Origin: Norway
Genres: Black Metal
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Ancient  


The venerable black metal band Ancient originated in 1992 as a solo project for Aphazel, who has remained the one constant amidst numerous changes over the years both in lineups and in home countries (originating in Norway, the band spent some time in the US and now calls Italy home). Stylistically, Ancient is first and foremost a black metal band, enough so that they have been described in the past as either generic or copyists. While it is true that much of their work does come across as traditional, basic black metal, labelling them copycats is a bit strong. Moreover, the band has grown immeasurably over the years, especially when placing their debut Svartalheim, with its minimalist old-school values, next to their recent Promixa Centauri, clearly their most adventurous and least generic effort yet. Yes, most of their albums do little to expand the genre, but Ancient is still an accomplished band worthy of attention, and if nothing else serve as fine representatives of black metal.

Current Members

Aphazel (Magnus Garset)

guitars/vocals

Dhilorz

bass

Jesus Christ!

keyboards

Grom (Diego Meraviglia)

drums (DoomSword, Hate Profile, Hortus Animae)

Former Members/Guests

Kimberly Goss

vocals (Sinergy)

Erichte

vocals

Deadly Kristin

vocals

Kaiaphas

drums/vocals

Grimm

drums/vocals

Kjetil

drums

Krigse

drums


Discography



Svartalvheim 
1994 Listenable
  1. Svartalvheim
  2. Trumps Of An Archangel
  3. Huldradans
  4. The Call Of The Absu Deep
  5. Det Glemte Riket
  6. Paa Evig Vandring
  7. Ved Trolltjern
  8. Eerily Howling Winds
  9. Likferd
  • Aphazel
  • Grimm




Trolltaar 
1995 Damnation
  1. Trolltaar
  2. Nattens Skjonnhet
  3. Fjellets Hemmelighet
  • Aphazel
  • Grimm




The Cainian Chronicle 
1996 Metal Blade
  1. Ponderous Moonlighting
  2. At The Infernal Portal (Canto III)
  3. Cry of Marianne
  4. Prophecy of Gehenna
  5. Song of Kaiaphas
  6. EXU
  7. The Pagan Cycle
  8. Homage to Pan
  • Kimberly Goss
  • Aphazel
  • Kaiaphas
  • Kjetil

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Mad Grandiose Bloodfiends 
1997 Metal Blade
  1. Malkavian Twilight
  2. A Mad blood Scenario
  3. The Draining
  4. Um Sonho Psycodelico
  5. Sleeping Princess Of The Arges
  6. Her Northern Majesty
  7. Blackeyes
  8. The Emerald Tablet
  9. Willothewisp
  10. Neptune
  11. 5
  12. Hecate, My Love and Lust
  13. Vampirize Natasha
  14. Black Funeral
  15. Morte El Potere
  • Erichte
  • Aphazel
  • Kaiaphas
  • Jesus Christ!

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



The Halls Of Eternity 
1999 Metal Blade
  1. Cast Into The Unfathomed Deeps
  2. Born In Flames
  3. The Battle Of The Ancient Warriors
  4. A Woeful Summoning
  5. Cosmic Exile
  6. Spiritual Supremacy
  7. The Heritage
  8. I, Madman
  9. From Behind Comes The Sword
  10. The Halls Of Eternity
  11. Arrival
  • Deadly Kristin
  • Aphazel
  • Jesus Christ!
  • Krigse

Reviews:   Metal Underground 



Det Glemte Riket 
1999 Hammerheart




God Loves The Dead 
2001 Metal Blade
  1. God Loves The Dead
  2. Trolltaar - 2000
  3. Powerslave
  4. The Draining (Re-mix)
  5. Um Sonho Psycodelico (Re-Mix)
  • Deadly Kristin
  • Aphazel
  • Dhilorz
  • Jesus Christ!
  • Grom




Proxima Centauri 
2001 Metal Blade
  1. Proxima Centauri
  2. The Ancient Horadrim
  3. In The Abyss Of The Cursed Souls
  4. The Witch
  5. Apophis
  6. Satan’s Children
  7. Beyond The Realms Of Insanity
  8. Audrina, My Sweet
  9. On Blackest Wings
  10. Eyes Of The Dead
  11. Resurrection
  • Deadly Kristin
  • Aphazel
  • Dhilorz
  • Jesus Christ!
  • Grom

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Night Visit 
2004 Metal Blade
  1. Envision the Beast
  2. Rape the Children of Abel
  3. Horroble
  4. Night Visit
  5. Lycanthropy
  6. Night of the Stygian Souls
  7. Fuel the Flames
  8. The Truth Unveiled
  9. The Arctic Mirage
  10. Out in the Haunted Woods
  • Aphazel
  • Dhilorz
  • Jesus Christ!
  • Grom

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Eerily Howling Winds - The Antediluvian Tapes  COMPILATION
2005
  1. Trolltaar
  2. Nattens Skjønnhet
  3. Eerily Howling Winds
  4. The Call Of The Absu Deep
  5. Det Glemte Riket
  6. Trumps Of An Archangel
  7. Paa Evig Vandring
  8. Likferd
  9. Det Glemte Riket


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