Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based progressive rock/metal outfit ANCIIENTS has premiered a new song from their forthcoming album, "Heart of Oak". The new track, "Faith And Oath", is available for streaming using the SoundCloud player below (courtesy of GuitarWorld.com).
Regarding the song, ANCIIENTS guitarist Chris Dyck said: "'Faith And Oath' began lyrically with some combo ideas about the Mayans' serpent-god beliefs and a strange dream I had about a snake-killing ritual. The serpent originally was representing the deceiver; as the song progressed and the vibe was realized it became our anthem for courage and strength. The chorus features Scott Ruddy from WEIRDING (killer doomy Vancouver band) on vocals with me. The proggy fast riff is what i like to call a "ninja riff"...looks hard, easy to play. Kenny's solo here is mental and I love how Hannay and Boon shift the timing on the last two repetitions of the solo riff to a swinging old 3/4 beat. The outro has Kenny laying down some sweet Dave Gilmours. We all dig PINK FLOYD... Gilmour is the man. Cheers."
ANCIIENTS has also announced its participation in the Death To All Tour. ANCIIENTS will hit the road alongside legendary metal icons Paul Masvidal, Steve DiGiorgio, and Sean Reinert, the "Human" lineup of legendary metal pioneers DEATH. Regarding the tour, ANCIIENTS 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 is an honor to be able to celebrate his life for a great cause." A portion of the proceeds will once again benefit the Sweet Relief charity, a non-profit devoted to helping musicians without insurance who are facing serious illness.
"Heart Of Oak" is slated for a North American release on April 16 and will be available on CD, limited-edition double gatefold LP and digitally. The CD was produced by the band, and engineered by Jesse Gander (JAPANDROIDS, BISON B.C.) at The Hive Creative Labs (BLACK MOUNTAIN, NOMEANSNO) in Vancouver. It was mastered by by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (SEPULTURA, SUFFOCATION, UNEARTH) in New Windsor, New York. The cover artwork was drawn by illustrator Alison Lilly.
"Heart Of Oak" track listing:
01. Raise the Sun
03. Falling in Line
04. The Longest River
05. One Foot in the Light
07. Faith and Oath
08. Flood and Fire
09. For Lisa