Ancient to release new album “Back to the Land of the Dead” on September 16th 2016

Ancient Back to the Land of the Dead cover
Black Metallers Ancient have set the release date for their long awaited 7th studio album, “Back to the Land of the Dead”, the follow up to 2004's “Night Visit”.

The album will be released on September 16th, 2016 in North America via (Megadeth bassist David Ellefson's) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in the rest of the World by Souseller Records.

The album is currently available for pre-order (in North America only) from EMP Label Group here, in various CD, LP and bundle configurations, with a European pre-order to follow.

The band has released the first track “Land of The Dead” for streaming on Bandcamp. Listen to it below.

Now with a current lineup including legendary drummer Nick Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir), Ancient returns from a twelve year studio hiatus to release “Back to the Land of the Dead”, their long awaited latest opus exclusively in North America from David Ellefson's (Megadeth) EMP Underground/EMP Label Group, and in Europe through Soulseller Records.

Tracklist:
1. Land of The Dead (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Dhilorz and Zel)
2. Beyond The Blood Moon (Music and lyrics by Zel)
3. The Sempiternal Haze (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
4. The Empyrean Sword (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
5. The Ancient Disarray (Music and lyrics by Zel)
6. Occlude The Gates (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)

The Excruciating Journey:
7. Part I Defiance and rage (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
8. Part II The Prodigal Years (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
9. Part III The Awakening (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
10. Death Will Die (Music and lyrics by Zel)
11. The Spiral (Music and lyrics by Zel)
12. Petrified By Their End (Music by Dhilorz and Zel, lyrics by Zel)

Bonus track:
13. 13 Candles (Music and lyrics by Quorthon)

Line-up:
Zel (aka Aphazel) - Vocals/guitars/keyboards
Dhilorz - Guitars/bass
Nick Barker - Drums
Ghiulz Borroni - Session lead guitars

Weblinks:
www.facebook.com/ancientband
www.ancientband.net