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European Tour with ASG

ANCIIENTS have kicked off their first ever European tour with a sweat driven concert at the prestigious Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands last Thursday. Alongside North Carolina’s heavy rockers ASG (featuring members of WILDLIGHTS) the Canadians will continue to shake the mainland until their final performance for this round at the Desertfest in London, on April 26th. A full list of forthcoming shows can be found below:Europe2014

16/04 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
17/04 Osnabrück, Germany @ Bastard Club
18/04 Oberentfelden Switzerland @ Böröm Pöm Pöm
19/04 Milano, Italy @ Lo Fi
20/04 Frankfurt, Germany @ Das Bett
21/04 Prague, Czech Republic @ .007
22/04 Wien, Austria @ Arena
23/04 Stuttgart, Germany @ Juha West
24/04 Berlin, Germany @ Desertfest
25/04 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
26/04 London, UK @ Desertfest

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06/17 Vancouver, BC – the Biltmore (No Black Cobra)
06/20 Calgary, AB – Sled Island Music & Arts Festival
06/21 Saskatoon, SK – Rock Bottom
06/22 Winnipeg, MB – The Zoo
06/26 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
06/27 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
06/28 Sherbrooke, QC – Bar Le Magog
06/29 Rimouski, QC – Cactus Show-Bar
06/30 Fredricton, FB – The Capital Winter Club
07/2 Moncton, NB – The Caveau
07/3 Charlottetown, PEI – Hunter’s Ale House
07/4 Halifax, NS – Michael’s
07/5 Trois-Rivieres, QC – L’Agitee
07/8 Kingston, ON – The Mansion
07/10 London, ON – Call the Office
07/11 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar *note: venue changed
07/13 Sault Ste Marie, ON – Canadian Nightclub
07/14 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
07/17 Regina, SK – The Exchange
07/18 Edmonton, AB – The Pawn Shop
07/19 Armstrong, BC – Metalfest

Kenny is an Orange Amplification Ambassador!

We’re proud to announce that Kenneth is now an Ambassador for @OrangeAmps! He’ll be using the rockerverb 50 and rockerverb 100 MKII in the studio and on the road. Orange is a legendary company! Check them out at!

Past Glories and Future Adventures

So…it’s be a solid eon (or so) since we updated this thing…sorry about that!!! We have been busy as hell!!

We had an amazing tour with DTA, The Death/Chuck Shuldiner Tribute…Paul, Sean and Steve from the Human album…plus our best buddy Max Phelps filling in for the late Mr. Shuldiner. The band, crew, venues and fans were unreal!!! Killer shows and killer friends…a great first tour!!! Big thanks to our lawyer Eric Greif for sorting us out on that one!!!

We were only home for a couple of weeks, however we did have time to get an official record release show in at The Astoria in Vancouver..fucking crushing show, check the video below.

Now, originally we had planned to go out for a month with Skeletonwitch…but…Lamb Of God offered us a month with them and Decapitated…so we had no choice (when Lamb Of Fucking God says let’s go, you just get in the van bro) This tour was some next level shit…huge crowds, amazing venues…something we will never forget and we know it may not get that crazy for us again anytime soon. Our most epic thanks goes out to LOG for having us along…this was a huge deal for us…made some life long friends on that tour and learned a lot about how big shows go down. We saw 30+ states in like 50 some days…not bad for our first couple tours. The van made it through with only some minor probs…and we only forgot merch at the venue cuz we were drunk once…haha.

After all the touring we have taken a bit of a break… Kenny got married and went to Europe for 3 weeks on his honeymoon, fuckin looked like a beauty time. We did a super fun photo/video shoot for Decibel/Converse…a day of swimming and bumming around in the forest. But…we are fully back in the game now…a month long N. American tour with TesseracT and Scale The Summit Oct 9th-29th!!! Right after that, we head out with fucking SEPULTURA!!! for another month in N. America…should have some cool dates on the West Coast while we make our way home…check below for all the new tour dates…so stoked!!! Tons of other press links below…reviews, interviews all that kinda cool stuff…get into it!!!

Lastly…we are beyond stoked to announce that we are playing ROADBURN FESTIVAL 2014, this April in Tilburg, Netherlands!!! THIS IS INSANE!!! Some of our favorite bands are playing next year as well as some good friends and cool bands we cant wait to check out…Yob, Opeth, The Shrine, ASG, WindHand, Inter Arma to name but a few…should have a European Tour to announce soon!!!…this is all getting way to awesome!!! We will try to keep this updated with more dates and news and radness! Check back soon for photo albums from both tours!!


