The Skinny: Progressive rock/metal outfit Anciients have premiered a new song from their forthcoming album, Heart of Oak. The new track, “Faith and Oath” is streaming below via the SoundCloud player. Heart of Oak is slated for a North American release on April 16th, and will be available on CD, limited edition double gate-fold LP, and digitally.

Regarding the song, guitarist Chris Dyck said: “‘Faith and Oath’ began lyrically with some combo ideas about the Mayan’s serpent-god beliefs and a strange dream I had about a snake-killing ritual. The serpent originally was representing the deceiver; as the song progressed and the vibe was realized it became our anthem for courage and strength. The chorus features Scott Ruddy from Weirding (killer doomy Vancouver band) on vocals with me. The proggy fast riff is what i like to call a “ninja riff”…looks hard, easy to play. Kenny’s solo here is mental and I love how Hannay and Boon shift the timing on the last 2 repetitions of the solo riff to a swinging old 3/4 beat. The outro has Kenny laying down some sweet Dave Gilmours. We all dig Pink Floyd…Gilmour is the man. Cheers.”

Heart of Oak Track Listing:

01. Raise the Sun
02. Overthrone
03. Falling in Line
04. The Longest River
05. One Foot in the Light
06. Giants
07. Faith and Oath
08. Flood and Fire
09. For Lisa

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