On May the 2nd, ANCIENT SETTLERS will finally deliver their brand new EP “Transition”, with their new line-up, commanded by the Frontwoman Argen Death. Modern Melodic Death Metallers attack with a 4-Songs EP released by Crusader Recorda/Golden Robot Records in digital and physical format, recorded at Chromaticity Studios, and with some very relevant collaborations like Dalay Tarda from Rise To Fall.
The art-cover was designed by Jon Toussas (Septic Flesh, Suicidal Angels, Mors Principium Est, etc), and the album was mixed & mastered by Pedro Monge (Avalanch, Rise to Fall, etc).
Pre-save “Transition” EP at https://orcd.co/ancient-settlers-transition
The band has released their new video ‘A New World Order’ (Ft. Dalay Tarda), watch it here https://youtu.be/cs2e-8nukbw
Also check out earlier released ‘Mihi Nomen Est Ira’ Ft. Special Guest Pintxo Wayewta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo-8De9cHDA&t=2s
Also, the band has announced their upcoming tour with 22 dates across Europe, including gigs in Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, The Netherlands. Luxembourg and Germany.
Transition Europe Tour dates, remaining shows:
03/05/23 – Barcelona (Esp) – Sala Upload (Supporting Defacing God)
04/05/23 – Madrid (Esp) – Sala Silikona (Supporting Defacing God)
05/05/23 – Oviedo (Esp) – Sala Gong (Supporting Defacing God)
06/05/23 – Vigo (Esp) – Pub Transylvania (Supporting Defacing God)
07/05/23 – Vitoria (Esp) – Urban Rock Concept (Supporting Defacing God)
19/05/23 – Pamplona (Esp) – Krawill Hard Bar.
20/05/23 – Zaragoza (Esp) – Sala Utopía
31/08/23 – Toulouse (Fr) – L´Usine a Music.
01/09/23 – Amsterdam (NL) – The Cave
02/09/23 – Bree (Bel) – Metal Babes Festival.
06/09/23 – Brno (Cze) – M13 Rock Club
07/09/23 – Leipzig (Ger) – M.V.B.
08/09/23 – Milan (IT) – Headbangers Pub
09/09/23 – Marseille (Fr) – La Maison Hantée
16/09/23 – A Coruña (Esp) – Sala Filomatic.
07/10/23 – Aachen (Ger) – Peace On Earth Metal Fest
11/11/23 – Bilbao (Esp) – Sala Mytho
20/01/24 – Portugalete (Esp) – Sala Groove
“Transition” EP synopsis:
Transition: is the new phase of history told through the experiences of the settlers army.
With this new work, the band continues its conceptual journey, in which it tries to reflect the emotional behavior of our society and its link with the current serious situation of our species. With four new emotionally , deeper and more complex songs, without abandoning the use of intense melodies and catchy guitar riffs, the band embarks on a new phase of its musical evolution.
‘Transition’ EP tracklist
- A New World Order – Feat. Dalay Tarda from Rise To Fall.
- Mihi Nomen Est Ira – Feat. Pintxo Wayewta from Empire of Disease.
- The Circle – Feat. Andres Pestana from The Black Tree.
- The Migrant Song.
Label: Crusader Records/Golden Robot Records.
More on ANCIENT SETTLERS
Ancient Settlers was founded in 2020 and is currently conformed by Rex Chiesa, Herman Riera, Miguel Herrera, Agustin Martinez and Argen Death.
The band started their journey with the intention to explore the frontiers of modern melodic death metal, including catchy guitar riffs, the use of synths, keyboards and a variety of different sounds and rhythms, trying to develop their own musical personality. From a lyrical aspect, the band draws inspiration from the recent tragedies affecting Western society.
In January 2021, the band released their first song “Diamond Eyes” digitally, along with a limited edition 7′ vinyl. Following this, in February of the same year, the band released their debut EP “Autumnus”. Both albums were recorded in Portugal, France, Spain and in the US. Renowned producer Daniel Cardoso (Anathema. Anneke Van Grisbergen, Angelus Apatrida) would be in charge of producing the album, while Gus “Perkele” Sazes (Angra, Kamelot, Gus G, Firewind, Arch Enemy, Morbid Angel) will be in charge of art and design.
In May 2021, Ancient Settlers signed with Crusader Records (Australian entertainment conglomerate Golden Robot Records’ dedicated metal label) to release their first full-length album which was produced by the world-renowned and Grammy-winning Fredrik Nordstrom (At The Gates, In Flames, Opeth, Dark Tranquility). For the art-cover and design, the band decides to go back to work with Gus Sazes. In addition to promoting the diffusion of the album, in August, the band signed a contract with Dronicon Films, to release an animated science fiction saga of which the first two chapters have already been presented. Also in the summer of 2021, the band toured across Spain, Portugal & France to make their first concerts.
On April 1, 2022, the band released “Our Last Eclipse – The Settlers Saga Pt. 1” physically and digitally. Record that received very good reviews from a large part of the specialized metal press worldwide, in addition to having its 4 singles included in editorial lists of Dezzer, Tidal, Apple Music, in addition to having physical distribution worldwide by labels such as Nuclear Blast and Season of Mist.
To present “Our Last Eclipse”, the band made its second European tour in 2022 visiting Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland, performing 20 concerts and sharing the stage with bands like Infected Rain, Lutharo or 5Rand.
Currently the band is presenting their new Ep “Transition”, which consists of 4 songs and has been produced by Pedro Monge (Vhaldemar, Rise to Fall, Feelingless) and whose art has been designed by Jon Toussas (Metal Hammer, Suicidal Angels , Mors Principium Est, Septic Flesh) and which represents a new step in the band’s journey.
In addition, the band has already confirmed their 3rd European tour that will take them to Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the Czech Republic with more than 20 concerts, accompanying the Danish “Defacing God” on some of their dates. “.
ANCIENT SETTLERS line-up 2023:
Rex Chiesa: Guitar.
Herman Riera: Drums.
Argen Death: Voice.
Agustin Martinez: Guitar.
Miguel Herrera: Bass.
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