"Land Of The Living" is a good "debut" (if you can talk about a debut with such a star studded line-up…) that is not groundbreaking, but should not disappoint fans of Melodic Rock. Melodic Rock most probably is the sub genre that has the highest percentage of “supergroups”, there always is one coming out, in the case of SHADOWMAN we get the FM singer Steve Overland, HEARTLAND guitarist Steve Morris, the THUNDER rhythm section Chris Childs and Harry James and as a guest musician on the title track a few horns by DEPARTURE’s Mike Walsh. So the ground is set, how does the musical sector of "Land Of The Living" look like?
Renowned extreme metal titans ANCIENT have announced signing with Soulseller Records for a worldwide contract! Their new full-length album “Back To The Land Of The Dead” will be released in mid September 2016. The new ANCIENT line-up is featuring Zel (aka Aphazel) on vocals/guitars/keyboards, Dhilorz on guitars/bass and Nick Barker on drums. Just recently the band announced Ghiulz Borroni, esteemed shredder of extreme metal scene and lead guitarist of the legendary cult band BULLDOZER, to be the band’s live session guitarist. ANCIENT frontman Zel states: “We’re very excited to finally be able to announce the release of the album “Back To The Land Of The Dead”. We’re as tired as everyone to wait, but this one will most definitely be worth it! Prepare for 66 minutes of chaos, sonic aggression and dark ancient atmospheres!”