Published Jan 30, 2013In late 2012, Vancouver metal dudes Anciients signed to Season of Mist for their forthcoming debut full-length. Now, the outfit have announced the details of that LP, which is called Heart of Oak and will be out on April 16.
The self-produced album was engineered by Jesse Gander (Japandroids, Bison B.C.) at the local Hive Creative Labs studio. See the album cover up above and the tracklist down below.
Hear the single "Raise the Sun" over at Decibel Magazine. The band said in a statement, "'Raise the Sun' represents what we are all about as a band, musically and lyrically. It contains most if not all the elements that we look for in the kind of music we enjoy. Its heavy but melodic; this is how we like things to be. Our sound might be full of contrast and duality, but not for contrast's sake; rather always for the sake of the song. Lyrically, it's about an Egyptian myth, the 'Hymn to the Rising Sun' and a visualization of said myth. Its about walking the correct path and achieving a sort of awakening. 'Raise the Sun' is one of our favourites from the record for sure."
Heart of Oak will be available digitally, on CD, or as a limited edition double gatefold LP.
Heart of Oak:
1. Raise the Sun
3. Falling in Line
4. One Foot in the Light
5. The Longest River
7. Faith and Oath
8. Flood and Fire
9. For Lisa