ANCIENT BARDS – Origine (The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2)

The Italian Bombastic/Symphonic Power Metal band around the strongly-voiced front lady Sara Squadrani always went its own way, but they really go to town on their fourth album „Origine (The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2)“. Their symphonic/epic Metal is cleanly thought through, exceedingly well played and the listener notices ANCIENT BARDS‘ enjoyment and conviction of what they do.

With „Origine“, ANCIENT BARDS once again presents an album which not only shows the rademarks of the band, but one which has all the feelings of a cinema soundtrack. Once again they have taken a step forward with their epic influences, strengthened the orchestral parts and combined it with racing guitars to a distinctive mixture. Sara’s voice tops off the tracks with all her vocal diversity. The quality of vocalist Sara’s ability had, by now, reached Holland and Arjen Anthony Lucassen invited her, alongside a star-studded guestlist, to participate on his album „The Theory Of Everything“.

Choose your favorite streaming service or find a place to purchase the album at: ANCIENT BARDS „Origine (The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2)“


Total playing time 62:35






  • For fans of Nightwish, Within Temptation, Rhapsody Of Fire, Epica, Delain and Edenbridge.
  • Live experience with Turisas, White Skull, Almah, Domine, Heidevolk, Korpiklaani, Eluveitie, etc…; Festival performances in Wacken, Made of Metal, Female Voice Metal Festival.
  • Epic-melodic, classical-bombastic arrangements wrapped in an excellent sound.
  • Thematically high quality story line together with sophisticated songwriting.
  • Worldwide superb reviews given to their first three albums.
  • Vocalist Sara Squadrani was an invited guest on Arjen Anthony Lucassen last studio opus.
  • CD only bonus track.
25. January 2019
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ANCIENT BARDS first single and video release

“Impious Dystopia”, the first single from the new Ancient Bards album “Origine – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2” which will be released on January 25th 2019, is available as of today! Along with the single, the band has released an epic video for you to enjoy:

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Hey there knights! Any plans for December 14th?
Stay tuned…

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STEVIE MCLAUGHLIN releases „Immortal Rose“ video

In this video STEVIE MCLAUGHLIN finally reveals how he was able to kill it on each and every instrument on the album: clones! – Read kill it with clones, NOT Killer Clowns!

This song of the Irish guitarist, better known for his riff attacks with the Irish metal band Sandstone and as touring guitarrist for the former Judas Priest/ex-Iced Earth singer Tim Ripper Owens, has been taken from his first solo effort „Toy Empires“.

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ANCIENT BARDS reveal tracklist of their upcoming release

„Origine – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2“ will be released on January 25th, 2019, and will enclose ten epic songs plus one CD only bonus track.

The Deluxe Edition, sold only through Ancient Bards’ successful crowdfunding campaign, will consist of the 10 tracks in both full band, as well as orchestral versions.

01. Origine
02. Impious Dystopia
03. Fantasy’s Wings
04. Aureum Legacy
05. Light
06. Oscurità
07. Titanism
08. The Hollow
09. Home of the Rejects
10. The Great Divide

CD only bonus track:
11. Eredità Aurea

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New ANCIENT BARDS album release announced

The long-awaited new installment of The Black Crystal Sword Saga will be released on January 25th, 2019.

Symphonic metallers Ancient Bards are back with a new, exciting chapter of The Black Crystal Sword Saga. Origine is everything you’ve been waiting for: heavy riffs, breathtaking solos, pompous orchestrations and the unmistakable powerful voice of Sara will capture you and take you to the magic lands of symphony in a journey so extraordinary it’ll be worth the wait.

Trailer music © Daniele Mazza 2018, all rights reserved

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This years treat is STEVIE MCLAUGHLIN’s new „Toy Empires“ video for the title track of his solo album. – Enjoy!

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DRAGONY „Masters Of The Multiverse“ released!

The day is finally here – DRAGONY’s third full-length album MASTERS OF THE MULTIVERSE is available now!

Once again the band would like to thank all their friends and colleagues who contributed to this album with their talent, as well as the crowdfunding supporters and fans all around the world for sticking with them throughout the years and making this album possible!

Watch the trailer and videos down below!

Get your copy today, and make sure to catch DRAGONY on tour with SERENITY and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS on the following dates:
23.10.2018 AT – Kufstein*
24.10.2018 CH – Aarburg / Musigburg
25.10.2018 DE – Weinheim / Cafe Central
26.10.2018 DE – Cologne / MTC
27.10.2018 NL – Enschede / Atak
28.10.2018 NL – Leiden / Gebr. De Nobel
29.10.2018 DE – Stuttgart / clubCANN
30.10.2018 FR – Lyon / CCO
31.10.2018 IT – Mantova / Arci Tom
01.11.2018 AT – Graz / Explosiv
02.11.2018 HU – Budapest / Dürer Kert
03.11.2018 AT – Vienna / Szene Wien
08.12.2018 AT – Vienna / Szene Wien**

* without SERENITY
**Album release show feat. WAR KINGS, ILLUMINATA & TITAN KILLER

Get the album at (amongst others:)
Forever Rock:
iTunes/Apple Music:

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