Altered State North America 2013 – TesseracT / Scale The Summit / Anciients

10/09 Vancouver, BC – Tom Lee Music HallANCIIENTS-AlteredStateTour2013
10/10 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
10/12 Calgary, AB – The Gateway
10/13 Regina, SK – The Exchange (feat. Fozzy)
10/14 Winnipeg, MB – Union Sound Hall (feat. Fozzy)
10/16 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater – Studio B
10/17 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
10/18 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
10/20 St Louis, MO – Fubar
10/22 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
10/23 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds (No STS)
10/24 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
10/25 Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn
10/26 Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theatre
10/27 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger

Sepultura /  Unearth / Kataklysm / Dark Sermon / Anciients – North America 2013

11/08 Sauget, IL – Pops NightclubANCIIENTS-Sepultura-NORTHAMERICA-2013
11/09 Detroit, MI – Harpos
11/10 Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center
11/11 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
11/13 Springfield, VA – Empire
11/14 Worcester, MA – Palladium
11/15 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theater
11/16 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
11/17 Reading, PA – Reverb
11/18 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
11/20 Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
11/21 Miami, FL – Grand Central
11/23 Fort Worth, TX – Queen City Hall
11/24 Austin, TX – Emo’s East

ROADBURN FESTIVAL 2013 – April 10th, Tilburg – The Netherlands

Vancouvers Anciients to play Roadburn 2013 –

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Album /

  • GUITAR WORLD – Exclusive Premiere: Anciients — “Faith and Oath”

  • CVLT Nation – Heart of Oak

  • The Metal Archives – Heart of Oak

  • Roadburn – Album of the Day, Heart of Oak

Show / 

  • Discoder – March 1st

  • Winter Castle – Death to All Tour – Silver Springs, MD

  • HELLBOUND – Death to All Tour – Pheonix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON


  • GUITAR WORLD – Interview: Anciients Guitarists Discuss Debut Album, Live Musicianship and Gear

  • NOT YOUR SCENE – Interview (Heart of Oak)

  • Metal Underground – Interview (Heart Of Oak)

  • Metal Sucks – My Favorite Metal Guitar Solo, by Anciients Guitarist Chris Dyck

  • CVLT Nation – The Nothing is Heavy Fucking Playlist, a mixtape by  Guitarist Chris Dyck.

  • Georgia Straight – Best of Bands 2013

  • Beatroute – Anciients, Touring the Road to Success


Live /


  • Converse x Decibel


  • PODCAST: Sam Dunn (‘Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey’ etc) Mentions Anciients as a band he is currently listening to in this new interview:

  • SIT Strings – Have a look at these sweet strings we’re all using now!

HUGE NEWS: On tour now with LAMB OF GOD

We have huge news with you: we are heading out on tour this week with LAMB OF GOD and DECAPITATED in the USA starting this Thursday for nearly a month. This all came together over the weekend, and we couldn’t pass up a chance like this! Thanks to our friends in SKELETONWITCH for being so understanding about our situation and apologies to our Canadian friends that are upset we won’t be visiting you with the ‘Witch in the next few weeks.

Here are the new updated dates…

Lamb of God, Decapitated + ANCIIENTS 2013 USA Tour Dates:

05/16 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel
05/17 – Chattanooga, Tenn. @ Track 29
05/18 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Marathon Music Works
05/20 – Columbia, Mo. @ Blue Note
05/22 – Boulder, Colo. @ Boulder Theater
05/24 – Boise, Idaho @ Revolution Center
05/25 – Reno, Nevada @ Knitting Factory
05/26 – Ventura, Calif. @ Majestic Ventura Theater
05/28 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theatre
05/29 – Anaheim, Calif. @ City National Grove of Anaheim
05/31 – Chico, Calif. @ Senator Theatre
06/01 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
06/02 – Kennewick, Wash. @ Toyota Ice Arena
06/03 – Missoula, Montana @ Wilma Theater
06/04 – Billings, Montana @ Shrine Auditorium
06/06 – Fargo, N.D. @ Concert Hall at The Venue
06/07 – Madison, Wis. @ Orpheum Theatre
06/08 – Lincoln, Neb. @ Bourbon Theater
06/09 – Wichita, Kansas @ The Cotillion
06/10 – Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain’s Ballroom

Heart of Oak out now!

The time we have waited for for so long is now here: our debut album Heart of Oak is out and in stores across the world through Season Of Mist. The album is available on DLP, CD, deluxe digipack CD with bonus tracks and also available digitally too. Here are some places you can buy the album online:

Season Of Mist e-store

Amazon (USA)

Amazon (Canada)

iTunes (USA)


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