Ancient Frontman Zel Featured On Mortuary Drape’s 30th Anniversary DVD Show!

On November 2, Italian occult black metal legends Mortuary Drape will release a DVD of their unique 30th-anniversary show. The show took place in Alessandria on November 12 2016, and some special guests shared the stage with the band, such as Erik Danielsson (Watain), AC Wild (BullDozer), Andy “Bull” Panigada (BullDozer), Al De Noble (Death SS/Secret Sphere), and Ancient’s Frontman Zel (aka Aphazel). The DVD ”30th Anniversary Show” will feature the entire gig of 2 hours and 20 mins.

Pre order your special copy hereinfo@mortuary13drape.com

Ancient is currently on their headlining tour in Latin America, check out below all the tour dates and other upcoming shows.

September 7 Mexico – Merida Yucatan – Delorean Bar
September 8 Mexico – San Luis Potosi – Bunker
September 9 Mexico – Mexico City – Foro Cosa Nostra
September 10 Guatemala – Guatemala City – TBA
September 12 El Salvador – San Salvador – Buhos Pizza
September 13 Costa Rica – San José – Bar Fenix
September 15 Colombia – Cali – Discoteca La Mayor
September 16 Colombia – Bogotà – TBA
September 17 Ecuador – Quito – TBA
September 19 Lima – Peru – Discoteca The Blood
September 20 Chile – Santiago – Chargola
September 21 Argentina – Buenos Aires – Museo Rock

Upcoming Ancient Festivals:

Festivals 2017:
December 2 – Into Darkness Festival IV – Leeuwarden – Holland
December 3 – Baroeg Rotterdam – Holland

2018:
May 12 – Under The Banner of Black Light Fest – Graz – Austria

Just recently Ancient re-released their ”Trolltaar” EP (1995) by Sleaszy Rider Records! This 2017 edition includes 3 live tracks from Norway in 1993, and not only.. The vinyl will also soon be available. For more information and orders, go here. http://www.sleaszyrider.com/

Ancient released their long awaited 7th studio album, ”Back To The Land Of The Dead” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’sEMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records.

Order ”Back To The Land Of The Dead ” in various CD, LP and bundle configurations at:
EMP Underground/EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.com
Soulseller Records: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com/mailorder

Back To The Land Of The Dead ” is a comeback for Ancient, 12 years after the previous release ”Night Visit”.

The album was recorded in 7 different locations, in Norway, Denmark, Italy and Greece, mixed in Elfo Studios in Italy, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album was produced by Ancient.

With Nick Barker behind the drumkit, the album is, as expected, the most aggressive and fastest album of Ancient, yet still with a good amount of clean guitars, and various dark atmospheres as the band is known for. The music was composed by Zel and Dhilorz. The lyrics on the album are all written by Zel, many of them speaking about the devil, the spirit of the devil and how it influences us in various devastating and destructive ways, as well as some fantasy lyrics, still somehow connected with the ”old Nick subject”. The album cover shows a hooded figure coming back to “the land of the dead” to wake up the “spiritually dead people there”. The album is 66 minutes long and has 13 tracks, including a cover of Bathory ”13 Candles”.

Ancient frontman Zel stated: “Death is just the beginning… “

The track listing is as follows :

1. Land of The Dead ( Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Dhilorz and Zel)
2. Beyond The Blood Moon (Music and lyrics by Zel)
3. The Sempiternal Haze (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
4. The Empyrean Sword (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
5. The Ancient Disarray (Music and lyrics by Zel)
6. Occlude The Gates (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)

The Excruciating Journey

7. Part I Defiance and rage (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
8. Part II The Prodigal Years (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
9. Part III The Awakening (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
10. Death Will Die (Music and lyrics by Zel)
11. The Spiral (Music and lyrics by Zel)
12. Petrified By Their End (Music by Dhilorz and Zel, lyrics by Zel)

Bonus track :
13. 13 Candles (Music and lyrics by Quorthon)

Ancient line-up:

Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals/guitars/keyboards
Dhilorz on guitars/bass
Nick Barker on drums

Live sessions:
Ghiulz Borroni (Bulldozer) on guitars

For more information go to:

ANCIENT: http://www.facebook.com/ancientband | http://www.ancientband.net
EMP LABEL GROUP: http://empmerch.com – http://emplabelgroup.com
SOULSELLER RECORDS: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

 

Ancient announce tour venues for Latin American Tour, video teaser is available!

