Following the release of the Re-Issue of the debut album, Ancient Tundra joined EEE Recordings as a permanent member due to being impressed with the dedication, quality, and attention to detail this lable has shown! Requiems of a World Lost Next on the horizon for 2008 were two planned split albums with Fjellelv and Njigahdda. In June 2008, a decision was made to cancel those splits and put the existing tracks together and add another track, to comprise of a second demo album entitled 'Requiems of a World Lost' which is devided into two acts...Act I:Oblivious Winter Realm and Act II: Fade. Rot. Decay.
Perish. Act I being more beautiful and nature based, and Act II being darker, doomier, and more depression based. This album is a natural progression of the sound shown on the first album. On 'Requiems of a World Lost' , the sound expanded beyond dark ambient to also include neo-classical, instrumental, funeral-doom, and experimental elements.
Several Guest Musicians were included in this album as well. Japanese lyricist 'Kenji Siratori' has applied vocals on 'Across the Valley, Wherein Nature Speaks. Hideous (A Dark Fantasy) has added clean vocals to 'The Feeble Sickness and Depressive Rot' , and Mort(Exiled from Light, Winds of Sorrow, When Mine Eyes Blacken) has applied guitar to 'A Silent Void'. This album was the first Ancient Tundra album to be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records, N.
Skog's own record lable which opened up in October 2008. (www.hypnoticdirgerecords.com) Act I: Oblivious Winter Realm I - The Natural Landscape of December II - Across the Valley, Wherein Nature Speaks III - Glacial Dissonance IV - Resting Beneath the Starry Gaze Act II: Fade. Rot. Decay.
Perish. V - A Dirge Towards Nihility VI - Et Demain Apporte Pas De Esperer VII - A Silent Void VIII - The Feeble Sickness and Depressive Rot The first Ancient Tundra T-Shirt was released shortly thereafter and is still available for ordering! It was officially released on December 28th 2008, and comes in medium, large, and X-large. You can pick up a copy at www.hypnoticdirgerecords.com This would mark the end of the "self-proclaimed" demo-era for Ancient Tundra as a decision was made shortly afterwards to improve all aspects of the project to a newer, and more professional era. ______________________________________________________________________ PROFESSIONAL ERA ______________________________________________________________________ Equinox The first steps taken in the new era of Ancient Tundra were plans to release two split albums in 2009. The first one to be released on September 2nd with the project ' Old Forgotten Lands' entitled 'Equinox'.
This has been deemed the first 'professional' album by Ancient Tundra, as everything including the songs themselves, the production, the mastering services which were provided by Andrea Marutti in Lips Vago Studios in Milan, Italy, and the Artwork which was created by Depraved Designs were taken to a much higher level. Old Forgotten Lands I - Five Eagles Defied the Winds II - The Fallen Oak, The Resting Stone III - Tempestuous Retaliation Ancient Tundra IV - Visions of Tomorrow V - And Silence Finally Prevails... VI - Wandering Along A Lonely Path VII - Fade [Ambient Mix] These Engulfing Winds Never Die CD/DVD Also in early 2009, conversations began with the italian ambient project 'Symbiosis' about a split album to be released later in the year, and thus 'These Engulfing Winds Never Die' was born. The Symbiosis/Ancient Tundra split is set for a November 2009 release date. It will be a CD/DVD Package released on Pro-CD with a 12 Page booklet filled with artwork from both Skog and Valerio and profesionally-mastered tracks once again provided by Andrea Marutti. The DVD will include music videos, slideshows and other features for a total of over 60 minutes.
IV - I Walk Through Vast White Fields V - Land of the Midnight Sun VI - Kvaløya Island Go to www.youtube.com/user/ancienttundra to view some music videos that will appear on the DVD. Compilation Albums Ancient Tundra has also began to contribute material for a few compilation albums. The track 'And Silence Finally Prevails...' from the Equinox Split appears on the compilation album 'Why I Remember' which is a 2 disc Ambient/Industrial compilation. Furthermore, Ancient Tundra will also be contributing to Crawling Tunes Magazine/Gothic Visions CD/DVD Compilation album and magazine sampler with the track ' Land of the Midnight Sun' and the Music Video for 'And Silence Finally Prevails...' Wandering Streams is another compilation album that Ancient Tundra will appear in sometime in 2010. This compilation is in the works right now and was created by 'Valerio Orlandini' of the project 'Symbiosis'.
Collaborations are also in the works with artists such as Immundus and Proxenus. La Misere D'un Hermite Triste Plans for 2010 include the long-awaited and delayed album 'La Misere D'un Hermite Triste', the first TRUE full-length album in the professional era. It is essentially an ambient black metal album. More on this wil come in due time.
It is currently in writing/recording process. Magazines, Ezines, Publications, etc. seeking interviews or reviews should contact me. DEMO ERA +The Desolation of an Arctic Landscape - November 21st 2007 +The Desolation of an Arctic Landscpape (Special Edition Re-Issue) June 6th 2008 +Requiems of a World Lost - November 24th 2008 +Tshirt Design(1): I Walk Through Vast White Fields - December 28th 2008 PROFESSIONAL ERA +'Equinox'(Old Forgotten Lands/Ancient Tundra) September 2nd, 2009 +These Engulfing Winds Never Die(Symbiosis/Ancient Tundra Pro CD/DVD) November 16th 2009 +La Misere D'un Hermite Triste(First Full-Length) - Late 2010 Read more on Last.fm.
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