Ancestors Announce Tour Dates

Los Angeles based progressive rock collective Ancestors have announced April, 2010 UK and European tour dates in support of its critically acclaimed new album Of Sound Mind.  The trek will launch on April 9 in Essen, Germany and will include a high profile appearance as part of the 2010 Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands on April 15.  Now in its eleventh year, the Roadburn Festival has become Europe’s leading underground festival for psychedelic, avant-garde, doom “or any other variation of leftfield sonic pleasures that push the boundaries of music.”  Roadburn 2010 will feature Ancestors alongside like-minded acts such as Jesu, Shrinebuilder, The Gates of Slumber and more.

Joining Ancestors on both the UK / Euro tour and at Roadburn will be Los Angeles-based rock quintet Night Horse.  The band shares in common with Ancestors guitarist Justin Maranga and have caught the ears and eyes of critics and fans alike with their unique ability to blend the greater aspects of rock music with a much needed breath of contemporary fresh air.  Night Horse, who has been described as “If Sonic Youth had been immersed in an ocean of Allman Brothers inspiration, or if Soundgarden had been steeped in late 60s Fleetwood Mac”, will enter LA’s Infrasonic Sound with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Murder City Devils) later this month to record its sophomore LP, due for a summer release via Tee Pee Records.

On January 28, Ancestors will perform live at Los Angeles’ Ultra Violet Social Club as special guests of legendary doom metal band Saint Vitus.  Also appearing on the bill will be Saviours, Totimoshi and Crowned By Fire.  For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit this location.  Ancestors will also play LA on February 19 at Spaceland with Intronaut and label mates Black Math Horseman.

In additional Ancestors news, the band has recently premiered the brand new song “Antler Wings” via Decibel Magazine.  The dynamic track will appear on an upcoming split 7” with Swedish rockers Graveyard.  Check out “Antler Wings” now at this location.  The 7” will be pressed as a limited run of 500 and can be pre-ordered at this location.  The band will also have copies available for sale at its upcoming live performances.

Ancestors just-released album Of Sound Mind hit stores on October 6 via Tee Pee and has met to shining critical acclaim in the time since its release, being called “a triumphant prog-metal ride” “that you should start listening now” by Stereogum, “a thicker and more modern version of Pink Floyd” by Synthesis and “epic” by Brooklyn Vegan.  For a taste of what Of Sound Mind delivers, check out the song “The Trial” now at this location.

Ancestors tour dates:

January 28 – Hollywood, CA – Ultra Violet Social Club (w/ Saint Vitus, Saviours)
February 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland (w/ Intronaut, Black Math Horseman)

European tour with Night Horse:

April 9 – Essen, Germany – Cafe Nova
April 10 – Belgium – TBC
April 11 – Segrate, Italy – Magnolia
April 13 – Wien, Austria – Arena
April 14 – München, Germany – Sunny Red
April 15 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 (As part of the 2010 Roadburn Festival w/ Astra, John Garcia, The Gates of Slumber, Yob, Magnus Pelander, Church of Misery, etc.)
April 16 – London, UK – South Of The Border
April 17 – Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit


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