Norwegian extreme metal titans Ancient will kick off their Latin American tour on September 7th in Mexico.

Furthermore Ancient announce the venues for the tour:

September 7 Mexico – Merida Yucatan – Delorean Bar
September 8 Mexico – San Luis Potosi – Bunker
September 9 Mexico – Mexico City – Foro Cosa Nostra
September 10 Guatemala – Guatemala City – TBA
September 12 El Salvador – San Salvador – Buhos Pizza
September 13 Costa Rica – San José – Bar Fenix
September 15 Colombia – Cali – Discoteca La Mayor
September 16 Colombia – Bogotà – TBA
September 17 Ecuador – Quito – TBA
September 19 Lima – Peru – Discoteca The Blood
September 20 Chile – Santiago – Chargola
September 21 Argentina – Buenos Aires – Museo Rock

 

Upcoming Ancient Festivals:

Festivals 2017:
December 2 – Into Darkness Festival IV – Leeuwarden – Holland
December 3 – Baroeg Rotterdam – Holland

2018:
May 12 – Under The Banner of Black Light Fest – Graz – Austria

More shows TBA.

Earlier this year Ancient re-released their ”Trolltaar” EP (1995) by Sleaszy Rider Records! This 2017 edition includes 3 live tracks from Norway in 1993, and not only.. The vinyl will also soon be available. For more information and orders, go here. http://www.sleaszyrider.com/

Ancient released their long awaited 7th studio album, ”Back To The Land Of The Dead” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records.

Check out the album teaser here, enjoy it:

Order ”Back To The Land Of The Dead” in various CD, LP and bundle configurations at:

EMP Underground/EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.com
Soulseller Records: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com/mailorder

Back To The Land Of The Dead” is a comeback for Ancient, 12 years after the previous release ”Night Visit”. The album was recorded in 7 different locations, in Norway, Denmark, Italy and Greece, mixed in Elfo Studios in Italy, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album was produced by Ancient.

With Nick Barker behind the drumkit, the album is, as expected, the most aggressive and fastest album of Ancient, yet still with a good amount of clean guitars, and various dark atmospheres as the band is known for. The music was composed by Zel and Dhilorz. The lyrics on the album are all written by Zel, many of them speaking about the devil, the spirit of the devil and how it influences us in various devastating and destructive ways, as well as some fantasy lyrics, still somehow connected with the “old Nick subject”. The album cover shows a hooded figure coming back to “the land of the dead” to wake up the “spiritually dead people there”. The album is 66 minutes long and has 13 tracks, including a cover of Bathory ”13 Candles”.

Ancient line-up:
Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals/guitars/keyboards
Dhilorz on guitars/bass
Nick Barker on drums

For more information:

ANCIENT: http://www.facebook.com/ancientband | http://www.ancientband.net
EMP LABEL GROUP: http://empmerch.com – http://emplabelgroup.com
SOULSELLER RECORDS: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

The band’s frontman, Zel has launched a short video clip trailer, watch it here, enjoy it:

Ancient video footage from Gothoom Festival is available!

On July 20th, Norwegian extreme metal titans Ancient performed at Gothoom Festival in Slovakia. The band has posted on AncientTV’s Official Youtube Channel.

As previously announced, Ancient will be touring Latin America in September:

September 7 Mexico – Merida Yucatan
September 8 Mexico – San Luis Potosi
September 9 Mexico – Mexico City
September 10 Guatemala – Guatemala City
September 12 El Salvador – San Salvador
September 13 Costa Rica – San José
September 15 Colombia – Cali
September 16 Colombia – Bogotà
September 17 Ecuador – Quito
September 19 Lima – Peru
September 20 Chile – Santiago
September 21 Argentina – Buenos Aires

The tour venues will be announced shortly.

