Friday, October 22, 2021

Ancient Settlers’ Library of Tears


‘Library of Tears’ is the latest single from international modern melodic death metal outfit Ancient Settlers out now on Crusader Records.

The band has released an animated sci-fi short film to accompany the single, that you can watch here at RAMzine.

Ancient Settlers was founded in 2020 by Carlos Chiesa-Estomba & Herman Riera (formerly of Haboryn), Rene González (Aesthesis), Emmy Reyes (Blackbeer, Gamalyel), and Antony Hämäläinen (Meridian Dawn, Nightrage & Armageddon), a group of musicians with more than fifteen-years of experience in the European and American metal circuit. 
 
The band started their journey with the intention to explore the frontiers of modern melodic death metal, including catchy guitar riffs, the use of synthesisers and keyboards, and a variety of different sounds and rhythms, trying to develop their own music personality. 

From a lyrical point, the band has been inspired by the recent tragedies that affect the earth and human race. They try to spread their message over all those who want to listen.   Despite this, the band needed to modify their starting plans, due to the pandemic outbreak. They pushed ahead and in January of 2021, they released their first digital single ‘Diamond Eyes’, along-side a limited-edition 7″ vinyl.

The following February, the band released their debut album Autumnus. Both were recorded in Portugal, France, Spain and the USA, and had Daniel Cardoso (Anathema, Anneke Van Grisbergen) to mix and master the album, as well as Gus ‘Perkele’ Sazes (Angra, Kamelot, Gus G, Firewind, Arch Enemy) design the artwork. Then, in April 2021, Miguel Herrera joined the band as a full-time bass player. The band started to develop a live-session tour, including venues throughout Portugal, France and Spain. 

Recently signing to Crusader Records, their forthcoming 10 track album, has been produced by Grammy award-winner Fredrik Nordstrom.

Library of Tears’ offers a perspective about the dark side of our society and the decadence of our species. Sonically, the track features powerful guitar riffs, heavy guitar solos, blunt drums, rumbling bass guitar and deep vocals, surrounded by a spiritual synthesiser and keyboards atmosphere.

You can order the single here. 

Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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