‘Library of Tears’  is the latest single from international modern melodic death metal outfit ANCIENT SETTLERS, released on the 28th of September via Crusader Records. It was produced by the legendary Fredrik Nordstrom.

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‘Library of Tears’ offers a perspective about the dark side of our society and the decadence of our species. Sonically, the track features powerful guitar riffs, heavy guitar solos, blunt drums, rumbling bass guitar and deep vocals, surrounded by spiritual synths & keyboards atmosphere.

The art cover of the single was designed by Gustavo Sazes (Morbid Angel, Angra, Arch Enemy). And, an animated Sci-Fi film was developed by “Dronicon Film” to support the release of the video.

The band started their journey with the intention to explore the frontiers of modern melodic death metal, including catchy guitar riffs, the use of synths & keyboards, and a variety of different sounds and rhythms, trying to develop their own music personality. 

From a lyrical point, the band gets inspired by the recent tragedies that affect the earth and the human race. They try to spread their message to all those who want to listen.  

Despite this, the band needed to modify their starting plans, due to the pandemic outbreak. They pushed ahead and in January of 2021, the band released their first digital single ‘Diamond Eyes’, alongside a limited edition 7″ vinyl. The following February, the band released their debut album Autumnus. Both were recorded in Portugal, France, Spain and the USA, and requested the service of Daniel Cardoso (Anathema, Anneke Van Grisbergen) to mix & master the album, as well as Gus “Perkele” Sazes (Angra, Kamelot, Gus G, Firewind, Arch Enemy) to design the artworks.

In April 2021, Miguel Herrera joined the band as a full-time bass player. The band started to develop a live-session tour, including venues throughout Portugal, France and Spain. 

Ancient Settlers have just signed to Crusader Records to release their killer 10 – song album, produced by worldwide Grammy awarded Fredrik Nordstrom.


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