Upcoming Ancient Festivals:

Festivals 2017:
December 2 – Into Darkness Festival IV – Leeuwarden – Holland
December 3 – Baroeg Rotterdam – Holland

2018:
May 12 – Under The Banner of Black Light Fest – Graz – Austria

More shows TBA.

Earlier this year Ancient re-released their ”Trolltaar” EP (1995) by Sleaszy Rider Records! This 2017 edition includes 3 live tracks from Norway in 1993, and not only.. The vinyl will also soon be available. For more information and orders, go here. http://www.sleaszyrider.com/

Ancient released their long awaited 7th studio album, ”Back To The Land Of The Dead” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records. Check out the album teaser here:

Order ”Back To The Land Of The Dead” in various CD, LP and bundle configurations at:

EMP Underground/EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.com

Soulseller Records: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com/mailorder

Back To The Land Of The Dead ” is a comeback for Ancient, 12 years after the previous release ”Night Visit”. The album was recorded in 7 different locations, in Norway, Denmark, Italy and Greece, mixed in Elfo Studios in Italy, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album was produced by Ancient.


With Nick Barker behind the drumkit, the album is, as expected, the most aggressive and fastest album of Ancient, yet still with a good amount of clean guitars, and various dark atmospheres as the band is known for. The music was composed by Zel and Dhilorz.

The lyrics on the album are all written by Zel, many of them speaking about the devil, the spirit of the devil and how it influences us in various devastating and destructive ways, as well as some fantasy lyrics, still somehow connected with the ”old Nick subject”. The album cover shows a hooded figure coming back to “the land of the dead” to wake up the ”spiritually dead people there”. The album is 66 minutes long and has 13 tracks, including a cover of Bathory ”13 Candles”.

Ancient line-up:
Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals/guitars/keyboards
Dhilorz on guitars/bass
Nick Barker on drums

For more information go to:

ANCIENT: http://www.facebook.com/ancientband | http://www.ancientband.net
EMP LABEL GROUP: http://empmerch.com – http://emplabelgroup.com
SOULSELLER RECORDS: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

Check out the video footage from the show (edited by the band’s session drummer Jonathan ” A.D.D ” Garofoli) playing “On Blackest Wings” here, enjoy it:

Ancient Played at Gothoom Festival, presenting custom made bass!

Norwegian extreme metal titans Ancient played at the Gothoom Festival in Slovakia, took the stage yesterday,  on July 20th, at 21:00. Get more information here: http://www.gothoom.com/festival/en

Furthermore, Ancient Frontman Zel is proudly presenting for the first time his brand new custom made bass, the “ Zel Impaler 1” designed by Zel himself. The bass was recently made by Savvas Glykis at Guitarnomicon Custom Projects, Athens, Greece. Watch more photos here: https://www.facebook.com/ancientband/posts/1526692770703567

Just recently Ancient announced their Latin American Tour dates and cities, kicking off on September 7th in Mexico. Check out the tour dates below.

September 7 Mexico – Merida Yucatan
September 8 Mexico – San Luis Potosi
September 9 Mexico – Mexico City
September 10 Guatemala – Guatemala City
September 12 El Salvador – San Salvador
September 13 Costa Rica – San José
September 15 Colombia – Cali
September 16 Colombia – Bogotà
September 17 Ecuador – Quito
September 19 Lima – Peru
September 20 Chile – Santiago
September 21 Argentina – Buenos Aires

Upcoming Ancient Festivals:

Festivals 2017:

July 20 – Gothoom Festival Ostry Grun – Slovakia
December 2 – Into Darkness Festival IV – Leeuwarden – Holland
December 3 – Baroeg Rotterdam – Holland

2018:
May 12 – Under The Banner of Black Light Fest – Graz – Austria

More shows TBA.

