FC Metal Recordings is proud to announce the signing of Peru’s leading heavy metal band, ANCESTRAL DAWN.
FC Metal Recordings will be releasing the band’s debut album, “Souldance”, on March 17, 2017.
A definite contender for metal album of the year, ANCESTRAL DAWN’s “Souldance” mixes ancient South American instruments, international world class guests, and Inca culture-based storytelling into a powerful and unique Metal Opera.
Joining the band as characters throughout the adventure are vocalists Fabio Lione (Rhapsody/Angra), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Rick Altzi (Masterplan/At Vance), Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen), Amanda Somerville (Avantasia/Kiske Somerville), Jonas Heidgert (Dragonland/Destiny), and Nathalie Markoch. Roland Grapow (Masterplan/Ex-Hellowen) also features as a guest soloist.
Highlights include the 1st single & video, “StormHaze” featuring Ralf Scheepers. It can be viewed here:
ANCESTRAL DAWN was created in 2013 by bassist Jorge Higginson, who quickly teamed up with Jorge Segersbol (vocals). That year, they released their first single, “Rise of the Ancestor”, featuring singer Jonas Heidgert from the Swedish band, Dragonland. The single had an excellent reception among the fans, and it was a way to recruit and define the current lineup, which is completed by Devadip Chunga (Drums), Bryan Bello (Keyboards) and Josué Castro (Guitar).