Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Anciients (Progressive Hard Rock)




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!


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

Releases Season of Mist


Voice of the Void

General information
: Fri, Oct 14 2016
: Fri, Oct 14 2016
: Rock / Heavy Metal
: SOM392
: available


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
Fri, Jun 09 2017 US San Antonio (TX) Rock Box +Goatwhore
Sat, Jun 10 2017 US Lubbock (TX) Backstage +Goatwhore
Sun, Jun 11 2017 US Albuquerque (NM) Launchpad +Goatwhore
Mon, Jun 12 2017 US Flagstaff (AZ) Green Room +Goatwhore
Wed, Jun 14 2017 US Oakland (CA) Stork Club +Goatwhore
Thu, Jun 15 2017 US Eugene (OR) Old Nick's +Goatwhore
Tue, Jun 20 2017 CA Prince George (BC) Generator Cabaret +Goatwhore
Wed, Jun 21 2017 CA Calgary (AB) Distortion +Goatwhore
Thu, Jun 22 2017 CA Edmonton (AB) Brixx +Goatwhore
Fri, Jun 23 2017 CA Regina (SK) Riddell Centre +Goatwhore
Sat, Jun 24 2017 CA Winnipeg (MB) Windsor Hotel +Goatwhore
Sun, Jun 25 2017 US Minneapolis (MN) Triple Rock +Goatwhore
Mon, Jun 26 2017 US Milwaukee (WI) Metal Grill +Goatwhore
Tue, Jun 27 2017 US Toledo (OH) Frankie's +Goatwhore
Thu, Jun 29 2017 US Fayetteville (AR) George's +Goatwhore
Fri, Jun 30 2017 US Little Rock (AR) Vino's +Goatwhore
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