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"!
|Kenneth Paul Cook||Guitar & Vocals|
|Chris Dyck||Guitar & Vocals|
|Aaron 'Boon' Gustafson||Bass|