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Origine (The Black
Crystal Sword Saga Part 2)
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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.

TRACKLIST:
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

Origine (The Black Crystal
Sword Saga Part 2)
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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

Origine (The Black Crystal
Sword Saga Part 2)
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Ancient Bards – crowdfunding campaign success

Ancient Bards, symphonic metallers from Italy, launched a Crowdfunding campaign for the release of their fourth album “ORIGINE – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2” on Monday July 2nd and they met their goal in three days.

“The support we received from the very beginning of the campaign is so incredible we’re speechless. We knew we had many loyal fans ready to back us, but we would have never dreamed for them to be this generous and trusting. We’re extremely grateful!

Our first goal was set on 17.000€ and we reached 100% of the funding in 79 hours. The sum, after all the fees, is going to cover the recordings and the promotion of what it’s going to be our most ambitious project so far.

This gratifying success has the potential of becoming even bigger, because the campaign will be live until August 12th and we set some stretch goals that would allow us get even closer to our true vision. Our next targets are: 20.000€ (which would get us the funds to make a second video clip), 25.000€ (which would unlock the video “Live from Willemeen”), and 30.000€ (which would unlock the video “Live from Wacken Open Air”).

The album is called “ORIGINE – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2” and, through this campaign, we are releasing an exclusive Deluxe Edition of it that will be available only for our backers.

Click here for Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo.

ORIGINE – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2
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Ancient Bards Crowdfunding Campaign

The Black Crystal Sword Saga continues, join the Knighthood!
Ancient Bards, symphonic metallers from Italy, are launching a Crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the release of their fourth album.

Join us on this epic adventure, join the Knighthood here.

“We’re psyched to announce that we’re launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the release of our fourth album. We’re set out to raise 17.000€ as a first goal to finish the recordings and the promotion of what it’s going to be our most ambitious project so far.

We’ve been silent for almost two years, because of some issues we encountered on our way. Even during our most difficult time, our fans never stopped showing their support so we want to properly repay them, and to do so we can’t come out with less than a great album. We decided to run a crowdfunding campaign because we want to release the album in the best possible way, with the finest package ever, amazing videos and more killer goodies: we do it for ourselves and for our fans, but we lack the resources to make the step forward we dreamed of.

Through this campaign we are releasing an exclusive Deluxe Edition which will be available only for our backers, it won’t be found in any store after the campaign is ended. The Deluxe Edition consists in a double feature Digipak: one CD with the regular album version, one CD with Sara singing over an especially re-arranged orchestral version that lets the symphonic elements of our music stand out.

We also want to build a community where like-minded people can get together, talk about music and feel part of something special, knowing they helped us realize our vision and share our art with the world. This is the purpose of what we call the Ancient Bards Knighthood, the Order of our most loyal fans. Every one of our backers will be dubbed Sir or Lady of the Ancient Bards.

Our first three releases (The Alliance Of The Kings – 2010, Soulless Child – 2011, A New Dawn Ending – 2014) together make up Part 1 of The Black Crystal Sword Saga. We left our fans in a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of our latest album, so we are happy to be able to share more of the story now. We think people are gonna be surprised by this new chapter, the beginning of Part 2!”

The Crowdfunding already started July 2nd and will continue until August 12th.

Campaign pitch video:

Click here for Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo.

ORIGINE – The Black Crystal Sword Saga Part 2
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ANCIENT BARDS – A New Dawn Ending

The ten songs on “A New Dawn Ending”, with over seventy minutes of playing time, are perfectly balanced, excellently performed symphonic epic metal with loads of feeling and variety. Their symphonic-epic Metal is cleanly prepared, superbly played and it is apparent that ANCIENT BARDS do their work not only with fun, but also with conviction. 2014 is going to be a really successful year for the Italian symphonic metal band, because with “A New Dawn Ending” they have a true ace up their communal sleeve.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. Before The Storm / 1:39
  •  02. A Greater Purpose / 7:55
  •  03. Flaming Heart / 6:52
  •  04. Across This Life / 4:31
  •  05. In My Arms / 5:25
  •  06. The Last Resort (feat. Fabio Lione) / 6:06
  •  07. Showdown / 12:48
  •  08. In The End / 5:11
  •  09. Spiriti Liberi / 4:49
  •  10. A New Dawn Ending / 16:37

Total playing time 71:48

 

  • For fans of Nightwish, Rhapsody Of Fire, Epica, Delain snd Edenbridge.
  • Live shows with Turisas, White Skull, Almah, Domine, Heidevolk, Korpiklaani, Eluveitie, etc.
  • Epic-melodic, classic-bombastic arrangements packing into excellent sound.
  • Thematically high quality story together with sophisticated song writing.
  • Worldwide excellent reviews for their two previous albums.
  • Vocalist Sara Squadrani was an invited guest on Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s last studio opus.
25. April 2014
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ANCIENT BARDS – Soulless Child

ANCIENT BARDS kind of symphonic / epic Metal is sophisticated and classy. The intoxicating mix of intense choirs, hefty guitars, classic, epic keyboard parts and ultra catchy melodies grant an extraordinary listening experience. Artwork by Felipe Machado Franco (Rhapsody, Blind Guardian etc…). For fans of Nightwish, Rhapsody Of Fire, Epica, Delain, and Edenbridge.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. Struggle For Life / 1:53
  •  02. To The Master Of Darkness / 7:33
  •  03. Gates Of Noland / 5:13
  •  04. Broken Illusion / 5:11
  •  05. All That Is True / 9:55
  •  06. Valiant Ride / 4:13
  •  07. Dinanzi Al Flagello / 1:29
  •  08. Soulless Child / 9:15
  •  09. Through My Veins / 7:19
  •  10. Hope Dies Last / 14:31

Total playing time 66:32

 

  • Epic-melodic, classic arrangements with excellent sound.
  • Interesting story/plot, combined with sophisticated song writing.
  • Worldwide top reviews regarding the debut album “The Alliance Of The Kings”.
  • Live performances with Turisas, White Skull, Almah, Domine, Heidevolk, Korpiklaani, Eluveitie
    etc…
  • For fans of Nightwish, Rhapsody Of Fire, Epica, Delain, and Edenbridge.
18. Nov 2011
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ANCIENT BARDS – Soulless Child
to be released in November 2011

The successor of ANCIENT BARD’s highly acclaimed album “The Alliance Of The Kings” is set to be released on November 18th., 2011. The album will future the second part of the “Black Crystal Sword Saga”. Like “The Alliance Of The Kings”, the new album “Soulless Child” will make those very happy who love epic-melodic, classic arrangements, and appreciate a sound hovering between Nightwish, Rhapsody, Epica, and Delain.

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