There’s just a very thin line between art and kitsch, but there are some
innovative bands operating smartly near, but never beyond it. Among those: ANCIENT BARDS, managing that balancing act with ambitious grace.
Hello There! Are you ready? Tomorrow November 18th Soulless Child will be released in Europe. In celebration of this event from today you can listen to the new song "Gates of Noland" on our MySpace page and on SoundCloud! Enjoy!
Ancient Bards - To the Master of darkness [Official Videoclip]
Ancient Bards are proud to announce that is now on-line the videoclip of the song "To the master of Darkness", an abstract from the new album "Soulless Child" published by Limb Music (Europe and America) and Spiritual Beast - Universal (Japan).
SOULLESS CHILD release dates:
Europe: Nov 18th 2011
Japan: Dec 14th 2011
America: Jan 31st 2012
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SOULLESS CHILD release dates:
18 November 2011: Europe
14 December 2011: Japan
31 January 2012: North America
Stay tuned! New videoclip out on November 4th!!
ANCIENT BARDS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM "SOULLESS CHILD"
The Ancient Bards are proud to announce the release of their second album. The highly anticipated new album, titled SOULLESS CHILD, will be available for the European market from 18 November 2011 for Limb Music and later for the American market.
With this album continues the first part of the Black Crystal Sword Saga; 10 songs of pure Symphonic Epic Metal: a more powerful and symphonic sound, massive choirs, more aggressive guitars, engaging bass, keyboards and guitar solos, and the beautiful voice of Sara are the elements that make this work even more epic and exciting.
Daniele: We are very proud of the result we achieved with this second album, which, in our opinion, has reached a new level compared to The Alliance of the Kings, both in terms of compositions and production! Each one of us put their heart and believed in this second project, that we are sure will throw you straight into the land of the Black Crystal Sword, will make you dream and imagine the intricate story of our epic adventure as if you were in a movie!
Now, It’s time to reveal the new artwork cover realized by Felipe Machado Franco (Rhapsody, Blind Guardian and more) and the new tracklist. Enjoy and stay tuned for further news!
1- Struggle for life (01:53)
2- To the master of darkness (07:33)
3- Gates of Noland (05:13)
4- Broken illusion (05:11)
5- All that is true (09:55)
6- Valiant ride (04:13)
7- Dinanzi al flagello (01:29)
8- Soulless child (09:15)
9- Through my veins (07:19)
10-Hope dies last (14:31)
ANCIENT BARDS: Exclusive, new album coming up in 2011
After exactly one year (12 March 2010 - March 12, 2011) from the release of The Alliance of the Kings, Ancient Bards are proud to announce the beginning of the recording sessions of their second album.
The band will complete the recordings in June 2011 and the new album will be released in in autumn!
Simone Mularoni will be the producer and will follow the recordings and the mixing at his new Studio in the Republic of San Marino.
With this highly awaited album, that is the second chapter of the first part of the story, continues the journey of the heroes we met earlier in the first chapter of the Black Crystal Sword Saga, twists and battles in this new album will be delivered with a even more epic and symphonic sound!
Daniele: after the great success of The Alliance of Kings we didn't want to waste time, and we began to work on our second album. I am excited about the new compositions, they are even more epic and symphonic than the previous ones! About the Saga: many may think that it will be the second part, but it is not like that: in the second album will be told the sequel of the first part, and the journey of our kings and heroes will become more intricate, some mystery will be revealed...it will be full of surprises!
ENG VERSION: Hail warriors!! Ancient Bards officially announce a change in the line up: " due to personal problems our drummer Alessandro Carichini needs to leave our band, we are grateful for the time and the music spent together and we wish him the best!
Ladies and gentlemen please join us in welcoming our new drummer: the young and talented Federico Gatti, the new engine of Ancient Bards! more infos about Federico Gatti on his personal myspace"
ITA VERSION: Gli Ancient Bards annunciano ufficialmente un cambio all'interno del loro line up: "il nostro batterista Alessandro Carichini ha dovuto lasciare la band a causa di problemi personali, noi lo ringraziamo per la strada fatta al nostro fianco fin ora e gli facciamo i nostri migliori auguri per tutto!!
E ora veniamo alla presentazione del nostro nuovo elemento: il giovane e talentuoso Federico Gatti sarà il nuovo motore degli Ancient Bards! per maggiori infos riguardo Federico Gatti potete visitare il suo myspace."
New Release Date for "THE ALLIANCE OF THE KINGS" !!!
The release date of "The Alliance of the Kings" is postponed to 12. March 2010
We are proud to annunce 2 new live shows:
16 April 2010 - Rock Planet (RA) Italy - The Alliance of the Kings Release party concert
08 May 2010 - Boulevard (RN) Italy - EP festival / Guardians of Metal vol.1
Ancient Bards // The Alliance of the Kings
There's just a very thin line between art and kitsch, but there are some innovative bands operating smartly near, but never beyond it. Among those: ANCIENT BARDS, managing that balancing act with ambitious grace. Some say ANCIENT BARDS are somehow like "more sophisticated" RHAPSODY – that wouldn't do the sextet justice. ANCIENT BARDS are definitely versatile enough to deliver their musical visions without merely being copycats. Their debut album "The Alliance Of The Kings" is an impressive proof of this and will be a surprise for many.
"The Alliance Of The Kings" will make those very happy who love epic-melodic, classic arrangements, and appreciate a sound hovering between Nightwish, Rhapsody, Epica, and Delain. ANCIENT BARDS easily tackle that task with their versatile mix of Power Metal elements and old-school classic style, their songs brimming with zest and classy guitars. Among all these elements, the high and clear voice of Sara Squadrani is a wonderful match, a perfect fit for the epic keyboard parts, which are typical of the band's delivery. "Four Magic Elements" is a powerful, rhythmical song garnered with epic passages, "Only The Brave" combines traditional fast Metal with sumptuous melody lines. The beginning of "Nightfall In The Icy Forest" features a lot of classical elements à la Manowar, and is a bridge to seven minutes long "Lode Al Padre" – ANCIENT BARDS really strut their stuff on that one! "The Alliance Of The Kings" is laden with epic choirs, peppy guitar parts and ultra-catchy melodies.