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Tue, Apr 01 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 has announced a Canadian summer headlining tour. The Bravewords.com sponsored tour begins on June 17 in Vancouver, BC and runs for six weeks from coast to coast. The tour also includes BLACK COBRA and BLACK WIZARD. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

The JUNO-nominated band is currently preparing for their first ever European tour, which kicks off at Roadburn Festival on April 10th. ANCIIENTS will tour across Europe alongside North Carolina's heavy rockers ASG (featuring members of WILDLIGHTS).

ANCIIENTS are touring in support of their debut album, 'Heart of Oak', which 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 available on Season of Mist’s e-shop and streaming here.

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"At its best, Heart of Oak is immediate and electrifying, an album that suggests Anciients’ half-prog, half-pop metal is bound for big stages." -Pitchfork

"Anciients harness the power of prog for a greater good, making music you might actually remember. Scratch that — will remember. These guys are gonna be big." - Stereogum

"The band are nothing if not highly ambitious, as the wide range of sounds demonstrates, Anciients shifting from stoner rock to blasting death-lite to tricky, tech-y prog like no one's business." – Exclaim

"Heart Of Oak is an impressive many-sided record that will please a diversified group of music fans. Devotees of all things metal and rock will find something that Anciients does to love." –Stereokiller

ANCIIENTS Western Canada tour dates
4/4 Mission, BC @ The Zoo
4/5 Abbotsford (College Campus) @ Aftermath

ANCIIENTS European Tour Dates
4/10 Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn Festival
4/11 Köln, Germany @ MTC
4/12 Marburg, Germany @ KFZ
4/13 Brussels, Belgium @ AB
4/14 Hamburg, Germany @ Headcrash
4/16 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
4/17 Osnabrück, Germany @ Bastard Club
4/18 Oberentfelden Switzerland @ Böröm Pöm Pöm
4/19 Milano, Italy @ Lo Fi
4/20 Frankfurt, Germany @ Das Bett
4/21 Prague, Czech Republic @ .007
4/22 Wien, Austria @ Arena
4/23 Stuttgart, Germany @ Juha West
4/24 Berlin, Germany @ Desertfest
4/25 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
4/26 London, UK @ Desertfest

ANCIIENTS Cross-Canadian tour
6/17 Vamcouver, BC @ The Biltmore (No BLACK COBRA)
6/20 Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Festival
6/21 Saskatoon, SK @ Rock Bottom
6/22 Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo
6/26 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
6/27 Ottawa, ON @ Maverick's
6/28 Sherbrooke, QC @ Le Magog
6/29 Rimouski, QC @ Cactus Show-Bar
6/30 Fredericton, NB @ The Capital Complex
7/2 Moncton, NB @ The Caveau
7/3 Charlottetown, PEI @ Hunter's Ale House
7/4 Halifax, NS @ Michael's
7/5 Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Rock Cafe Le Stage
7/6 Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitee
7/8 Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
7/10 London, ON @ Call The Office
7/11 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
7/12 Sudbury, ON @ The Townehouse 1H
7/13 Sault Ste Marie, ON @ Canadian Nightclub
7/14 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
7/17 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
7/18 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
7/19 Armstrong, BC @  MetalFest

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