Just recently Ancient re-released their ”Trolltaar” EP (1995) by Sleaszy Rider Records! This 2017 edition includes 3 live tracks from Norway in 1993, and not only.. The vinyl will also soon be available. For more information and orders, go here. http://www.sleaszyrider.com/

Ancient released their long awaited 7th studio album, ”Back To The Land Of The Dead” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records.

Order ”Back To The Land Of The Dead ” in various CD, LP and bundle configurations at:
EMP Underground/EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.com
Soulseller Records: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com/mailorder

Back To The Land Of The Dead ” is a comeback for Ancient, 12 years after the previous release ”Night Visit”.

The album was recorded in 7 different locations, in Norway, Denmark, Italy and Greece, mixed in Elfo Studios in Italy, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album was produced by Ancient.

With Nick Barker behind the drumkit, the album is, as expected, the most aggressive and fastest album of Ancient, yet still with a good amount of clean guitars, and various dark atmospheres as the band is known for. The music was composed by Zel and Dhilorz. The lyrics on the album are all written by Zel, many of them speaking about the devil, the spirit of the devil and how it influences us in various devastating and destructive ways, as well as some fantasy lyrics, still somehow connected with the ”old Nick subject”. The album cover shows a hooded figure coming back to “the land of the dead” to wake up the “spiritually dead people there”. The album is 66 minutes long and has 13 tracks, including a cover of Bathory ”13 Candles”.

Ancient frontman Zel stated: “Death is just the beginning… “

The track listing is as follows :

1. Land of The Dead ( Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Dhilorz and Zel)
2. Beyond The Blood Moon (Music and lyrics by Zel)
3. The Sempiternal Haze (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
4. The Empyrean Sword (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
5. The Ancient Disarray (Music and lyrics by Zel)
6. Occlude The Gates (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)

The Excruciating Journey

7. Part I Defiance and rage (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
8. Part II The Prodigal Years (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
9. Part III The Awakening (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
10. Death Will Die (Music and lyrics by Zel)
11. The Spiral (Music and lyrics by Zel)
12. Petrified By Their End (Music by Dhilorz and Zel, lyrics by Zel)

Bonus track :
13. 13 Candles (Music and lyrics by Quorthon)

Ancient line-up:

Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals/guitars/keyboards
Dhilorz on guitars/bass
Nick Barker on drums

Live sessions:
Ghiulz Borroni (Bulldozer) on guitars

For more information go to:

ANCIENT: http://www.facebook.com/ancientband | http://www.ancientband.net
EMP LABEL GROUP: http://empmerch.com – http://emplabelgroup.com
SOULSELLER RECORDS: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

Check out the album teaser here, enjoy it:

Ancient Announce Latin American Tour 2017 Dates!

Norwegian extreme metal titans Ancient have announced their Latin American tour dates and cities, kicking off on September 7th in Mexico.

Ancient Frontman Zel stated:

“We are very excited and proud to announce the Ancient tour in Latin America in September. This has in many ways been a dream come true for us, to finally tour this corner of the world. The tour that took place in 2007 was not with a full band line-up and I was not even there myself, but this time we will bring the most powerful and energetic line up Ancient has ever had, with Mr. Nick Barker himself on the drums !!

A lot of fans from countries like Honduras, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Venezuela and especially Brazil, have been writing to us asking why we will not visit these places during the tour. The thing is, that it does not depend on the band, we would play in every single country if we had the chance. These decisions are always made by the booking agency and the local promoters in each country. Sometimes the expenses (especially with travelling) are simply too high to make it happen, but we will do our best to return again with an even bigger tour next time !!! Let’s keep the Ancient spirit alive !!”

