Norwegian extreme metal titans ANCIENT will blast the mainstage of UTBS (Under The Black Sun Festival) in Börnicke – Germany, on Saturday July 2nd, at 21:20 – 22:20. For the touring commitments with BRUJERIA, the band’s drummer, Nick Barker, is forced to step out from the festival. ANCIENT has announced that he will be replaced by drummer Jonathan Garofoli, known from his performances with Melechesh, Naer Mataron and many others.
ANCIENT frontman Zel comments:
“We are very lucky to have found Jonathan to play with us, not many can dare to try filling in the shoes of Nick Barker, but this guy kick some serious ass!”.
Jonathan‘s comment on collaboration:
“Sometimes life is sweetly tricky, one day you’re listening to an album of a band you like and after years you’re playing with that band! Should sound kinda crazy but it’s not, actually is what happened to me right now since I got the proposal from Ancient to get the role to step behind the kit to play at UNDER THE BLACK SUN FESTIVAL 2016! To me its a true honor to have been recruited by such a respectful and historical ensemble like Ancient, I’m pretty sure our collaboration will create and establish some real musical magic!!!”
More information about the UNDER THE BLACK SUN is available here.
Jonathan “A.D.D.” Garofoli, Extreme Metal drummer since the year 1996. Well known in the nowadays scene for his annihilating and creative approach to the instrument, leader of the Blackened Death metal Leviathans Azrath-11 and belligerent stormblasters behind the kit for the Hellenic Black Metal Warlords Naer Mataron.
He’s paved his career with 24 Official releases, toured multiple times Europe, an headline tour in South America in 2009 and in recent times reached the Middle Eastern lands. Jonathan in the last years established his status as prestigious session artist for many important acts like Melechesh and Ancient among the others, offered his skills for the polish death metal masters Lost Soul releasing in late 2015 the worldwide multi acclaimed album “ Atlantis The New Beginning”.
ANCIENT – featuring Zel (aka Aphazel) on Vocals/guitars/keyboards, Dhilorz on Guitars/bass and Nick Barker on Drums, Ghiulz Borroni on session lead guitars – are set to release their new album “Back To The Land Of The Dead”, the release date will be announced very soon.
More information at:
BAND: https://www.facebook.com/ancientband – http://www.ancientband.net