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ANCIIENTS Announces First Album In Six Years, Streams “Melt The Crown”


Anciients is back after six years with a new record Beyond The Reach Of The Sun due out August 30, and a new single “Melt The Crown” streaming right now. If you’ve never properly familiarized yourself with these Canadian prog metal gods, this is an excellent gateway to do so.

“Basically, right before Voice of the Void was recorded, my wife had our first kid,” said guitarist and vocalist Kenny Cook of the delay between albums.

“She ended up having heart complications and almost passed away from it. We recorded the last record and once it came out, I was kind of just focusing on her, dealing with her health issues and keeping that in check. I wasn’t at the stage where I could be gone for half a year, especially with a new kid. Long story short, she’s happy and healthy now, but dealing with family issues was the main priority. It was a bit of a road.”

On top of that came the departure of guitarist, co-vocalist, and co-founding member Chris Dyck in January of 2017. Now with the line up of Cook, drummer Mike Hannay, Brock MacInnes (Dyck‘s replacement) and new bassist Rory O’Brien, Anciients is back and as powerful as ever.

Pre-orders for Beyond The Reach Of The Sun are available here.

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