South American Tour 2017:

September 7 Mexico – Merida Yucatan
September 8 Mexico – San Luis Potosi
September 9 Mexico – Mexico City
September 10 Guatemala – Guatemala City
September 12 El Salvador – San Salvador
September 13 Costa Rica – San José
September 15 Colombia – Cali
September 16 Colombia – Bogotà
September 17 Ecuador – Quito
September 19 Lima – Peru
September 20 Chile – Santiago
September 21 Argentina – Buenos Aires

Upcoming Ancient Festivals:

Festivals 2017:
July 20 – Gothoom Festival Ostry Grun – Slovakia
December 2 – Into Darkness Festival IV – Leeuwarden – Holland
December 3 – Baroeg Rotterdam – Holland

2018:
May 12 – Under The Banner of Black Light Fest – Graz – Austria

More shows TBA.

Just recently Ancient re-released their ”Trolltaar” EP (1995) by Sleaszy Rider Records! This 2017 edition includes 3 live tracks from Norway in 1993, and not only.. The vinyl will also soon be available. For more information and orders, go here. http://www.sleaszyrider.com/

Ancient released their long awaited 7th studio album, ”Back To The Land Of The Dead” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records.

 

” Back To The Land Of The Dead ” is a comeback for Ancient, 12 years after the previous release ”Night Visit”. The album was recorded in 7 different locations, in Norway, Denmark, Italy and Greece, mixed in Elfo Studios in Italy, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album was produced by Ancient.

With Nick Barker behind the drumkit, the album is, as expected, the most aggressive and fastest album of Ancient, yet still with a good amount of clean guitars, and various dark atmospheres as the band is known for. The music was composed by Zel and Dhilorz. The lyrics on the album are all written by Zel, many of them speaking about the devil, the spirit of the devil and how it influences us in various devastating and destructive ways, as well as some fantasy lyrics, still somehow connected with the “old Nick subject”. The album cover shows a hooded figure coming back to “the land of the dead” to wake up the “spiritually dead people there”. The album is 66 minutes long and has 13 tracks, including a cover of Bathory “13 Candles”.

Ancient frontman Zel stated: ”Death is just the beginning… ”

The track listing is as follows :

1. Land of The Dead ( Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Dhilorz and Zel)
2. Beyond The Blood Moon (Music and lyrics by Zel)
3. The Sempiternal Haze (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
4. The Empyrean Sword (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
5. The Ancient Disarray (Music and lyrics by Zel)
6. Occlude The Gates (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)

The Excruciating Journey

7. Part I Defiance and rage (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
8. Part II The Prodigal Years (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
9. Part III The Awakening (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
10. Death Will Die (Music and lyrics by Zel)
11. The Spiral (Music and lyrics by Zel)
12. Petrified By Their End (Music by Dhilorz and Zel, lyrics by Zel)

Bonus track :
13. 13 Candles (Music and lyrics by Quorthon)

Ancient line-up:

Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals/guitars/keyboards
Dhilorz on guitars/bass
Nick Barker on drums

Live sessions:
Ghiulz Borroni (Bulldozer) on guitars

For more information go to:

ANCIENT: http://www.facebook.com/ancientband | http://www.ancientband.net
EMP LABEL GROUP: http://empmerch.com – http://emplabelgroup.com
SOULSELLER RECORDS: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

Order ”Back To The Land Of The Dead”in various CD, LP and bundle configurations at:

EMP Underground/EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.com – http://emplabelgroup.com
Soulseller Records: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com

Order ”Back To The Land Of The Dead” in various CD, LP and bundle configurations at:

 

ANCIENT Re-Release “Trolltaar” EP is Out Now!

Norwegian extreme metal titans ANCIENT have re-released their “Trolltaar” EP (1995) by Sleaszy Rider Records! This 2017 edition includes 3 live tracks from Norway in 1993, and not only.. The vinyl will also soon be available. For more information and orders, go here: www.sleaszyrider.com.

Upcoming ANCIENT Shows:

2017:
July 20 – Gothoom Festival  Ostry Grun – Slovakia
December  2 – Into Darkness Festival  IV –  Leeuwarden –  Holland
December  3 – Baroeg  Rotterdam –  Holland

2018:
May  12 – Under The Banner of Black Light Fest –  Graz –  Austria

More shows TBA.

