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 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