ANCIIENTS – Heart of Oak – October 29, 2013

Posted on October 29, 2013

More information about Heart of Oak

Vancouver’s ANCIIENTS have added more headlining dates for their forthcoming North American tour. The tour, which started on October 9th with TESSERACT in Vancouver BC, is running for two months and includes a second tour supporting SEPULTURA. New tour dates include Pittsburgh, LA, and Tucson; a show in West Chester, PA with ORANGE GOBLIN and HOLY GRAIL; and a new show in Portland, OR with LORD DYING.

The first leg of the current tour sees ANCIIENTS playing alongside TESSERACT and SCALE THE SUMMIT. Dubbed the “Altered State North America 2013” tour, this lineup is running through the US and Canada and ends on October 29th. The band will then play select headlining dates starting on Oct. 30th before jumping on the second leg of the tour, which sees ANCIIENTS supporting SEPULTURA through eastern US and Canadian major markets. A complete list of tour dates, including all the newly announced shows can be found below.

ANCIIENTS are touring in support of their debut album, ‘Heart of Oak’. The critically-acclaimed record is streaming here, and available now across several formats. The band was recently showcased as the featured artist in the latest installment of “Converse x Decibel”. A mini@documentary about how the vast woodlands and epic mountain ranges of British Columbia influence the band’s elaborate and progressive songs is streaming here.

“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

10/30 Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records
11/1 Binghamton, NY @ Fitzie’s Irish Pub
11/2 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
11/3 West Chester, PA @ The Note w/ ORANGE GOBLIN, HOLY GRAIL
11/6 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose

11/08 Sauget, IL @ Pops Nightclub
11/09 Detroit, MI @ Harpos
11/10 Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center @ OHIO METALFEST
11/11 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
11/13 Springfield, VA @ Empire
11/14 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
11/15 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theater
11/16 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/17 Reading, PA @ Reverb
11/18 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
11/20 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
11/21 Miami, FL @ Grand Central
11/23 Fort Worth, TX @ Queen City Hall
11/24 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
11/25 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

11/26 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
11/27 West Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey
11/29 Portland, OR @ Analog w/ LORD DYING
11/30 Vancouver, BC @ Astoria
4/10/2014 Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival

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