Latest news: Mon, Oct 10 2016, ANCIIENTS
Canadian heavy rockers, ANCIIENTS have premiered their complete forthcoming full-length 'Voice of the Void' (out October 14th). The hard hitting album is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.
Metal Obsession (AU)
Deaf Forever (DE)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Never Mind The Hype (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Guitarist and vocalist Chris Dyck comments on behalf of the band: "For me, 'Voice of the Void' is the logical progression, musically and lyrically from 'Heart of Oak'. It goes further in each direction that we explored on the debut. Heavy parts are heavier, fast parts are faster and so forth. In terms of theme and lyrics, this record is far more cynical and less hopeful than the debut. It metaphorically addresses some life choices and paths, and what we see happening in the world. It is a darker and more pissed off album. I feel like we have hit our stride and I am stoked as hell to get on the road and play these songs live. Thanks to everyone for all the support so far!"
'Voice of the Void' is available from the Season of Mist shop.
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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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