Wed, Apr 10 2013: ANCIIENTS
Progressive rock/metal outfit ANCIIENTS are streaming their Season of Mist debut, 'Heart of Oak', in its entirety. The album can be played on Terrorizer, Visions, Rock Hard (Italy), and on the band’s Bandcamp.
Named "One of 2013's most anticipated albums" (Decibel) and "thunderous, commanding and catchy" (popmatters.com), ANCIIENTS' 'Heart of Oak' is poised to become one of early 2013's most anticipated albums. The modern, progressive quartet craft songs as nuanced and expressive as the range of human emotion, without eschewing their hard rock/heavy metal roots. Tracks such as "Raise the Sun", "Falling in Line", "The Longest River", and "Faith & Oath" hit hard and resonate deeply and with 'Heart of Oak' as their calling card, ANCIIENTS exude the confidence of a band beyond their years.
The Vancouver-based quartet are also featured on the cover of the British Columbia edition of Canada's BeatRoute Magazine. The cover can be seen below and the ensuing story is here.
Additionally, ANCIIENTS recently announced their participation as part of the forthcoming DEATH TO ALL Tour. ANCIIENTS will tour alongside legendary metal icons Paul Masvidal, Steve DiGiorgio, and Sean Reinert: The 'Human' lineup of legendary metal pioneers, DEATH. Regarding the tour, guitarist Kenneth Cook said "We are completely stoked and overjoyed to be invited to play on the DEATH TO ALL tour. Chuck Schuldiner and DEATH are legendary, and it's an honor to be able to celebrate his life for a great cause." A portion of the DEATH TO ALL tour proceeds will once again benefit the Sweet Relief charity, a non-profit devoted to helping musicians without insurance who are facing serious illness. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
'Heart of Oak' is released April 12th (April 16th in North America) and will be available on jewel case CD, Digipak CD with 2 bonus tracks, limited edition double gatefold LP, and digitally. All formats are available for pre-order at the Season of Mist e-shop.
Last but not least, ‘Heart of Oak’ debuted this week at #6 in Canada’s LOUD radio charts. Fellow label mates KEN MODE ranked #10. Congratulations, guys!
DEATH TO ALL tour dates:
04/13/13 Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues w/ Masters of Steel
04/15/13 Engelwood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
04/18/13 Detroit, MI@ St. Andrews Hall
04/19/13 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues Cleveland
04/20/13 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
04/21/13 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
04/23/13 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
04/24/13 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
04/25/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts w/ Believer
04/26/13 Silver Spring, MD@ The Fillmore (Silver Spring)
04/27/13 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
04/28/13 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
ANCIIENTS tour dates:
5/15 Billings, MT @ Railyard
5/17 Des Moines, IA @ House Of Bricks
5/18 Indianapolis, IN @ Indy's Jukebox w/ Glorior Belli, Wolvhammer
5/20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Belvedere's w/ Glorior Belli, Wolvhammer