Ancient Ascendant - Biography




Ancient Ascendant are a British based quartet pioneering a unique brand of song writing based on a solid foundation of black and death metal, whilst injecting eclectic ideas from a wide range of fine metal traditions.

Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut EP The Heathen Throne, Ancient Ascendant have shared the stage with black metal monsters 1349, death metal legends Bolt Thrower (who personally invited the band to support them), Rotting Christ, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Blood Red Throne and Aeon to name a few.

2011 was a hugely successful year for Ancient Ascendant, which saw their highly rated debut album The Grim Awakening being released by Siege of Amida Records, as well as signing to the renowned Factory Music agency.
The focus for the first part of 2012 was to get back into the studio to begin work on the follow up to The Grim Awakening. The resulting sessions spawned Into The Dark, the bands latest and most focused body of work to date.

Into The Dark represents the latest evolution of British death metal standard bearers Ancient Ascendant. Brought to life under the expert guidance of the legendary Dan Swanö (Opeth, Dissection, Dark Funeral, Bloodbath, Katatonia, Marduk etc...) a release which sees the band raising the bar in every conceivable way. 2012 also saw the band completing a successful UK tour with gore metal legends Aborted, playing a packed out Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock Open Air, as well as sharing a stage with the masters of Teutonic thrash Sodom.

2013 already underway, Ancient Ascendant will be supporting on high profile tours with Enslaved and Winterfylleth in March and Hypocrisy in April. In addition to extensive touring, Ancient Ascendant are actively writing the full length follow up to 2012's Into The Dark.