kulturhaus Desertfest
Fri, Apr 25 2014 NL Nijmegen Merleyn +ASG
Sat, Apr 26 2014 UK London Underworld, Black Heart, Electric Ballroom Desertfest
Tue, Jun 17 2014 CA Vancouver, BC The Biltmore
Fri, Jun 20 2014 CA Calgary, AB venue tba Sled Island Festival
Sat, Jun 21 2014 CA Saskatoon, SK Rock Bottom +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Sun, Jun 22 2014 CA Winnipeg, MB The Zoo +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Thu, Jun 26 2014 CA Montreal, QC Il Motore +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Fri, Jun 27 2014 CA Ottawa, ON Maverick's +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Sat, Jun 28 2014 CA Sherbrooke, QC Le Magog +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Sun, Jun 29 2014 CA Rimouski, QC Cactus Show-Bar +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Mon, Jun 30 2014 CA Fredericton, NB The Capital Complex +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Wed, Jul 02 2014 CA Charlottetown, PEI Hunter's Ale House +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Thu, Jul 03 2014 CA Moncton, NB The Caveau +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Fri, Jul 04 2014 CA Halifax, NS Michaels' +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Sat, Jul 05 2014 CA Trois-Rivieres, QC Rock Cafe Le Stage +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Sun, Jul 06 2014 CA Quebec City, QC L'Agitee +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Tue, Jul 08 2014 CA Kingston, ON The Mansion +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Thu, Jul 10 2014 CA London, ON Call the Office +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Fri, Jul 11 2014 CA Toronto, ON El Mocambo +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Sun, Jul 13 2014 CA Sault Ste Marie, ON Canadian Nightclub +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Mon, Jul 14 2014 CA Thunder Bay, ON Crock +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Thu, Jul 17 2014 CA Regina, SK The Exchange +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Fri, Jul 18 2014 CA Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop +Black Cobra +Black Wizard
Sat, Jul 19 2014 CA Armstrong, BC Hassen Arena Armstrong Metal Fest
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