Austin, Texas-based ANCIENT VVISDOM, whose “diabolical folk-metal” (Classic Rock) has already earned extensive critical acclaim, has announced its official union with Prosthetic Records. The label will reissue the group’s latest release, “A Godlike Inferno”, in North America on April 24, the U.K. on April 30 and mainland Europe on May 4.
Nominated for “Best Underground Band” at this year’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award, ANCIENT VVISDOM will begin a European tour — its first time back on the road since supporting GHOST on an über-successful national tour earlier this year — at the Inferno Festival in Norway on April 7. As a precursor to the unholy trek, ANCIENT VVISDOM will spill their serpentine hymns upon unsuspecting ears in Austin on March 17 as part of the Scion-sponsored “Death Comes Ripping” SXSW day party alongside EARLY GRAVES, PRIMITIVE WEAPONS, MUTILATION RITES and more.
ANCIENT VVISDOM was forged 2009 with the order consisting of singer/songwriter Nathan Opposition, Justin “Ribs” Mason on acoustic guitar, and Nathan‘s brother, Michael Jochum on electric guitar. In 2010, they recorded and released a split 12-inch EP with CHARLES MANSON entitled “Inner Earth Inferno” through Withdrawal Records, which was praised by critics and cultists alike. The band spent the remainder of the year honing their blackened craft, further utilizing acoustic guitars to add a pastoral connection to their nefarious odes. Writing well over an album’s worth of material, “A Godlike Inferno” was recorded at The Bubble in Austin with engineer/co-producer Jason Buntz and offers up additional instrumentation including the use of a bowed stand-up bass, machete/bamboo percussion and synths.