Into The Dark is the crushing new release from British death metal standard bearers Ancient Ascendant. Brought to life under the expert guidance of the legendary Dan Swano (Opeth, Dark Funeral, Bloodbath, Katatonia, Marduk etc…) Into The Dark sees the band raising the bar in every conceivable way.
The quartet are pioneering a fusion of old school principles with modern dynamics and power, bringing together the unholy trinity of groove, melody and extremity under one flag.
Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut EP The Heathen Throne, Ancient Ascendant have opened for black metal monsters 1349, death metal legends Bolt Thrower (who personally invited the band to support them), Fleshgod Apocalypse, Blood Red Throne, Aeon, Cerebral Bore, Amputated and Dyscarnate.
2011 was a hugely successful year for Ancient Ascendant, which saw them sign to Siege of Amida Records and release their highly rated debut album The Grim Awakening, as well as signing to the renowned Factory Music agency.
The focus for the first part of 2012 was to get back into the studio to begin work on the follow up to The Grim Awakening. The resulting sessions spawned Into The Dark, the bands most focussed body of work to date.
Look out for a special S.O.P.H.I.E. stage appearance at Bloodstock Open Air and an exclusive date with German legends Sodom.
Into The Dark is set for release August 6th 2012 through Forepoint Records (via Plastic Head)