Ancient VVisdom

From the dark corners of Austin, Texas, singer/songwriter Nathan Opposition, his brother Michael Jochum (electric guitar) and acoustic guitarist Justin “Ribs” Mason have been annihilating the underground rock scene under the moniker of ANCIENT VVISDOM.

Utilizing unusual instrumentation including a bowed stand-up bass, synths, and machete/bamboo percussion over their acoustic guitars, the band set out to develop an enticing yet macabre sound — which Opposition describes as “the root of rock n’ roll and blues” — on their 2011 debut release “A Godlike Inferno,” which garnered the band a strong cult following. Classic Rock called the album a “dark and brooding beast,” comparing it to “the dirty glam swagger of Ziggy-era Bowie,” while Kerrang! praised its “hypnotic tone and rich soundscapes.”

Determined to spread their infectious sound to the masses, the band took on an opening spot for Ghost’s inaugural U.S. headlining tour in 2012, as well as a performance at the Scion-sponsored Death Comes Ripping showcase at that year’s South By Southwest festival that left concertgoers begging for mercy. Buoyed by nominations for “Best Underground Band” at Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods Awards and for “Best New Band” at Classic Rock’s annual awards, the band then headed overseas, a jaunt that included performances at Norway’s Inferno Festival and the prestigious Roadburn Festival as well as a live broadcast on BBC Radio, where they premiered a new track (the fittingly titled “The Last Man on Earth”).

ANCIENT VVISDOM have been further honing in on their archaic sound ever since, recording a mesmerizing follow-up to “A Godlike Inferno” at Diamond Factory Studios in Austin. Their new album, “Deathlike,” holds true to its moniker, putting the listener into a state of repose. Their only hope lies in Opposition’s vocals — which, combined with the impassioned acoustic instrumentation, leaves listeners at the edge of their seat as they try to comprehend the depth of his haunting lyrics. Once again mixed and mastered by “A Godlike Inferno” engineer/co-producer Jason Buntz(Jet, The Darkness,…Trail of Dead), along with partner and Enormous Door founder Jack Control , Deathlike’s sound remains true to the band with its rich acoustic tones and heavy electric guitars chugging through an apocalyptic world. ”Deathlike” will be released by Prosthetic Records on Feb. 5, 2013 in the U.S.

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July 24, 2013 | ANCIENT VVISDOM PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO

“In horror, we are joined together to unveil the ‘Never Live Again’ music video,” proclaims ANCIENT VVISDOM vocalist Nathan Opposition as he reveals the haunting clip for the occult/dark rock group’s new single, taken from their equally forebodingly-named sophomore release “Deathlike.” Directed by Nathan Daughdrill (Neight Media), “Never Live Again” can be seen exclusively on Bloody-Disgusting.com HERE. “In [...]

June 5, 2013 | ANCIENT VVISDOM ANNOUNCE HEADLINING TOUR

Austin-based heavy occult rock group ANCIENT VVISDOM have just revealed plans for a upcoming U.S. headlining trek, the “Pagan Summer Tour,” which will also feature psychedelic rockers The Saint James Society with select appearances from fellow occult rockers Bloody Hammers. A trailer for the tour can be viewed below or shared via YouTube: http://youtu.be/FVlDqZdUhrc   Praised for its “churning, dark [...]

April 24, 2013 | ANCIENT VVISDOM ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR DATES

In support of their critically acclaimed sophomore release “Deathlike,” which the New York Times described as “entrancingly powerful” while comparing its “churning, dark, skeletal songs” to “Metallica’s late-career balladry and the folky grunge of Alice in Chains,” the Texas-based dark acoustic group ANCIENT VVISDOM have announced a new batch of spring tour dates, which will [...]

“A Godlike Inferno”

Ancient VVisdom

“A Godlike Inferno”

RELEASE DATE: 4/24/12

TRACKLISTING:

1. Alter Reality
2. The Opposition
3. Necessary Evil
4. Forever Tonight
5. Lost Civilization
6. Devil Brain
7. World of Flesh
8. Children of the Wasteland

“Deathlike”

Ancient VVisdom

“Deathlike”

RELEASE DATE: 2/5/13

TRACKLISTING:

01. THE BEGINNING
02. LET THE END BEGIN
03. LIFE ON EARTH?
04. DEATHLIKE
05. FAR BEYOND GOOD & EVIL
06. I AM REBIRTH
07. LOOK ALIVE
08. WAITING TO DIE
09. DEATH OR VICTORY
10. THE LAST MAN ON EARTH
11. NEVER LIVE AGAIN
12. HERE IS THE GRAVE


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