ANCIIENTS streaming new album, featured on the cover of BeatRoute
Progressive rock/metal outfit ANCIIENTS are streaming their Season of Mist debut, ‘Heart of Oak’ in it’s entirety HERE.
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 here and ensuing story read here. BeatRoute Magazine is a monthly arts and entertainment paper with a predominant focus on music – local, independent or otherwise. The paper, started in June 2004, is distributed throughout Western Canada.
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 releases April 16th in North America (April 12th elsewhere), and will be available on Ltd Ed. digipack with 2 bonus tracks, jewel case CD, limited edition double gate-fold Lp, and digitally. ‘Heart of Oak’ is available for pre-order at the Season of Mist E-shop.
‘Heart of Oak’ track listing:
1. Raise the Sun
3. Falling in Line
4. The Longest River
5. One Foot in the Light
7. Faith and Oath
8. Flood and Fire
9. For Lisa
Digipack bonus tracks:
11. Built to Die
DEATH TO ALL Tour Dates:
04/13/13 Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues w/ Masters of Steel (Members of Agent 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
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