ANCIENT released their long awaited 7th studio album, “Back To The Land Of The Dead” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records.

Order ”Back To The Land Of The Dead” in various CD, LP and bundle configurations at:

EMP Underground/EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.com
Soulseller Records: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com/mailorder

Back To The Land Of The Dead” is a comeback for ANCIENT, 12 years after the previous release “Night Visit”. The album was recorded in 7 different locations, in Norway, Denmark, Italy and Greece, mixed in Elfo Studios in Italy, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album was produced by Ancient.

With Nick Barker behind the drumkit, the album is, as expected, the most aggressive and fastest album of ANCIENT, yet still with a good amount of clean guitars, and various dark atmospheres as the band is known for. The music was composed by Zel and Dhilorz. The lyrics on the album are all written by Zel, many of them speaking about the devil, the spirit of the devil and how it influences us in various devastating and destructive ways, as well as some fantasy lyrics, still somehow connected with the”old Nick subject”. The album cover shows a hooded figure coming back to ”The land of the dead’‘ to wake up the “spiritually dead people there”. The album is 66 minutes long and has 13 tracks, including a cover of Bathory13 Candles”.

ANCIENT frontman Zel stated: “Death is just the beginning… “

The track listing is as follows :

1. Land of The Dead ( Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Dhilorz and Zel)
2. Beyond The Blood Moon (Music and lyrics by Zel)
3. The Sempiternal Haze (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
4. The Empyrean Sword (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
5. The Ancient Disarray (Music and lyrics by Zel)
6. Occlude The Gates (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)

The Excruciating Journey:

7. Part I Defiance and rage (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
8. Part II The Prodigal Years (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
9. Part III The Awakening (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
10. Death Will Die (Music and lyrics by Zel)
11. The Spiral (Music and lyrics by Zel)
12. Petrified By Their End (Music by Dhilorz and Zel, lyrics by Zel)

Bonus track :
13. 13 Candles (Music and lyrics by Quorthon)

ANCIENT line-up:

Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals/guitars/keyboards
Dhilorz on guitars/bass
Nick Barker on drums

Live sessions:
Ghiulz Borroni (Bulldozer) on guitars

For more information:
ANCIENT: http://www.facebook.com/ancientband | http://www.ancientband.net
EMP LABEL GROUP: http://empmerch.comhttp://emplabelgroup.com
SOULSELLER RECORDS: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

 

Check out the album teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVLRDLg_G_U

ANCIENT Frontman Zel Releases Teaser for MORTUARY DRAPE’s 30th Anniversary Show!

Italian black metal gods MORTUARY DRAPE will celebrate their 30th Anniversary show on November 12th, featuring ANCIENT‘s Frontman Zel (aka Aphazel) alongside many other great artists.

Today Zel has unleashed a teaser for the show, watch it here: https://youtu.be/TF1K6zQwESA

MORTUARY DRAPE 30th anniversary show
featuring
Erik Danielsson (WATAIN, Sweden)
Niklas Kvarforth (SHINING, Sweden)
AC Wild & Andy “Bull” Panigada (BULLDOZER, Italy)
Aphazel (ANCIENT, Norway)
Al De Noble (DEATH SS, SECRET SPHERE, Italy)
Trevor (SADIST, Italy)

Saturday 12/11/2016
LABORATORIO SOCIALE – Via Piave, 65 Alessandria (Italy)
Doors open: 20:00
Show: 22:00

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1745385535740215/

ANCIENT released their long awaited 7th studio album, “Back To The Land Of The Dead” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records.

Order “Back To The Land Of The Dead” in various CD, LP and bundle configurations at:
EMP Underground/EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.com
Soulseller Records: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com/mailorder

Check out the album teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVLRDLg_G_U

The new ANCIENT line-up is:
Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals/guitars/keyboards
Dhilorz on guitars/bass
Nick Barker on drums

Live sessions:
Ghiulz Borroni (Bulldozer) on guitars

For more information:
ANCIENT: http://www.facebook.com/ancientband | http://www.ancientband.net
EMP LABEL GROUP: http://empmerch.comhttp://emplabelgroup.com
SOULSELLER RECORDS: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

ANCIENT Confirmed for Gothoom Festival 2017!

