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Latest news: Thu, Nov 06 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 are kicking off their North American west coast winter tour. The tour, which sees the band play alongside INTRONAUT, begins tomorrow in Sacramento, CA, and runs for two weeks. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.


11/6 San Franciso, CA @ DNA Lounge
11/7 Sacramento, CA @ Starlite
11/8 Portland, OR @ Branx
11/9 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
11/10 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
11/12 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/14 Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats
11/15 Houston TX @ Fitzgerald's
11/16 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
11/18 Alburquerque, NM @ Launchpad
11/19 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
11/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
11/21 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/22 Portland, OR @ Slabtown

ANCIIENTS are touring in support of their debut album, 'Heart of Oak'. 'Heart of Oak' has landed on several "best of 2013" year-end lists, including Decibel Magazine, Itunes' "best of metal 2013", The Vancouver Sun, The Vancouver Province, Metalsucks, Hellbound, No Clean Singing, Metal Assault, and many more. 'Heart of Oak' is streaming here.



  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

'Heart of Oak' is still available in various formats via the Season of Mist shop.


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
Tue, Nov 10 2015 US Boise, ID The Shredder +Intronaut
Thu, Nov 12 2015 US Denver, CO Marquis Theater +Intronaut
Fri, Nov 13 2015 US Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory +Intronaut
Sat, Nov 14 2015 US Ft. Worth, TX Tomcats +Intronaut
Sun, Nov 15 2015 US Houston TX Fitzgerald's +Intronaut
Mon, Nov 16 2015 US Austin, TX Dirty Dog +Intronaut
Wed, Nov 18 2015 US Alburquerque, NM Launchpad +Intronaut
Thu, Nov 19 2015 US Tempe, AZ Club Red +Intronaut
Fri, Nov 20 2015 US Los Angeles, CA Jewel's Catch One
Sat, Nov 21 2015 US Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium
Sun, Nov 22 2015 US Portland, OR Slabtown
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