Tag Archives: Anciients

Guitarist Chris Dyck is Anciients history

Posted by on January 24, 2017

Just yesterday the Canadian prog metal group Anciients shared exciting news about headlining 2017’s 420 Music & Arts festival. It wasn’t too long ago that we urged everyone to listen to their new album Voice of the Void. And while we’ve been championing since they only had one “i” in their name, guitarist Chris Dyck has decided […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/26: Dillinger don’t dissociate album sales

Posted by on October 26, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. If you haven’t seen Bram Teitelman’s video of DEP frontman Greg Pucaito’s two story leap at a recent show, do that now. Then jump for joy yourself when you see that that the band […]

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New & Noteworthy, October 14th – Nothing’s Funny

Posted by on October 14, 2016

The best fall music release calendar in history rages on. However, today’s list carries a bittersweet note with it, as our lead album may be the last new material we get from a much-beloved band in the technical metal scene. It’s never easy to see a band hanging it up, especially after such a distinguished […]

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Anciients stream ‘Voice of the Void’

Posted by on October 6, 2016

If you haven’t been listening to us nag and nag about how you should listen to Anciients, here’s your chance to rectify that (stupid) mistake. The Canadian prog metal group are streaming their upcoming album, Voice of the Void, ahead of its release October 14 (via Season of Mist). Much like 2013’s Heart of Oak, […]

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Metallica’s Black Album turns 25; artists weigh in

Posted by on August 12, 2016

Today marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most important metal albums ever made. Sure, it can and should be argued that it’s not Metallica’s best album. And hell, when you really break it down, it’s more of a rock album than anything else, but at over 16 million sold, it’s the biggest-selling album […]

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Anciients speak up about ‘Voice of the Void’

Posted by on August 1, 2016

Anciients, the Canadian outfit who gave us the sneaky good progressive metal debut Heart of Oak way back in 2013 (and who we first wrote about when they were unsigned and still called “Ancients”) are back with a new track and album. They’ve not-so-sneakily premiered the lead track, “Following the Voice,” from their upcoming record […]

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Recap: Psycho CA Succeeds On Almost All Fronts

Posted by on May 20, 2015

As I walked in through the looming doors of The Observatory, my senses were instantly bombarded by a potent amalgamation of hazy smoke, deafening music, and blinding lights. It was a complete and total inundation from the moment I stepped inside to the moment I left, and I’ve never felt more at home.   Following […]

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Intronaut celebrate 10 years as a band with tour

Posted by on November 4, 2014

Intronaut is hitting the road with Anciients to celebrate their 10 year anniversary as a band. The Los Angeles, CA band, formed in 2004, are sticking to the west coast, starting their tour in San Francisco, CA and making it as far east as Houston, TX. Said guitarist and singer Sacha Dunable on the tour: “We’re taking […]

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Gorguts, Protest The Hero, Anciients, More Nominated For Juno Awards

Posted by on February 4, 2014

Oh Canada. You’ve given us a number of great metal bands that some people either didn’t know or forgot they were from Canada. But hey, we’re all inclusive here at Metal Insider, so we’re bringing you a list of metal nominees from the Juno Awards a.k.a. music awards that are like the Grammys except Canadian. […]

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Here’s how your unsigned band can be on Metal Insider

Posted by on January 6, 2014

A week into the new year, your band has probably made some resolutions. At the top of the list, no doubt, is getting your name out there and gaining exposure. We’ve been psyched enough to be able to help out some unsigned bands since Metal Insider has started. Our No Label Needed contest and series […]

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