April 9 — Independent metal act Ancient Settlers has announced a new tour schedule.
The band will launch a tour in support of its new EP, Transition, May 3 in Barcelona, Spain. The upcoming European run is scheduled to run through Jan. 20, 2024 in Portugalete, Spain. It also features stops in Leipzig, Germany; Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Toulouse, France.
The tour’s schedule is noted below:
03/05/23 – Barcelona (Esp) – Sala Upload (Supporting Defacing God)
04/05/23 – Madrid (Esp) – Sala Silikona (Supporting Defacing God)
05/05/23 – Oviedo (Esp) – Sala Gong (Supporting Defacing God)
06/05/23 – Vigo (Esp) – Pub Transylvania (Supporting Defacing God)
07/05/23 – Vitoria (Esp) – Urban Rock Concept (Supporting Defacing God)
19/05/23 – Pamplona (Esp) – Krawill Hard Bar.
20/05/23 – Zaragoza (Esp) – Sala Utopía
31/08/23 – Toulouse (Fr) – L´Usine a Music.
01/09/23 – Amsterdam (NL) – The Cave
02/09/23 – Bree (Bel) – Metal Babes Festival.
06/09/23 – Brno (Cze) – M13 Rock Club
07/09/23 – Leipzig (Ger) – M.V.B.
08/09/23 – Milan (IT) – Headbangers Pub
09/09/23 – Marseille (Fr) – La Maison Hantée
16/09/23 – A Coruña (Esp) – Sala Filomatic.
07/10/23 – Aachen (Ger) – Peace On Earth Metal Fest
11/11/23 – Bilbao (Esp) – Sala Mytho
20/01/24 – Portugalete (Esp) – Sala Groove
Transition is scheduled for release May 2 through Crusader Records and Golden Robot Records. The band premiered the EP’s latest single, ‘Mihi Nomen Est Ira‘ in February. The title for the band’s new single is Latin and roughly translated to English, means ‘My Name Is Anger.’ It is a fitting title, considering the sense of aggression that fills the song’s musical arrangement.
The performance of new vocalist Argen Death (Vile-Hex) pairs with the overall instrumentation to easily make the arrangement comparable to works from the likes of Arch Enemy. At the same time, the more melodic moments in the song lends themselves to comparison to works from Arch Enemy’s fellow Swedish rock act, Soilwork. The arrangement features a guest appearance by bassist Pinxto Wayetwa to enhance the composition even more.
No lyrics were provided with the song and the video, but according to information in the news release announcing the single’s release, the song’s theme is an anti-war commentary. According to the document, the theme was inspired by the conflict taking place in Europe right now.
The video that accompanies the single is its own interesting presentation. It features the band’s members in various settings, such as an abandoned junkyard, a location underneath and bridge and others, performing the new single as the song plays over the visualization. Meanwhile Argen Death, dressed in a distinctively goth outfit akin to something that In This Moment front woman Maria Brink might wear as she performs her portion of the song against a black backdrop in a studio setting.
Transitions‘ release will come more than a year after the release of the band’s then latest studio recording, its 2022 album, Our Last Eclipse. The new record’s track listing is noted below.
1. A New World Order. (Feat. Dalay Tarda)
2. Mihi Nomen Est Ira. (Feat. Pintxo Wayewta).
3. The Circle. (Feat. Andres Pestana).
4. Modern Travelers.
More information on Ancient Settlers’ new EP, single and lineup is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: