Latest news: Fri, Sep 02 2016, ANCIIENTS
ANCIIENTS have been streaming the second thunderous song from their highly anticipated new album 'Voice of the Void' (out October 14th). The track 'Serpents' is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.
Metal Hammer (DE)
Metal Obs (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Rock Hard (IT)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Guitarist and vocalist Chris Dyck states on behalf of the band: "Our new track 'Serpents' started off with Kenny and I sitting in his garage waiting for Boon and Hannay to roll up for a writing session. I was messing around with a riff, when Kenny mentioned that he had one just like that... and his take on it turned out to be way better. Once the song started to take shape we noticed that it was headed into power ballad territory. We all had a laugh and started calling it 'The November Rainer'. We thought that the idea of arena rock style metal ballad was kind of cool, so we just went with it. I love how this song turned out - with shades of late 80's METALLICA and GUNS N' ROSES riff wise. as well as shades of SOUNDGARDEN when it comes to the vocals. I am glad that we put a song like this on 'Voice of the Void'. It opens the door for us to do other things like this in future (more slow and wide open songs) and it is a very fun song to play. We really hope that everyone enjoys it.
'Voice of the Void' was produced under the direction of Jesse Gander at Rain City Recordings in the bands' hometown of Vancouver, Canada. Artwork and track-list can be viewed below.
Line-up Kenneth Paul Cook: guitar, vocals Chris Dyck: guitar, vocals Aaron "Boon” Gustafson: bass Mike Hannay: drums
You want an album that delivers smoking hot rock and delicious heaviness in equal measure? 'Voice of the Void' does exactly that. An avalanche of brilliant riffs comes crashing down your speakers, driven by a relentlessly pounding rhythm section. Vancouver's ANCIIENTS have no time to spare, no fillers, no hesitation, they are just pushing and pulling and banging those heads from start to finish. With their sophomore opus 'Voice of the Void', the Canadians are fulfilling all the glorious promises that 'Heart of Oak' (2013) already made. In comparison to their critically acclaimed debut full-length, which already contained the musical equivalent of the warm flow, solid earthiness, and beautifully dark undertones of whisky matured in ancient oak casks within an intoxicating song-writing, the new songs have exponentially boosted the tasty formula unique to this band
ANCIIENTS have remarkably honed their composition skills and moved further into their very own musical territory, which makes it considerably harder to just liken this band to kindred spirits such as MASTODON, KYLESA, BARONESS, THE SWORD, and HIGH ON FIRE and happily drop them into the same box without second thought. Those amazing vocal duels between grim growling and clean singing, which have been brought to perfection, would alone support the constant tension and high dynamics of this record. Yet of course, a barrage of crunchy riffs as their instrumental counterpart maintains the proper balance.
ANCIIENTS were founded in 2009. The outstanding guitarist and vocalist duo Kenneth Paul Cook and Chris Dyck is flanked by Aaron "Boon" Gustafson on bass and drummer Mikey Hannay, who constitutes a mighty powerhouse of quite complex yet heavily driving rhythmical patterns. With the release of their 7" EP "Snakebeard" (2011) alone, the Canadians were invited to join on the stages of HIGH ON FIRE, GOATWHORE, BORIS and THREE INCHES OF BLOOD. More touring and festivals shows followed the release of highly praised 'Heart of Oak', but now ANCIIENTS are ready for the next giant leap of their career. Let 'Voice of the Void' rock your mind!
|Kenneth Paul Cook||Guitar & Vocals|
|Chris Dyck||Guitar & Vocals|
|Aaron 'Boon' Gustafson||Bass|
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