Norwegian black metal titans ANCIENT – featuring Zel (aka Aphazel) on Vocals/guitars/keyboards, Dhilorz on Guitars and bass and Nick Barker on Drums – have announced that Ghiulz Borroni, esteemed shredder of extreme metal scene and lead guitarist of the legendary cult band BULLDOZER, is recruit as their live session guitarist.
ANCIENT, another great collaboration that will be added to Ghiulz Borroni‘s previous ones with Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus, Death, Testament etc.) Darius “Daray” Browzski (Dimmu Borgir), Mantas (Venom, Mpire of Evil, Venom Inc.), Dave Lombardo (Slayer) and bands with whom he shared the stage: Motorhead, Slayer, Morbid Angel, At the Gates, Marduk, Accept, Arch Enemy, Kreator and many others.
About this new collaboration, Ghiulz commented: “I am honored to work with Ancient. I have great respect and high value for the work of the band and its history. We know each other for many years and I am happy and honored that we have the opportunity to nail the stage together. “
Comments ANCIENT frontman, Zel:
“We are really excited to have the great guitarrist Ghiulz inside the Ancient camp now. He will be with us for the live performances from now on. This guy is one of the most excellent guitarists, well known in the scene here, and he is also an old friend of us since more than 20 years now, a real fiery shredder!”
On the Aphazel’s statement Ghiulz commented: “I am very flattered by the consideration Zel expressed in my regards and I have a lot of respect for him and for all the members of the band. It will be a wonderful experience and I’m looking forward to start. Do my job surrounded by people that I appreciate professionally and personally: I could not ask more! To Ancient fans: “I will give all my efforts to hit you with all fury and darkness I’m able to”.
ANCIENT are set to release their upcoming album “Back To The Land Of The Dead” in January 2016.
The track listing is as follows :
1. Born In The Land Of The Dead (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Dhilorz and Zel)
2. Beyond The Blood Moon (Music and lyrics by Zel)
3. The Sempiternal Haze (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
4. The Empyrean Sword (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
5. The Ancient Disarray (Music and lyrics by Zel)
6. Occlude The Gates (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
The Excruciating Journey
7. Part I Defiance and rage (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
8. Part II The Prodigal Years (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
9. Part III The Awakening (Music by Dhilorz, lyrics by Zel)
10. Death Will Die (Music and lyrics by Zel)
11. The Spiral (Music and lyrics by Zel)
12. Petrified By Their End (Music by Dhilorz and Zel, lyrics by Zel)
Bonus track :
13. 13 Candles (Music and lyrics by Quorthon)
More news regarding coverart, a teaser etc. will be posted in the next weeks.
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