Reactivated ANCIENT To Feature Former CRADLE OF FILTH/DIMMU BORGIR Drummer Nick Barker

Saturday, 15th March 2014

Chapter VII: Back From The Land Of The Dead is the current title for the comeback album from recently-reactivated Scandinavian black metal band ANCIENT.  Nick Barker (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH) reportedly recorded the drums at Alpha-Omega Studio in Como, Italy and guitars are being recorded now. Founder and frontman Zel (formerly Aphazel) will be recording vocals with Jacob Hansen (who also produced the Proxima Centauri album from 2001) in Denmark.

One song will feature guest vocals by Martyr Lucifer of HORTUS ANIMAE.

The mastered album is expected to be ready in May, and the band is hoping for a fall 2014 release. A label has yet to be confirmed.

Some new song titles include “Born In The Land Of The Dead,” “The Sempiternal Haze,” and “The Ancient Disarray.”

The band’s most recent album is 2004’s Night Visit.