April 2, 2023

Ancient Settlers return with their new single A New World Order, released worldwide today via Crusader / Golden Robot Records

In one of their more melodious compositions to date, Ancient Settlers criticise the new post-pandemic system. A New World Order has catchy synthesisers, a guttural-clean voice duet with Dalay Tarda (Rise To Fall) on backing vocals, getting straight to the core and bouncing between different emotions throughout. Relentless from opening note, A New World Order is bound to be a fan favourite.

The new EP Transition from Ancient Settlers will be released on May 2nd, 2023. This new chapter is the interlude of the Settlers Saga. An ambitious, melodic, diverse, rough, technical, and aggressive 4-track EP. Each song with its own personality, defined by the catchy and memorable guitar riffs and a source of different vocal approaches. Lyrically, the EP draws on contemporary topics like the war, the post-pandemic challenges, gender inequalities, the migrant crisis across the world, and the challenges of our society.

From St Sebastien, Spain, Ancient Settlers is a modern melodic death metal outfit comprised of five musicians, inspired by the recent tragedies that affect the way that humans live.

Founded in 2020 by Carlos Chiesa-Estomba and Herman Riera (Former Haboryn), Rene González (Former Aesthesis), Emmy Reyes (Blackbeer, Former Gamalyel), and Antony Hämäläinen (Meridian Dawn, Former Nightrage and Armageddon), Ancient Settlers is a group with more than fifteen-years’ experience in the European and American metal circuits.

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 and keyboards and a variety of different sounds and rhythms, trying to develop their own musical personality. From a lyrical standpoint, the band is inspired by the recent tragedies that affect the earth and human race. They try to spread their message to all those prepared to listen.

In January 2021, the band released their first single Diamond Eyes digitally and alongside a limited edition 7” vinyl. The following February, the band released their debut EP, Autumnus. Both albums were recorded in Portugal, France, Spain, and the USA and had the services of Daniel Cardoso (Anathema, Anneke Van Grisbergen) mixing and mastering the album, as well as Gus “Perkele” Sazes (Angra, Kamelot, Gus G, Firewind, Arch Enemy, Morbid Angel) designing the artwork.

For the art design, the band again worked with Gus Sazes. Fredrik Nordstrom’, produced by worldwide Grammy award-winner, Out Last Eclipse to release their first long play album, the killer 10-song ‘Crusader Records sign to Ancient Settlers In April 2021, Miguel Herrera joined the band as the fulltime bass player and, despite the pandemic, in July 2021 the band performed their first European Tour including venues throughout Portugal, France and Spain.

In August of that year the band signed a deal with Dronicon Films to present a two-chapter animated Sci-Fi film. The first video Library of Tears was released in September as the first single of Our Last Eclipse, and the second Cast in Gold was released in February 2022.

In 2022, the band get back on the road to perform the songs from Our Last Eclipse, and tour across Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland, performing half of their shows with female metal singer Argen Death as special guest. Also in February 2022, Agustin Martinez replaced Emmy Reyes on the guitar and in March, the band released their 4th promotional video, Cerements.

Our Last Eclipse – The Settlers Saga Pt.1 was released on April 1st on both physical and digital formats.

In 2023, Argen Death replaces Antony Hämäläinen on vocals and the band return to the studio to record their new EP, Transition, for Golden Robot Records. The EP will be under the guidance of Pedro J Monge (Vhaldemar, Rise to Fall, etc) at Chromaticity Studios, and the band will work with the recognised illustrator Jon Toussas (Metal Hammer, Septic-Flesh, Suicidal Angeles, etc). The band is currently preparing the tour to present Transition across Europe.


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