Vancouver’s ANCIIENTS have unveiled details surrounding their forthcoming new album. The album, titled ‘Voice from the Void’, will be released on Oct. 14 worldwide. ‘Voice of the Void’ was recorded by Jesse Gander (3 INCHES OF BLOOD, BAPTISTS) at Rain City Recordings. Pre-orders for the album are available now at the official Season of Mist E-Shop.
ANCIIENTS are sharing the first new track from ‘Voice from the Void’, titled “Following the Voice” now at Blabbermouth.
Regarding the new track, the band comments,
“Following the Voice” is about struggles with inner demons that many people face. Knowing what the right thing to do is, but not listening to your conscience and choosing the path that is best for yourself but harms others in the process. It is about following the evil voice in your head as opposed to the voice of reason”
The band continues, “The new ANCIIENTS record is titled ‘Voice of the Void’ and somewhat of a step in a new direction lyrically and musically. I think it still has the sound we developed on ‘Heart of Oak’ but the riffs are a lot heavier and the lyrics are far more cynical and dark. With all of the chaos happening on this planet it seems as though things will get worse before they get better, and that kind of embodies the theme of this album as a whole.”
The track list for ‘Voice from the Void’ can be found below.
1. Following the Voice
2. Buried in Sand
6. Ibex Eye
7. My Home, My Gallows
“…the band’s distinctive genre leaping is sure footed, seamless and exciting.” – Popmatters
“Anciients harness the power of prog for a greater good, making music you might actually remember. Scratch that — will remember. These guys are gonna be big.” – Stereogum
“The band are nothing if not highly ambitious, as the wide range of sounds demonstrates, Anciients shifting from stoner rock to blasting death-lite to tricky, tech-y prog like no one’s business.” – Exclaim
“Heart Of Oak is an impressive many-sided record that will please a diversified group of music fans. Devotees of all things metal and rock will find something that Anciients does to love.” -Stereokiller