Norwegian extreme metal titans ANCIENT are confirmed for Gothoom Festival, set to take place on July 20-22, 2017 in Slovakia.

As recently announced, Zel will feature, as special guest on MORTUARY DRAPE’s 30th anniversary show, taking place on November 12th at LAB in Alessandria (Italy). Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1745385535740215, here are more information here http://demon-reports.com/wp/2016/10/03/ancient-zel/ about Mortuary Drapes’s 30th anniversary show.

ANCIENT frontman Zel commented:
“It’s with great pleasure we announce our appearance at the Gothoom festival in July next year. Slovakia is a country we have many great memories from and we look very much forward to return to our fans there and unleash the Ancient spirit once again!!”

ANCIENT released their long awaited 7th studio album, “Back To The Land Of The Dead” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records.

Check out the album teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVLRDLg_G_U

Order “Back To The Land Of The Dead” in various CD, LP and bundle configurations at:
EMP Underground/EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.com
Soulseller Records: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com/mailorder

“Back To The Land Of The Dead” is a comeback for ANCIENT, 12 years after the previous release “Night Visit”. The album was recorded in 7 different locations, in Norway, Denmark, Italy and Greece, mixed in Elfo Studios in Italy, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album was produced by Ancient.

With Nick Barker behind the drumkit, the album is, as expected, the most aggressive and fastest album of ANCIENT, yet still with a good amount of clean guitars, and various dark atmospheres as the band is known for. The music was composed by Zel and Dhilorz. The lyrics on the album are all written by Zel, many of them speaking about the devil, the spirit of the devil and how it influences us in various devastating and destructive ways, as well as some fantasy lyrics, still somehow connected with the “old Nick subject”. The album cover shows a hooded figure coming back to “the land of the dead” to wake up the “spiritually dead people there”. The album is 66 minutes long and has 13 tracks, including a cover of Bathory “13 Candles”.

ANCIENT frontman Zel states: “Death is just the beginning… “

The track listing is as follows :
1. Land of The Dead ( Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Dhilorz and Zel)
2. Beyond The Blood Moon (Music and lyrics by Zel)
3. The Sempiternal Haze (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
4. The Empyrean Sword (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
5. The Ancient Disarray (Music and lyrics by Zel)
6. Occlude The Gates (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)

The Excruciating Journey

7. Part I Defiance and rage (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
8. Part II The Prodigal Years (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
9. Part III The Awakening (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
10. Death Will Die (Music and lyrics by Zel)
11. The Spiral (Music and lyrics by Zel)
12. Petrified By Their End (Music by Dhilorz and Zel, lyrics by Zel)

Bonus track :
13. 13 Candles (Music and lyrics by Quorthon)

ANCIENT line-up:
Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals/guitars/keyboards
Dhilorz on guitars/bass
Nick Barker on drums

Live sessions:
Ghiulz Borroni (Bulldozer) on guitars

For more information:
ANCIENT: http://www.facebook.com/ancientband | http://www.ancientband.net
EMP LABEL GROUP: http://empmerch.comhttp://emplabelgroup.com
SOULSELLER RECORDS: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

ANCIENT Launch New Promo Photo, European Tour to Be Announced Soon!

ANCIENT Launch New Promo Photo, European Tour to Be Announced Soon!

Norwegian extreme metal titans ANCIENT have launched the band’s new official promo photo (see 2 colour tone versions below), including the current line-up, featuring Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals/guitars/keyboards, Dhilorz on guitars/bass and Nick Barker on drums, as well as Ghiulz Borroni (BULLDOZER), the band’s live session guitarist.

