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
Thu, Mar 01 2018 BE Antwerp Music City +Black Wizard
Fri, Mar 02 2018 NL Hengelo Innocent +Black Wizard
Sat, Mar 03 2018 DE Oldenburg MTS Records +Black Wizard
Sun, Mar 04 2018 NL Nijmegen Mereleyn +Black Wizard
Mon, Mar 05 2018 FR Reims Excalibur +Black Wizard
Wed, Mar 07 2018 UK Glasgow Ivory Blacks +Black Wizard
Sat, Mar 10 2018 UK Leeds Temple of Boom +Black Wizard
Sun, Mar 11 2018 UK Coventy The Phoenix +Black Wizard
Mon, Mar 12 2018 UK London The Black Heart +Black Wizard
Wed, Mar 14 2018 PT Leiria Texas Bar +Black Wizard
Thu, Mar 15 2018 PT Cascais Stairway Club +Black Wizard
Fri, Mar 16 2018 PT Figueira de Foz DRAC +Black Wizard
Sat, Mar 17 2018 PT Porto Woodstock 69 +Black Wizard
Sun, Mar 18 2018 ES Madrid Wurlitzer +Black Wizard
Mon, Mar 19 2018 ES Barcelona Rock Sound +Black Wizard
Thu, Mar 22 2018 DE Bamberg Sound-N-Arts Music Club +Black Wizard
Fri, Mar 23 2018 SI Illirska Bistrica MKMZ +Black Wizard
Sat, Mar 24 2018 AT Wien Escape Metal Corner +Black Wizard
Mon, Mar 26 2018 DE Leipzig Liwi +Black Wizard
Tue, Mar 27 2018 DE Berlin Jagerklause +Black Wizard
Thu, Mar 29 2018 DE Cologne Jungle +Black Wizard
Fri, Mar 30 2018 NL Utrecht dB's +Black Wizard
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