ANCIENT: Video Footage from Gothoom Festival 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, a video footage from the show (edited by the band’s session drummer Jonathan ” A.D.D ” Garofoli) playing “On Blackest Wings”, watch it here:

(Photos by Gabriel Hudec at Gothoom Festival)




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


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.

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:

Soulseller Records:

“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:


EMP LABEL GROUP: http://empmerch.com



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