Furthermore ANCIENT’s frontman Zel revealed that later this month will be releaved news about the European 2017 tour.
ANCIENT released their long awaited 7th studio album, “Back To The Land Of The Dead” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records.
Order “Back To The Land Of The Dead” in various CD, LP and bundle configurations at:
EMP Underground/EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.com
Soulseller Records: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com/mailorder

“Back To The Land Of The Dead” is a comeback for ANCIENT, 12 years after the previous release “Night Visit”. The album was recorded in 7 different locations, in Norway, Denmark, Italy and Greece, mixed in Elfo Studios in Italy, and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album was produced by Ancient.

With Nick Barker behind the drumkit, the album is, as expected, the most aggressive and fastest album of ANCIENT, yet still with a good amount of clean guitars, and various dark atmospheres as the band is known for. The music was composed by Zel and Dhilorz. The lyrics on the album are all written by Zel, many of them speaking about the devil, the spirit of the devil and how it influences us in various devastating and destructive ways, as well as some fantasy lyrics, still somehow connected with the “old Nick subject”. The album cover shows a hooded figure coming back to “the land of the dead” to wake up the “spiritually dead people there”. The album is 66 minutes long and has 13 tracks, including a cover of Bathory “13 Candles”.

ANCIENT frontman Zel states: “Death is just the beginning… “

The track listing is as follows :
1. Land of The Dead ( Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Dhilorz and Zel)
2. Beyond The Blood Moon (Music and lyrics by Zel)
3. The Sempiternal Haze (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
4. The Empyrean Sword (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
5. The Ancient Disarray (Music and lyrics by Zel)
6. Occlude The Gates (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)

The Excruciating Journey

7. Part I Defiance and rage (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
8. Part II The Prodigal Years (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
9. Part III The Awakening (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
10. Death Will Die (Music and lyrics by Zel)
11. The Spiral (Music and lyrics by Zel)
12. Petrified By Their End (Music by Dhilorz and Zel, lyrics by Zel)

Bonus track :
13. 13 Candles (Music and lyrics by Quorthon)

For more information:
ANCIENT: http://www.facebook.com/ancientband | http://www.ancientband.net
EMP LABEL GROUP: http://empmerch.comhttp://emplabelgroup.com
SOULSELLER RECORDS: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

ANCIENT Frontman Zel Announced for MORTUARY DRAPE’s 30th Anniversary Show!

ANCIENT Frontman Zel Announced for MORTUARY DRAPE’s 30th Anniversary Show!

Ancient
Italian black metal gods MORTUARY DRAPE have announced ANCIENT’s Frontman Zel (aka Aphazel) for the band’s 30th anniversary show, taking place on November 12th at LAB in Alessandria (Italy), read below the announcement:

“More great guests have been confirmed to the MORTUARY DRAPE’s 30th anniversary show. Besides Erik Danielsson (WATAIN) and AC Wild (BULLDOZER), Andy “Bull” Panigada (BULLDOZER’s guitars player), Al De Noble (DEATH SS and SECRET SPHERE’s guitars player), Aphazel, frontman of the mighty Norwegian extreme metallers ANCIENT – well known for their classic album “Svartalvheim” (1994) and they just released the new album “Back to the Land of the Dead” – will take part of the show.”

ANCIENT released their long awaited 7th studio album, “Back To The Land Of The Dead” on September 16th in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Soulseller Records. Check out the album teaser here:

Stream “Death Will Die” and “Land Of The Dead” here:


Order “Back To The Land Of The Dead” in various CD, LP and bundle configurations at:
EMP Underground/EMP Label Group: http://empmerch.com
Soulseller Records: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com/mailorder

The new ANCIENT line-up is:
Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals/guitars/keyboards
Dhilorz on guitars/bass
Nick Barker on drums

Live sessions:
Ghiulz Borroni (Bulldozer) on guitars

Ancient, Mortuary Drape

For more information:
ANCIENT: http://www.facebook.com/ancientband | http://www.ancientband.net
EMP LABEL GROUP: http://empmerch.comhttp://emplabelgroup.com
SOULSELLER RECORDS: http://www.soulsellerrecords.com
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement